Job Details

Contra Costa Community College District
  • Position Number: 4764778
  • Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Healthcare Administration

General/Wellness Counselor (Tenure-Track)

Posting Number: F01048
Location: Diablo Valley College

Description of Position:
The General/Wellness Counselor will provide both academic and wellness counseling to community college students. This role will require that the individual use a variety of cross-cultural counseling techniques and strategies in order to provide academic, career and personal counseling to students. In addition, the individual will be delivering services through facilitating workshops, teaching, and counseling in one-on-one appointments. In collaboration with the Wellness Team, the position will also include crisis counseling, case management and implementation of wellness services & counseling on campus.

Please contact Christie Harrington-Tsai at

Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: D4000-Counseling Division

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties for this position, which will include counseling and programming, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, in their departmental activities and in the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Assisting students with decision making and the exploration of their educational, career, and personal goals

2. Guiding students in developing educational plans that will lead student to completion of certificates, associate degrees, and/or transfer

3. Representing Basic Needs & Wellness by participating in campus activities related to mental health and wellness, including orientations for students, community activities, and advisory groups

4. Providing crisis intervention, brief/short term personal counseling, group counseling, and connection to off campus community health resources for a diverse population of community college students

5. Serving as a member of the campus CARE (Behavioral Intervention) Team and following up on cases; providing support which might include connection to Basic Needs resources and bridge to care

6. Leading workshops on topics related to mental health, wellness, and student success

7. Adhering to the schedule that has been developed with the Department Chairpersons, which may include individual student appointments, drop-in counseling, online counseling through Zoom or other platforms, and leading workshops

8. Collaborating with instructional faculty in support of the goals of the institution

9. Participating in the college governance process, including attendance at all department and division meetings, and serving on college-wide committees

10. Participating in regional, departmental and college-wide professional development and maintaining current knowledge of counseling techniques and other effective student support intervention strategies

11. Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics

12. Performing other related duties as assigned

13. Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):

Masters degree 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,
A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time
The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background, please complete and upload the equivalency form in the attachment section of the application.
(Note: A Bachelors degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a Marriage Family Therapist is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Licensed or license eligible (within one year) in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LPCC or Psychologist, or related training or experience

2. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and promoting success of all community college students from diverse cultures, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and/or disabilities in an open access learning environment, with emphasis on serving Latinx, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and Veteran populations and people of varying levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities

3. Demonstrated experience in providing academic and career counseling to community college students

4. Experience in providing brief/short-term personal or crisis counseling in an academic or institutional setting

5. Experience in teaching college success courses and/or developing and leading mental health and wellness presentations and workshops

Job Open Date: 10/27/2023
Job Close Date: 1/4/2024
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: 2024 Fall
# of Months: 10

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The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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