Wellness Counselor, Part-time Adjunct Pool

Kern Community College District

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Wellness Counselor, Part-time Adjunct Pool

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03272

Posting Date: 04/13/2021

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Part-Time Academic

Rate: $60.00/hour; Hourly rate may vary based on type of assignment and the Lecture Hour Equivalent (LHE) formula. For more information, refer to the CCA collective bargaining agreement or your college HR office.

Work Week: Flexible, as needed

Minimum Salary:

Maximum Salary:

Sick Leave Only.

This position is eligible for employee paid health benefits.

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
This is a pool to fill part-time instructor positions for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide counseling services and serve as the Wellness Counselor.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and plans a Mental Wellness program and coordinates wellness activities such as: personal, emotional, and crises counseling of students with mental health needs
  • Provide Mental Wellness services outreach activities to the student population
  • Provide Wellness workshops, education, and trainings
  • Co-lead the College Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
  • Provide education and consultation to faculty, staff, and administrators with concerns about student mental health issues
  • Represent Wellness Services on college committees
  • Participate in outreach and promotion of campus Wellness services
  • Conducts workshops for students related to health, stress, suicide prevention, and mental health related topics
  • Prepare reports, surveys, and other documents as required by the area administrator
  • Provides and/or organizes in-service training for faculty, and staff regarding Health Services issues and concerns
  • Develop monthly wellness campaigns for students
  • Coordinate Mental Health screenings for students
  • Serves as liaison to campus and/or community agencies, including referral to campus or community agencies and follow-up services
  • Provide crisis intervention and emergency response for students and the campus community
  • Keep current trends and developments in the field through appropriate literature, conferences, and other information resources
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the college

Education and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling.


Possession of a current valid California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist

OR - The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.

AND - A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they are broadly prepared and have a depth of knowledge in the discipline. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:
  • Ability to demonstrate crises management and consultation skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain student personal counseling notes in a timely and effective manner
  • Ability to develop outreach, such as workshops and in-services trainings, and prevention services that promote psychological wellness
  • Ability to initiate innovative service delivery strategies
  • Ability to demonstrate planning and organization skills
  • Knowledge and ability to consult effectively with faculty and staff regarding students with personal, family, or psychological issues as well as incidents of disruption behavior on campus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other student services professionals to develop innovative programs or service delivery models
  • Ability to demonstrate strength in interpersonal communication
  • Experience developing innovative programs that strengthen the quality of personal counseling services provided to students
  • An equity-minded counseling approach focused on creating a welcoming and inclusive space that support student engagement and success
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and professionally with the campus
  • Maintains appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  • The ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance student success

  • Experience in providing psychological services (individual and group) in college counseling center setting
  • The ability to deal with serious and sensitive issues in a highly confidential manner
  • A strong commitment to advancing diversity
  • 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.
  • The ability to work independently, and cooperatively, as a member of a college team
  • May be required to work evening and/or weekend hours for crisis response, appointments or special events
  • Knowledge of the State of California Rules and Statutes
  • Demonstrated proficiency in various technologies and web resources related to Mental Health
  • Demonstrated experience assisting students in developing a plan to achieve an educational and/or career goals

Salary Grade:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Faculty Application for Academic Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
  • Copies of legible transcripts
  • List of six (6) professional references listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

All applicants must apply online at https://careers.kccd.edu/postings/14931. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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