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Company: Kern Community College district
Job Title: Counselor (Veterans Services)
Job Category: Social Work
Job Reference: 774670
Job description:  
Counselor (Veterans Services)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 01551

Posting Date: 12/16/2015

Closing Date: 4/19/2016

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Contract Academic


Work Week: This is a ten-month (185-day) faculty position

Minimum Salary: $67,667.18 per year

Maximum Salary: $125,454.24 per year (maximum entry $88,787.38 per year)


The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution to an excellent health and welfare benefits plan. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teacher’s Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program.

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Counselor provides academic, vocational, athletic, and career counseling to all students. S/he provides educational, vocational, athletic, career and guidance counseling to students in all educational programs and assists with coordination and implementation of the college's Student Success Plan and matriculation process. This position may include a combination of day or evening assignments and may require interaction with incarcerated students.

The Counselor provides expertise, initiative and leadership to design solutions and help students to overcome and/or remove whatever factors exist as barriers to their possible success in the areas of academic, vocational or personal achievements and successfully plans for educational or career goals. This assignment may include teaching and/or counseling at other campus sites, day, evening, or weekend assignments, teaching large classes or offering workshops and the ability to use multiple teaching methodologies.

Education and Experience:


Master’s in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling,

OR – The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an http://www.kccd.edu/Human%20Resources/Employment%20Opportunities/Applications/HR%20Application%20for%20Equivalence%20WEB.pdf form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.

(NOTE : A license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT ) is an alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to title 5, section 53410.1.)

AND – A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


• Experience in Veterans Affairs
• Has served in the military

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide educational counseling and advisement, career counseling, and testing services to students on site and online.
• Assist in Career and Transfer Center activities.
• Maintain individual records on counselees.
• Develop and conduct workshops relevant to student success.
• Provide matriculation services for students and track potential graduates.
• Participate in retention and outreach efforts.
• Complete unofficial transcript evaluation.
• Identify special student needs
• Participate in recruiting and articulation activities with local schools, other community college, four-year colleges, community agencies and employers.
• Teach counseling or personal development classes.
• Serve on college-wide committees.
• Serve as liaison to community agencies and local employers.
• Communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment.
• Demonstrate versatility in instructional methodology and technology and the ability to serve diverse student populations.
• Plan, develop, and implement course curricula including curricula to be delivered via distance learning.
• Update course materials and course outlines of record.
• Develop, maintain, and assess student learning outcomes.
• Maintain a current syllabus and provide current course orientation materials for each assigned course.
• Post and maintain scheduled office hours.
• Attend and actively contribute to meetings or activities pertinent to faculty responsibilities or assignments including but not limited to department meetings, advisory committee meetings, and academic senate.
• Use media aids, the library, and other resources as appropriate.
• Maintain currency in subject matter and developments in the field.


• Community college counseling experience.

• Experience in a leadership capacity.

• An Understanding of the advantages and challenges of developing a quality counseling program in a rural community college with multiple sites.

• Experience working with CTE Programs and students and with the development of Career Pathways.

• Ability to work with students having a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or occupational goals.

• Experience with outreach to K-12, community and business partners.

• Ability and experience in using computer technology as a counseling/advising tool.

• Experience with or interest in online and other distance learning student services.

• Ability to assist students in establishing goals and appropriate educational plans.

• Experience in curriculum development.

• Demonstrated excellence in teaching personal development, counseling and other related areas.

• Be or become certified to develop and teach courses online using Moodle.

• Experience in developing new courses.

• Commitment to maintain currency in the discipline, including use of advanced technologies like instructional television.

• Ability and willingness to work effectively with community support groups, college committees, and other campus organizations and to be involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

• An understanding of the advantages and challenges for developing a quality program in the humanities and social sciences at a rural community college.

• Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment.

• Ability to deliver instruction using strategies designed for diverse learning styles.

• Demonstrated ability to design goals and assess learning outcomes.

Salary Grade:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by April 1, 2016, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copies of legible transcripts
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
Recruitment Status (tentative):

• Application Screening: TBD
• Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/774670. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Bakersfield - California - USA
Zipcode: 93301
Post Date: 03/22/2016
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Contact Name: Kern Community College district
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