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Work type: Part-time Temporary
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Student Services

Position, Department: Counselor, Student Success & Engagement

Type of Position: Part-time Temporary, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Varies depending on department needs, 12 hours per week

Pay Range:  $25.81-$33.57 and determined based on relevant years of work experience.

Position Summary: Support the mental health, academic, and career counseling needs of students through their time at Johnson County Community College (JCCC), providing counseling sessions, training opportunities, workshops, and presentations. Serve in multiple capacities, including academic advisors, teachers, personal counselors, career counselors, consultants, student advocates, and leaders on campus.

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in counseling or related field required.
• One or more years of Counseling experience required
• Knowledge of student development as it relates to a comprehensive community college

Preferred Qualifications:

• One to two years of education or career counseling experience preferred.
• Community college experience in Student Services preferred.

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serve students individually through walk-in sessions, appointments, advising desk, telephone calls, e-mail, and other distance-advising tools.
  • Provide academic advising to students using a holistic counseling approach that serves to address all the educational, social, and personal needs of the student.
  • Develop and manage a large amount of information and resources regarding over 300 different internal degrees and certificates and numerous transfer institutions in order to serve students in the most effective, efficient, and comprehensive manner.
  • Research, organize, and execute engaging workshops and sessions specifically designed to assist with academic issues and support the overall well-being of students. Present workshops on mental health, academic, and social difficulties to faculty and staff to help identify and address student issues and meet student mental health needs.
  • Provide mental health services for a range of issues that students face, such as those related to stress, anxiety, management, domestic violence, relationships, academic or job pressures, substance abuse, bereavement, eating disorders, and trauma. Conduct risk assessments and provide in-person and virtual responses and interventions during times of crisis. Evaluate the mental health needs of students and recommend solution-focused interventions and treatment options to address their concerns in an effective manner. Support students in creating goals and objectives. 
  • Provide specific recommendations for students struggling with suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, substance use, and addictive behaviors, including facilitating referrals for treatment and other resources as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain mental health services across JCCC, which include support groups and well-being programs that raise awareness about mental health issues and available resources. Coordinate outreach programs and prevention initiatives to raise awareness of mental health issues on campus. Develop opportunities for students to come together to share their experiences, learn new ways to cope, and find comfort with each other. Cover topics such as grief and loss, building better habits, managing anger, and taking charge of one’s emotions.
  • Provide career counseling and interpretation of personality assessments, such as the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date, and confidential documentation of all student interactions, records, and meetings. 
  • Maintain credentials for ongoing state and/or national licensure. 
  • Work collaboratively with JCCC staff and other mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, to provide comprehensive care to students and ensure counseling information is up-to-date. Serve on a wide range of committees to promote student success and mental health, such as the Sexual Assault Response team and KC Scholars program. Contribute to campus-wide efforts to promote a positive campus environment and the overall well-being of our student body. 

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: JCCC provides equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals and is an affirmative action employer.  JCCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, religion, marital status, parental status, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities, which includes employment and admissions, in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination laws. 

Inquiries concerning JCCC's compliance with its nondiscrimination policies (including Title IX, Title VI and Section 504 inquiries) may be referred to a Title IX Coordinator (, or Director of Human Resources, or the Dean of Students and Learner Engagement at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-8500; or to Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone: 816-268-0550,Facsimile: 816-268-0559, Email to:

Disclosure:  If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email


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