WLAC is seeking a .67 FTE Limited General Counselor for a one-year assignment, with possible renewal at .67 after one year, to begin approximately spring semester 2021. The major responsibility of the candidate is to create student education plans and to provide comprehensive (academic, career, transfer, personal) counseling services for students. The Counseling assignment may include day, evening, and weekend duties. All Counseling faculty are expected to participate actively in the counseling departmental activities, as well as the campus community, and governance of the college.
Duties and Responsibilites:
- Under the supervision of the Dean of Student Services and the direction of the Department Chairperson, duties may include but are not limited to:
- Provide face-to-face and online academic, career, and personal counseling throughout the counseling department. These areas could include general counseling, career or probation.
- Assist students in choosing and planning immediate and long-range educational goals, including development of abbreviated and comprehensive student education plans.
- Provide counseling to at-risk (i.e. undecided, probationary, underprepared or disproportionately impacted) students experiencing academic difficulties, personal issues or other obstacles and make referrals to on and off-campus resources as appropriate.
- Provide follow-up services to students experiencing academic difficulties such as students on academic or progress probation and academic dismissal, students with excessive units.
- Conduct in-person college orientations, student success workshops and presentations for new and continuing students.
- Develop and facilitate workshops related to educational and career planning, probation, study skills, and other topics supportive of student success.
- Evaluate transcripts in collaboration with the Admissions and Records office as well as the articulation officer if necessary.
- Assist in the development and implementation of special programs focusing on student equity.
- Maintenance and current knowledge of Community College Counseling and effective student support strategies/ interventions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
- A sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
(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.)
- Minimum of one year of recent experience (within the past three years) in a community college setting that highlights a strong commitment to counseling students from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds;
- Demonstrated ability to develop student education plans to assist students in reaching their career and educational goals;
- Ability to plan, coordinate and implement projects and special events aimed at student retention, persistence, and goal completion;
- Possess an excellent academic record that indicates a strong background in counseling;
- Effective oral and written communication skills;
- Experience in academic/transfer and career/vocational counseling;
- Knowledge of the use of technology and availability of resources used to assist students in reaching their career and educational goals;
- Extensive knowledge of the major career development theories, current trends in career counseling and career development resources; experience in using and interpreting a variety of career assessments measures;
- Demonstrated experience in planning, overseeing, and conducting workshops and orientations;
- Demonstrated sensitivity and ability to motivate, counsel, and teach traditionally underrepresented students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds;
- Experience in personal counseling and student development;
- Demonstrated knowledge of the transfer process, requirements, and articulation;
- Knowledge and ability to use computers and appropriate software applications utilized in providing counseling services;
- Experience teaching personal development, study skills and career planning;
- An ability to work collegially within the division;
- Success at initiating, executing, and providing follow-up on projects, including the ability to set specific objectives and measure achieved results;
- Demonstrate a willingness to accept extracurricular responsibilities within the department and the college.
Salary and Benefits:
The starting salary ranges from $77,260 to $116,784 for the 12-month academic year or (1FTE), depending on experience and professional preparation. The doctoral differential is $4,476 (1FTE) per academic year. An excellent benefit package which includes medical, vision, dental and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.
Filing an Application:
Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. Please go to https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccd to file the application. All applications must be filed by 4:30p.m., February 12, 2021. All materials submitted will become property of WLSC. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.
All interested applicants must submit:
- A detailed letter of interest addressing the responsibilities;
- A current resume;
- Copies of unofficial transcripts for all colleges attended. (NOTE: official transcripts will be required if selected for an interview.) Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries. You can obtain a listing of approved foreign evaluation agencies at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf;
- A list of three references including the name, title, address and telephone numbers of individuals who can assess the candidate’s qualifications for the position.
A college selection committee will review all completed and approved applications received. The committee screening will involve and evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications in the areas of training, experience, and personal fitness as determined from the application package and recommendations from referents.
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview following the committee screening.
Based upon the committee recommendation, finalists will interview with the president and vice president, who will make the final selection.
Please submit your application and required documents by 4:30PM February 12, 2021. Application materials will not be accepted by Fax, Mail or e-mail.
Individuals protected by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.
Equal Employment Policy: The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection fort raining, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).
Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workfo