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Counselor (Bilingual)

Requisition ID

Counseling Services

RC-Rock Creek Campus

Employment Type

Best Consideration Date
For best consideration, apply by July 7, 2024; applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review

Position Summary

This is a Bilingual position. Candidates must be fluent in both English and a second language.

This full time Counselor position includes providing individual and group counseling, psychoeducational workshops, and contributing to the development and implementation of programming specifically focused on equity and inclusion. PCC counselors guide students in meeting their respective educational, personal, social and vocational goals, using judgment consistent with standards of the licensing boards and state and federal guidelines, and based upon adequate knowledge of counseling practices, methods, techniques, interpersonal relationships and community resources. Counselors provide prevention, outreach and intervention services, and participate in committees and/or college service.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.
  • Experience working in a counseling center or similar setting.
  • Ability to provide brief, effective individual and group counseling and psychoeducational programming
  • An understanding of counseling assessment and evaluation
  • A clear and working understanding of issues of social justice, racism, oppression and bias, and the subsequent impact of these phenomena on PCC students.
  • Demonstrated skills and training specifically focused on supporting the needs of student clients of color, students from indigenous communities, LGBTQIA students, international students, students from diverse religious affiliations, undocumented students, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and/or military veterans on a college campus
Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Master's degree (or higher) in Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Social Work, or related area required. Degree must be from an accredited institution.

One year of experience providing academic, personal and/or career counseling. Practicum and Internship(s) experience may be counted.

Active, unrestricted professional practice license or ability to register as a professional associate prior to employment start date.

Bilingual Position: Must be fluent in English and one other language.

Starting Salary Expectations
Initial Salary Placement will be between Step 1 ($68,436) and Step 3 ($72,600) based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement.

Position Grade Salary Range
$68436 to $109776 Annual Salary


PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. A portion of the 6% will be diverted to The Employee Pension Stability Account as mandated by Senate Bill 1049. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for courses offered at PCC for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age; plus partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions.

* Please note: Temporary Full-Time Faculty are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:
  • 1 day of sick leave for every 18 days worked (~10 per year)
  • 21 hours of additional personal leave per year
  • 4 paid holidays (which occur during the term you are teaching)
View a complete list of PCC benefits .

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Work is generally performed in an office environment, with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule.

Background Check Required

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Please note that Portland Community College is not currently able to provide visa (e.g. H1-B Visa) sponsorship for potential employees.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.

Special Conditions for this position:

This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Campus Security Authorities must immediately report Clery Act crimes that occurred on Portland Community College’s Clery geography on the Crime Incident Report (CIRTrac™) located on the Department of Public Safety’s Clery Act compliance webpage . Following entry of a report on CIRTrac™ PCC’s Clery Specialist will (1) analyze the report for issuance of a timely warning or emergency notification; and (2) will determine if the report should be included in the annual statistical disclosures. The Clery Specialist shall annually assign CSAs online Clery Act training to ensure they are provided proper training to fulfill their reporting responsibilities required by the Clery Act and PCC’s Clery Act policy.

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