EOPS/CARE Counselor (2019)

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EOPS/CARE Counselor (2019)

MiraCosta College


To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://jobs.miracosta.edu

Discipline or Department: Extended Opportunity Programs & Services

Position Type: Full-time Faculty

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:

Working Hours: WORKLOAD AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: Annual on-duty days will be 195, spread over 12 months. The standard contractual work week for counselors is forty (40) hours, including twenty-five (25) contact hours, ten (10) preparation hours, and five (5) institutional service hours. The twenty-five (25) contact hours is defined to include any counseling activity in which counseling service is provided to a student or students, including instruction, workshops, individual or group counseling. The ten (10) preparation hours include course work preparation and counseling preparation (of which 5 hours must be on campus). The expectation is that thirty (30) hours will be on campus. Counselors assigned to teach classes are designated as classroom faculty for that portion of their workload, which is computed accordingly as classroom LHE and comes with a "flex" obligation of two (2.0) hours of documented professional development activities per one (1.0) classroom LHE (fall and spring). These hours shall be translated into non-classroom LHE. The person selected for this position will be assigned a Faculty Service Area (FSA) in EOPS Counseling and will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you're in the online system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

Submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for Academic Employment.

2. A cover letter specifically describing how you meet the representative duties and desirable qualifications.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background, counseling and teaching experience.

4. Two (2) recent, dated letters of recommendation, preferably written within the last two years, including one from a counselor colleague. Letters need not be confidential. If you already have letters of recommendation in your possession, you may attach them yourself when attaching the other required documents in the online application system. If you would prefer, or if your letter writers would prefer to submit a confidential letter, you can enter their names and e-mail addresses in the online system, and the system will send an e-mail requesting them to submit a letter of recommendation via our online system. IMPORTANT: The system will NOT e-mail your letter writers until you have completely finished applying and receive a confirmation number from the system. Therefore, if you use this option, it is recommended that you finish applying at least 7 days prior to the closing date so that your letter writers have enough time to submit their letters. NOTE: Entering your letter writers' names and email addresses in order for them to receive an email generated by the system is a separate step from just listing them in the "References" section of the Application for Academic Employment.

5. Transcripts
a. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf.)

If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in July 2019, then you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.

All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

b. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College Counselor Credential.
NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answer(s) will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students and employees from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please reflect on two or three examples of how you have or would create, modify, and/or perform one or more of the following to meet the needs of a diverse student population: (1) curricula; (2) learning activities; (3) teaching/counseling practices; (4) library reference services or collection development; (5) literary efforts (e.g., original scholarly works); or (6) budgetary or planning processes.

ATTENTION: As of December 2018, the above question is a revised version of the diversity question. If you previously completed the Application for Academic Employment for MiraCosta College, review your previous response to the diversity question and update it as needed before you finish applying for this posting. For instructions on how to update your response, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/diversityresponse.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration/presentation and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for both initial and final interviews.

OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT:
An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) submission of a current tuberculosis clearance certificate, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Basic Function and Other Details:
POSITION AVAILABLE:
MiraCosta College invites applications for one full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty counselor position, beginning in July 2019, assigned to work in the EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) department and reporting to the EOPS Faculty Director.

The successful candidate will join an EOPS department that strives to empower students through holistic counseling practice and encourage the enrollment, retention, graduation, and transfer of students disadvantaged by language barriers and/or social, economic, and educational circumstances. Services are designed to give students individualized attention and support as they work to achieve their academic goals. We engage in equity-minded practices to provide a welcoming environment for all students and support each student uniquely. We believe in providing accurate and timely information. We prioritize students first in all of our professional interactions, decisions, and considerations. Our department currently consists of three full-time faculty members committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion when providing services and teaching. To view the MiraCosta College EOPS website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/eops/index.html.

BACKGROUND:
MiraCosta students are diverse in age and represent all of California's major racial/ethnic groups. The credit student population in Spring 2018 was approximately 37% Latinx, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 8% multiracial. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, students with disabilities, international students, and LGBTQIA+. The college was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013. This designation reflects the great responsibility that MiraCosta has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through offering robust, culturally responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center.

MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment that affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/board/downloads/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Adopted4-6-16.pdf.

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Provide academic, career, and personal counseling (face to face and/or online) to EOPS/CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) students using culturally-responsive techniques and equitable practices. (E)

2. Counsel EOPs/CARE students in making course selections and help them to develop abbreviated and comprehensive education plans using the college's online education planning system. (E)

3. Keep abreast of changing degree, certificate, and transfer information in order to counsel students about the most current requirements. (E)

4. Lead group presentations including student-interest workshops and seminars, orientations and group counseling. (E)

5. Plan, coordinate and implement requirements, programs and activities for CARE students. (E)

6. Participate actively in departmental committees, subcommittees, projects, and program review.

7. Conduct counseling in non-traditional settings.

8. Exhibit proven cultural humility/proficiency skills when working with EOPS/CARE students from diverse backgrounds (e.g., first-generation, disproportionately impacted students, low-income, non-traditional college students).

9. Serve as a counseling faculty liaison for academic and career education departments.

10. Collaborate with colleagues, community partners, and local high schools in programs or initiatives that serve racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse students.

11. Participate in ongoing professional development activities in the field of counseling and cultural humility/proficiency.

12. Participate in the district's and academic senate's participatory governance processes and committees.

13. Work in collaboration with other full-time and associate faculty in coordinating and maintaining currency of curriculum that is culturally responsive to students' needs. (E)

14. Assist in the creation, review, development and evaluation of courses both online and on-ground, certificates, and programs in collaboration with other instructors as appropriate that are culturally responsive to students' needs. (E)

15. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E)

16. Participate in the tenure review process as described in the "Criteria for Evaluation" at http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/CriteriaForEvaluation.pdf.

Type of Benefits:
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Because counselors have 195 on-duty days per year, their salary placement will be on the full-time faculty salary schedule plus a 1.1080 time factor, reflecting the number of days beyond the standard 176-day faculty contract. For current salary schedule, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/FacultyAssemblySalarySchedule2018-2019.pdf. MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. - a master's degree in Counseling; Rehabilitation Counseling; Clinical Psychology; Counseling Psychology; Guidance Counseling; Educational Counseling; Social Work; or Career Development; OR

- a master's degree in Education, Concentration: Counseling; Education: Counseling Option; Education: Counseling and Guidance Concentration; Education: Educational and Clinical Counseling; Education: Educational Counseling; Education: School Counseling; Guidance and Counseling; or Social Welfare (approved comparable degree majors at MiraCosta College); OR

- a fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College Counselor Credential; OR

- an equivalent degree. If your qualifying degree(s) doesn't EXACTLY match a degree(s) listed above, you must attach an equivalency narrative and supporting documentation at the time of application. Instructions can be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf;

AND

2. nine (9) semester units of college course work predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages OR six (6) semester units or the equivalent of a college-level counseling practicum or counseling field-work courses in a community college EOPS program, or in a program dealing predominantly with ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages;

AND

3. two (2) years of occupational experience in work relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages.

AND

4. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. At least two years of counseling experience (either full time or the equivalent to full time) in a counseling department at the community college level, within the last six years. 2. Knowledge and use of technology in counseling. 3. Demonstrated success working with diverse populations in an educational setting. 4. Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify relational and counseling practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps (see Student Equity website at http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/studentequity/index.htm). 5. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.

Licenses and Other Requirements:


Closing Date: 2-12-2019

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information:
[email protected] or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the college’s Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.





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