The Institute for Extended Learning seeks qualified candidates for consideration of employment in this annually contracted, non-tenure track position. This position will work at the Adult Educaiton Center in Spokane. The position will work Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm or Monday-Friday 8 am to 3 pm.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides academic support services and personal counseling to students and prospective students .
Supports student academic success as a generalist counselor through academic and transfer advising, educational planning, clarification of educational, career, and life goals.
Provides counsel to students in the areas of learning, test-taking, and study skills.
Supports student retention and success through short-term counseling. Provides crisis intervention counseling when appropriate. Maintains a current list of referral sources for use when on-site counseling is inappropriate.
Serves as liaison between the counseling department and program instructional faculty. Also liaises with program Advisory Committees when appropriate.
Attends all division, department, and general faculty meetings and, when directed, district meetings, and i n-service training; serves on district or college councils or committees, and performs other activities within the scope of the position;
Complies with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities; Follows established procedures in areas such as printing, turning in grades, bookstore orders, office support, student financial aid requirements, safety regulations and related administrative processes;
Model professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal interactions;
Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned.
In addition, counselors may:
Develop and deliver courses/workshops in college orientation/success and career planning utilizing appropriate pedagogy and technology that facilitates student learning and success.
Supervise paraprofessional employees or direct the work of assigned work-study students; Responsible for ensuring assigned faculty/staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned faculty/staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly.
Advise student clubs or associations.
Participate in student recruitment activities.
Consistent with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, work evenings, alternate schedules, summer or at alternate work locations.
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)
An earned Master’s degree in Counseling or closely related field from an accredited institution with coursework in mental health counseling.
Previous experience equivalent to one full year of academic counseling.
Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.
A demonstrated understanding of and value for the contributions that a diverse workforce can make to the success of both the organization and the students we serve. PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)
Experience working with a diverse client base including working with clients with disabilities.
Mental Health Counselor experience.
Previous experience equivalent to one academic quarter of teaching.
Experience in academic advising and career planning.
Experience working in higher education and knowledge of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT This is a full-time, annualized, non-tenure track position with an annual beginning salary of $44,730 - $46,067 for a 175-day contract. (Advancement opportunities exist, based upon professional development performed during course of employment and seniority, to maximum of $69,433). Total compensation : $57,652 - $59,109 . Total compensation is an estimate based upon base salary, current CCS benefit contribution rates and median retirement contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment specifics. In addition, annualized faculty have access to the following forms of supplemental compensation, consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE) - subject to change through the collective bargaining process: club advising stipend ($160 to $1,605 dependent upon activities advised), and summer school assignment ($11,182 to $12,853 for a 100% load and dependent upon salary step placement). CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice. Academic employees are represented by the Association of Higher Education (AHE), which is affiliated with NEA and WEA. AHE membership or payment of representation fee is required. Anticipated date of employment is September 20 , 2012. CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the U.S. This is an absolute condition of employment. In addition, CCS maintains a drug free work and learning environment and prohibits smoking in all college buildings and state-owned vehicles. CCS employees must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural and diverse work and educational environment. Requires Criminal background check. If using personal vehicle for travel, proof of driver’s license and car insurance required.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
CCS online application including supplemental questions.
Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
Comprehensive resume *
Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references*
College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted when candidate becomes a finalist NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required to be included as an attachment to your application prior to submission.
Community Colleges of Spokane - 11 months ago