Personal Counselor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)
San Mateo County Community College District
Location: Redwood City, California
Internal Number: 3993184
Personal Counselor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)
San Mateo County Community College District
Posting Number: 2014334F Department: Student Services CA (DEPT) Location: Caada College Position Number: 3F0123 Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 months of service). FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Months per Year: 10 If other, please specify: Salary Range: Initial placement with a Masters degree can range from $78,372 up to $98,340 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $89,808 to $104,988 per year. Note: Min Salary: Max Salary: Position Type: Faculty Positions
Who We Are: The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, 'success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.' The Districts 'Students First' Strategic Plan is focused on 'Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.' We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our San Mateo County Community College District team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty and classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District: Caada College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), enrolling approximately 10,000 students each academic year. Caada College has a diverse student population that reflects the communities that it serves. For more than 50 years, Caada College has provided enriching educational opportunities for the residents of San Mateo County. With the support and guidance from award-winning faculty and staff, residents can pursue certificates and degrees for career training or for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Caada College offers hundreds of day, evening, and weekend courses in more than 40 quality instructional programs with a variety of innovative student support services. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Caada Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.
Who We Want: We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:
(1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
(2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
(3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;
(4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and
(5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.
The Position: The College seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member in Personal Counseling. The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.
Start date of this assignment: Fall 2023.
Duties and Responsibilities: The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
Maintain all required client records and reports in a timely manner
Coordinate and provide training for Peer Wellness Educator program and serve as Active Minds Club Advisor
Assist in coordinating Personal Counseling Trainees, including recruiting, training, and supervision of trainees and interns, and attend weekly individual and group supervision and training sessions
Be a member of the CARES committee, including attending weekly meetings and providing consulting as needed
Work closely with faculty and staff to provide outreach to the campus community regarding the availability of services and attend team meetings
Provide crisis intervention and emergency response for students and the campus community
Provide referral services as needed to students, faculty, and staff in need of psychological or counseling resources beyond those offered on campus. Maintain collaborative relationships with college faculty, staff, and administrators, and with community mental health agencies, and coordinate services with referral resources
Consult with faculty, administrators, and staff and provide support for students with serious personal, family, or psychological issues, including but not limited to domestic violence, risk of suicide, and mental illness
Develop and implement in-service workshops, such as suicide prevention training for students, faculty, staff, and administrators
Collaborate with all other student service areas and programs on campus, including participating in the design of innovative programs to enhance student retention and success and attending student services meetings as appropriate
Participate in outreach activities and events in classrooms on campus and in community agencies
Participate in meetings, conferences, training, and other professional development activities to maintain the expertise required to maintain professional licensure and to perform job duties
Be available Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and all day Fridays
Other duties as assigned
Possession of a Masters or above 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 (see below) (NOTE: A Bachelors degree in one of the listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline).
Possession of a Mental Health Clinician License (such as Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LMFT, LPCC, and LCSW)
Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as these factors relate to the need for equity minded-practice
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications: For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application indicating one or more of the following:
Degree Equivalence The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.
Academic Background Equivalence Related to disciplines in which a Masters Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:
i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelors or Associates Degree, and
ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by coursework required for the degree major.
Professional Achievement Equivalence The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
Ability to demonstrate crisis management and consultation skills
Ability to develop and maintain student personal counseling notes in the Colleges Electronic Medical Record system in a timely and effective manner
Ability to deliver mental health services via telehealth platform e.g. Zoom and knowledge of telehealth best practices and guidelines
Skill in respectful, tactful, and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
Ability to develop outreach, such as workshops and in-service training, and prevention services that promote psychological wellness
Ability to initiate innovative service delivery strategies
Ability to demonstrate planning and organization skills
Knowledge of community health and social service resources and ability to make appropriate community and on-campus referrals
Knowledge and ability to consult effectively with faculty and staff regarding students with serious personal, family, or psychological issues as well as incidents of disruptive behavior on campus
Ability to work collaboratively with other student services professionals to develop innovative programs or service delivery models
Ability to demonstrate strength in interpersonal communication
Experience developing innovative programs that strengthen the quality of personal counseling services provided to students
Ability to deliver and coordinate mental health services from a trauma-informed perspective
The ability to supervise trainees and peer educator
Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:
The ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance student success
Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of Personal Counseling through enthusiastic contributions to department, division, and college activities
College personal counseling experience
Bilingual, Spanish preferred
Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields shape patterns of participation and outcomes
Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California (no contributions to Social Security). Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
Open Date: 03/09/2023 First Review Date: 04/13/2023 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary: Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position) 2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience 3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted)Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.
4. A cover letter that includes discussion of the following questions:
What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized?
Explain your interest in providing personal counseling services to college students.
Explain how you will collaborate with the campus community at large.
How is your counseling approach culturally-responsive?
If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Page: https://smccd.edu/humanresources/
Conditions of Employment: Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions) Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Accommodations: Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Annual Security Report: San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.
San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.”