Counselor Assistant I

Job Posted 1/12/2022
Disabled Student Program and Services
7600 Dublin Blvd
Dublin, CA 94568
United States
Category Education
Job Description
The Chabot College Community Chabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja (formerly Daraja) learning communities, now models which have been replicated across the state, were created at Chabot College. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found here (http://www.chabotcollege.edu/ir/).

Serving our diverse community requires a culturally-responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice, and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility.

Joining Our College Community

We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:
 1. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
2. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
3. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
4. Demonstrate cultural competence and cultural humility
5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
6. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination
7. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
8. Actively seek to disrupt institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
9. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking to fill a Counselor Assistant I position in the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) program for Chabot College in Hayward, California.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision, perform technical and paraprofessional work involved in providing counseling related information and support services to students and other persons, and facilitating the use of student support centers; deal with students, the public, faculty and staff in explaining decisions and in clarifying complex procedures; refer matters involving student concerns to a professional staff member; and perform a variety of clerical support duties relative to assigned area of responsibility.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Counselor Assistant I – This is the level assigned to a smaller or less complex operation or center with public contact reduced in time or numbers, or to a larger center with specialized activities. Clerical reception duties are substantial and areas of independent judgment generally call for interpreting and applying established procedures to specific cases. Independent reasoning is required in work organization and in choosing among several predetermined alternative courses of action based on general instructions and recognition of cases which may require establishing new policy or procedures.
Counselor Assistant II – This is a full, paraprofessional level primarily involved with supplying general and technical assistance to students. Responsibility will be substantial and extend to such levels as coordinating a complete student support center serving a large number of faculty and students or providing expert services to students with physical disabilities or special problems. Work is frequently left to the employee, subject to compliance with the established policies and procedures for independent judgment and decision-making which has the effect of finality in most cases, in matters not limited to certificated staff. Independent reasoning is required in interpreting and applying policies and precedents to unusual situations and in handling problems or work organization and procedures.

This is a grant/categorically funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon available funding on a year to year basis.