Counselor - CalWORKs

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Counselor - CalWORKs

San Diego County - Grossmont College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

Your application must be completed in one sitting. The system will not save an incomplete or unsubmitted application. Please be attentive when applying as many of our positions require multiple attachments. Please review the special instructions to applicants on the job announcement for requirements. For the most seamless process, we strongly encourage you to prepare the required materials before beginning your application.

Job Summary
Application Deadline: July 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Department: CalWorks

Months worked out of the year: 11 months

FTE: 1.00

Starting Salary Range:
$61,852(Class I, Step 6) - $93,933 (VII, Step 10) Annually
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Description

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, the position will be responsible for providing counseling services for the general student population. Regular/contract counselors participate in the planning,
implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the visions, missions and values of the college and District. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the "open door" concept serving a diverse student population. Counselors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract. Counselor:


  • Experience and proficiency in educational, career, and personal counseling at a community college, university or clinical setting.
  • Training and experience working with individuals and groups in providing personal and crisis counseling.
  • Experience in advising students on transfer to four-year institutions.
  • Experience that demonstrates active participation in community and professional organizations and institutions of higher education.
  • Ability to use technology in providing counseling services.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Master's in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development; OR
Bachelor's in any of the above and a license as a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor; OR
Current California Community College Credential that permits full-time service as a Counselor; OR
The equivalent. If you are applying based on "the equivalent", you must complete a Full-Time Academic Equivalency Form as part of the application procedures.

Note: If applying under an Equivalency, you MUST submit additional EQUIVALENCY MATERIALS. Your application will be incomplete until all Equivalency Materials are received.

  • Minimum of 1 year working with the CalWORKs Program or 2-years experience working in other public or private agencies serving special populations including new immigrants and refugees.
  • Experience providing supervision, training, and program planning to professional and student staff.
  • Experience coordinating a multifaceted program.
  • Experience developing and maintaining liaison between campus programs and community agencies.

Additional Information

Application must be completed in one sitting. Incomplete or unsubmitted applications cannot be saved.

Applicants may find it helpful to refer back to the job posting, specifically the special instructions, while applying. Consider saving the job description or opening a new browser window.
Be sure you have the following materials prepared and ready to attach BEFORE beginning your application.

*NOTE* application materials with pictures or personal information will render your application incomplete.

Position specific required documents:
  • Complete and current resume/CV
  • A 1-2 page cover letter addressing specifically how you meet the necessary qualifications and address the following 2 questions. Limit 250 words per question.
a) Describe your experience and knowledge of the CalWORKs Program, or other agencies providing services to families on public assistance?
b) Describe your experience working with special populations including ethnically diverse populations, recent immigrants and refugees?
  • Official or unofficial transcripts

*Note* please upload .doc or PDF files. If you are working on Google Docs or Mac files please be sure to save under .doc or PDF for file to upload correctly.

Candidates traveling greater than 75 miles may be reimbursed up to $250 for travel.

Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by calling (619) 644-7679.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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Posted: 6/24/2019
Application Due: 7/25/2019
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