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Counselor

Employer
Metropolitan Community College
Location
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Career Opportunity Number
24-061

Position Title:
Counselor

Location
Online

Position Type:
Full-Time

Class Category
Faculty

Job Open Date
06/12/2024

Job Close Date
07/03/2024

Open Until Filled
No

Initial Screen Date:
07/08/2024

Minimal Qualifications:

Master’s degree in social work or counseling or master’s degree in a related field with at least 18 graduate hours in social work or counseling.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Major Functions:
  • Triage and referral of students to social services, community and government support agencies and other internal and external resources
  • Provide personal and educational counseling services to individual students from diverse backgrounds
  • Crisis intervention for students
  • Provide support to at-risk students
  • Involvement in district Behavioral Intervention Team/Cares Team
  • Provide consultation to faculty, staff, and administration
  • Document student meetings in MCC system
  • Participate in campus and district committees to support MCC’s mission
  • Develop and provide outreach, workshops, presentations, and referral resources to internal and external audiences
  • Serve as a liaison between the College and community resources

Required Experience and Skills:
  • Knowledge of internal and external referral services
  • Experience counseling individuals and/or groups related to personal and educational issues Experience working with adult students and other diverse populations
  • Knowledge of student development and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with all constituencies of a diverse community
  • Demonstrated interest in and passion for working with community college students
  • Ability to work well with others
Work Hours

Position Summary:

Counselors are full time Faculty who provide personal and educational counseling services to MCC’s diverse student population to aid in student retention. They provide referral, outreach, and connections with campus and community resources to support students. Counselors provide consultation to the campus community (faculty, staff, and administration) and student crisis intervention when needed. Counselors provide presentations and workshops to the campus and local community to aid in student retention and outreach.

Work hours:

Compensation
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE :

An MCC application must be accompanied by the following:

A cover letter which indicates the position of interest and addresses the following:
The highlights of your education and experience which specifically prepare you for this position;
* The mission of the community college and how you would contribute to the mission;
* How your experience and knowledge would support MCC student concerns;
*Your familiarity with community resources, agencies, and services appropriate to MCC students;
*your experience working with diverse populations and your philosophy of Trauma-informed care;
*The methods of assessment you would use to assess your effectiveness in student personal and educational growth.
A resume to include three professional references with name, address, and phone number.
Official or student copies of your transcripts.

Official transcripts are required if selected for interview. Candidates who are currently completing the specified degree or requirements must submit documentation that all requirements, including conferral of degree. * Applicants selected for an interview will be required to prepare a ten (10) minute teaching demonstration on an assigned topic. * Interviews will be conducted by a search committee. * Position will remain open until filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Brief Description of Duties:

Full-time members of the faculty are professional educators who have the primary responsibility of consultation to personnel, faculty, staff, students and administration. Additional responsibilities include fulfilling the Metropolitan Community College mission, vision, values, strategic plan, Board of Trustees’ charges and educational philosophy, and primary goal of providing a quality education for all students attending the college. In accordance with Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education ( CAS ), counseling functions are defined by institutional characteristics, strategic priorities and organizational structures. This position also provides consultation to personnel (faculty, staff, and administration). EOE /M/F/Vet/Disabled

MCC – Online
Each fall, more than 2,500 students seek success at MCC -Online . At MCC -Online, we are committed to their achievement in the classroom, on campus and in the community.

In addition to strong general education programs, MCC -Online provides excellent music and theatre programs, cybersecurity programs, as well as the Public Safety Institute training future peace officers and firefighters.

Special Requirements:

N/A

Specific Experience Required:
  • Knowledge of internal and external referral services
  • Experience counseling individuals and/or groups related to personal and educational issues
  • Experience working with adult students and other diverse populations
  • Knowledge of student development and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with all constituencies of a diverse community
  • Demonstrated interest in and passion for working with community college students
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite)
Preferred Areas of Expertise:

Preference will be given to individuals who possess :
  • Licensed by the state of Missouri as a clinical social worker ( LCSW ) or professional counselor ( LPC )
  • Experience working with community agencies to support at-risk students
  • Experience in a community college setting or higher education environment
  • Experience assisting and identifying crisis counseling students/situations
  • Experience identifying community resources and maintaining relationships with community partners to facilitate referrals for additional support services
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript 01
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 02
  2. Transcript 03
  3. Transcript 04
  4. Transcript 05
  5. Other Document 01
  6. Other Document 02
  7. Curriculum Vitae
  8. References
  9. Letter of Recommendation 01
  10. Letter of Recommendation 02
  11. Other Document 03
  12. Other Document 04
  13. Portfolio


Company

Metropolitan Community College Kansas City

Metropolitan Community College, founded in 1915 as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute, is the oldest public institution of higher learning in Kansas City, MO. We are proud of our history as the first community college established in Missouri and one of the first colleges in the country to award an associate degree.

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