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General Counselor

Contra Costa Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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General Counselor

Posting Number: F00785
Location: Diablo Valley College
Salary: $65,088.00-$99,876.00 per year

Description of Position:
The position will require that the individual use a variety of counseling techniques and strategies in order to provide, academic, career and personal counseling services to all students. In addition, the individual will be focusing 50% of their counseling time specifically on career and transfer services for students. This position is 50% remote and 50% face-to-face.

You may contact the Counseling Department Steering Committee for more information regarding the application process by e-mail at

Position Status: Non-Tenure Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: D4000-Counseling Division

Duties and Responsibilities:
| In addition to contractual duties for this position which will include counseling, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, in their departmental activities and in the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the counseling assignment may be in the evening program. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Assisting students with decision making and the exploration of their educational, career, and personal goals
2. Working with students to develop educational plans
3. Adhering to the schedule that has been developed with the Department Chairpersons, which may include individual student appointments, drop-in assignments, workshops, and weekend and/or evening assignments
4. Collaborating with instructional faculty in support of the goals of the institution
5. Participating in the college governance process, including attendance at all department and division meetings, and serve on college-wide committees
6. Promoting the philosophy that integrates counseling and mentoring to support student learning
7. Participating in required training and activities such as conferences, regional meetings, outreach, orientations for students, community activities and social / cultural events, field trips, mentorship, advisory groups, etc.
8. Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide
9. Creating a positive environment that provides students with the support/motivation likely to enable them to transfer
10. Maintaining current knowledge of counseling techniques and other effective student support intervention strategies
11. Engaging in outreach targeting feeder high schools and community groups
12. Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
13. Performing other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):

Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling,
A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time counseling;
The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background, please complete and upload the equivalency form in the attachment section of the application.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and promoting success of all community college students from diverse cultures, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disabilities and ESL in an open access learning environment through the counseling process.
2. Demonstrated ability to teach courses or workshops in personal development, college success, and/or career courses and orientations that support student success in an educational environment.
3. Demonstrated sensitivity and ability to motivate, counsel and teach traditionally underrepresented and underprepared students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, individually, in groups and in program settings.
4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and lend leadership to projects designed to support the success of college students in community college.

Job Open Date: 09/28/2021
Job Close Date: 10/21/2021
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: January 1, 2022
# of Months: January 1, 2022- December 31, 2022

To apply, visit:

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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