Counselor (Initial Focus: Retention)
Counselor (Initial Focus: Retention)
Ventura County Community College District
Job Type: Full-Time Faculty: Non Tenure-Track
Job Number: 2020-01830
Location: Oxnard College (Oxnard CA), CA
Department: OC - Student Development
Closing: 10/18/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
Under the general supervision of a dean, a Counselor provides comprehensive counseling, career guidance, and advisement services to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of developing and facilitating the attainment of their academic, vocational and personal objectives.
There is currently one non tenure-track position with the initial assignment being located at Oxnard College starting during the Fall 2020 semester . All academic employees are subject to assignment in any college of the District depending upon staffing needs as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT Agreement. Nontraditional assignments such as evening, weekend, or off-site assignments may be made with consent of faculty member, management or when special conditions exist on a campus as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT agreement.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The annual salary is based on an eleven month contract. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience for placement on the salary schedule. Maximum advanced salary placement credit for prior experience is 7 steps.
Fringe benefits include family medical, dental and vision insurance plans.
Provide comprehensive academic, personal and vocational counseling to students with an initial focus on the retention of at-risk students to assist them in achieving their goals. E
Assist students in developing their educational plans and acquisition of college survival skills; foster academic success to retain students; assist students in the selection of a course of study, major, or certificate program. E
Refer students to appropriate support services, programs, resources, and other professionals based on need and eligibility for assistance. E
Monitor academic progress and counsel students on academic probation and assist those on academic dismissal in reinstatement. E
Oversee the Academic Success Workshops for which all students on academic probation and academic dismissal must attend. E
Develop individual plans with students preparing to enter the labor market; identify skill training needs and opportunities for student internship, job search, work experience/work-study and employment. E
Counsel students regarding career choices, goal setting, and decision making; provide information on the matriculation process and program requirements at other colleges or universities. E
Assist in the development of outreach activities to identify and recruit eligible students and facilitate their enrollment in the college. E
Conduct orientation events to familiarize students with the location and function of college programs and services, including the application and registration process, academic and grading standards, college terminology, course add and drop procedures and related rules, and financial aid application procedures. E
Maintain current, accurate records of counseling sessions; assist in compiling statistical data and prepare reports related to program operations, activities, and progress. E
Assist in the preparation of counseling-related publications and presentation of workshops for targeted populations. E
Advocate for students with special needs and collaborate with college instructors, counselors, and other campus and community resources to assist students in the pursuit of their educational goals. E
Assist in the development and implementation of programs focusing on access and retention for targeted populations. E
Serve as the advisor to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a nationally recognized honors society. E
Provide work direction to others. E
Perform related duties as assigned. E
E = Essential Duties
Possession of a master's degree 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; OR the equivalent.
(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 this discipline.)
ll coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.
*Applicants who do not meet the above-stated minimum qualifications must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency in order to be considered on the basis of possessing equivalent qualifications (equivalency). The Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency is available on our website at https://www.vcccd.edu/sites/default/files/departments/human-resources/supplemental_questionnaire_for_equivalency_03.05.15_0.pdf (Download PDF reader) When completing the form, be sure to explain in detail how your qualifications are equivalent to the required minimum qualifications.
If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency. Do not assume that you do not need to submit a Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency because your degree is similar to a degree stated in the minimum qualifications. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process.
For further details regarding equivalency and the criteria by which equivalency may be granted, please click on the following link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/vcccd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=83LDBP0DD9E5.
$57,982.10 - $121,754.60
(11 month salary)
$57,982.10 - $101,464
(11 month salary)
All applicants, including previous and current VCCCD employees, must submit the following materials in order for their application to be considered. Failure to submit all required materials will result in disqualification.
All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Human Resources Department staff will not upload your documents for you.
Please be sure to upload all materials, including all transcripts, that you wish for the committee to consider. The hiring committee will NOT have access to materials kept in personnel files, and such materials will not be considered unless they are included with your application packet.
* Letter of Application: The letter of application must contain the following pieces of information: A) include the date, your name, and the position and locations for which you are applying, B) address your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and C) provide the screening committee with an understanding of how you will contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD community.
* Completed Application for Academic Employment
* Letters of recommendation (Recommended but not required. If you choose to submit letters of recommendation, they should be uploaded with your application materials.)
* Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency, if applicable (see minimum qualifications above)
* Complete official or unofficial college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum qualifications. Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.
NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit http://www.chea.org/4dcgi/chea/search/index.html?MenuKey=main or http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader)
A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. The candidates deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application and the supplemental questions, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the information provided.
Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.
To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/2865324/counselor-initial-focus-retention