MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
Salary Range: $57,635 - $77,843/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: APRIL 20, 2021 BY MIDNIGHT, PACIFIC STANDARD TIME.
Visit our Career Site for more information and to apply. https://peraltaccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/5389
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or genetic information, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veterans status, status with regards to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Laney College is one of four, two-year colleges, maintained by the Peralta Community College District, located near the urban center of Oakland. The 60-acre campus is located near the Oakland Museum, the Henry J. Kaiser Center Convention Center, and within blocks of Lake Merritt. It is the largest of the four campuses with a population of 12,000 students. The College serves as a community and cultural center that provides various educational programs and services that assist adults of diverse communities in facing the social, economic, and personal challenges of a changing society.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Provides direct services and clinical care including mental health assessment, treatment, and education;
• Develops and plans a Mental Health Services Program and coordinates Health Services activities such as:
• Personal, emotional, and crisis counseling and clinical care of students with mental health needs
• Mental Health services outreach activities,
• Trainee, practicum, and Internship programs
• Wellness education and training
• Monitors the clinical practice according to Health Services and College and District policies and procedures, as well as applicable County, • State, and Federal regulations, licenses, and standards to ensure compliance and the quality of care provided in the student health services program;
• Maintains a secure, accessible system of confidential medical and mental health records in accordance with applicable standards of practice and State and Federal laws;
• Supervises and trains graduate or post-graduate level trainees or interns;
works with the Campus Crisis Committee intervention services, training, and response;
• Provides education and consultation to faculty, staff, and administrators with concerns about student mental health issues;
• Represents Wellness Services on college and district committees;
• Participates in outreach and promotion of campus wellness services;
• Conducts workshops for students related to health, stress, and mental health related topics;
• Prepare reports, surveys, and other documents as required by the area administrator;
• Conducts on going evaluation of programs, staff and student workers;
• Provides liaison with the college administration, faculty, and staff regarding Health Services issues and concerns;
• Provides and/or organizes in-serve training for faculty and staff regarding the needs of students with mental health issues;
• Serves as liaison to campus and/or community agencies, including referral to campus or community agencies and follow-up services;
• May represent the college in District and in State Health Services activities;
• May represent Health Services on campus and at District committee meetings;
• Keeps current with trends and developments in the field through appropriate literature, conferences, and other information sources;
• Performs other related duties as assigned by the college.
• Schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment. Faculty are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced methods, including the use of current and future technologies, to support student learning and career objectives.
• Faculty are also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:
• Maintenance of office hours;
• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate program materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;
• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current;
• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and
• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.
1. Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, Educational Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Marriage, Family and Child Counseling or Career Development;
2. Possession of a current, valid California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist.
3. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Credential as a Mental Health Specialist/Counselor.
(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).
4. The equivalent qualifications.
(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)
5. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
• Doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Counseling or Clinical Psychology or MSW.
• Experience in providing psychological services (individual and group) in college/university counseling center setting.
• Competency in group psychotherapy and outreach programming.
• Ability to interact effectively with students, administrators, faculty, and staff.
• Knowledge of the unique mental health issues of diverse clients, including individuals from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds, individuals representing varying sexual orientations, and international students.
• The ability to deal with serious and sensitive issues in a highly confidential manner.
• The skills to build relationships and trust across a wide range of constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, and parents.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• A strong commitment to advancing diversity.
• The ability to work independently, and cooperatively as a member of a college team.
• Advanced knowledge and training in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
• Knowledge of the State of California Rules and Statutes.
• May be required to work evening and/or weekend hours for crisis response, appointments or special events.
Visit the Peralta website and click on the “Jobs” link or go directly to https://peraltaccd.peopleadmin.com/ and click on the “Search Jobs” link to find this job posting. Should you decide to apply for this position and you have not already established an account, you will be prompted to do so. Your account which will give you secure and ongoing access to check on the status of your application for the position. Required documents will include:
Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.
Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.
Copies of transcripts (unofficial) from fully accredited college or university institutions. (Copies of diplomas will not substitute for transcripts.) (If hired, it will be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university institutions.)
Copies of transcripts must have degree awarded and confer date. Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.
Note: A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S granted degrees) by the application deadline date.
Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will only be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.
Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.
Video conference (Zoom) interviews may be conducted for first-level interviews if the candidate lives in excess of 250 miles from the Peralta Community College District office.
Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.
A selection committee will review and evaluate applications to select a limited number of candidates for interview. Meeting minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the candidate an interview.
Those candidates who are selected for an interview may be required to give a demonstration and submit training material (handouts) on a pre-assigned topic.
The District may fill more than one opening for qualified applicants.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), tenure track position. 175 Contract Days Each Academic Year. May include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment. The annual salary range upon entry is $54,976- $74,251. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.
The Peralta Colleges proudly offer a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:
• Medical, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*
• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.
• Long-term disability coverage.
• Employee Assistance Program
In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 12.58% of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Effective
January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at http://www.calstrs.com/post/frequently-asked-questions-ab-340-public-employees-pension-reform-act-2013. For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calstrs.com. The CalSTRS member handbook is available at http://www.calstrs.com/calstrs-member-handbook.
After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65. Other benefits include 10 days sick leave, and holidays.
Other voluntary benefits include:
• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125).
• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132).
• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans.
• Credit union membership.
• Prepaid legal plan participation.
• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children.
*Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution.
*Subject to change.
We are a collaborative community of colleges.
Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development.
We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations. We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform lives.
Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.
The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.
The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.