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Counselor (CTE and Workforce Development Programs)

Categories: Pacific Region 9




Contra Costa Community College District  

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Position Description
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide comprehensive counseling services as a general counselor for the Los Medanos College in support of CTE and Workforce Development students. This is a non-tenure track position (grant-funded for 3 years, with the possibility of an extension with additional grant funds) with the Counseling Department, working closely with faculty, students and staff in CTE programs and Workforce Development, and other Student Services staff on the planning, development and implementation of counseling and retention strategies.

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.

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Required Qualifications 
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications:
A master’s degree from an accredited college/university in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling (Note: A bachelor’s degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family therapist [MFT ] is an alternative qualification for the Counseling discipline.) OR The equivalent. (If you believe you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency petition form contained in the online application.)
Please Note: If you do not meet the minimum qualifications EXACTLY or if you’re unsure whether or not your degree meets the minimum qualifications, you MUST complete the equivalency form to be considered.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to demonstrate social and emotional intelligence.
2. Creativity and eagerness to work with an innovative team on developing or promoting CTE and Workforce Development programs and strategies for serving and supporting students.
3. Ability to assist students in clarifying and establishing appropriate certificate, AA/AS, transfer and career goals.
4. Ability to develop and provide high impact, intrusive, and innovative support to underrepresented students in a cohort setting (such as Career Advancement Academies, first-year college experience programs, learning communities, etc.)
5. Experience teaching and designing curriculum for college courses and/or workshops in areas such as CTE progams and career exploration, transfer preparation, college success, orientation to college, and personal development.
6. Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to motivate and work with people of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, as well as diverse cultures, learning styles, and/or abilities.
7. Demonstrated experience integrating technology into the educational counseling and instructional process.
8. Understanding and experience working with CTE programs and workforce and/or economic development systems.