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Temporary, Part-Time UMOJA-UBAKA Counselor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS IN ITS ENTIRETY, ESPECIALLY REGARDING:
1. EQUIVALENCY PROCESS, 2. TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS, 3. FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS, 4. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS


EQUIVALENCY PROCEDURE

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement but believe they possess the equivalent, must submit an Equivalency Application Form including full supporting documentation and mail to the Human Resources Department (this is separate from the online application.) All non-U.S transcripts must be evaluated by an evaluation and translation service in order to be reviewed for equivalency. The Equivalency Application Form may be downloaded from our website, www.peralta.edu, in the Human Resources area.

Note: Denial by the Equivalency Committee is final and cannot be re-opened for this announced position. If an applicant applies for an additional position in the same discipline that is subsequently announced, the applicant may submit an Equivalency Application Form by the application deadline date, requesting a new equivalency determination only if additional evidence is submitted for consideration.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

1. Required documents will include:

· Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.
· Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.
· Copies of transcripts from fully accredited college or university institutions. (This means we do not need official copies. Please do not mail or fax transcripts. Please do not have your college send us your transcripts. You must scan your transcripts and upload them to your application.)


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Copies of diplomas will not substitute for  transcripts***
This means do not upload diplomas to your application, we only need conferred transcripts. (If hired, only then will it be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university.)
Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date.Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOUR DEGREE WILL NOT BE CONFERRED UNTIL A LATER DATE.
A MINIMUM OF A MASTER'S DEGREE MUST BE CONFERRED WHEN THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED.
THIS ALSO MEANS THAT IF YOUR Ph.D IS NOT YET COMPLETE, DO NOT SUBMIT UNLESS YOU ALSO SUBMIT YOUR CONFERRED MASTER'S TRANSCRIPT. ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST INCLUDE A CONFER DATE.



Note:  A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S.degrees) by the application deadline date.
All non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified evaluation/translation document certifying that your non-U.S. degree is equivalent to a U.S. degree.
All non-U.S. transcripts without a certified evaluation document will be disqualfied.


2. Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will ONLY be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CONFIDENTIAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION EITHER BY EMAIL OR FAX.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS ARE OPTIONAL, THEREFORE ARE NOT PART OF THE SCREENING PROCESS. YOU MAY INCLUDE THEM IN YOUR APPLICATION ONLY IF YOU HAVE THEM IN YOUR POSSESSION. YOU WILL NEED TO SCAN THEM AND UPLOAD THEM INTO YOUR APPLICATION.



3. Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.
4. Skype and phone interviews are not permitted.

Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work for the District which include, but are not limited to, the following items:

REQUIRED FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
Tuberculosis Examination:  Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty (60) days.  The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense must be borne by the successful candidate.

Fingerprinting Requirement:

As a condition of employment, all employees working for community colleges in the State of California are required to be fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically. During the employment intake process, new employees will be given information to have their fingerprints taken at another location.

Immigration Requirement:  According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to verify that all new employees are:

1) A citizen or national of the United States;
2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or
3) An alien authorized by the the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.

All new employees are required to complete and sign a verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

District Policy:  A Social Security Card will be required following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process.  The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.

Agency Shop Requirement:  This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, which includes an agency shop provision.  This provision requires that, as a condition of employment, a new employee must either become a member of the union or pay a service fee to the union.

MAY BE REQUIRED
Medical Examination:  Under state regulations and as a condition of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination prior to employment.  Expenses incurred will be borne by the employee.

MISSION STATEMENT
We are a collaborative community of colleges.

· Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the   region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development.

· We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations. We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform lives.

· Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational   resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.

The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.

The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Posting Details

College Information

Peralta/College Information

Laney College

Laney College, in the heart of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, features the cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy of a big-city university. Laney is adjacent to the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown and a pleasant stroll from Lake Merritt.


Since 1948, Laney has provided educational opportunities to students throughout the East Bay and beyond. Serving approximately 14,000 students each semester, Laney reflects the incredible diversity of the community that surrounds it and provides opportunities to traditionally underserved populations. Dozens of languages are spoken on Laney’s campus each day.


The school boasts a proven track record of success with exceptional educational programs. The college was given full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in summer 2009 – a distinction awarded to only five community colleges out of the 27 reviewed that year. In addition, Laney ranks among the top community colleges in California in transferring students to U.C. Berkeley.



