Adjunct Counselor (POOL)

Adjunct Counselor (POOL)

Posting Number: F00968
Location: Los Medanos College

Description of Position:
The Los Medanos Counseling department is creating a pool of counselors to provide direct counseling services and teach counseling classes.

This job posting is for Adjunct General Counselor/Instructor for positions available in the Spring 2023 semester, Summer 2023 session and Fall 2023 semester that will offer services in person at the Pittsburg Campus. The Counseling Department's hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Finalists will be required to complete 8 hours of training prior to the start of their assignment.

Contact Department Chairs:
Nina Ghiselli – [email protected]
Melissa Pon – [email protected]

Position Status: Temporary
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Part-Time Faculty
Department: L1110-Counseling Office

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties for this position which will include counseling and program coordination, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, in their departmental activities and in the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the counseling assignment may be in the evening program. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. assisting students with decision-making and the exploration of their educational, career, and personal goals;
2. working with students to develop educational plans;
3. adhering to the schedule that has been developed with the Department Chairpersons, which may include individual student appointments, drop-in assignments, workshops, and weekend and/or evening assignments;
4. collaborating with instructional faculty in support of the goals of the institution;
5. participating in the college governance process, including attendance at all department and division meetings, and serve on college wide committees;
6. promoting the philosophy that integrates counseling and mentoring to support student learning;
7. participating in required training and activities such as conferences, regional meetings, outreach, orientations for students, community activities & social/cultural events, field trips, mentorship, advisory groups, etc.;
8. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
9. creating a positive environment that provides students with the support/motivation likely to enable them to transfer;
10. maintaining current knowledge of counseling techniques and other effective student support intervention strategies;
11. engaging in outreach targeting feeder high schools and community groups;
12. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
13. performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.

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

OR the equivalent

(NOTE: A bachelor’s degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience working with a diverse student population, especially first generation, low income, historically underserved or other marginalized groups, in the classroom and/or student services programs
  • Experience working with high school student populations
  • Demonstrated ability in effective and collegially communication and collaboration with students, staff, and colleagues
  • Potential leadership contribution to departmental and institutional vitality and growth
  • Knowledge of the California community college system, and its mission and goals

Job Open Date: 03/07/2023
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Employment Begins: January 2023
# of Months: 7

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The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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