Job Description - Counselor, Adult Education Description View created on 09/02/2014
Counselor, Adult Education
Executive Director, Adult Education
To provide counseling and coordination of services to students in the Adult Education programs.
Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides effective counseling for individuals and groups relative to understanding and overcoming problems, conduct follow-up, and make referrals as needed.
Provides career counseling including decision-making, values clarification and career exploration. Administers and interprets career and assessment instruments.
Analyzes information about Adult Education students through interviews, assessments,and records to appraise their learning styles and abilities related to difficulty with the learning process.
Plans and implements the student counseling and advising program of the Adult Education Department providing career and academic counseling services.
Works with students or in small groups, with learning differences and/or frustration with learning processes.
Assists with Adult Education Department related community outreach, networking, and recruiting students.
Works with ACC Office for Students with Disabilities to coordinate accommodations for students with special needs. Monitors the effectiveness of student accommodations in the educational process.
Maintains collaborative and consultative relationships with College personnel, school districts, disability-related agencies, and others involved in providing accommodations to qualified students.
Refers perspective and current students to proper resources.
Assists with planning and implementing AE and College events and activities.
Assists with the registration, assessment, and enrollment process of students enrolling in Adult Education courses.
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Adult Education programs, classes, and requirements.
Learning assessment techniques and practices.
Counseling techniques and processes.
Knowledge of effective remediation methods for dysgraphia, dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning differences and/or conditions that conditions that could enhance students'' ability to learn in a standard classtoom setting.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Maintaining an established work schedule, including some evenings.
Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including the use of tact and diplomacy.
Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including the use of attention to detail and follow-through.
Effectively working with a diverse and multicultural student body.
Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications.
Occasional lifting of objects up to 20 pounds
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling
Work is routinely performed in office environments
Two years work experience in social work, case management, teaching in adult or secondary education, or student advising in an educational setting.
Master's degree in counseling or social work.
Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.