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Wellness Counselor, Part-time Adjunct Pool

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
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Wellness Counselor, Part-time Adjunct Pool

Kern Community College District

Salary: $60.00 Hourly

Job Type:

Job Number: FY21-22-00322

Location: Porterville, CA

Department: Counseling

Basic Function
Please Note: Kern Community College District accepts applications for part-time, hourly faculty pools on a continuous basis. This allows the division to contact qualified applicants immediately, if a need arises without having to wait for a period of time to advertise. If there is an interest and/or need within the specific department, applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be contacted by respective department supervisors, deans and/or division chairs. Applications submitted will remain active for up to two years.

Kern Community College District is soliciting applications for part-time, hourly adjunct instructors. The starting salary range is $60.00/hour; Hourly rate may vary based on type of assignment and the Lecture Hour Equivalent (LHE) formula. For more information, refer to the CCA collective bargaining agreement or your college HR office.

Representative Duties

This is a pool to fill part-time instructor positions for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide counseling services and serve as the Wellness Counselor.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and plans a Mental Wellness program and coordinates wellness activities such as: personal, emotional, and crises counseling of students with mental health needs
  • Provide Mental Wellness services outreach activities to the student population
  • Provide Wellness workshops, education, and trainings
  • Co-lead the College Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
  • Provide education and consultation to faculty, staff, and administrators with concerns about student mental health issues
  • Represent Wellness Services on college committees
  • Participate in outreach and promotion of campus Wellness services
  • Conducts workshops for students related to health, stress, suicide prevention, and mental health related topics
  • Prepare reports, surveys, and other documents as required by the area administrator
  • Provides and/or organizes in-service training for faculty, and staff regarding Health Services issues and concerns
  • Develop monthly wellness campaigns for students
  • Coordinate Mental Health screenings for students
  • Serves as liaison to campus and/or community agencies, including referral to campus or community agencies and follow-up services
  • Provide crisis intervention and emergency response for students and the campus community
  • Keep current trends and developments in the field through appropriate literature, conferences, and other information resources
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the college

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling. AND Possession of a current valid California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist

OR - The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form. Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administration in California Community Colleges

AND - A demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they are broadly prepared and have a depth of knowledge in the discipline. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:
  • Ability to demonstrate crises management and consultation skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain student personal counseling notes in a timely and effective manner
  • Ability to develop outreach, such as workshops and in-services trainings, and prevention services that promote psychological wellness
  • Ability to initiate innovative service delivery strategies
  • Ability to demonstrate planning and organization skills
  • Knowledge and ability to consult effectively with faculty and staff regarding students with personal, family, or psychological issues as well as incidents of disruption behavior on campus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other student services professionals to develop innovative programs or service delivery models
  • Ability to demonstrate strength in interpersonal communication
  • Experience developing innovative programs that strengthen the quality of personal counseling services provided to students
  • An equity-minded counseling approach focused on creating a welcoming and inclusive space that support student engagement and success
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally with the campus
  • Maintains appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  • The ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance student success

  • Experience in providing psychological services (individual and group) in college counseling center setting
  • The ability to deal with serious and sensitive issues in a highly confidential manner
  • A strong commitment to advancing diversity
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development; innovation and improvement of counseling and teaching; and to assuming faculty responsibilities beyond the counseling department in a shared governance environment.
  • The ability to work independently, and cooperatively, as a member of a college team
  • May be required to work evening and/or weekend hours for crisis response, appointments or special events
  • Knowledge of the State of California Rules and Statutes
  • Demonstrated proficiency in various technologies and web resources related to Mental Health
  • Demonstrated experience assisting students in developing a plan to achieve an educational and/or career goals

SALARY RANGE $ 60.00 hourly
Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Copy of legible transcripts

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

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