EOPS Counselor

Fresno, Fresno County
Mar 25, 2014

EOPS Counselor

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 4/25/2014

Position Classification: Faculty

Campus Location: Reedley College

Start Date: 07/01/2014

Essential Functions:

Include developing student success activities designed to actively engage students participating in the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS); provide personal, career and educational counseling to individuals and groups; orientation and transfer counseling services; develop and maintain student educational plans (SEP); enter contact notes into the college database; interpret placement test results; maintain data and develop reports for program review, student learning outcomes and college strategic directions; counsel students on vocational/transfer programs; participate in the planning and implementation of the EOPS Program Plan; teach and develop counseling courses; meet the special counseling needs of underrepresented student populations; provide “crisis” interventions and referral services as needed; and assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of EOPS. Assignments may include summer, and both day and evening hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

Include a master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development; OR a valid California Community College Credential; AND have completed a minimum of nine semester units of college course work predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages OR have completed six semester units or the equivalent of a college-level counseling practicum or counseling field-work courses in a community college EOPS program, or in a program dealing predominantly with ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages; AND have two years of occupational experience in work relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages; OR the equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency); AND demonstrated sensitivity and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:

Include extent of counseling experience in a community college; demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; extent of cross cultural counseling experience; and, demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff. Spanish-speaking desirable but not required.

Conditions of Employment: 177 duty days

Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary is $51,992 – $78,276 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $1,945 is available. In addition, the district offers an attractive fringe benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance for employees. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:

Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection advisory committee will determine the candidates that meet the highest degree of desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.

The selection advisory committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Student Services and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 226-0720, fax (559) 229-7039. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. 3621.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

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