Contra Costa Community College District — Counselor


Posting Number: F00846
Location: Contra Costa College
Salary: starting $65,088 – 99,876 per year (Up to $117k)

Description of Position:
This full-time, tenure track academic position is in the Counseling Department, within the Division of Student Services. The major responsibility is to provide comprehensive counseling services to a diverse, multicultural student population. Counseling services include all aspects of academic, transfer, career and personal counseling.

Email Shraddha Luitel with any questions at:

Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: C1025-Counseling

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties for this position which will include counseling and program coordination, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, in their departmental activities and in the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the counseling assignment may be in the evening program. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. assisting students with decision-making and the exploration of their educational, career, and personal goals;
2. working with students to develop educational plans;
3. adhering to the schedule that has been developed with the Department Chairpersons, which may include individual student appointments, drop-in assignments, workshops, and weekend and/or evening assignments;
4. collaborating with instructional faculty in support of the goals of the institution;
5. participating in the college governance process, including attendance at all department and division meetings, and serve on college wide committees;
6. promoting the philosophy that integrates counseling and mentoring to support student learning;
7. participating in required training and activities such as conferences, regional meetings, outreach, orientations for students, community activities & social/cultural events, field trips, mentorship, advisory groups, etc.;
8. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
9. creating a positive environment that provides students with the support/motivation likely to enable them to transfer;
10. maintaining current knowledge of counseling techniques and other effective student support intervention strategies;
11. engaging in outreach targeting feeder high schools and community groups;
12. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
13. performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
Master’s in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy or marriage, family and child counseling;

OR California Community College Lifetime Teaching Credential authorizing work as a Counselor;

OR the equivalent (you can upload a master degree equivalency form(in the attachment section of the job application) if you do not possess the required degree and believe you have the equivalent background.)

(NOTE: A bachelor’s degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)

Desirable Qualifications:
Verifiable experience, knowledge, and ability in:

1. Demonstrated commitment to, and experience serving a multi-culturally rich and diverse student population. Demonstrated cultural competency excellence serving low socio-economic, first-generation, multi-lingual, multi-racial, foster youth, LGBTQ+, disabled, veteran, immigrant, undocumented students, and urban communities of color.

2. Demonstrated understanding of the comprehensive nature of general counseling which includes academic, transfer, career, and personal counseling as well as teaching.

3. Demonstrated collaborative team-player with a student-centered and compassionate approach to the role of counselor.

4. Experience teaching (in-person, online, and/or hybrid), and designing curriculum for college-level courses and/or workshops in areas such as college success, career planning and exploration, educational and transfer planning, and personal development.

5. Knowledge of the California community college transfer process to public and private four-year institutions both within and outside of California.

6. Demonstrated commitment to, and experience working with, male students of color (particularly Latino, African American, and Asian Pacific Islander) in successfully reaching their personal and academic goals.

7. Excellent presentation, facilitation, instructional, and leadership skills.

8. Bilingual or multilingual, able to fluently communicate in a language other than English representative of student population (preferably but not limited to Tagalog, Arabic, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese).

Job Open Date: 02/25/2022
Job Close Date: 3/31/2022
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: Fall 2022 (mid-August)
# of Months: 10

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The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.