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CalWORKs Guided Pathways Counselor

Compton Community College District (Compton College)

Job Title: CalWORKs Guided Pathways Counselor
Job Location: Compton , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Advising/counseling/support
Student affairs, residential life
Application Closing Date: 3/5/18
Date Posted: 2018-02-08
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

CalWORKs Guided Pathways Counselor
Compton Community College District (Compton College)







* Special Note: This position is only used for the duration of a categorically funded program and will be terminated when the program ends.

Salary: $59,503 - $88,193 annually

Deadline: 3/5/2018


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Vice President of Student Services and/or assigned administrator. The Guided Pathways Counselor provides comprehensive counseling services to community college students from diverse backgrounds regarding degree and vocational education program planning, university transfer planning, education, career decision, goal clarification and personal life management, and other duties assigned. The Guided Pathways Counselor is a member of an integrated College team providing individual academic, career, and related support to an assigned group of college students as they progress through the program. The Guided Pathways Counselor will also administer comprehensive services supporting the assigned program or area, which provides a supportive, caring environment of educational and career services to students. Responsibilities include academic and career advising, ensuring students follow their approved course of study; reviewing grade reports and contacting students as needed for follow-up services; developing workshops on a wide range of topics and other activities ensuring student success within the program. The assignment also includes participation in the governance process through work in professional activities, committee work, and student activities. The assignment may involve day, evening, and weekend assignments.



• Delivers comprehensive counseling support services to an assigned group of students through degree completion

• Conducts workshops and group counseling on topics of relevance and interest

• Reviews student progress and tracks student use of academic support services

• Regularly collaborates with faculty and other college staff as needed to support student success

• Maintains accurate notes and reviews grade reports for each assigned student, recommending

appropriate referrals for opportunity programs

• Supports annual recruitment of students

• Assists in organizing periodic special events and programs for students, faculty and staff

• Counsel students in the appropriate academic and vocational guided pathways; provide academic

advising, counseling, and participation in the program process

• Develop student education plans and provide follow-up for students

• Participate in the development of retention strategies to assist students in completing their goal

• Career planning for undecided students

• Conduct workshops for students including but not limited to probation/dismissal status students

• Provide virtual and/or group counseling

• May teach Human Development classes

• Provide input into the development of curriculum guide sheets and catalog materials with the

college and four year institutions

• Foster relationships with the District high schools

• Participate in division program review

• Apply student development philosophy and theory to provide comprehensive counseling services to community college students from diverse backgrounds regarding degree and vocational education program planning, university transfer planning, education, career decision, goal clarification and personal life management.

• Participate in the assessment of the related service area outcomes (SAO’s)

• Participate in the assessments of Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’s)




Job Requirements


• Master’s degree 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

• Bachelor’s degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline; OR

• The equivalent – Candidates not possessing the required qualifications as stated on this announcement must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR

• Valid California Community College Instructor credential in appropriate subject issued prior to July 1, 1990; AND

• Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and of individuals with disabilities.



• Strong understanding of the needs and challenges facing students from diverse urban backgrounds

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, within the department and with

faculty and other administrators

• Strong organization, project management, communication, and facilitation skills

• Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records of student activities

• Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite, and aptitude to learn new systems as needed

• Experience using a case management model of serving students including confidential record

keeping procedures.

• Experience advising students in a post-secondary program.

• Experience using electronic student education plans, course placements, and student

information systems and internet for academic and career planning.

• Experience collaborating with multiple service providers within the campus and the community.

• Experience working with non-traditional college students that face multiple outside barriers, such

as poverty, parenthood, academic disadvantage, physical and/or emotional abuse, drug abuse and/or

anxiety and depression.

• Effective oral and written communication skills.



• Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

• Requires sufficient ambulatory ability to move to various work locations.

• Requires manual hand-eye-arm coordination to use a personal computer keyboard and instructional media equipment.

• Requires sufficient hearing and auditory ability to carry on conversations in one-on-one and small group settings and deliver in-service type training

• Lift up to 25 pounds.



Full time, tenure-track teaching position effective August 23, 2018. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), transcripts, fingerprint results, and tuberculosis examination as required. Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization in the form of a passport, valid driver's license, or other equivalent identification, and social security card.





Information and Application Process Instructions


The starting salary ranges from $59,503 - $88,193 annually, depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included



To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit:

Compton Community College District Application Online including responding to two supplemental questions. Please keep your response between 150 - 300 words. (1) What strategies have you found effective working with underprepared students? How do you assess whether these strategies are effective? (2) Please describe your knowledge of and experience with using student learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning.


• Upload the following documents:

- Cover Letter (Letter of introduction highlighting your education and experience.)

- Resume.

- Copies of pertinent transcript(s). Multiple page transcripts must be uploaded as ONE pdf document. (Foreign

Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:


*Please Note: Documents uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.




Applicants with disabilities who require special accommodations must advise Human Resources within 5 days of the closing date.



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