Full-Time Counselor Career Services

Norwalk, Los Angeles County
Mar 28, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling

Cerritos College


Application Deadline:
5:00 pm on May 2, 2014

$68,209.20 - $104,736.00/Annual

Counseling faculty are involved in a variety of activities focused on student success including departmental and campus-wide meetings, committees, and projects. The successful candidate for this tenure track position will be expected to provide counseling and other related services to students including, but not limited to:
Academic, career, and personal counseling to a diverse community college student population
Assisting students with the exploration of majors and careers, understanding employment environments, making and implementing career decisions, and developing education plans appropriate to their goals
Selection, administration, and interpretation of career assessments
Evaluation and recommendation of career resources
Development, coordination, and facilitation of workshops on various career and student success topics such as career exploration and decision-making, choosing a major, resume writing, job search strategies, educational planning, and new student orientation
Assisting students experiencing academic difficulties, including students on academic and/or progress probation
Teaching a variety of courses across the Counseling curriculum
Maintaining current knowledge of labor market information, as well as information on admission and
curricular requirements of educational programs
Assistance with myriad efforts in support of meeting requirements of the Student Success and Support Program

Duties & Responsibilities
A description of faculty duties and responsibilities may be found in Board Policy and Administrative Procedure 4005. (www.cerritos.edu/board)

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree 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. (All qualifying educational degrees/training must be from accredited colleges and/or universities.)
A minimum of six months of counseling experience in an educational setting to represent a minimum of 450 hours which may include paid or unpaid field work.
Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.

Knowledge of issues related to college student development
Knowledge of and commitment to the mission, philosophy, and objectives of the California Community Colleges
Career counseling or advising experience in higher education settings, including job search processes
Knowledge of career exploration and decision-making resources
Experience using computer-assisted career information systems, as well as other computerized and technological resources
Experience with group counseling or other group facilitation techniques
Teaching experience, particularly with student success and career development courses
Experience with special populations including undeclared students, disabled students, veterans, and reentry students

Salary/Fringe Benefits
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Salary rate is: $68,209.20 - $104,736.00/annual.

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash-in-lieu option available on medical insurance.)

Participation in the State Teachers’ Retirement System.

Conditions of Employment
Contract will be for 12 school months for the academic year beginning July 1, 2014.

Participation in a pre-service orientation and/or probationary in-service training is required.

Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Application Procedure
Interested applicants must submit:
Letter of application indicating how you meet each of the required qualifications for this position to include, but not be limited to, information on the following:
- Contributions to the profession
- Related experience/accomplishments
- Professional/personal development (workshops,
diversity sensitivity training, etc.)
Completed District Academic Employment application form.
Résumé of educational background and experience.
Copies of all transcript(s) (need not be official) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES-certified agency. The web site address is www.naces.org.
Three letters of recommendation addressing recent professional experience.

All above materials are to be mailed to the following address:
Cerritos College
Human Resources Department
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298

Application Deadline
This position is open until filled, but the priority date for receipt of application materials to be considered in the initial selection committee review is
5:00 PM on May 2, 2014. The position may close for consideration of application materials on the above priority date or any time thereafter, and interested persons are encouraged to submit their application and supporting materials so that they are received not later than 5:00 PM on May 2, 2014. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at least 72 hours prior to the priority closing date or the date(s) of interview.

Selection Procedure
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committee, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the President-Superintendent for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates’ qualifications.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and the District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

For application/ additional information:
Telephone: (562) 860-2451 x2284
Website: http://www.cerritos.edu
Human Resources Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday through Friday)

Cerritos College employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Cerritos College does not provide sponsorship for changes in immigration status for the purpose of employment in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents verifying the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work and completion of the required I-9 Form in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-603).