Counselor
Maricopa County Community College District - Phoenix, AZ

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Within a Learning College environment, teaches Counseling Personal Development (CPD) courses, provides counseling services , facilitates workshops (study skills, career development, interpersonal skills, etc.) in the support and development of student achievement (retention, persistence and completion) programs.

Essential Functions

70% - Provides personal, academic, career and crisis counseling for individuals and groups
15% - Teaches a variety of CPD classes to a diverse student population, conducts orientation, academic success, and career development and job search skills workshops
10% - Provides consultation and collaborates with campus faculty, student services departments, staff and administrators
5% - Serves on committees and other campus assignments

Minimum Qualifications

-Master's degree with an emphasis in guidance/counseling from an accredited from an accredited college or university and have completed at least 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours of graduate work including the following:
1. Counseling Theory and Techniques; 2. Personality Theories or Development; 3. Testing Theories and Applications; 4. Group Counseling Theories and Techniques; 5. Career Counseling Theories and Resources; 6. Individual Assessment (a course that teaches how to prepare an individual assessment or appraisal from test data, transcripts, and other educational and personal data); 7. Practicum, supervised practice, or internship in Counseling. Must have completed either a practicum, supervised practice or an internship in counseling. (Applicants for counseling positions are strongly encouraged to include coursework descriptions from the university's catalogue for the aforementioned seven courses). A counselor may be hired if he/she has completed coursework in at least 5 of the first 6 above areas and has the required 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of graduate work. If the counselor is deficient in an area 1 through 6, the deficiency shall be removed within one year of the date of hire. Area 7 must be completed before the date of hire.

Desired Qualifications

- Experience in a Counseling role in a community college environment
- Two (2) or more years of experience intervening with mental health crisis to assess issues and facility community referrals
- Experience teaching Counseling courses in a community college setting
- Experience with retention programs and services, preferable in a community college setting
- Experience working with diverse populations and minority retention initiatives, especially programs and services for under-represented students
- Experience with on-line systems and computer software, including computerized career guidance programs
- Knowledge of the philosophy and principles of a Learning College

Special Working Conditions

Evening and weekend hours may be required to meet the department needs.

Special Notes

This position begins August, 2013
Please take the time to review Phoenix College's Learning College Philosophy at http://www.phoenixcollege.edu/learning-college