Status: Full-time position
Location: Tacoma, WA
Salary: $44,500.00 - $51,500.00
Date Available: 4/1/2013
Job Summary: This position is a member of a professional team working in the College’s Counseling Department. The counselor will provide personal counseling, career development, educational planning and support services to a wide variety of prospective and enrolled students. This position reports to the Dean of Counseling, Advising, Worker Retraining and Career Services.
As a college representative, the individual will work closely with community agencies and resources that provide additional academic, vocational and personal support services.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications Masters degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling or closely related field, including a supervised counseling practicum. One year or more post Masters degree counseling experience. Counseling experience with diverse populations. Experience with business management software.
Preferred Qualification Ability to promote student retention and success. Understanding of and commitment to the mission of a community college. Strong background in crisis intervention and response to trauma. Experience counseling with diverse client populations to include people of color, veterans, LGBTQ students, international students, people with disabilities, and students with mental health issues. Teaching experience.
Duties: Provide personal, career, and educational counseling for individual students.Plan, organize and facilitate group counseling and workshops for a diverse student population. Provide and coordinate special support services as identified. Teach Human Development classes in an active learning environment including such classes as HD 101 Student Success Seminar and HD 98 Managing Math Anxiety. Provide academic advising. Administer aptitude, interest and personality tests to help students with career decision making and goal setting. Perform substance abuse identification and limited intervention activities. Serve on college committees; participate in college governance. Provide crisis intervention and response to urgent student needs. Provide student advocacy.Consult and collaborate with faculty and staff regarding student success.Perform related duties as assigned.
Conditions of Employment Successfully pass a criminal history background check prior to employment. Qualified to register as an Affiliated Counselor in the State of Washington or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.
The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate Ability to promote student retention and success. Understanding of and commitment to the mission of a community college. Willingness to adapt to change. Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment. Ability to collaborate effectively with instructional and administrative departments. Excellent customer service skills; including establishing, building and maintaining internal and external customer satisfaction. An interest in, knowledge of, and commitment to, the educational and professional development of our diverse students and staff. Professional and courteous interactions with students, faculty, and staff. An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
Application Materials & Procedures
Complete application packages must include the following. All complete applications received by the guaranteed consideration date will be reviewed by a screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.
Tacoma Community College application.
Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate).
We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively educate a diverse population of learners. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages):
Expressing your cultural self-awareness,
Describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, and
Demonstrating how you apply these to the learning/working environment.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time, tenure track contracted on an annual basis beginning Fall quarter 2013. The salary for this position is $44,500-$51,500 DOE/DOQ. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee is required. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by official transcripts.
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