Mental Health Counselor - Part-time Temporary Pool

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 09, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Mental Health Counselor - Part-time Temporary Pool

Salary: See Position Description
Closing Date:
Job Type: Part-time Temporary Pool
Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) Campuses, CA


Note: College of Marin's faculty pools are open to applications on a continuous basis. Although there may not be any current openings, applications will remain on file until the hiring department has a need to add candidates to their pool OR for up to one year from the date of application, whichever occurs first. If your application becomes inactive after one year, you may re-apply to the pool at that time. Screenings and interviews can be conducted at any point in time as the hiring department necessitates. Once a screening has occurred, applicants will be notified of their status.

The Mental Health Counselor provides short term psychological counseling for a diverse population of students with the goal of maximizing success in the college setting. Major duties and responsibilities include providing brief individual counseling for students, crisis assessment and intervention, mental health program and services development, referrals into the community when appropriate, and campus consultation and outreach.

College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.

COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. Based on fall 2017 credit enrollment data, the diversity of students at the college includes greater representation than the county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (28% of enrollment), Asian (8%), Black/African American (4%), and Multi-racial (6%) students.

College of Marin is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, genetic condition, status as a veteran, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive Order 11246 (as amended), COM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Please see the Required Application Documents section below for important information regarding the evaluation of your foreign degrees.

NOTE: College of Marin does not offer online-only teaching assignments; all faculty members must be available to teach in the classroom, in person.

To Apply:

Essential Functions
The Mental Health Counselor will do the following:
  • Provide short term personal counseling and assessment for students individually, in groups, and through screenings, to help students cope with stressors that are affecting their academic, career or personal goals.
  • Interact with and provide services to a diverse student population and college, demonstrating cross-cultural counseling competency.
  • Support students' adjustment to college, career related topics and other developmental issues.
  • Provide crisis intervention services.
  • Consult with faculty, staff and administrators regarding student mental health issues.
  • Initiate and maintain confidential, complete mental health records for clientele as appropriate and submit reports and recommendations as requested.
  • Participate with Student Health Services, Student Services staff and faculty and the college community in planning and implementing student health programs to respond to identified needs, and monitor existing programs for effectiveness, applicability and safety through ongoing quality improvement and program review.
  • Serve as a resource and primary liaison for the college community on issues of mental health promotion and advocacy, which may include classroom presentations, curriculum and resource material development, committee membership, or staff and faculty presentations.
  • Refer students to District support services or external community mental health services and/or other assistance agencies appropriate for student needs.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development and practice of cultural humility. Encourage social justice, equity, and sensitivity in program development and service delivery.
  • May provide bilingual services to monolingual and limited English-speaking students.
  • Perform related duties as required or assigned.

This position is a faculty appointment with administrative coordination and planning duties. The faculty appointment is generally non-instructional, but there may be opportunity for course development/teaching assignment. Standard duties that may be expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attendance at department and/or division meetings as designated or appropriate, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of a faculty member. Faculty also have the opportunity to serve on District and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities. Administrative duties include but are not limited to: mental health program and services development, coordination of personal and crisis counseling services, and coordination of Behavioral Team.

College Faculty and Departments
Participate in division and college-wide committees. Work effectively, both independently and as a team member, with students, faculty, classified staff and administration. Establish and maintain productive working relationships and partner with other departments in the campus community. Communicate effectively with students to help resolve issues and concerns. Create working relationships with student organizations as well as campus staff to collaborate on program delivery.

Student Success & Position Skills
Initiate programming and projects based upon the changing needs of students and the college community. Participate in collecting pertinent student and program data and in preparing reports as needed. Develop tailored outreach. Be organized and service-oriented. Work independently and effectively to manage multiple important priorities. Possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively. Demonstrate effective crisis management skills. Possess basic computer skills. Work a flexible schedule, to include evening hours and weekends, to serve students at two campuses of Marin Community College District, and possible off-campus sites.

Requirements & Desirables

  1. Doctorate and/or Master's in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or strongly related discipline; and
  2. Possession of a valid California Psychology, LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC license; and
  3. Understanding of, ability to demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, ability, military, religious, sexual orientation and gender identity backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff; and
  4. Knowledge and experience providing counseling with underrepresented, multicultural community college students; and
  5. Knowledge of applicable laws, standards and ethics of professional conduct related to independent practice of psychology, counseling and related topics in healthcare.

