General/PUENTE Counselor

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Description of Position
Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time (30 student contact hours/week), tenure track academic position in Counseling to begin August 2019. The successful applicant will be well qualified to provide academic, career, and personal counseling services utilizing a variety of counseling strategies/methods and teach department courses. The majority of the student contact will be with students interested and enrolled in the PUENTE Project, but will not be limited to this population.

Position Title
General/PUENTE Counselor

Diablo Valley College

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Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):

1. Master€™s degree 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 (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.); OR

2. A valid California community college instructor credential authorizing full-time counseling; OR

3. The equivalent. (If you believe you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the equivalency petition form contained in the online application.)

NOTE: If your degree does not EXACTLY match those listed in #1 above, you must complete the enclosed equivalency application. Failure to do so will disqualify your application.

Desirable Qualifications
1. Background and experience in providing academic, career and personal counseling to community college students;

2. Demonstrated ability to provide varied counseling strategies appropriate to the diverse backgrounds, cultures, and learning styles of community college students;

3. 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;

4. Experience teaching career planning, college orientation, college success, career/life planning or other courses and workshops, particularly those connected to a learning community and related to orienting underrepresented, first generation college students to college, transfer, career, student success and other support services;

5. Demonstrated experience, sensitivity, familiarity and interest to motivate, counsel, and teach traditionally underrepresented students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds such as Chicano/Latino, low income, first generation college students undocumented, and underrepresented students;

6. Familiarity with The University of California€™s Office of the President€™s PUENTE Implementation guidelines and programmatic requirements;

7. Experience and or commitment to coordinating a cohort model learning community including planning and implementing college tours, outside of class events, cultural activities, community mentor program;

8. Experience and or commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. This includes planning, budgeting and teaching linked courses and creating dovetailed assignments and activities to foster transfer readiness and academic skills in PUENTE students, who are primarily Chicano/Latino, low-income, first-generation college students;

9. Bilingual/Bi-cultural in Spanish & English.

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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.





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Posted: 11/7/2018
Application Due: 1/2/2019
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