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Mental Health Provider, Categorical (one or more positions)

South Orange County Community College District

Job Title: Mental Health Provider, Categorical (one or more positions)
Job Location: Irvine , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Other Administrative Positions
Application Closing Date: 08/27/2018
Date Posted: 2018-07-27
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Mental Health Provider, Categorical (one or more positions)
South Orange County Community College District

Irvine Valley College

Mental Health Provider, Categorical (one or more positions)
Initial Screening Date: 08/27/2018

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at

Summary Description:
Under direction from the Assistant Dean of Health, Wellness and Veterans Services or other assigned administrator, provides mental health services to the campus community including the coordination of crisis intervention services; researches current mental health trends and practices and maintains current mental health protocols; provides educational workshops and lectures on relevant mental health topics; determines work procedures and expedites work flow; develops and implements specific procedures and programs; ensures compliance with all operating policies and procedures as well as pertinent rules and regulations; performs a variety of administrative duties related to assigned area of responsibility.

Representative Duties:
The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of program development and implementation.
Principles and practices of providing training, work direction, and guidance to staff.
Mental health issues common to the community college population.
Crisis intervention strategies including the design and implementation of effective prevention and debriefing programs.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including but not limited to those that apply to the provision of mental health services on a community college campus, child and elder abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, emergency psychiatric evaluations and holds, privacy regulations, treatment of minors, etc.
Confidentiality requirements when dealing with personal and sensitive student information.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems.
Work organization principles and practices.
Work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary campus based health and mental health team.
Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Ability to:

Maintain current mental health counseling practices as per scope of licensure.
Strictly adhere to the ethical principles of psychologists as promulgated by the American Psychological Association and the laws and regulations relating to the practice of psychology in California.
Utilize sound clinical judgment and apply methods appropriate to presenting problems and needs of client.
Independently coordinate, direct, and participate in the provision of quality care.
Understand, interpret, and apply administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, regulations, standards of practice, and ordinances.
Maintain control in emergency/crisis situations.
Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality in maintaining critical and sensitive information, records, and reports.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting software applications.
Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
Use correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Work independently and effectively in the absence of supervision.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Completion of a Masterís Degree and licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).


Three years of post-licensure experience in an acute mental health care setting or facility; two years of experience working with and treating college age students. Experience must include treatment utilizing a brief therapy model of care and experience working with multi-cultural clients and/or those for whom English is not a first language.

Information and Application Process Instructions

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at:

Highly desirable experience includes: professional experience in the higher education and/or College Health environment; experience with Disability Services and/or understanding of disability related issues and accommodations for students with psychological disabilities.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid license as a Mental Health Provider in the State of California.

Possession of a valid license as an MFT or LCSW.

Conditions of Employment:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

To Apply:
Please visit the Districtís Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities within the South Orange County Community College District and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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