  • Recent professional clinical experience, preferably in a college setting, using brief treatment models.
  • Experience in counseling students having a wide range of skills, motivation and academic or occupational goals.
  • Awareness of and commitment to the philosophy and objectives of the California community college.
  • Vision and energy to plan and organize programs and outreach to enhance student success.
  • Understanding of contemporary equity and diversity concepts and issues in a community college setting
  • Experience in providing direction and training to mental health interns.
  • Experience teaching or training adult populations.
  • Bilingual in languages that reflect College of Marin's diverse student population.
  • Experience working with veterans, to include knowledge/experience working with clients coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Experience working with foster-care youth.
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision or consultation to doctoral or masters level interns or practicum students and professional colleagues.
  • Knowledge of electronic records systems.

In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:
  • Ability to administer psychological assessment techniques.
  • Ability to demonstrate crisis management and consultation skills.
  • Ability to develop outreach and prevention services that promote psychological wellness (including, but not limited to, training students, staff, and faculty on assessing and referring students in distress).
  • Ability to present workshops and in-service training.
  • Ability to initiate innovative service delivery strategies.
  • Ability to demonstrate planning and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and comfort with learning and utilizing other software/databases.


Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.
  3. California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
  4. Certificated candidates who have not previously been employed in an academic position in California will be required to provide a medical certificate from a licensed physician showing that the candidate is free from any communicable disease unfitting the candidate to instruct or associate with students. The medical exam shall have been conducted not more than six months before submission of the certificate and shall be at the expense of the candidate. (Ed. Code Section 87408.6)
  5. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
  6. Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.
  1. A cover letter addressing the preferred qualifications for the position (Cover Letter)
  2. A current CV of all work experience, formal education and training (Resume)
  3. Copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree (Bachelor's Transcript)
  4. Copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree (Master's Transcript). If you hold a degree(s) beyond the Master's, please attach copies of transcripts for your additional degrees (Doctoral Transcript or Transcript)
  5. Copy of valid California Psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, or Professional Clinical Counselor license (License)
  6. STATEMENT - Please provide a response to the following prompt (one page maximum; other):
College of Marin's commitment to educational excellence is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community. Please describe how you would contribute to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for students from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups.
NOTE: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree and show the coursework taken and grades achieved. An official transcript would be required upon hire.

Where applicable, foreign degree credentials must be evaluated by a third party to determine the equivalent U.S. degree and major. Please review the following points carefully to determine whether you must submit a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) with your application. Evaluations should provide the name of the institution attended, a description of your credentials, the major of study, and the U.S. equivalent for each credential. For a list of evaluating agencies, visit the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • If you satisfy the minimum educational requirement with a degree that was granted in the U.S., but your previous degree(s) was obtained from a foreign institution, you do not need to attach a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) for your previous degree(s). You must, however, attach a copy of a (translated) transcript for the previous degree. For additional clarification of acceptable transcripts, please contact Human Resources.
  • If your degree that satisfies the minimum educational requirement was obtained from a foreign institution, you must submit an FCE for that degree and any other foreign degrees leading up to it.
  • If you are asserting equivalence (see Minimum Qualifications for Faculty/Administrators above) because your degree does not specifically match the minimum educational requirements as listed and any of your degrees was obtained outside the U.S., you must attach an FCE for your foreign degree(s).

Supplemental & Salary Information

Primarily the Kentfield campus with occasional need to work on the Indian Valley campus in Novato.

UPM - Part-time Faculty:
Employees in this position classification are considered Temporary Credit Unit Members and are represented by the United Professors of Marin (UPM/AFT 1610). Part-time faculty members are required to comply fully with the United Professors of Marin Collective Bargaining Agreement, including payment of union dues or charitable contributions. General information regarding rights and responsibilities under the Agreement can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreements section of our Human Resources site. Part-time UPM employees are also members of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).

FLSA Status: Exempt

Counselors are placed on the Faculty Salary Schedule. Please refer to the Faculty (UPM/AFT) Salary Schedule on our Human Resources site for detailed information.

Salaries for Mental Health Counselor Part-time Temporary Pool members are based on the number of units assigned (see Hours-to-Units conversion formula below) and are paid at 95% of the Full-time Faculty Salary Schedule. New part-time counselors will be placed between Step 1, Column 1 and Step 9, Column 5 of the salary schedule, depending on background and experience.

Payment Formula for Part-time Temporary Counselors:
  1. Hours to Units: Hours per semester divided by 599, rounded to 4 decimal places, and multiplied by 15 units = # of Units.
  2. Temporary part-time credit payment formula: Annual Salary x # of Units divided by 30 units x 95% = semester payment; divided by five (5) = monthly salary.

Applications must include the documents listed in the Required Documents section to be rendered complete; incomplete applications will not be accepted. Screening will begin after the application deadline, and applicants will be notified of their status, either way, thereafter. Applicants selected to interview will be contacted to schedule an interview appointment with the screening committee, and those who are forwarded by the committee following the first interview may be invited for a second interview. Regrettably, College of Marin is not able to offer reimbursement for travel to interviews at this time.

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