Full-Time, Tenure-Track Counselor – VETERANS

Torrance, California
$65,575 - $90,069/yr.
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

El Camino College


Full-Time, Tenure-Track Counselor – VETERANS

Req: A1718-014 

Division: Counseling & Student Success 

Close Date:  11/15/17  


Complete job description and application available online at: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic



El Camino College is seeking an individual to provide counseling services to a diverse student population including new and re-entering students; those pursuing vocational and transfer goals, and participation in counseling and planning meetings. 


Typical duties include: Counseling students in all academic and vocational areas; providing virtual counseling and/or group counseling, participation in the Student Success Support Program process, including assessment, orientation, development of student/veterans education plans and identifying retention strategies to achieve desired outcome and follow-up; assisting with or completing veterans benefits documentation, teaching in the area of career planning and/or orientation; career planning for undecided students, counseling probation/dismissal status students; recruitment of vocational and/or disadvantaged students, assisting in preparing curriculum guide sheets and catalog materials with four year institutions and in fostering continuing relationships with District high schools, and other duties as assigned by dean. 


Apply student development philosophy and theory to provide comprehensive counseling services to community college students from diverse backgrounds regarding degree and vocational education program planning, university transfer planning, education, career decision, goal clarification and personal life management.


Full-time faculty responsibilities including committee and meeting assignments, curriculum development, El Camino College program plans, program review, service area outcomes, accreditation process, and student activities. Awareness of institutional policies and procedures impacting student matriculation. Maintaining high standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the Counselor's professional position; performing assigned committee work; and, maintaining records and reports. 



Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, counseling psychology, clinical psychology; guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling; OR

The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR

Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject issued prior to July 1, 1990 (per California Education Code 87355); AND 

Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and of individuals with disabilities. 



Experience working with veterans, dependents and veterans educational benefits.

Knowledge about VA education requirements and benefits, sensitivity to the needs of veterans, and the services offered to veterans.

Knowledge of and ability to refer veterans to appropriate resources:  vocational rehabilitation, psychological counseling, housing assistance, employment fairs, and other federal, state, county, district and private resources.

Understanding of and ability to implement the “Principles of Excellence” for veterans at a post-secondary institution.

Minimum two years of recent California community college counseling experience.

Knowledge of career and vocational counseling trends. 

Knowledge of transfer counseling trends.

Bi-lingual experience highly desirable.

Knowledge of Microsoft and Scheduling and Reporting Software (SARS) program helpful.


SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS - Please keep your response between 150 and 300 words.

1. What strategies do you use to motivate students and facilitate students' self-motivation? How do you assess whether these strategies are effective?

2. Please describe your knowledge of and experience with using student learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning.



Contract shall be for full-time, tenure-track assignment for the 2018 spring semester, beginning February 1, 2018. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis test results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.



The starting salary ranges from $65,575 - $90,069 depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included.



An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:

1) Online application: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic

2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf

5) Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application on-line.

If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 5809 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. 

The campus will be closed Friday, November 10, 2017


Closing Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Interview Expenses

Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.


Compensation and Benefit Highlights

Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the College and the employee contribute.


Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.



Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement. 


El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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