Job Standard for Follow Up Counselor
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Follow up Counselor Overview
- Work Type: Professional
- Job Code: 75068
- Pay Grade: P4
- FLSA Status: Exempt
- Career Level: Associate
- Family: Student Services
- Function: Student Support
Provides support to current CAMP students as the instructor for two CAMP classes (one fall and one spring semester) and coordinates the career counseling services for current and former CAMP students. This position also provides follow-up support to CAMP students after they complete their first year of college through graduation.
Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.
Bachelor’s Degree or relevant professional experience.
Bilingual – read, write and speak (English and Spanish)
Must have a valid driver’s license
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft Office software, email correspondence).
- Experience planning and delivering instruction in a classroom or workshop setting.
- Ability to maintain good public relations – Ability to collaborate with agencies, institutions, and community resources, particularly those serving the migratory/seasonal farm worker population.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information.
- Possess good writing and communication skills.
- Good organizational and record-keeping skills.
- Understanding of academic and financial aid procedures in a post-secondary setting.
60% of Time the Follow Up Counselor must:
- Plan, design, and teach the fall semester University Success and spring semester Career Development courses for CAMP students. Coordinate the academic study sessions and CAMP lab services with the academic tutors and CAMP lab staff.
- Monitor academic progress of former students. Refer former students to services necessary for their success as appropriate. Assist former students as needed to ensure their success at the university in such areas as planning, evaluating, and achieving their academic goals, obtaining financial aid, addressing personal problems impacting their academic success (such as time management, money management, health maintenance, interpersonal relations.) Refer former students as appropriate when the student requires other services, such as professional counseling.
- Assist current and former students with career planning and placement. Advise students on field of study choices, career development, employment opportunities, and prepare them for professional placement. Assist students in obtaining student employment, volunteer opportunities, study abroad, and/or internships. Assist students in identifying and cultivating mentoring relationships.
- Track progress of current and former students relative to career services and progress toward degree. Provide the Director with statistical data regarding progress of current and former students.
35% of Time the Follow Up Counselor
Determined by department needs
5% of Time the Follow Up Counselor
Perform other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.
This position may attend a professional development conference annually that would require travel out of state and overnight stays. This position may require local travel to attend meetings and events.
Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business needs, are required for movement into higher level jobs.
Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.