Adjunct Career Counselor/Instructor
Description of Position
Los Medanos College is seeking energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for the position of Career Counselor and to join a college committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students.
Under the direction of the Transfer & Career Services manager, the Career Counselor is responsible for providing student counseling for career services. This includes providing comprehensive counseling that enables students to take active responsibility for their career decision and job search; equipping students for making career plans by facilitating awareness of their work related strengths, interests, and values, and understanding the world of work; preparing students for finding suitable employment by enhancing their job search skills and capacity to express the relevance of their strengths to employers; and connecting students€™ interests and career goals with degrees and transferrable majors. Additionally, through individual and group settings this position will develop, plan, and facilitate presentations, events, and programs, that engage students in active exploration, experiential education and career research.
Transfer & Career Services is a fast-paced department within Student Services at Los Medanos College. This department oversees career services (including cooperative work experience), 4-year university transfer programs and assistance, a robust learning community (Transfer Academy), and on-campus student employment.
An 18 hour weekly counseling schedule will be determined with supervisor, with a minimum of three days in office, between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.
Adjunct Career Counselor/Instructor
Los Medanos College
1. Master€™s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling (please list degree); OR
2. Bachelor€™s degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) (please list degree); OR
3. A valid lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing fulltime counseling; OR
4. The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background, please complete and upload the equivalency form. The completed form can be uploaded in the attachment section of the application.
1. Ability to administer and facilitate career exploration inventories and assessments (such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, StrengthsQuest, O*NET Interest Profiler, Holland Code, etc.), and ability to provide insight and feedback to student on assessment results.
2. Demonstrated ability to provide advising services to undeclared students.
3. Experience providing academic, career, or personal counseling.
4. Knowledge of current labor market trends.
5. Commitment to professional growth and development and to continued innovation and improvement of career-specific counseling/ teaching.
6. Demonstrated commitment to fostering student equity and inclusion, and ability to communicate and work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community members of diverse backgrounds, cultures, languages, and abilities.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The department is creating an applicant pool for part-time position as a Career Counselor/Instructor for future job openings.
Counseling schedule will be determined with supervisor, with a minimum of three days in office, between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm. Applicants selected for the position will be required to attend the two-day mandatory training held in early August.
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled
The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.