Interim Associate Dean of Student Mental Health and Wellness Services (revised title)

Los Rios Community College District (District Office)
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Job Posting Title Interim Associate Dean of Student Mental Health and Wellness Services (revised title) Location Los Rios Community College District (District Office) Department Location Student Services Posting Number AE00498P The Institution
The Los Rios Community College District is the second largest, two-year public college district in California, serving approximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. The district’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties and is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. In addition to each college’s main campus, the district offers educational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.

The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart of the Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strong communities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby some of the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is a great place to live and work!

The district has approximately 6,000 employees through our four colleges and district office in dozens of different departments that support students at our four colleges and provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students, employees and our community partners. Each and every district and college department strives for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improving educational outcomes for the students we serve.

Our Vision
Our colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, student success centered education. Our objective is to help our students successfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want to transfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate’s degree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demand career fields. Position Summary
Under the administrative direction of the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, the Interim Associate Dean of Student Mental Health and Wellness Services provides leadership for the program. The responsibilities of the Interim Associate Dean of the Student Mental Health and Wellness Services include; but, are not limited to: planning, developing and implementing comprehensive programs and activities designed to facilitate the emotional well-being of students, thereby improving retention and academic success. Assignment Responsibilities

Typical Duties include; but are not limited to:

● Collaborating with the Medical Director to plan and supervise the Student Health & Wellness Centers at all four colleges.
● Provide leadership for the day-to-day operation of the Student Health & Wellness Center, including staff, faculty, consultants and/or student workers.
● Developing annual budgets and monitoring expenditures.
● Evaluating and recommending equipment/supply purchases and service contracts.
● Providing information and referrals to individuals and groups about on-going health problems and education, preventive health measures, and health promotion.
● Supervising, assigning, training, and evaluating assigned personnel, including student workers, staff, and overseeing consultants.
● Developing and implementing programs, policies and procedures and coordinating student health programs and services for students.
● Ensuring compliance with district policies and procedures.
● Preparing guidelines and manuals to cover the methods and conduct of programs and services supervised.
● Analyzing student mental health data trends, usage of telehealth and local resources.
● Maintaining necessary health records, including statistical data.
● Organizing and participating in the preparation and maintenance of administrative records and reports related to Health and Mental Health services activities and finances, including an up-to-date referral database and directory of off-campus social/medical services.
● Designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating campus-wide health education programs and services.
● Monitoring progress in achievement of Student Health & Wellness Center goals and objectives.
● Assessing and projecting service needs.
● Preparing recommendations for the continued development of student health programs.
● Implementing and maintaining electronic medical filing system, and ensuring compliance with all privacy policies and regulations.
● Initiating, contacting, and collaborating with county and community agencies to provide on-site services for students.
● Serving as the primary contact for ensuring contracts with those agencies with whom services will be provided.
● Seeking opportunities to serve on county/community advisory committees to stay current on health trends/needs of students.
● Serving on College committees.
● Providing collaborative leadership in the development of Crisis Prevention, implementation and review of campus safety procedures, and other health/safety-related areas.
● Maintaining and distributing current off campus health care information such as, physicians, dentists, laboratory facilities, mental health, and sexual health services to the college community.
● Maintaining a variety of health information, brochures, and pamphlets for students and staff.
● Attending a variety of meetings.
● Maintaining departmental area(s) in a safe, clean, orderly condition.
● Assuring compliance with established safety procedures and regulations.
● Maintaining currency of qualifications for area of assignment.
● Completing the Student Services Outcomes ( SSO ) assessment, Program Review, and Program Planning for the Student Mental Health & Wellness program to measure the effectiveness of wellness workshops.
● Evaluating the performance of assigned staff to assess individual performance and recommend developmental practices.
● Performing other duties as assigned.

The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours.

This position requires Knowledge of:
● Federal, State and local laws, policies and regulations relating to student health programs.
● Budget development, administration, and management principles.
● Health education, mental health services, and national health observances.
● State and national standards for the proper licensing for mental health professionals.
● Mandated reporting protocols for medical and mental health situations.
● State and federal regulations regarding the development, storage, and release of medical records, incident reports, and mental health records.

