Adjunct Faculty - Counselor (Mental Health)
Ohlone College
Fremont, California 94539

Job Description

Adjunct Faculty - Counselor (Mental Health)
Ohlone College

Position Description:
Ideal Candidate Statement:
Ohlone College seeks to employ faculty members who have a passion for counseling, teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of the community college. We are looking for excellent counselors who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success.

The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of "A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for faculty who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

Job Description Summary:
Under the direction of the Dean of Counseling, this position will have the following general responsibilities: provide personal short-term and crisis counseling services through direct contact with students individually, in groups and screenings; provide direction for programs and services; deliver instruction; develop student, faculty and staff training/workshops and develop student, faculty and staff educational/resource materials. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing counseling services in which the student is assisted in problem resolution, crisis intervention, and assessing, planning and implementing his/her immediate and long-range goals; provide referrals in which the student is empowered to identify and utilize college and community support services; provide personal counseling in which the student is assisted with personal, family or other social concerns. This position will work closely with the student health center and be responsible for developing and supervising a training program for graduate students gaining practicum or internship experience in personal counseling.

*This position is a contract position with no benefits and dependent upon approval of grant funding.

Essential Duties:
1. Responsible for personal counseling functions. Support students’ career exploration and program selection, adjustment to college, and other developmental problems. Understand the general counselor’s role.
2. Provide referrals to students regarding resources, opportunities, and assistance available to them at the College and in the community.
3. Develop and supervise a graduate student internship or practicum training program for personal counseling.
4. Respond to mental health emergencies on campus.
5. Maintain records and submit reports according to published deadlines.
6. Develop campus understanding of the mental health counselor role.
7. Function as a team member of the counseling department; provide consultation and training.
8. Continue in related professional career development while employed at Ohlone College.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary Range:
Salary Range Hourly Lab: $60.82-$84.87 DOE

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position End Date (if temporary): 06/30/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States 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. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:
As an adjunct employee, you will be able to participate in the District’s 403/457 plan. Both of these benefit plans are voluntary benefits and are paid for by the employee.

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

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Education Required:

Masters Degree - MS

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time

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Date Posted : 07/19/2018