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EOPS/CARE Guided Pathways Counselor
Compton College in Compton, California
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Date Posted 07/19/2019
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Psychology
Employment Type fulltime
Application Deadline 09/03/2019

Req: A1920-002

Location: Compton College

Division: Student Services

Position Type: Faculty

Posting Close Date: 09/03/2019

Job Description:

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


Under the supervision of the Vice President of Student Services and/or assigned administrator, the EOPS/CARE 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 EOPS/CARE 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 EOPS/CARE 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.


The duties of the EOPS/CARE Guided Pathways Counselor may include, but not be limited to, the following:

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

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

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

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

  • Maintain accurate notes and review grade reports for each assigned student, recommending appropriate referrals for opportunity programs

  • Support annual recruitment of students

  • Assist 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

  • Provide career planning for undecided students

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

  • Provide virtual and/or group counseling

  • Teach human development classes, as needed

  • 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 (SAOs)

  • Participate in the assessments of student learning outcomes (SLOs)

Required Qualifications:



  • Master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work or and career development, 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.

In addition, EOPS counselors hired after October 24, 1987, shall:

  • Have completed a minimum of nine semester units of college course work predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages; OR

  • Have completed six semester units or the equivalent of a college-level counseling practicum or counseling field-work courses in a community college EOPS program, or in a program dealing predominantly with ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages AND

  • Have two years of occupational experience in work relating to ethnic minorities or persons handicapped by language, social or economic disadvantages.


  • 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 who 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


SALARY RANGE: $$59,503 - $88,193 (depending upon education and experience)

  • The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available, toward which the College and the employee may contribute.

  • Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick-leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick-leave days. Long-term disability income-protection insurance is also available.

  • Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security.


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


To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit:

  1. Online application:

  2. Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications

  3. Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments

  4. Request for Equivalency form (if applicable)

  5. Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)

Multiple-page transcripts must be loaded 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 submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position for which 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.

Closing Date: September 3, 2019 at 3 p.m. 


Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Department. 


Compton College - Human Resources

1111 East Artesia Boulevard

Compton, CA 90221-5393

310-900-1600, ext. 2142

The Compton Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.

*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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