Counseling (DSP&S) Part-Time Pool
Ventura County Community College District
Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA
We are accepting applications on an on-going basis for future consideration for part-time counselors at any of our three colleges (Oxnard, Moorpark, and Ventura). While there is no current vacancy in this discipline, applications submitted to this pool will be kept on file for the current academic year (Summer 2022
, Fall 2022, and/or Spring 2023 semesters) and may be considered if a vacancy opens within the academic year. If you have applied to previous pools in this discipline, you will need to apply to this pool to continue to be considered. WHAT YOU'LL DO
Under the general direction of a dean, a Counselor (Non-Contract/Temporary) provides comprehensive counseling, career guidance, and advisement services to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of developing and facilitating the attainment of their academic, vocational and personal objectives. In accordance with the provisions of Education Code sections 87482.5, Counselors (Non-Contract/Temporary) may be employed up to 67% of a full-time assignment. WHO WE ARE
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.
We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Ventura County Community College District does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against any employee or applicant on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability. Representative Duties
Provide comprehensive academic, personal and vocational counseling to students; assist students in developing their educational plans and acquisition of college survival skills; foster academic success to retain students; assist students in the selection of a course of study, major, or certificate program. E
Refer students to appropriate support services, programs, resources, and other professionals based on need and eligibility for assistance; monitor academic progress; and counsel students on academic probation. E
Develop individual plans with students preparing to enter the labor market; identify skill training needs and opportunities for student internship, job search, work experience/work-study and employment. E
Counsel students regarding career choices, goal setting, and decision making; provide information on the matriculation process and program requirements at other colleges or universities. E
Assist in the development of outreach activities to identify and recruit eligible students and facilitate their enrollment in the college. E
Conduct orientation events to familiarize students with the location and function of college programs and services, including the application and registration process, academic and grading standards, college terminology, course add and drop procedures and related rules, and financial aid application procedures. E
Maintain current, accurate records of counseling sessions; assist in compiling statistical data and prepare reports related to program operations, activities, and progress. E
Assist in the preparation of counseling-related publications and presentation of workshops for targeted populations. E
Advocate for students with special needs and collaborate with college instructors, counselors, and other campus and community resources to assist students in the pursuit of their educational goals. E
Assist in the development and implementation of programs focusing on access and retention for targeted populations. E
Provide work direction to others.
Perform related duties as assigned. E
= Essential Duties Minimum Qualifications Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.
Master's degree in rehabilitation counseling;OR
Master's degree in counseling, guidance counseling, student personnel, clinical or counseling psychology, education counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, marriage, family and child counseling;OR
Bachelor's degree in marriage and family therapy or in marriage, family and child counseling; AND
Possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); AND
either fifteen or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically related to people with disabilities, OR
completion of six semester units, or the equivalent of a graduate-level counseling practicum or counseling field work courses, in a postsecondary Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Program or in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively with people with disabilities; OR
two years of full time experience, or the equivalent*, in one or more of the following:
(A) Counseling for students with disabilities; or
(B) Counseling in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities;OR
possession of an appropriate California Community College Credential.All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university. If you have completed your education at an institution outside of the United States, please see the section below titled “Foreign Transcripts” for additional information.
The Ventura County Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates whose transcripts do not list the title of their degree exactly as listed above, but feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to complete and submit the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)
with their application for review by the Districtwide Equivalency Committee.
Minimum Qualifications state: “Master's degree in agriculture”.
Candidate's transcripts state: “Master's degree in agricultural science”.
Since the degree on the candidate's transcripts in the example do not EXACTLY MATCH the degree listed in the minimum qualifications section, this candidate MUST complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency (Download PDF reader)
in order to be considered (Download PDF reader)
. When completing the form, be sure to explain in detail how your qualifications are equivalent to the required minimum qualifications. Do not assume that you do not need to submit a Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency because your degree is similar to a degree stated in the minimum qualifications. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process.
The equivalency review is an independent process for district wide disciplines that is separate from
the recruitment process to fill a vacancy. A subcommittee of discipline experts that is coordinated by an Academic Senate President will review the equivalency materials and make a recommendation as to whether or not the applicant demonstrated they have qualifications that are equivalent to those shown in the minimum qualifications section of the job posting. For disciplines that are unique to a specific campus the equivalency may be done by the hiring committee along with an Academic Senate President. Please be aware that the hiring committee may not be able to wait for the results from the equivalency review due to various time constraints and may need to move forward with the recruitment process.
For further details regarding equivalency and the criteria by which equivalency may be granted, please review VCCCD Board Policy 7211 and VCCCD Administrative Policy 7211. Supplemental Information SELECTION PROCESS
If a vacancy in this discipline becomes available at one of the campuses, the applications in this pool will be reviewed by the hiring department. Only complete application packets that include the required documents and that meet the minimum qualifications (or that have been determined to possess equivalent qualifications) will be reviewed. The candidates deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application and the supplemental questions, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the information provided.APPLICATION PROCEDURE
If you need assistance using the online application system please contact the GovernmentJobs.com applicant support line at (855) 524-5627 between the hours of 6 AM to 5 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
All applicants, including previous and current VCCCD employees
, must submit the following documents with their application in order to be considered. Please be aware that the hiring committee will NOT have access to materials kept in District personnel files, such as transcripts, and such materials will not be considered unless they are included in your application packet. All required documents must be submitted by the applicant.
You may submit a new application once every 24 hours, but it must have all of the attachments as listed below. Failure to submit these materials may result in disqualification. Please note that only the most recent application submitted will be considered. 1. A completed Ventura County Community College District/GovernmentJobs.com Employment Application
2. Cover Letter
- All sections of the application must be filled out. Resumes are not a substitute for completing the “Work Experience” section of the employment application.
3. Resume4. Letters of recommendation
- The cover letter of must include the following: A) the date, your name, and the position and locations for which you are applying, B) address your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and C) provide the screening committee with an understanding of how you will contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD community.
(recommended, not required)
5. Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency
- If you choose to submit letters of recommendation, they should be uploaded with your application materials. We will not accept confidential letters of recommendation.
6. Complete official or unofficial college/university transcripts
- See the section titled “Equivalency” under the minimum qualifications above.
- Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred, or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. Copies of diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.
If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
or the U.S. Department of Education
to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader)
. If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire. PAY PHILOSOPHY
Starting salaries for PT Faculty are based on educational achievement and relevant experience. Initial placement is within the starting salary range. Further advancements are based on longevity and educational growth. Please review the Explanation of Salary Placement for Part-Time Faculty (Download PDF reader)
for more information.STARTING SALARY
Part-time faculty with non-classroom assignments are paid between $2,291
per semester per 10% load.
Part-time faculty salaries are governed by the collective bargaining agreement between the Ventura County Federation of College Teachers, AFT, Local 1828, AFL-CIO and the Ventura County Community College District. More information can be found in the AFT contract
Please be aware that we will require verification of all part-time teaching experience for which you wish to receive credit toward placement on the salary schedule. You will have 30 days to provide verification upon receipt of the offer of employment. Verification must come from the human resources department and state the percentage of full-time-equivalent assignment you worked during the specified time period. ACCOMMODATIONS
Individuals who are invited to participate in the interview process who require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, must notify the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing at least two business days prior to the interview. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request in an email to [email protected]
and include an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.
For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD, including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Academic Careers page
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/3636327/counseling-dsps-part-time-pool
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