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Posting Number0000739Position Title:Counselor/AdvisorReports to:

Director of Advising

Department:Academic AffairsClassification:Professional/TechnicalIf 'Classified,' 'Facilities,' or 'On-call,' hours per week:Full or Part-time:Full TimeJob Summary:

Provides crisis and non-crisis counseling to enrolled students to promote mental, social, and emotional wellbeing. Provides supervision to counseling interns. Ensures and coordinates the delivery of support services to special populations students (individuals with a disability, economically disadvantaged, non-traditional training and employment participants, single parents—including single pregnant women, displaced homemakers, and individuals with limited English proficiency). Serves as Academic Advisor for special population students and other students as assigned.

Essential Functions:

1.Provides crisis and personal counseling to students.
2.Provides referrals to community agencies and resources when necessary.
3.Provides supervision to counseling interns.
4.Plans, coordinates, and promotes classes, workshops, seminars, films, forums, and other types of services to meet the needs of special populations.
5.Coordinates the development of strategies for assisting students in overcoming barriers to access and success, including the promotion of non-traditional employment and high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand job opportunities.
6.Chairs and coordinates the Special Populations Advisory Committee and serves as the special population’s representative on other advisor committees as needed.
7.Establishes and maintains compliance with institutional eligibility guidelines for special populations participants in accordance with federal and state guidelines.
8.Identifies, interviews, and determines eligibility of special populations participants and develops an overall plan of success. Develops system/processes to ensure smooth transition for special populations students from intake through follow up evaluation.
9.Consults and collaborates with faculty, staff, community agencies, and service organizations to coordinate services to address the needs of students with documented disabilities.
10.Facilitates transition of special populations students to college by collaborating with community agencies, secondary educational institutions, adult education services, and other college grant managers.
11.Develops and delivers programs and services to support special populations students, including staff awareness training.
12.Maintains administrative documents and confidential student records.
13.Proactively advises students, including special populations students, on course/program selection, scheduling, transfer, and support services in collaboration with College faculty and staff.
14.Facilitates proper placement of students, including special population students, through interpretation of assessment scores and other measures of student performance.
15.Facilitates student referrals and the transition of students, both within and outside the institution. Responsible for understanding the whole student cycle; admissions, financial aid, and registration.
16.Monitors student progress utilizing a case management system and generates reports.
17.Collaborates with faculty to support success (e.g., persistence, retention, completion) of assigned students
18.Assist students in career decision making through interpretation of career assessments, online research, and referrals to industry professionals.
19.Member of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).

Other Duties:

11.Performs other duties as assigned.


Under the limited supervision of the Director of Advising, the Counselor/Advisor is accountable for conducting individual counseling sessions to assist students in resolving personal problems, as well as provide crisis intervention and/or refer students to community agencies or other support as needed. Provides management of disability services and advising for special populations. Monitors student progress. Promotes student success through Guided Pathways and a positive image of the department and the College.

Job Specifications:

Master’s Degree in Counseling AND Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) or Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP) or fully licensed psychologist (LP) required. Experience as a counselor in an academic setting strongly preferred. Graduate-level training in supervision or willingness to become certified in supervision by taking a state-sponsored workshop. Knowledge of disability services and familiarity with required documentation to support appropriate accommodations required. Commitment to student recruitment, retention, and success. Demonstrated ability to relate to people of all ages, races, abilities/disabilities, and social-economic backgrounds. Ability and willingness to upgrade skills, including technology or process changes. Ability to work with and mentor student workers/interns. Demonstrated ability to create a warm, welcoming environment for students, parents, faculty, staff, and community members, especially during busy and chaotic times. Demonstrated use of tact, judgment, and discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Highly motivated and solution oriented with a high degree of integrity. Commitment to the community college mission.

Grade:C12Salary Range:$48,048 - $61,610Special Instructions to Applicants:

Official transcripts required upon hire.

Open Date:05/14/2019Closing Date:Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s Degree in Counseling?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) or Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP) or fully licensed psychologist (LP)?
    • Yes
    • No
Required DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae




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Posted: 5/24/2019
Application Due: 7/18/2019
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