Details:

Posted: November 4, 2022
Level: Community College Professional 19, 12-month, tenure track position.
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Monday, December 5, 2022, receiving priority consideration.

Location:

Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032
**This position is not remote**

For more information, please click on the college to be directed to their website.

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:

February/March 2023

Position Summary:

Connecticut State Community College offers a broad range of two-year liberal arts degree programs as well as many technical, occupational, and career programs. These programs attract traditional students as well as non-traditional students, including those pursuing academic training or degrees following absences from higher education, those intending to increase occupational skills, and those entering higher education from other countries. Many of these students require counseling, support, and referrals on various issues that impact their ability to successfully reach their academic and career goals.

The Student Counselor acts as an applied educational specialist concerned with the mental health, wellness, and overall wellbeing of students, with special attention given to the needs of those least able to act as their own advocates. This position develops and fosters extensive cooperative and collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, administrators and external stakeholders; maintains currency with emerging trends and best practices in counseling and students support; and leads the campus counseling services in the adoption of innovative practices that increase student retention and completion and eliminates equity gaps that exist between for black, LatinX, and other marginalized students when compared to white students.

The Wellness Counselor regularly collects, analyzes, and uses data to inform practice, maintain compliance with all local, state, and federal policies and laws, and ensure equitable attainment of outcomes. Wellness counselors deliver programming and direct services to students that utilize their professional expertise gained through a master’s degree in counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, or a doctoral degree in psychology. The Wellness Counselor must be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or PsyD or Ph.D. in Psychology with active licensure in the state of Connecticut.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy or a doctoral degree in psychology together with from two to five years of experience in a professional counseling capacity; or a combination of experience and training which would lead to the competencies required for the effective performance of the position’s essential duties. Must be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or PsyD or Ph.D. in Psychology with active licensure in the state of CT.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
  • Experience with the full-spectrum of professional counseling theory, techniques, and methods;
  • Experience with crisis counseling and intervention.
Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience providing mental health counseling for students with diverse backgrounds and providing mental health programming to students
  • Experience with campus crisis and behavior intervention teams
  • Experience with crisis counseling, group counseling, assessment, and tracking of students and building a range of referral sources in the community, such as food insecurities or housing issues
  • Experience in providing virtual appointments to students
  • Experience working with faculty and staff to advocate and support students
  • Experience in arranging for training/professional development for staff and faculty and programming for students throughout the year
  • Experience with data analysis, closing the equity gap, and removing barriers for students in an effort to align campus services for the student experience
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Director of Wellness and Mental Health Services or another administrator, the Wellness Counselor is responsible for providing a learning environment that supports students as they clarify interests, formulate educational-vocational goals, and explore strategies that promote goal achievement. The Wellness Counselor is accountable for contributing to the academic, career, personal and social success of the College’s students through effective performance in these essential functional areas:
  • Wellness counseling services
    • accountable for providing professional counseling services to community college students that contribute to their successful completion of academic, career, and personal goals
  • Development and delivery of Wellness counseling programming
    • accountable for participating in and contributing to the development of sound programs for guiding and counseling the College’s students in academic, personal, career, and social progress
  • Consultation and collaboration with faculty and staff
    • accountable for advising faculty and staff on appropriate actions and assistance for students requiring special attention
In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

Anticipated Salary; $70,003 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans ; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance . You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Ndagostino@commnet.edu

CSCC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F

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