NON-CREDIT/NON-TEACHING ASSIGNMENT, Student Success Counselor
This is a part-time, non-teaching faculty position.
Provide a variety of counseling services which facilitate the academic, career and social growth and development of students at College of DuPage. Counsel and advise students in determining educational and career goals, identify programs of study, course selection and registration, and understand program and degree requirements.
Position Title: NON-CREDIT/NON-TEACHING ASSIGNMENT, Student Success Counselor
Duties of Position:
1. Process for new and returning students at the College, including: Meet regularly with assigned students to determine educational and career goals, provide advice on course selection and registration and monitor student progress toward completing program and degree requirements; Using electronic systems (MyACCESS Educational Plan), work with each assigned student to develop a Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) to meet the educational and career goals of the student; Counsel students on how to overcome individual academic performance problems and difficulties and provide referrals for additional academic support and tutoring assistance; Using electronic systems (MyACCESS Retention Alert), communicate to students identified as having academic performance issues, document recommended strategies for student success and any referrals for additional academic support and tutoring assistance.
2. Refer students to a Student Mental Health Counselor regarding personal problems, including crisis intervention, identification of community mental health resources and other services as appropriate.
3. Act as a liaison between students and instructors in order to help resolve any classroom conflicts or problems. Refer students to the applicable Division Associate Dean or Dean when appropriate.
4. Remain knowledgeable of the College's academic program and graduation requirements, enrollment procedures and other College policies which affect students and provide accurate information about these subjects to students.
5. Active in planning programs and delivering services for the Student Affairs Division.
6. Individual Counseling: Provide short-term counseling services to individual students in areas such as college adjustment and achieving educational goals; Refer students to a Student Mental Health Counselor when services exceed three counseling sessions.
7. Career Exploration: Interpret students' career interest, skill and personality assessments; Utilize test results to foster student self understanding and effective decision making; Explore educational programming which will allow students to achieve their career goals and objectives; Conduct career-oriented seminars and workshops; Refer students to the Career Services Office for particular job search strategies.
8. Transfer Planning: Serve as a resource on transfer information to baccalaureate institutions; Maintain current knowledge about curriculum matters as to how they affect the transfer process; Understand the processes and procedures for applying to baccalaureate institutions; Knowledgeable about relevant transfer scholarship opportunities; Assist students in successfully completing the transfer process.
9. Other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education:
Master's Degree in Counseling or a closely related discipline. Three years' experience in counseling, advising and program development may be used as the equivalent of a closely related discipline for those holding a master's degree in another area.
Knowledge of developmental issues of college student populations.
Equipment & Working Conditions:
General office environment. Ability to life and carry items up to 10 lbs. infrequently. Occasional travel between buildings on campus or to other regional centers. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
Department: Counseling & Advising Services - CAS