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Hourly Counselor

San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton, California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 25, 2023

Job Details


San Joaquin Delta Community College District is seeking a temporary faculty member in Counseling & Special Services. The ideal candidate will share in the college's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

San Joaquin Delta Community College District, as part of our Vision, “promotes a climate of respect and authentic engagement. We are culturally responsive to the needs of our diverse student body. We strive to increase and sustain equitable outcomes for all students. We recruit and retain quality employees who are reflective of our students and the community we serve, in addition to providing all personnel with equity and diversity training.”

San Joaquin Delta College is a proud Chicanx/Latinx and Hispanic-Serving Institution, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and Minority Serving Institution, serving over 25,000 students primarily in the California Central Valley. The student population is as follows by ethnicity: Latinx (48.36%), Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander (20.57%), White (16.31%), Black/African American (7.63%), American Indian (0.29%), two or more races (5.43%) and unknown (1.41%). Further student demographic data (including disaggregated data) can be found at this link:

San Joaquin Delta College works to create an inclusive environment that provides a safe-haven regardless of citizenship status for international, immigrant, undocumented, AB540 eligible, formerly and currently incarcerated, veteran, re-entry, LGBTQIA+ students and students of various learning styles.

Under the general supervision of the Dean of Student Services that oversees the Counseling Division, the counselor provides comprehensive academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling. Furthermore, the Professor may teach classes in Counseling. The successful candidate will provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and academic diversity within community college populations; the candidate also will show knowledge and understanding of how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded and culturally-responsive practices in the community college setting.

Responsibilities and Duties

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Collaborate with students to develop holistic student educational plans based on certificate, associate degree, transfer, and career goals.
  2. Provide holistic academic, career, transfer and personal counseling, and referrals to appropriate resources.
  3. Maintain knowledge of current counseling techniques and student support interventions and strategies, which may include attending professional development conferences, seminars, and trainings.
  4. Maintain liaison duties with high schools, transfer institutions, and Transfer and Career Pathways (TrAC’s).
  5. Teach counseling courses including interpersonal awareness, career planning, college success, and orientation.
  6. Conduct and organize classes at the instructional level to meet the educational requirements stated in the course description and the course information outlines.
  7. Advise and assist students in achieving stated course objectives and student learning outcomes.
  8. Evaluate the progress of each student; connect students to appropriate campus-support services.
  9. Participate in the evaluation of course offerings, including the revision of course descriptions and course outlines that reflect a culturally-responsive pedagogy.
  10. Select textbooks, audiovisual and other instructional materials that support the learning environment and are reflective of the college's mission of equity-minded education.
  11. Maintain currency in your field.
  12. Maintain necessary records of student enrollment, attendance, progress, and grades; prepare and submit required reports to the administration.
  13. Report to management any condition that might jeopardize the health or safety of students or the public.
  14. Be familiar with and act in accordance with the Education Code and San Joaquin Delta Community College District policies and procedures.
  15. Participate in departmental, divisional, advisory, and campus-wide committees as part of the shared-governance process and service area needs of the District.
  16. Maintain desk time for students and participate in additional service hours/activities that benefit the student, college, or community.
  17. Plan and complete approved professional development flex activities each semester/year.
  18. Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, curriculum modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes.
  19. Work collaboratively with the college to promote student equity and success.
  20. Provide guidance and direction to Readers, as needed
  21. Perform other necessary duties as specified in the faculty contract and outlined in Board Policy.


Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling or the equivalent.

Alternative qualification: A Bachelor’s degree in one of the above-listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to race, ethnicity, color, religious creed, sex, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other biases prohibited by law.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different student abilities, learning styles, cultures, and groups mentioned above.
  • Ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques (lecture and labs) and equipment such as multimedia hardware, current applications, learning management systems, and online instructional strategies.
  • Experience or knowledge in identified programs or special services such as orientation, probation, athletic rules and regulations, curriculum, career, and transfer.


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