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Full Time Counselor, EOPS
Victor Valley College
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 07/23/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 09/16/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $49,962.00 - $104,821.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Student Services
FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
**First date of Review is Scheduled for September 16, 2015**
10-Month Tenure Track Position
Initial salary placement ranges from $49,962 to $78,241, based upon education and experience. The current faculty salary schedule includes five classes and twenty steps with a maximum annual salary of $104,821. A District-paid comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision insurances for the employee and dependents, and a $100,000 employee life insurance policy are provided. For the most updated information please visit our benefits web page.
Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds. Salary schedule subject to change.
Working with students to develop comprehensive individualized education program plans. E
Assisting in the organization and implementation of matriculation activities, such as orientation, assessment, and progress follow-up. E
Participating in developing and implementing strategies and materials to increase student retention and transfer rates. E
Selecting and interpreting educational, vocational and personal assessment instruments. E
Participating in the articulation process. E
Facilitating group counseling sessions. E
Presenting workshops on a variety of topics. E
Teaching guidance classes in career planning, re-entry, and academic success. E
Outreach/liaison to local high schools and community agencies. E
Effectively using current information technologies. E
Participating in program and curriculum development. E
Counseling/advising students, and performing related duties as assigned. E
Complying with all Title 5 program requirements and District policies and procedures in the performance of all duties. E
Participating in staff development activities. E
Serving on area and college wide committees as necessary to support and enrich college programs, activities, and initiatives. E
Demonstrating sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural disability and ethnic backgrounds of students and colleagues. E
Promoting the success of a diverse student population through the use of effective counseling/advisement methods, models, and strategies and through the use of effective teaching methodologies. E
Participating in the assessments of related service area outcomes and student learning outcomes. E
CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5 ON MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
§56264. Counselor Qualifications.
(a) EOPS "Counselors" are those persons designated by the community college to serve as certificated counselors in the EOPS program and must possess the Community College Counselor Credential or possess a master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, or the equivalent, and
(b) In addition, EOPS counselors hired after October 24, 1987, shall:
(1) 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,
(2) 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,
(c) In addition, an EOPS counselor hired after October 24, 1987, shall have two years of occupational experience in work relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages.
We will be using the guidelines set by the Academic Affairs Division of the Chancellor’s Office, California Community Colleges. See their website http://www.cccco.edu/ for the most current minimum qualifications for faculty in California Community Colleges. The Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook can be viewed at: http://www.sdccd.edu/docs/employment/minimum_quals.pdf
If you feel you have equivalent qualifications, please review the supplemental information for equivalent qualifications. See website regarding the equivalency process: http://www.vvc.edu/offices/human_resources/faculty-equivalency-qualifications.shtml
Submit your request for equivalency ONLY IF your education and/or experience are different, but equivalent, to the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement. If you have additional questions please contact Human Resources directly at (760) 245-4271 Ext. 2486.
Some specialized courses may require specific certificates (must meet minimum content requirements specified by outside/other agencies based on accreditation).
Office, classroom, lab and/or online environment. Position requires ability to communicate and exchange information. The assignment may include day, weekend, and/or evening classes on campus and/or at off campus locations.
Knowledge and Abilities:
To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received at the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by the First Review Date of September 16, 2015. Application materials will be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
You may check your status at any time by logging into Victor Valley College Online Application Site at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vvc/ with your username and password.
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All materials included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.
All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College Application. To assist the District in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions of an applicant's present and past job duties should include details pertinent to the position for which he/she is applying.
Applicants may be notified by email during any phase of this recruitment regarding status.
If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.
It is not unusual for the District to receive hundreds of applications for a position. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible.
Candidates wishing to apply for more than one position must apply for each position separately.
A complete file consists of all of the following: 1. A completed Victor Valley College application electronic form (visit: http://apptrkr.com/660694)
2. A letter expressing interest in the position
3. A current resume
4. Copies of transcripts showing college degrees and coursework. NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application
5. Three or more letters of recommendation from persons having firsthand knowledge of the applicant’s professional qualifications, character, etc.
6. Supplemental Application for Equivalent Qualifications (if applicable)
Victor Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Victor Valley College prohibits sexual harassment and assures that all employees will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Employment acceptance or rejection shall be based on job-related qualifications.
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