COUNSELOR (High School Transition/General)

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time




COUNSELOR (High School Transition/General)


(High School Transition 0.5 FTE/ General 0.5 FTE)






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This position is categorically funded. Continuation of employment is contingent upon refunding of the position.


The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or genetic information, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veterans status, status with regards to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.


Laney College is one of four, two-year colleges, maintained by the Peralta Community College District, located near the urban center of Oakland.  The 60-acre campus is located near the Oakland Museum, the Henry J. Kaiser Center Convention Center, and within blocks of Lake Merritt.  It is the largest of the four campuses with a population of 12,000 students.  The College serves as a community and cultural center that provides various educational programs and services that assist adults of diverse communities in facing the social, economic, and personal challenges of a changing society. 



• Provides general counseling which includes providing students with information and advice regarding educational programs, occupational programs and degree and transfer requirements.

• Develops and implements a transition plan; 

• This position will work closely with faculty, staff, and administrations both on campus and at the service area high schools and feeder institutions to develop programs to assist incoming students;

• Works with support staff from the various student services areas to ensure each is aware of and follows the transition plan; 

• Teach counseling course and facilitate small group discussions;

• Serve as a member of the Student Equity Committee;

• Keeps records and appropriate documentation of the transition plan;

• Assist the Welcome Center in aiding students who could benefit from Counseling, Financial Aid, EOPS, DSPS, Admission and Records serves;

• Participates in the College-wide Student Services Success  and Support Program;

• Develops comprehensive programs and services focused on increasing student preparation for college success;

• Represents the Counseling Department on college and district committees;
• Participates in outreach and training activities with high schools, four-year institutions and/or community agencies;

• Administers vocational/career assessment instruments and interprets findings with students.

• Teaches classes in career and life planning, study skills, human development and/or counseling and facilitates small group discussions.

• Represents the Counseling Department on college and district committees.

• Establishes a consistent schedule for visitation and college preparation procedures for prospective students with area service high schools, alternative schools, and community-based organizations;

• Provides professional service that includes counseling, advising, evaluation of transcripts, attendance at meetings and participation in the governance structure of the college and the district.

• Responsible for continuously updating professional competency through post-graduate and/or in-service training.

• Performs other related duties as assigned by the college.


Counseling schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.  Counselors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced counseling methods, including the use of current and future technologies, to support student learning and career objectives.

The Counselor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:

Maintenance of office hours;

• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate program materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;

• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;

• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current;

• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and

• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.



1. Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, 2. Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Career Development;


3. Possession of a California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT);


May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Counselor Credential.


(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).


4. The equivalent qualifications.

(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form.  Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below.  This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.) 

5. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. 



At least one (1) year of community college experience with the last five (5) years with a diverse multi-ethnic student population.

• Experience in California community college matriculation counseling.

• Experience using computers in counseling or related activities.

• Experience teaching counseling related courses and/or conducting workshops.

• Ability to speak and converse in English and another language.

• Demonstrated ability to conduct individual and group career counseling, utilizing career assessment methodologies and instruments.

• Demonstrated ability to conduct individual and group educational planning counseling, utilizing appropriate assessment methodologies and instruments.

• Knowledge of and experience with effective (best) teaching practices in the discipline.

• Demonstrated involvement and leadership in on-campus or off-campus professional organizations and activities (i.e., student learning outcomes groups, committees’ conferences, and student clubs).

• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of working with program review processes and Student and Program Learning Outcomes in an effort to ensure student equity and student success.

• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.