Counselor – Tenure Track
Priority Consideration Date: May 19, 2014 Basic Functions This position is a member of a professional team working in the College’s Counseling Department. The counselor will provide personal counseling, career development, educational planning and support services to a wide variety of prospective and enrolled students. The counselor will teach human development and offer student support workshops as appropriate. This position will work to identify and support the needs of Veteran students and their families. This position reports to the Dean of Counseling, Advising, Worker Retraining and Career Services. As a college representative, the individual will work closely with community agencies and resources that provide additional academic, vocational and personal support services. Essential Functions • Provide personal, career, and educational counseling for individual students with an emphasis on Veteran students. • Plan, organize and facilitate group counseling and workshops for a diverse student population. • Provide and coordinate special support services as identified. • Teach Human Development classes in an active learning environment including such classes as HD 101 Student Success Seminar with a Veteran’s emphasis. • Provide academic advising. • Administer aptitude, interest and personality tests to help students with career decision making and goal setting. • Perform substance abuse identification and limited intervention activities. • Serve on college committees; participate in college governance. Work closely with Veteran Committee and Veteran related programming both on and off campus to better identify student support needs; provide consultation and support to faculty and staff. • Provide crisis intervention and response to urgent student needs. • Provide student advocacy. • Consult and collaborate with faculty and staff regarding student success. • Serve as the Veterans club advisor. • Perform related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications • Masters degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling or closely related field, including a supervised counseling practicum. • One (1) year full time equivalent (FTE) post Masters degree counseling experience. • Experience working with Veterans. • Intermediate experience with business management software. Preferred Qualifications • Experience working with individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injury, PTSD and/or sexual assault. • Experience counseling Veterans. • Strong background in crisis intervention and response to trauma. • Teaching experience. Conditions of Employment • Successful completion of a criminal history background check. • Qualified to register as an Affiliated Counselor in the State of Washington or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment. The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate • Ability to promote student retention and success. • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of a community college. • Willingness to adapt to change. • Counseling experience with diverse populations. • Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment. • Ability to collaborate effectively with instructional and administrative departments. • Excellent customer service skills; including establishing, building and maintaining internal and external customer satisfaction. • An interest in, knowledge of, and commitment to, the educational and professional development of our diverse students and staff. • Professional and courteous interactions with students, faculty, and staff. • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace. Application Materials & Procedures Complete application packages must include the following. 1. Tacoma Community College application. 2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications of the position. 3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate). 4. We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively educate a diverse population of learners. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages): A. Expressing your cultural self-awareness, B. Describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, and C. Demonstrating how you apply these to the learning/working environment. Terms of Employment This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position contracted on an annual basis. The salary for this position is $42,500-$48,500 DOE/DOQ. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee is required. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by official transcripts.