Counselor (Veterans)

Location
Oroville
Posted
Feb 02, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College


Counselor (Veterans)

Butte-Glenn Community College


Opening Date/Time:

Closing Date/Time: 3/15/2018 4:00 PM Pacific

Salary: Not Displayed

Job Type:

Location: Main Campus, CA

Department: Student Services

Description:

Full-time, Tenure Track (199 Day 11 Month) starting July 2018
$57,338.96 - $88,051.08 per year
Probationary (Contract I) Member of Academic Faculty

Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.

For 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.

The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 59% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 3% are African American, 2% are Native American, and 4% are multi-ethnic. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.

The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:
Under direction of the Dean of Student Services, the Counselor will provide personal, career, and educational counseling to the Veterans population at Butte College. They will be a member of the Counseling Faculty. The Veteran's Counselor may provide services in a variety of locations including the Counseling Center on the Main Campus, the Veteran's Resource Center (VRC), the Chico Center, the Glenn County Center, and online. Assignment will be determined by the Counseling Department Chair and Dean of Student Services and may be revised on a semester-by-semester basis in an effort to maximize support for student veterans. The Veterans Counselor will work closely with Counseling Faculty and the staff of the VRC. Established in Spring 2008, the VRC provides a central entry point for veterans and their families, as they navigate the civilian and academic worlds. During the 2014 year, the VRC office processed over 500 certifications for veterans and dependents. The VRC has been continually cited as a standout program for meeting the needs of veterans living in Butte and Glenn Counties returning to academia. In 2010, The Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges created a Veterans Resource Project establishing similar centers on twelve community college campuses, modeled after the VRC at Butte College.

POSITION DUTIES:
In addition to the responsibilities of the classification description, the specific position is also responsible for.

  1. Providing academic, vocational and personal counseling to students on an individual basis.
  2. Providing group counseling for the accomplishment of specific objectives.
  3. Manage a Veteran's caseload, including proactive outreach and follow up
  4. Assisting in the planning and implementation of registration.
  5. Assisting students with petitions for graduation and to the Academic Council.
  6. Establishing and maintaining communication with the various instructional divisions, the administration and the staff of the College.
  7. Establishing and maintaining communications with the high schools served by the College.
  8. Establishing and maintaining communications with community agencies that can serve the general student and Veterans populations.
  9. Serving on various College committees.
  10. Keeping current with developments and changes in the field.
  11. Development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  12. Assist in the planning and implementation of student orientation and registration.
  13. Develop Student Educational Plans.
  14. Create appropriate multimedia resources, handouts and written materials for all educational related activities.
  15. Monitor, track and compare progress of the current Veterans population in areas of persistence, comprehensive course completion, degree and certificate completion, and transfer.
  16. Contributing to the determination of best practices to support students who are Veterans.



Representative Duties:

Non-classroom staff responsibilities represent a forty-hour week (199 days). The responsibilities of Counselors include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Providing academic, vocational and personal counseling to students on an individual basis.
  2. Providing group counseling for the accomplishment of specific objectives.
  3. Assisting in the planning and implementation of registration.
  4. Assisting students with petitions for graduation and to the Academic Council.
  5. Establishing and maintaining communication with the various instructional divisions, the administration and the staff of the College.
  6. Establishing and maintaining communications with the high schools served by the College.
  7. Establishing and maintaining communications with community agencies that can serve our students.
  8. Serving on various College committees.
  9. Keeping current with developments and changes in his or her field.
  10. It is understood that these responsibilities may require a minimum of five (5) hours off-campus per week at the professional discretion of the staff member with the approval of the Assistant Dean for Counseling and EOPS.
  11. Development and assessment of student learning outcomes.

Professional Growth and Currency

  1. Counselors are required to show examples of activities which demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical updating or currency.

Area or Departmental Responsibilities

  1. Is knowledgeable about and abides by College policies and procedures. This includes the accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paper work.
  2. Meets deadlines and time targets.
  3. Orders instructional materials, equipment and textbooks with sufficient lead times.
  4. Assists in scheduling.
  5. Assists in course staffing functions.
  6. Provides assistance and help to other full-time, part-time and/or new counselors.
  7. Coordinates plans and activities with others.
  8. Provides information for the development of departmental budgets.
  9. Monitors expenditures to keep within authorized budget spending appropriations.
  10. Exercises good judgment in the use of and/or management of facilities, equipment and supplies.
  11. Attends assigned meetings as requested.
  12. Is punctual to assigned meetings.
  13. Works well with peers, classified staff and administration.
  14. In general, is easy and cooperative to work with.
  15. Does his/her fair share of departmental duties and responsibilities, including contributing to unit plan and program review processes.

College-wide service

  1. Volunteers to serve on College committees.
  2. When requested serves on College committees and project teams.
  3. Serves as a sponsor to student clubs and organizations.
  4. Participates in faculty/college governance.
  5. Participates on special project teams or ad hoc committees.

Community service (optional)

  1. The College values the contributions made to the local community by the instructional staff, however, such contributions are at the option of the instructor and are not a formal requirement of the position.


Qualifications/Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 OR
  • The equivalent (Download PDF reader).
(Note: A Bachelor's degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)
(Applicants wishing to be considered for employment under District equivalency standards must submit a detailed statement explaining why you feel you possess the equivalent the minimum qualifications discussed above.)

DIVERSITY and EQUITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g. physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the institution and/or classroom.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with and assisting Veterans.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement Veterans Counseling projects and special events.
  • Knowledge about Veterans Educational Benefits (GI Bill).
  • Ability to effectively serve as a liaison, communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and external providers concerning veteran specific issues.
  • Knowledge of the manifestations of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Ability to work effectively with computers and other forms of advanced technology utilized particularly in academic counseling.
  • Knowledge of occupational opportunities for Veterans, community agencies and other organizations serving students who are Veterans, issues facing Veterans, and state and federal guidelines and services to Veterans.
  • Experience working with students/clients individually and in groups, including personal and academic counseling.



Supplemental Information:

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
  2. Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.
The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

-------------------Application Instructions-----------------------
ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING CURRENT BUTTE COLLEGE EMPLOYEES, MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.


REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS
All on-line attachment types require that you attach a document.

COVER LETTER:
Please describe in your cover letter how your past experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.

RESUME OR VITA:
Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
In a statement addressed to the hiring committee, explain how you meet the minimum qualifications listed below and attach a copy of all relevant certificates and proof of completed trainings.
  • 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 OR
  • The equivalent (Download PDF reader).

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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION STATEMENT:
In addition to any information you included with your application materials, please provide a detailed account of how your skills, experience, and education have prepared you to effectively meet the needs of students who have been historically marginalized in higher education. Please include examples of:

  • How you have engaged in critical self-reflection to ensure ongoing improvement in your classroom or professional practices based on the needs of diverse populations
  • Experience with culturally responsive teaching and/or practices you have utilized to more effectively engage and support diverse student populations
  • Strategies for addressing equity gaps or underrepresentation within your discipline

TRANSCRIPTS OF ALL ACADEMIC WORK:

You are required to provide transcripts which must include the coursework taken and the date the institution granted the degree. Legible copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hire.
Degree in progress:
Degree in progress must be completed no later than June 1, 2018.
Foreign Transcripts:
Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing this service. http://www.butte.edu/hr/job_opportunities/associate_faculty/foreign_degree_eval.html

All offers of employment are contingent upon the submission of official transcripts showing completion of the degree.

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