Mental Health Services Specialist

  • Pensacola State College
  • 1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description



Job Description:

The Mental Health Services Specialist provides direct mental health care to students, including engaging in suicide risk and substance abuse assessments. Coordinates training and educational outreach related to mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention for faculty, staff, and students. Organizes health, wellness, and preventive initiatives on campus.  Develops relationships with community mental health providers and refers students for off-campus treatment as necessary.  Serves on EscaRosa Suicide Prevention Coalition.  Serves on the College Behavioral Intervention Team (Pirates CARE Team).  Serves as a facilitator for Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers.  Reports to the Executive Director, Institutional Equity and Student Conduct.  This is a grant-funded position.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, and documented evidence of at least 150 hours of direct client contact. Successful results of a criminal background check are required. NOTE: The awarding of the master’s degree is a non-negotiable condition of employment. Successful results of the criminal background check required. 


Pursuant to College policy, it is an employment eligibility requirement for an applicant to meet the requirements of § 435.04(2), Florida Statutes, related to background investigations.  Any person failing to meet the requirements of the statute will be deemed not qualified to hold employment in this position.  A Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) approved background check will be conducted on every successful candidate as a condition of employment, and any person who fails to disclose any adverse information contained in the background investigation at the time of submitting the employment application will be disqualified from employment.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Current licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Experience working with higher education student population.


ANNUAL SALARY : $39,270.00


SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:  All supplemental materials must be submitted electronically via the Workday applicant portal. If you have any questions or difficulty uploading the supplemental materials, contact Tanesha McCreary at 


Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled – Review of applications will begin October 8, 2021. To receive full consideration, the online application and supplemental application materials must be received by October 7, 2021.


The benefits package provided by the College includes major medical insurance, life insurance and Florida retirement contributions. Other benefits offered include participation in the wellness program, tuition waivers, educational opportunities, and paid sick leave.


Supplemental life, dental, vision, and disability insurance are available at group rates. 



Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the College’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Executive Director of Institutional Equity and Student Conduct at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Boulevard, Pensacola, Florida 32504.

  • jobRequisitionId: JR1296
  • startDate: 2021-09-28-07:00
  • company: Institutional Equity and Student Conduct (Lynsey Listau)
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