Counselor (General)

California, United States
$57,635.00 - $77,843.00
Jun 11, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time




Counselor (General) 

Salary Range: Salary Range: $57,635- $77,843/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.



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Duties & Responsibilities

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

• Assists students in the selection of majors, careers, and the development of student educational plans.

• Assists students with the decision-making process and exploration of alternatives in regards to college adjustment, personal growth and development, social adjustments and goals.

• Participates in the College-wide Matriculation Program.

• 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.

• Participates in outreach and training activities with high schools, four-year institutions and/or community agencies.

• 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.


Minimum Qualifications

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


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


3. 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.


Desirable Qualifications

• 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.


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