VETS Program Coordinator/ Counselor
Closing Date: 3/03/2014
PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate activities related to and develop services within the Veterans Education and Transition Services(VETS) Program. Provide functional supervision to the VETS Program and staff. Act as liaison with on and off campus partners who support Veterans, active duty military personnel, and dependents. Provide individual and group counseling for student veterans with academic, career, and personal concerns. Conduct student orientation and advisement sessions to help students in developing their individual educational plan. Assist students in defining personal and educational plans and goals. Create an environment for students that develop self-awareness and self-direction capabilities. Be proficient and maintain competency in the use of computer applications used in counseling, teaching, and articulation related activities. May teach counseling courses and conduct counseling-related workshops. Participate in general faculty functions related to the educational process, in-service programs, and professional development, SLO’s, program review, and other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Master’s degree (or higher) 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, from an accredited college or university; OR
2. A Bachelor’s degree in one of the above listed degrees and a California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT); OR
3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990).
4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of item 1 or 2 above. (Candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form in addition to all other required materials).
• Minimum of 1 year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) recent community college counseling experience.
• Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
• Knowledge of articulation agreements, academic policies, requirements, and procedures that impact community college students.
• Experience teaching courses on academic, career, and vocational planning, study skills, and human and helping relationships.
• Teaching experience in post-secondary education.
• Demonstrated ability to work as a team member within a collegial setting.
• Experience in community college or higher education teaching and counseling, including personal, career, and academic issues with a diverse student population.
• Experience in coordinating services regarding educational programs affecting the military, veterans, and their families.
• Familiarity with VA guidelines for educational benefits for veterans, active military personnel, and their families.
Preference will be given those candidates who demonstrate a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:
-A background in program management and coordination
-A knowledge of budgeting, staff development and leadership, fundraising, and community college student services
-Familiarity with Service Opportunity Colleges and DANTES organizations.
- Experience with evaluation of credit earned from military training experience according to the American Council on Education recommendations/guidelines.
- Demonstrated knowledge of state-mandated matriculation policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, a student tracking system, a communication network for counseling, and articulation activities.
- Knowledge of various community resources and support groups for veterans.
- Experience in counseling on crisis interventions, stress management, anger management, anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or personal types issues.
- Familiarity with employment and training assistance available to military personnel, veterans, and their families to assist them in securing careers.
- Familiarity with current awards and scholarships for veterans, active military personnel, and their family members.
- Experience in being an advocate for the military community.
- Ability to serve as a web advisor to assist military personnel and veterans in navigating web resources.
- Military experience, i.e. as a veteran, dependent, parent, military counselor, or military/veteran support staff
Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.
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