This faculty position is a full-time 100% FTE Categorical, Non Tenured (11 Months, August – June) as EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Counselor in the Division of Counseling and Matriculation located at San Jose City College. Under the direction and supervision of the Division Dean or area administrator, the EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Counselor provides academic, career, personal, and crisis counseling; assists with course placement; develops educational plans; guides students through general education, and transfer coursework; implements an academic progress report, caseload management, and follow-up process; facilitates support for the EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs students’ success.
Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities. Some workdays may be assigned outside the eleven-month academic calendar.
This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide academic, vocational, career and personal guidance and counseling for prospective, new and continuing students in EOPS/CARE students.
2. Work with EOPS/CARE student caseload to develop abbreviated and comprehensive educational plans to meet EOPS requirements.
3. Provide intake and orientation, program advisement, follow up services, and group or individual counseling services for EOPS/CARE students. Assist students with identifying, addressing and resolving issues with textbook loans, childcare and transportation, etc. as appropriate to ensure students’ academic success. Participate in developing and offering professional growth activities for CARE student caseload.
4. Assist students with early (priority registration) enrollment each term, seeking referral to appropriate community agencies or services in response to educational, career, and/or personal concerns.
5. Assist EOPS/CARE students in making decisions relative to career choice and educational planning, including appropriate testing and vocational counseling in accordance with CARE, TANF/GAIN county, state and federal policies and regulations.
6. Apply knowledge base as a tool for educating students and advocating on their behalf with county and community-based service providers.
1. Provide academic, vocational, career and personal guidance and counseling for prospective, new and continuing students in EOPS/CalWORKs students.
2. Prepare forms or documentation as requested by the County Social Services Agency liaison and other agencies and submit in a timely manner including providing monthly/quarterly caseload status reports by implementing and managing EOPS/CalWORKs student caseload. Case management includes:
a) Tracking monthly and quarterly students’ progress reports, following up weekly with students on progress with academic and community services/activities;
b) Maintaining student counseling records and data designed to identify potential barriers to students’ retention success;
c) Monitoring and verifying participants’ ongoing eligibility for services through the County’s CalWORKs system;
d) Determining student’s eligibility at the beginning of the term, prior to approving book vouchers and when making changes to the participants WTW plans;
e) Providing verification of activities and classes of each student/participant to the county at the beginning of each term including copies of current class schedule to be announced (TBA).
3. Assist the EOPS/CalWORKs Director/Coordinator with rendering of program policies and services.
4. Maintain knowledge of current laws and regulations, which include county, state and federal in order to ensure CalWORKs/TANF/GAIN program compliance.
5. Assist with the development of CalWORKs related publications and presentation of workshops for special student audiences. Identify potential students to be published on the CalWORKs student voices and any other award recognition.
6. Mandates in accordance with student’s Welfare-To-Work (WTW) plan, CalWORKs/TANF/GAIN county, state and federal policies and regulations. Complete/update TBAs, class schedules, student certification, activity reports, work study and upload documents onto StudentAccess database.
1. Participate, as appropriate, in program outreach to social services agencies and the community for recruitment and collaboration to maintain supportive services for CARE/CalWORKs students.
2. Develop effective working relationships with faculty members in instructional areas and work closely with SAS (DSPS), Financial Aid, ALMASS, Guardian Scholars, and Veterans to collaborate on delivery of services with mutual student populations.
3. Assist with the development of CARE/CalWORKs related publications and presentation of workshops/course materials/SLOs/Program Review.
4. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.
5. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
6. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.
7. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.
8. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.
9. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.
10. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.
11. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.
12. Foster a professional work and learning environment.
13. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.