Position Information

Job Title Temporary, Part-Time UMOJA-UBAKA Counselor
Compensation Ranges $21.05 - $43.93/hr.Salary placement based on education, experience & other provisions outlined in District's agreement with Peralta Federation of Teachers.This is a non-instructional faculty position.Hourly rate is 50% of instructional hourly rate.
Benefits Information

FRINGE BENEFITS

The Peralta Community College District offers a number of voluntary fringe benefits to temporary, part-time faculty, including the ability to subscribe for medical and dental insurance in the District’s group coverage program and sick leave under certain conditions.

Position Type Academic
Department Student Services-Matriculation (542)
Job Description Summary

The Umoja-Ubaka program is designed to enrich and nurture the educational experience of all students, especially African American, first generation, and/or underrepresented students. The Umoja-Ubaka Counselor provides intrusive counseling for students in the program in one-on-one and groups settings, and facilitates workshops. Additionally, the Counselor works closely with the Umoja-Ubaka Coordinator in program leadership including, co­ coordinating outreach and recruitment efforts and mentoring programs, participating in Umoja-Ubaka program activities and leadership meetings, as well as in the planning/evaluation/reporting processes for the Umoja-Ubaka Program. The Umoja­Ubaka Counselor is expected to engage in professional development that focuses on African American culture and history.

Under general supervision of the Dean of Wellness and Student Development, the Umoja-Ubaka Counselor provides counseling for the Umoja-Ubaka Program, including the African American Learning Community and African Village at Laney College

Duties & Responsibilities

• Provides general counseling which includes providing students with information and advice regarding educational programs, occupational programs and degree and transfer requirements.
• Assists students in the selection of majors, careers, and the development of student educational plans.
• Assists students with the decision-making process and exploration of alternatives in regards to college adjustment, personal growth and development, social adjustments and goals.
• Participates in the College-wide Matriculation Program.
• Administers vocational/career assessment instruments and interprets findings with students.
• Teaches classes in career and life planning, study skills, human development and/or counseling and facilitates small group discussions.
• Represents the Counseling Department on college and district committees.
• Participates in outreach and training activities with high schools, four-year institutions and/or community agencies.
• Provides professional service that includes counseling, advising, evaluation of transcripts, attendance at meetings and participation in the governance structure of the college and the district.
• Responsible for continuously updating professional competency through post-graduate and/or in-service training.
• Performs other related duties as assigned by the college.


Counseling schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment. Counselors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced counseling methods, including the use of current and future technologies, to support student learning and career objectives.


The Counselor is also responsible for providing a professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:


• Maintenance of office hours;
• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate program materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;
• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current;
• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and
• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university 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

2. A license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to title 5, section 53410.1.

OR

4.

May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in Counseling.

(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).

OR

5. The equivalent qualifications.
(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)

AND

6. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications

• Experience conducting workshops, presentations, group counseling sessions to a wide variety of students and community members
• Experience providing intrusive counseling and working with a diverse population of African American students
• At least one year of recent experience, post Master’s degree, working as a counselor in a California community college or other educational setting
• Experience collaborating with a wide group of support services for students including both student services and instructional faculty
• Demonstrated experience with cultural competency in work related to a diverse student population and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Environmental Demands
Other Requirements

The minimum qualifications for academic disciplines taught in California Community Colleges are outlined in the document at this link: http://web.peralta.edu/hr/files/2011/10/Minimum-Qualifications-Handbook-2010-2012.pdf.

For non-Master’s degree disciplines, please note that the District requires four years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree and six years of experience with an Associate’s degree.

Tools & Equipment Used
Application Deadline Date Applications reviewed, as needed.
Open Date 09/22/2016

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you find out about the position?
    • Asian Week
    • California Community College Chancellor's Office website
    • Career Builder
    • Chronicle of Higher Education website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education newspaper
    • Community College Jobs Website
    • Community College Times
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • El Mundo
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • Job Fair, Conference or Workshop
    • Local Newspaper (Oakland Tribune, SF Chronicle, ect)
    • Oakland Post
    • Peralta Jobs Website
    • Walk-In (PCCD Office of Human Resources)
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Word of Mouth
    • 24-Hour Job Line
    • Other
  2. If you chose "Other" as your answer for the above question, please provide details

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Other Document
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. Training/Certification Document