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Ventura County Community College District

Location: VenturaCA 93003 Document ID: AD062-33JM Posted on: 2019-03-1003/10/2019 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
2019-04-09
 

Counselor - (Initial assignment: Veteran's Resource Center)



Counselor - (Initial assignment: Veteran's Resource Center)

Ventura County Community College District



Salary:

Job Type: Full-Time Faculty: Tenure-Track

Job Number: 2018-01005

Location: Ventura College (Ventura CA), CA

Department: VC - Student Affairs

Closing: 3/10/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Description
Under the general supervision of a dean, a Counselor 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.

There is currently one tenure-track position, pending board approval, with the initial assignment being located at Ventura College starting during the Fall 2019 semester. All academic employees are subject to assignment at any college of the District depending upon staffing needs as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT Agreement. Nontraditional assignments such as evening, weekend, or off-site assignments may be made with consent of faculty member, management or when special conditions exist on a campus as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT agreement.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The annual salary is based on an eleven month contract. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience for placement on the salary schedule. Maximum advanced salary placement credit for prior experience is 7 steps.

Fringe benefits include family medical, dental and vision insurance plans.
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 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*; OR possession of an appropriate California Community College Credential.

(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.)

All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.

*Applicants who do not meet the above-stated minimum qualifications must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency in order to be considered on the basis of possessing equivalent qualifications (equivalency). The Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency is available on our website at
http://www.vcccd.edu/sites/default/files/files/departments/human-resources/supplemental_questionnaire_for_equivalency_03.05.15 (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader). When completing the form, be sure to explain in detail how your qualifications are equivalent to the required minimum qualifications.

If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency. 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.

For further details regarding equivalency and the criteria by which equivalency may be granted, please click on the following link:
http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/vcccd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=83LDBP0DD9E5.

Supplemental Information
SALARY RANGE:
$53,626.10 - $112,609.20
(11 month salary)

STARTING SALARY:
$53,626.10 - $93,842.10
(11 month salary)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
All applicants, including previous and current VCCCD employees, must submit the following materials in order for their application to be considered. Failure to submit these materials will result in disqualification.

ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE REVISIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS.

* Letter of Application: The letter of application must include date, your name, position and location for which you are applying. Your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students must also be included. The letter should give the screening committee a better understanding of how you will contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD
* Completed Application for Academic Employment
* Resume
* Letters of recommendation (recommended, not required)
* Complete official or unofficial college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum qualifications. 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. 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. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. 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.

In the event that multiple applications are received from a candidate, the District will only give consideration to the first application that was submitted.

NOTE: 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. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit http://www.chea.org/4dcgi/chea/search/index.html?MenuKey=main or http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. For a list of VCCCD-recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

SELECTION PROCESS:
A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. Those candidates deemed by the committee to be 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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.


To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/2338507/counselor-initial-assignment-veterans-resource-center






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