Counselor, NextUP/Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)
Initial Review Date: 05/19/2023*
*This position is still open and will be deactivated when filled.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Counselor, NextUp/Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS), De Anza College.
The Foothill - De Anza Community College District does not have a remote work policy. All employees are expected to be available to work in person and on-site per the requirement of the department.
Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:
The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.
De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
• Communication and expression
• Information literacy
• Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
• Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
• Critical thinking
Under the direction and supervision of the Dean of Student Development and EOPS and the functional and technical direction from the EOPS Assistant Director, the NextUp/Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) Counselor will provide a wide range of counseling, and retention services to support foster youth, EOPS students and other at-risk student populations. This individual will perform core counseling functions: academic, career, and personal counseling as well as crisis intervention, outreach, college governance participation, program review and research, research counseling program and services best practices, training and professional development and other duties as assigned. This position functions as a key member of the EOPS and NextUp support teams to provide academic, career and personal counseling services to EOPS and NextUp eligible students in determining and achieving academic, vocational, and personal objectives. The incumbent will collaborate on the development and implementation of EOPS and NextUp orientation, activities, services, and facilitate and instruct study skills and career decision-making classes. Implement intake and follow-up procedures for students for the program. Participate in outreach functions that may include serving as a liaison with high schools, community-based organizations and four-year colleges/universities.
The successful candidate will refer students as appropriate to campus and community resources and services. Maintain assigned caseload of students. Collect retention, priority registration activities, course completion, and/or transfer data to report to program and campus administrators and the State Chancellor's Office. Standard duties expected of all counselors include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Counselors also have the opportunity to serve on District and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.
The NextUp/EOPS Counselor is responsible for providing and coordinating delivery of core counseling services (orientation, educational planning, follow-up) in the implementation of the goals and objectives of the Student Equity Plan serving our disproportionately impacted students. Services will be provided both on-campus and off-campus in multiple ways: in-person, on-line/virtual, individual and group meetings, workshops, and other innovative ways. Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Conduct recruitment activities and assist foster youth with matriculating into the college.
• Assist students in clarifying academic goals and selecting a major and establishing/maintaining enrollment priority.
• Establish a rapport with students; monitor and track students' academic progress to ensure attainment of educational goal.
• Maintain contact with students throughout their enrollment; and use an early alert system to ensure student persistence and success.
• Take students to career, leadership and enrichment events and conferences and invite speakers to discuss career and transfer options with students.
• In collaboration with the college administration, other counselors and EOPS staff, develop effective retention interventions to reduce the achievement gap for Foster Youth.
• Address the counseling and advising needs of academically underprepared students; Prepare multi-year academic plans for graduation and transfer.
• Serve as a liaison with other areas i.e., Disabled Student Services, Psychological Services, General Counseling and academic divisions.
• Provide orientation, career, transfer, discipline-related, student success (study skills, time management, academic probation) workshops.
• Provide staff development and in-service training for teaching, coaching, and counseling faculty to educate the campus community about foster youth and EOPS students.
• Participate in college and division assignments, college-wide committees, and complete other departmental responsibilities.
• May teach certain counseling related courses (Introduction to College, Career Life Planning, Life Skills in Higher Education) designed specifically for Foster Youth and EOPS students.
• Serve as a liaison and network with on-campus and off-campus programs, social services agencies, and community-based organizations to address students' educational, mental/physical health, and basic needs.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• Must possess the Community College Counselor Credential or a Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, or the equivalent.
• Completion of a minimum of nine semester units of college course work predominately relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social, or economic disadvantages or, completion of six semester units or the equivalent of a college-level counseling practicum or counseling field-work courses in a community college EOPS program,
• In addition, an EOPS counselor hired after October 24, 1987, shall have two years of occupational experience in work relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages.
• Experience counseling foster youth, ethnically diverse, low-income and academically disadvantaged student populations.
• Community college experience.
• Experience with State/Federal reporting guidelines.
• Knowledge of available career resources focused on foster youth in the Bay Area.
• Effective interpersonal skills.
• Experience working with public agencies and community-based organizations.
• Understanding of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) strategies for working with students.
• Coursework or training related to cross-cultural perspectives, equity-mindedness, and social justice.
• Ability to coordinate a comprehensive student support services program for underserved students, who have experienced barriers to pursuing a college degree.
• Ability to serve as a liaison and network with on and off campus programs and agencies that provide services to Foster Youth.
• Ability to develop and provide trainings for faculty and staff.
• Ability to demonstrate excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and facilitation skills both in-person and online/virtually.
• Ability to analyze data and complete reports on the status of students served by the EOPS, NextUp and EOPS Scholars Programs.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, simultaneously.
• Ability to work with students who have been impacted by trauma and abuse.
• Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) practices and experience providing counseling services and conducting follow-up for Foster Youth and at-risk student populations utilizing TIC Skills.
• Experience developing and conducting academic and personal development opportunities and activities specific to the needs of Foster Youth.
• Knowledge of foster care policies and regulations.
• Knowledge of the various on and off campus programs and services from which Foster Youth students can receive assistance.
• Knowledge of the challenges and obstacles faced by Foster Youth and EOPS students in pursuing their educational goals.
• Experience assisting Foster Youth in transitioning from the foster care system to a college setting.
• Knowledge of and the skills to provide services to multiethnic, and underrepresented students.
• Knowledge of and experience with computers, software, and technology related to counseling.
• Knowledge of and experience in establishing and maintaining linkages with instructional divisions and special programs.
• Knowledge of and experience in consensus building within a diverse educational environment.
• Indoor, office environment.
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
• Vision sufficient to read various materials.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
• Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
• Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
• Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
• Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.
• A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
• A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf
Applicants will be REQUIRED to submit transcripts for salary placement purposes. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
HIRING RANGE: $73,799.00 - $121,204.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.
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Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.
For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year
STARTING DATE: Fall 2023
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.
The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.
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