This position requires Skills in:
● Supervising, leading, and scheduling support staff.
● Conducting employee evaluations.
● Applying knowledge mental health practices to develop services for students.
● Developing evidence-based protocols for the Student Mental & Wellness program
● Devising methods to collect and analyze departmental data to project funding needs, staffing needs, and to determine the influence that departmental operations have on student success.
● Developing and applying flexibility, resourcefulness, and creative approaches to unique problems with an understanding of the full college-wide context.

This position requires the Ability to:
● Develop clinical protocols for the student mental health program that comply with state and federal regulations that govern the provision of mental health services within community colleges and that are also sensitive to the needs of the college student population.
● Develop and maintain collegiate relationship with staff, health agencies, community college health services organizations, and members of the community to help the Student Heath & Wellness Center achieve their mission and program goals.
● Communicate effectively orally and in writing to successfully direct the day to day operations of the Student Mental Health & Wellness program.
● Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports.
● Use assessment tools to determine the departmental strengths, weaknesses, areas for improvement, and the impact that departmental operations have on student success.
● Act as an advocate for the with county, state, and federal agencies to increase access to mental health and crisis intervention services for students.
● Provide adequate staffing to meet the needs of students by adhering to the District’s and College’s policies governing employment and contracts. Work Year N/A Work Schedule Total Hrs per Week/Day Special Requirements Minimum Qualifications
1. Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program, or master’s degree in social work or marriage and family therapy.
2. Licensed in the state of California as a Psychologist, Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist.
(Employees must hold/obtain and maintain the necessary licenses, certificates, etc., as needed for external agency(ies) accreditation/certification.)
3. Five years of post-graduate counseling experience, including demonstrated ability to conduct culturally sensitive individual and couples’ psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, crisis intervention.
4. Two or more years’ experience in a leadership or administrative/management role.
5. Three or more years of credentialed or licensed supervision/preceptor experience with mental health interns in APA accredited programs.
6. Have experience, within the last ten years, providing short and long-term counseling/psychotherapy.
7. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Application Instructions
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:

1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Resume
3. Valid/current California license as a Registered Nurse/California Public Health Nurse certificate
4. Letter of Interest
5. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work

  • Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
  • It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College District employees to also provide unofficial transcripts if required in the minimum qualifications for the position. (Within 60 days of the time of hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts.)
  • Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
  • A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. For additional information on Foreign Transcript Evaluations click here .

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested. Physical Demands Salary $128,062 to $138,618 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules Additional Salary Information Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Posting Date 07/16/2021 Closing Date 07/22/2021 Open Continuously No Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Interim, Educational Administrator Position
Beginning on or about August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022. How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

After hours inquiries should be emailed to Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date. Conditions
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for a face-to-face interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses, up to a maximum of $450. Candidate Travel Reimbursement

Administrative positions may be subject to the District’s Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Quicklink Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * I acknowledge and agree that I understand that by answering the question below, I certify that the information provided by me is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881 (if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability all persons and organizations furnishing such information. I understand that any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts on this form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 or attachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. If you have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation you are required to complete the form 'Arrests Which Led to Convictions for Crime', P-881 (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). If needed click on the link and download the form and attach the completed form to your application.
    • Yes, I acknowledge and agree
    • No, I do not acknowledge or agree
    • No answer
  2. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • College Department
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed (
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Oakland
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Los Angeles
    • Community College Registry Online Job Board
    • Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
    • CommunityCollegeJobs
    • Comunidad
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • D'Primeramano Magazine
    • EdJoin
    • Facebook (Campaign)
    • Facebook (Los Rios Page)
    • Glassdoor
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • Handshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)
    • HigheredJobs
    • Indeed
    • Instagram
    • Job Sites
    • Job Journal
    • Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges
    • LinkedIn
    • Los Rios Community College District Employee
    • Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Email
    • Los Rios Community College District Website
    • LRCCD Resource Group - API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)
    • LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)
    • Professional Networks
    • Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Builders Exchange
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
    • SacramentoWorks
    • The HUB
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • ZipRecruiter
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Licenses/Certifications
  4. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Unofficial Transcript 4
  4. Unofficial Transcript 5
  5. Foreign Transcript Evaluation
  6. P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime Document
  7. Employee Request for Transfer Form

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