Counselor (Allied Health/Technical Programs)(Abilene)

Posted: 04/19/2024

Responsible for assisting students with enrollment process, providing program/course advisement, assisting with
testing and placement, providing career counseling, and providing limited personal counseling. Services are extended to students enrolled locally or in distance learning opportunities through the college.

The Counselor will be expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner, and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, CC employees are asked to demonstrate a commitment to the comprehensive role of the community college as stated in the College Mission, and to cooperate and work harmoniously with College personnel and the public. All CC employees are expected to follow College policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines.

Primary Duties

  1. Assist the Enrollment Office in the admission and matriculation of prospective students.
  2. Provide counseling and administrative services to Perkins IV Program and technical program students, including maintaining current degree and certificate plans on technical programs.
  3. Advise academic/technical students and prospective students on course selection and scheduling with respect to their Texas Success Initiative status, their chosen degree, field of study and/or certificate plan. Keep current information on university programs and transfer requirements.
  4. Provide support for health science programs and program directors including short program presentations, application meetings, completing degree plans, participating in the specialized program application and interview processes, serve on advisory committees, assist in updating program webpages, and reviewing course schedules.
  5. Evaluate Student Transcripts
  6. Assist students with the graduation application process; submit final degree/certificate plans and graduation applications to Enrollment Services Office.
  7. Assist in training faculty/other advisors in respect to the Texas Success Initiative and Cisco College advising policy and procedures.
  8. Assist students with career testing, planning and counseling.
  9. Assist in the administration of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI Assessment) or other exams that require proctoring.
  10. Assist in the planning and implementation of orientation programs.
  11. Provide limited counseling for students regarding personal issues, making referrals as necessary.
  12. Assist the recruitment efforts of Cisco College by visiting and providing information at area schools and community outreach events when requested by the Director of Academic Support.
  13. Assist in annual goal setting and evaluation of counseling services.
  14. Serve and participate on college committees as assigned.
  15. Other duties as assigned.
  1. Experience developing, organizing, and implementing programs or projects.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  4. Experience facilitating student development.
  5. Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field.

For candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications, a combination of education and experience providing
comparable knowledge and abilities will be considered.