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Counseling Services Specialist (Temporary Assignment)

Ventura County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2022

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Counseling Services Specialist (Temporary Assignment)

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $31.90 Hourly

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: Provisional-047

Location: Moorpark College (Moorpark CA), CA

Department: MC - Student Learning


This recruitment is being conducted to fill a temporary assignment and not being conducted to establish an eligibility list from which regular appointments will be made, as such this recruitment may close at any time. Employees hired in this capacity are considered at will and do not accrue property interest in the assignment and are not eligible for benefits.

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide services in support of students enrolling in college, retaining students pursuing educational goals, and assisting students in completing educational, career or program/department goals.

The immediate temporary vacancy will be located at Moorpark College. The assignment will be approximately 34 hours or less/week.

More information about Moorpark College can be found here.


Moorpark College, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It serves approximately 15,000 students, and with a "students first" philosophy, empowers its diverse community of learners to complete their goals for academic transfer, basic skills, and career education. Moorpark College is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. Set on 150 acres, the campus is nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College has been recognized as an Aspen 150 College for the last two years. Known for transfer of students to public and private universities, Moorpark College has the highest number of Associate Degree for Transfers among California community colleges its size.

Moorpark College has the distinction of being recognized as a Champion of Higher Education by the Campaign for College Opportunity in each of the last five years. A Hispanic Serving Institution, it has an excellent reputation for preparing minority and economically disadvantaged students for university transfer and career success. Moorpark College's signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training which incorporates the world-renowned America's Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for our student athletes. Moorpark College has received numerous grants including a $2.9 million Department of Education Title V grant in 2020 for its Project STEM Impacto, which develops student cohorts in biology, biotechnology, and computer network systems engineering. Moorpark College student outcomes demonstrate that education inspires and transforms communities.


Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Ventura County Community College District does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, sex, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

Representative Duties
Serve as the initial point of contact and source of information for the department; screen and critically assess student needs; respond to inquiries, explain policies, and provide general information to students related to admissions, enrollment and registration, course placement, program requirements and student responsibilities; refer students requiring advanced guidance to a Counselor; schedule counseling appointments, as needed. E

Provide assistance to students with enrollment, registration, and transfer processes, including completion of appropriate paperwork (e.g., enrollment and transfer applications, and petitions); respond to questions and provide general assistance to students inputting abbreviated education plans; ensure individual education plans are input into appropriate software programs. E

Use established policies, procedures, guidelines, and rubrics to clear student prerequisites, inform students of appropriate course placement, provide information about equivalent courses across the District colleges, and calculate student GPAs for current and transfer students. E

Check for accuracy of program maps associated with Guided Pathways; input into appropriate software programs; provide students with program maps; serve as a direct point of contact for students participating in Guided Pathways success groups/completion circles. E

Receive, review, and process student forms, documents, and related records; request additional student information; identify and correct errors, as needed. E

Create and conduct workshops for a variety of topics including matriculation process, student orientation, and transfer processes for prospective, new, and continuing students. E

Serve as a resource for students on academic probation; provide workshops and other information to students regarding probation process. E

Coordinate assessments for students; provide input to others on special support services as necessary. E

Create, maintain, and retrieve student records; participate in the evaluation of student data and records for special projects and reporting. E

Participate in outreach activities to disadvantaged populations for the purpose of promoting student access to the college. E

Coordinate liaison activities between the college and various public and private agencies. E

Provide assistance to program faculty, counselors, coordinators, and administrators with the development and implementation of special projects and college-wide programs and services; develop and maintain special programs as assigned. E

Provide assistance to students related to accessing student services such as attending events and workshops, requesting accommodations, accessing materials, and locating information regarding transfer and career inquiries; direct students to a variety of information and resources as needed for educational planning and other appropriate programs (e.g., Library and Learning Resources Center, Financial Aid, etc.). E

Respond to inquiries and provide technical information regarding forms, documents, schedules, courses, guidelines, requirements, processes, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. E

Create, maintain, and update academic flyers, pamphlets, worksheets, and other materials used for marketing, orientation, and other workshops for current students. E

Assist with updating department website content; maintain department social media accounts. E

Serve on a variety of campus and District committees; attend and participate in meetings, conferences, seminars, and in-service training workshops as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential Duties

Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor's degree in psychology, counseling, education, or related field AND two years of experience providing student services or serving in an instructional capacity at an educational institution.
ORA graduate degree in psychology, counseling, education, or related field AND one year of experience providing student services or serving in an instructional capacity at an educational institution.

Supplemental Information
Applications will be screened for evidence of the minimum qualifications and submitted to the hiring department as they are received, as such this recruitment may close at any time. Please include ALL employment you wish to be considered in the Employment Experience section of the application and complete all fields. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Employment Experience section of the application will not be considered.

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.

If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader). If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

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