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Part-Time Counselor (Non-Credit)

Southwestern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
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Part-Time Counselor (Non-Credit)

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Counseling & Student Support Programs

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

The Noncredit (NC) program at Southwestern College (SWC) serves a range of adult learners, and minimally some high school youth. Approximately 60% are older adult students exclusively taking older adult designated courses (e.g. wellness classes and lifelong learning such as Tai Chi and Art Therapy), but there are also older adults represented in the other noncredit student categories. NC students benefit from ready, no-cost access to courses and programs centered around basic skills, career exploration/workforce readiness, college prep and student success skills, career education (formerly CTE) and ESL courses /programs. NC courses are frequently the first point of access for our South Bay community populations who are among the most underserved and underrepresented in higher education and within higher-level workforce positions. Additionally, utilizing NC educational opportunities removes any negative impact for credit students who might otherwise be reluctant to take such courses in the credit program due to concerns about unit/course load, GPA, and expending financial aid or personal funds on non-degree applicable/nontransferable courses. As the SWC noncredit program grows, courses and programs are also coming into alignment with the credit program and will create specific pathways to the credit program as well as expanded training for the workforce directly from noncredit.

Southwestern College is seeking one Part-Time Counselor position assigned to the Continuing Education department under the direction of the Director of Continuing Education, providing service to noncredit students and to serve noncredit students.

Adjunct assignment is up to 21 hours a week for 16 weeks for a maximum 336 hours, based on available NCSSSP funding. The standard work week for counselors are twenty-one (21) hours, including direct student contact and departmental activities and collegial governance. Student contact is defined as any counseling activity in which counseling service is provided to a student or students, including correspondence, instruction, workshops, individual or group counseling. The expectation is that (21) hours will be on campus, virtual, or at off-site locations.
The person selected for this position will provide educational, career, and personal counseling and related activities to noncredit students during morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend hours at the Southwestern College California Adult Education Program (CAEP) Office, virtual, or off-site location. In addition, the person selected for this position will collaborate and work with the Continuing Education lead faculty/CAEP Coordinator on student service activities related to the California Adult Education Program. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:(E) = Essential Job Function

● Provide education, career, and personal counseling, and academic/career advising. (E)● Conduct outreach, orientation sessions and participate/support in the studentregistration/onboarding process. (E)● Develop and facilitate workshops and make classroom presentations. (E)● Interpret individual and group academic and career assessments and exploration. (E)● Keep abreast of changing degree and certificate information (credit and noncredit) inorder to advise students about the most current opportunities. (E)● Plan and assist with events to support the transition of students from noncredit to creditprograms and to the workforce. (E)● Participate in curriculum development, scheduling, program review, assessment ofstudent learning outcomes(?), and other activities as requested. (E) ● Collaborate with noncredit and credit colleagues including staff, faculty andadministrators. (E)● Participate on the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) South Bay/SouthwesternConsortium advisory committee as a resource member.● Understand and advocate for access to basic needs resources for eligible SSSP noncreditstudents.● Make referrals to community agencies and other Southwestern College departments.● Interface with Act as liaison with district high schools, adult schools, colleges, and thecommunity.● Contribute to the Continuing Education newsletter and flyers.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)
Master’s 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
the equivalent.

(NOTE: A bachelor’s degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline).

Desirable Qualifications:
Completion of at least nine semester units of college course work predominantly relating to adult learner population OR Completion of six semester units or the equivalent of a college-level counseling practicum or counseling field-work courses in a community college noncredit or CAEP program or in a program serving adult learner population AND
Two years of experience in delivering information workshops on topics related to student outreach, onboarding, and student success
Bilingual in any language

$57.08 to $67.33 per lab hour. Finalized Salary Placement is based on units beyond a bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree conferred.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline

Work Schedule:
Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at">

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) - More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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