Adjunct Counselor - General - POOL - Columbia College

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Job Title:

Adjunct Counselor - General - POOL - Columbia College


Columbia College

Salary Range / Other:

The Hourly Range: $58.21 – $93.06
Doctorate Range: $68.60 to 95.51

Personnel new to the District are limited to a maximum 10th step placement based on previous experience: $90.37.


With the exception of Workers’ Compensation benefits; this classification is not eligible for District paid benefits.

Scope of Assignment:

Provides comprehensive counseling services to a diverse, multicultural student population, including all aspects of academic, career and personal counseling. The counselor may be assigned within any area of Counseling & Student Services and Special Funded Programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

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, OR the equivalent.

(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.)

Desirable Qualifications:

•Understanding of the comprehensive nature of a general counselor at a community college.
•Awareness and commitment to the philosophy and objectives of the California Community College.
•Commitment to supportive relations with students, which includes sensitivity to the needs and problems of a diverse, multicultural student population.
•Highly developed counseling skills, which enable one to comfortably deal with a variety of personal issues without reflecting personal bias.
•Highly developed interpersonal skills.
•Ability to conduct and develop appropriate workshops, guidance courses, and seminars.
•Demonstrated proficiency in career and personality assessment interpretation.
•Ability to effectively work with students who are undecided about majors and careers.

Example of Duties:

The counselor will perform all regularly assigned counseling duties including academic, personal, and career counseling in a variety of formats (individual, group, online, etc.) The counselor may also be assigned to teach guidance and study skills courses.
•Develop and deliver of high quality group guidance courses and workshops, and other outreach activities.
•Apply current career theories and methods and assist students with determining career goals and linking those goals to a corresponding educational objective.
•Monitor, support, and encourage struggling students during the academic and/or progress probation process and with other stresses related to their academics or personal lives.
•Maintain effective working relations with all areas of the college and community agency personnel involved in the provision of these services.
•Refer students to appropriate student support and educational services on and off-campus including mental health (therapeutic) counseling as needed.
•Use available and current technologies with a high degree of computer literacy.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications are accepted online only at:
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.
Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee which will select candidates to be interviewed. After interviews, a recommendation will be forwarded to the President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees.

The screening committee will evaluate all applications. Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by letter or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.
NOTE: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.
YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Job No:
Posted: 3/24/2020
Application Due: 6/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time