***THIS POSITION WILL BE OPEN UNTIL FILLED.***
Under the administrative leadership of the Director of Student Health Center, the psychologist is responsible for facilitating the physical and emotional well-being of students, thereby improving retention and academic success.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assess students in mental health crisis. Provide effective and rapid intervention with students in mental health crisis and act as a consultant to instructional faculty and staff when confronted with such crises. Provide resources on campus related to crisis intervention.
Provide short-term, brief counseling services to students and assist students in problem resolution, including: crisis intervention, assessment, planning and implementation of his/her immediate and long term clinical goals.
Serve as a college resource on issues of mental health and as a referral resource to the local mental health community.
Assist the Director of the Student Health Center with planning student health programs to respond to identified needs; implement new need-based programs and monitor existing programs for effectiveness, applicability, and safety through ongoing quality improvement and program review activities.
Provide referrals to students for college and community support services to resolve psychosocial stressors; refer students to appropriate internal and/or external healthcare providers as necessary. Educate students and staff regarding effective coping skills to minimize emotional stress.
Assist the physician and nurses with students' mental health needs as applicable; follow professional protocols for licensed psychologists as stipulated by the Board of Psychology.
Ensure confidentiality is maintained as stated by law; and maintain complete, official, confidential mental health records for the Student Health Center as required by District policy and administrative procedures and submit them in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Follow and ensure department regulations concerning the proper use, care, and security of college equipment and District property are met in accordance with established policy and procedures; advise administration of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommend solutions.
Qualifications and Physical Demands
Standard of practice for clinical records according to the Board of Psychology.
Clinical therapy methods with individuals and groups, preferably in a community college setting.
Correct English composition, grammar, spelling and vocabulary.
Crisis intervention and demonstrated appropriate and effective crisis intervention skills and techniques.
Current guiding principles in psychological services in community college settings.
Current health issues, including, but not limited to, nutrition, stress management, reproductive health, mental health, substance abuse and recovery, and communicable diseases.
Drug and alcohol addiction/use and eating disorders.
Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
Legal and ethical standards of licensed psychologists.
Local, state and federal laws and regulations related to student mental health counseling in community colleges.
Mental health promotion and advocacy techniques.
Operation of a computer, peripherals and software programs, including word processing.
Oral and written communication skills.
Principles and practices of mental health counseling, training and supervision.
Public relations and public speaking techniques.
Report writing techniques.
Research methods in psychological counseling.
Strategies and methods to enhance mental health of students.
Technical aspects of field of specialty.
Sensitivity to the challenges of the disabled and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Assess the psychological needs of students and develop an appropriate plan of intervention.
Attend/participate in professional conferences, seminars, or meetings.
Collect, compile, analyze data and prepare reports.
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally, in writing and through electronic medium.
Communicate effectively with a diverse population within and outside of the District.
Develop professional skills and up-to-date subject matter knowledge.
Develop, implement and evaluate the delivery of mental healthcare services to students.
Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. Foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation and continuous improvement throughout the District.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those with whom they are in contact in the course of work.
Follow professional protocols for licensed mental health professionals as stipulated by the appropriate professional organization.
Maintain current knowledge of mental healthcare practices; membership and contributions to professional organizations and/or community service.
Maintain records and the security of confidential information and materials.
Operate a computer, office equipment, peripherals and applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to the area of assignment.
Participate in institutional research activities and grants as needed.
Prepare and present oral and written reports and recommendations.
Provide appropriate emergency response and crisis care intervention to students; administer treatment as needed.
Read, interpret, apply and explain complex state and federal laws and other rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to assigned program.
Understand technical and medical terminology.
Understand and work within the scope of practice.
Work cooperatively with administrators, faculty, staff and the community including physicians, psychiatrists and available referral sources to achieve common goals including student recruitment and retention.
Work effectively and collaboratively in a multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.
Work effectively with high-risk, under-prepared and special needs students.
Education and Experience:
Doctorate in Psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited university.
At least two (2) years of current clinical therapy experience.
Current California Licensure in Psychology.
Previous employment experience working with students in a college setting, including successful experience supporting students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, as well as students with disabilities.
Conditions of Employment
***THIS POSITION WILL BE OPEN UNTIL FILLED.***
Employment is on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon verification of employment history, background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. Assignments are short-term, temporary, and do not offer fringe benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked, and are limited to 28 hours per week or 160 days per fiscal year. The hours of work and effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.
This is a CONTINUOUS recruitment for an applicant POOL to fill part-time, temporary, hourly assignments on an as-needed basis. Departments or Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to fill temporary assignments as the need arises. Applications are accepted year-round and will remain in the pool for one year. You will be contacted by the hiring manager should the department/division be interested in scheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of Human Resources regarding the status of your application.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Appropriate placement based on the PP Salary Schedule.
ATTENTION: Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism (BP 7310 (Download PDF reader)) to check if your application may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or 714-438-4716.
To be considered for employment you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:
A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
A current resume (uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
A cover letter (uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
Answers to all supplemental questions (please provide clear and detailed responses as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, or put "see resume" or "N/A").
Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date, when applicable. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting www.cccd.edu/employment. Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.
Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.
All online applications and required materials received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Therefore, when applicable, it is highly recommended that applicants submit clear, detailed responses to all supplemental questions in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications as related to the position.
If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in-person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.
The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.
Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.