Career Development Counselor (Internal) - Northern Essex Community College
Northern Essex Community College
Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 151438
Location: Lawrence, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Thu Aug 4 2022 Job Description:
INTERNAL JOB POSTING
Full-Time Career Development Counselor: Center for Adult Education; Lawrence Campus & Community Relations; 37.5 hours per week; Grant funded position; MCCC Unit Professional Position
SUMMARY: The Career and Education Development Counselor DESE programs in the Center for Adult Education will advise, coordinate, and document students enrolled in DESE ESOL programs using a Learning Management System or in person and provide learners with support service and guidance to assist them in meeting their educational and career goals. DESE programs in the CAE provide ESOL language learning opportunities for the Lawrence community student population, in conjunction with equity and social justice initiatives in support of the College as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Provide education and career planning and advising for employment and education opportunities
Meet with each student to: identify education and career goals, develop an Education and Career Plan (ECP); and set a realistic timeline for attaining each goal and a means for determining whether the goals are achieved
Monitor student's educational progress and goal achievement quarterly through regular check-ins and meetings, beginning at enrollment
Document and maintain all advising in a confidential record
Collaborate with instructors to ensure that student goals inform instruction
Participate in regularly scheduled meetings of the team and the department
Provides group instruction utilizing lessons from resources such as Virtual Job Shadow, SABES'Integrating Career Awareness (ICA), and the MassCIS website to inform ECPs, including career searches, market trends (job growth), training/education needed, etc.
Collaborate with center advisers to develop community and employment contacts, plan, and schedule speakers and events pertinent to education and careers
Develop contacts with and refer students as needed to community and college resources to enhance academic supports and address barriers to attendance
Use labor market trend information to inform career planning
Assist students in the development of an employment portfolio including a resume, cover letter, as well as in interview preparation and other soft skill development
Assist Coordinator with intake, assessment, recruitment
Collaborate with the Data Specialist to provide appropriate student goals information and to ensure that the results of goal follow-up are entered in SMARTT
Participate in professional development as required
Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field
Three (3) years of experience in Higher Education, Community Education, personal/academic advisement, non-traditional student interaction, program management, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Experience and/or training that includes experience with and sensitivity to Adult Basic Education (ABE) students required
Sensitivity to cultural issues of immigrant language learners
Ability to work as part of an educational team
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, and institutional software
Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred
Anticipated salary range is $52,754.00 to $62,775 annually; pay grade 4. Includes a complete fringe benefit package such as competitive health insurance, free dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick, vacation and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.
Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system. Transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
BACKGROUND CHECK: Candidates will be required to pass a CORI and SORI check as a condition of employment.
COVID VACCINATION: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Northern Essex Community College students, faculty and staff have been fully vaccinated since January 3, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.