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Part-time Instructor Pool -Counselor (T.A.P)

Santa Barbara City College
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Part-time Instructor Pool -Counselor (T.A.P)

Salary: $47.54 - $64.84 Hourly
Job Type: PT Credit Faculty
Job Number: 7-2022-PP73
Closing: Continuous
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Department: Transfer Center

Basic Functions

The part-time Counselor will provide counseling, career guidance and advisement services for T.A.P. students to help them determine and achieve their educational, vocational and personal objectives including helping students to identify, mitigate and/or remove whatever factors exist as impediments to possible success in the areas of academic and/or personal achievements. The part-time counselor will provide assistance with recruitment efforts and serve as a liaison with the local high schools and community organization. Working hours may include a combination of day/evening assignments; off-campus visitation of sites; conducting workshops; outreach presentations and recruitment events. supervising field trips; and/or require evening and weekend functions as part of assignment.

The Santa Barbara City College Transfer Achievement Program (T.A.P) is a support program within the University Transfer Center designed to assist ethnically underrepresented and economically and educationally disadvantaged students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. T.A.P.'s goal is to provide student participants with the necessary knowledge and life skills to assist students with making informed decisions, setting goals, and implementing informed actions that will ensure a successful transition from SBCC to a four-year university.
Note: this is a temporary position funded by a Title V Hispanic Serving Institution grant called "Restructuring to Innovate Student for Excellence" (R.I.S.E.)

The starting credit part-time rate from salary table 9 is $47.54 per Lab hour. If you have a doctorate, the rate is $49.83 per Lab hour.

Representative Duties

Provide comprehensive counseling services to students including academic/transfer, career and personal counseling on a virtual, drop-in and appointment basis in an individual and group setting.
Assist students in clarifying their educational and transfer goals, developing student educational plans (SEPs) and selecting courses; monitor student transfer progress and modify their SEP as needed.

Provide crises intervention counseling as needed to assist students dealing with issues that could interfere with their academic success.

Provide students with resources they need to reach educational and personal goals
collaborate with both instructional and counseling faculty and staff and with special programs such DSPS, EOPS/CARE, MESA, in order to maximize student success.

Demonstrated empathy with the community college student clientele and an ability to relate to the full range of the students' aspirations, abilities, and educational backgrounds.

Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals, as well as cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.

Experience working with and ability to counsel students from diverse cultural, ethnic socioeconomic, academic, language and disability backgrounds.

Experience in group and individual counseling at a community agency, high school, four-year or community college.

Knowledge of four-year college and university programs including UC, CSU, private, and out-of-state universities and systems and how they differ.

Knowledge of the transfer process and university admissions procedures and transfer requirements.

Participate in the implementation of transfer and matriculation activities at the college;
utilize and keep abreast of advanced counseling methods which includes integrating technology to support student learning and career objectives.

Conduct transfer related workshops and webinars provide special project program leadership as assigned.

Maintain and process a caseload; ability to develop and maintain student counseling notes in a timely and effective manner; contribute to the planning, coordination and implementation of T.A.P counseling services.

Participate in campus trips, outreach activities and events in campus classrooms, local high schools, and community agencies.

Perform other counseling related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited institution in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, education counseling, social work, or career development, marriage and family therapy or marriage, family and child counseling, or the equivalent.

Spanish-speaking Bilingual/Bicultural desirable

Knowledge and Abilities


(The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application system.)

  • Online District Application form at
  • Cover letter addressing the applicant's experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this announcement.
  • CV or Resume.
  • Within the online application is a required supplemental question on diversity. The committee will be reviewing your answer as part of the screening process. Please take your time and answer the question thoroughly.
  • Copy of an unofficial college/university transcript, which verifies 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. 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. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. 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.

  • If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the “Documents Needed To Apply” section entitled “Equivalency” in the online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other documents
    Instructions for Completing Equivalency Documentation (Download PDF reader)

  • Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to the online application. 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 or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

  • Letters of reference are not required for this recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters within your online application.

  • Additional Instructions:

    If you experience technical difficulties attaching any of your documents electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

    Application Procedure:

    To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via the application deadline (please see instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1) be complete and specific to fully indicate the education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. "See Resume" is not acceptable.

    If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically.

    Please Note: You will receive a confirmation number when your complete application has been successfully submitted online.

    Selection Procedure:

    The selection committee, who will recommend candidates for personal interviews at SBCC, will initially review online applications. A teaching demonstration will be required for selected applicants. After the initial interviews have been conducted, the committee will recommend the top candidates to the Superintendent/President for a final interview. The successful candidate's name will then be presented to the Board of Trustees for final approval and authorization to hire. Candidates will participate primarily in remote interviews and in some instances final interviews may be conducted in person while observing all health and safety protocols as approved by the Santa Barbara County Health Department.

    Please Note: Santa Barbara City College regrets that applicants cannot be reimbursed for expenses related to the application or interview process, including travel expenses.

    Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:

    If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    General Requirements to be submitted Upon Offer of Employment:
  • Satisfactory fingerprint report and a completed tuberculosis risk assessment.
  • Documentation verifying identity and United States citizenship or authorization that you have the right to work in the United States permanently and do not now or in the future require sponsorship by Santa Barbara City College or other hiring institutions.
  • Official transcripts conferring college degrees indicated on the employment application.

  • To apply, visit


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