This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 3/26/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP): National Academies is housed in the UCSD Department of Pediatrics, Center for Community Health (UCSD CCH). The UCSD Center for Community Health is a multidisciplinary group of professional physicians, researchers, and public health and community outreach educators committed to improving health equity. This goal is achieved largely through transnational research, translating advances from basic science and clinical research into the community, and developing the pipeline and future health care workforce of California and the Nation. The goal of the HCOP: National Academies is to significantly increase the number of qualified disadvantaged individuals (traditional students and veterans) from urban and rural areas that enter the region's health care workforce. It utilizes a Comprehensive Approach to conduct structured yearlong Saturday academies and summer residential programs for Grades 11-12, community college (2 yrs.), university (4 yrs.), post-baccalaureate and pre-matriculating medical students. The HCOP: National Academies is a partnership between UCSD SOM with San Diego State University Pre-College Institute and Scripps San Diego Border Area Health Education Center.
Under general direction of Principal Investigators and Project Director, the HCOP Case Manager is responsible for a range of program support, program delivery, and administrative functions related to skill development and academic support services of under-represented minority (URM) and disadvantaged students. Support the implementation and coordination of HCOP program services, workshops and presentations. Provides a limited range of professional knowledge and strategies related to learning skills for students. May receive guidance from higher level Student Academic Specialists in adapting counseling to specific learning styles and linguistic issues.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Two or more years of experience working as a counselor or advisor at a high school, college and/or university; or other related experience.
Knowledge of learning theories and training models.
Knowledge of how learning skills issues apply to a research institution.
Knowledge of strategies in critical thinking, reading, writing, note taking, test taking, time management, and goal setting.
Knowledge and experience in planning, coordinating, and implementing academic, and cultural enrichment programs for first-generation college, low income, and underrepresented high school and college students.
Knowledge of current and theoretical models that influence the application and delivery of academic services (e.g., discipline specific; student-population specific).
Multicultural competencies; knowledge and experience working and interacting effectively with diverse groups of staff, faculty, and student populations.
Develops knowledge of specific learning theory, learning styles, effective issues, academic issues, and socio-cultural issues in applying academic support for students.
Oral and written communication skills; interpersonal and presentation skills.
Ability to communicate information in small and large group settings.
Proficient computer skills including databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and web-based systems.
Master's or Doctorate degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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