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Counselor, Career & Advising

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
Hudson, NC Full-time
Posted on September 8, 2019

Counselor, Career and Advising

Salary: $2,822.08 - $3,290.58 Monthly
Opening Date: 09/04/19
Closing Date: 09/23/19 11:59 PM


Responsible for assisting candidates for admission to the college, currently enrolled students, and the community at large with making informed career and educational choices and/or fulfilling requirements for admission to Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute. Administers and interprets personality, interest, work values, and experience/ability assessments; assists individuals and groups with exploring self and career choices via multiple standardized assessments; conducts classes and workshops related to career awareness and decision making; assists candidates for admission to the college with clarifying and understanding program choices and completing the admissions process; interprets placement tests as well as provide brief personal counseling and crisis intervention, and other duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties:
Essential and other responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:
1.Maintains appointment hours to provide individual career assessment and counseling services; administers and interprets instruments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Harrington-O'Shea Career Decision Making System (CDM), the Discover/ACT computerized career guidance system, and other published and online assessments and exploration resources.
2.Provides for group career guidance experiences for students, on and off-campus, as needed or requested.
3.Provides instruction and assistance with printed and online/distance resources for self-assessment, occupational exploration, and with searching for career training programs.
4.Provides training in the use of the various self-directed career assessments and personality instruments.
5.Assists in the delivery of workshops for dislocated workers or other community groups in need, as indicated.
6.Conducts WISE-UP sessions (Workshop Information Series on Education, Understanding and Professionalism) and other workshops related to career exploration, career decision making, assessing labor market information; provides information regarding study skills and life skills management, etc.
7.Assists with maintaining the accuracy, completeness and relevance of the Career and Counseling Services web pages that are housed within the CCC&TI website.
8.Demonstrates proficiency in the admissions process and placement test interpretations; acquires and regularly updates knowledge base about all CCC&TI academic program requirements, developmental coursework requirements and course progression; understands college transfer requirements and degree options.
9.Provides information and referral regarding programs and services at area community colleges and universities.
10.Provides one-to-one counseling services in crisis situations and refers students to outside psychological services providers for continuing or intensive services as needed.
11.Participates in professional associations and upgrades professional knowledge and skills when needed; attends professional conferences.
12.Performs other duties (i.e. registration, graduation, job fairs, recruitment activities, college committees and task forces, etc.).
13.Participates in professional development activities and required employee training.

Marginal Functions:
1.Assesses and evaluates services and student outcomes.
2.Performs or assists with other duties as assigned.
This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position. The President or appropriate supervisory personnel may assign additional duties. The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title with or without notice.

Qualifications and Working Conditions:
Knowledge of:

  • Principles and techniques of professional counseling.
  • Characteristics of underprivileged populations and developmental students.
  • The mission, goals and objectives of CCC&TI.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Safe work practices and procedures.
  • Operational characteristics of equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned.
  • Advanced principles and practices of instructional development and strategies.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Current trends, research and development in the area of assignment.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regula­tions.

Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply college and assigned division goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to the development of academic mission, goals and objectives which complement those of the college.
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Interpret, explain, and enforce departmental policies and procedures.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations of the department.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:
    walking or sitting for extended periods of time
    light lifting and carrying
    operating assigned equipment.
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    making observations
    reading and writing
    operating assigned equipment
    communicating with others
    handling varied tasks simultaneously.
    Maintain mental capacity which permits:
    making sound decisions and using good judgment
    demonstrating intellectual capabilities.
  • Effectively handle a work environment and conditions which involve:
    working closely with others.

Environmental Conditions:

Office or classroom environment; working closely with others; exposure to computer screens.

Physical Conditions:

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for walking or sitting for prolonged periods of time; light lifting; general manual dexterity.

Experience & Training 

Minimum of two years of work experience in counseling, education, or related field required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Knowledge and experience in tests and measurements and in psychosocial interviewing and counseling techniques preferred. Computer/MS Office skills required.


Master's Degree (or near completion) in counseling, social work or related field required. Eligibility for credentialing as an NCC, NCLPC or LCSW is highly desired.