Job Posting Title
Mental Health Advocate (2 Positions)
Los Rios Community College District (District Office)
Temporary Position Category
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 throughout our four
colleges and District Office complex. The District Office is
centrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming,
inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,
employees, and our community partners. Our departments strive for
the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, and
are focused on advancing the learning of our diverse student
population through improved academic and social outcomes.
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
degree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demand
Under the supervision of the assigned supervisor/manager, the
Mental Health Advocate provides a variety of mental health services
and navigation support, including assessment and evaluation, mental
health support, student advocacy, case management, coordination and
connection with college and community resources, navigation to
community resources, leading groups/skills classes, leading
professional development workshops, coordinating outreach
activities and referral to other student support services.
For a detailed job description for this Los Rios Classified
Employees Association (White Collar) posting
$5,660.89 per month LRCCD
Additional Salary Information
No additional salary information to note
This position will report to duty at one of the following
colleges: American River College or Folsom Lake College.
American River College is committed to employees:
- Actively demonstrating a commitment to equity and
- Engaging in self-reflection and continuous improvement
regarding individuals and their cultural competence.
- Exercising responsibility and accountability for actions.
- Viewing students, ALL students, as equally capable and worthy
of our care, time and energy.
- Demonstrating appreciation and respect for others’ perspectives
and lived experiences.
Los Rios Community College District offers competitive salaries and
a very comprehensive employee benefits package to include medical
insurance, CalPERS retirement, and opportunities for additional
insurance and financial investments.
Full-time, twelve-month employees receive 18 days of annual paid
holidays, 15 days’ vacation yearly (with increases after 5 & 10
years), and 8 hours of sick leave per month. Los Rios also offers
professional development opportunities with the district and
financial support and/or paid time off to complete external
academic studies. You are eligible for the aforementioned benefits
as a regular employee with a permanent assignment of 0.50 FTE or
greater. To calculate this position’s FTE, take the number of hours
per week divided by 40, to get the percentage of hours worked. Then
take the number of months worked divided by 12, to get the
percentage of work year. Then take the percentage of hours worked
multiplied by the percentage of months worked to get the position’s
FTE (e.g., a position that is 30 hours per week with a work year of
10 months: 30/40 = 0.75; 10/12 = 0.8333; 0.75 * 0.8333 = 0.625 FTE
). For the full LRCEA contract agreement details
Works collaboratively with district-wide licensed mental health
clinicians to triage and provide an equity and trauma informed
approach to early intervention and prevention of mental health and
wellness support for students; provides wellness coaching and
mental health support for students not requiring support from a
licensed therapist or counselor; oversees case management of
students in crisis or students of concern, including tracking
progress, managing potential follow up through resolution, and
closing of the case; provide support and resources to students who
have complaints and concerns, documents case management efforts in
an online system and prepares reports; works in partnership with
Community College District ( LRCCD ) mental health therapists and
personnel, and counseling departments, to share information about
campus and community resources; provides support for training on
trauma informed care, conflict resolution, de-escalation, and
mental health and wellness topics to college faculty and staff;
collaborates with external subject matter experts to facilitate
awareness trainings for faculty and staff that are culturally
responsive, and develops outreach activities and programming with
clinical providers addressing student mental health; works
collaboratively and in partnership with district and campus law
enforcement to respond to potential student mental health and
non-violent crisis incidents in a student centered and
trauma-informed manner; helps de-escalate and provides conflict
resolution support for students in crisis or exhibiting mental
health concerns; promotes and advocates for mental health and
wellness services and resources available on campus for students;
follow-up with students on utilization of safety plans; coordinates
with campus and community-based services for students, such as
basic needs, WEAVE, community mental health providers, and social
service organizations; helps mitigate immediate concern and makes
appropriate referrals for greater levels of support. Performs
related duties as assigned.
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Total Hrs per Week/Day
40 hours per week
One year of experience related to the duties of
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling,
social work, behavioral health or related field. ( NOTE : A
Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, behavioral
health or related field, may be substituted for one year of the
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.
: One year of experience is equal
to 12 months of experience at 40 hours per week. Applicable
part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent
for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education
: One year of education is equal to 30 semester
Education must be from an accredited institution.
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete
- A Los Rios Community College District Application
- Letter of Interest
- Applications submitted without all required documents, listed
above, will be disqualified.
- Applicants indicating “see resume” on the application will not
have that referenced experience considered for minimum
qualifications, which may lead to the application being
- Only information (education, experience, etc.) listed on the
application will be considered for minimum qualifications.
- Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College
District employees, are required to provide official transcripts,
if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the
- Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within
60 days of the time of hire.
- Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be
accepted as 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
click here .
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Posting Detail Information
Beginning On (or About)
Ending Date, if Temporary or Interim
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 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday
After hour inquiries should be emailed to HR@losrios.edu.
Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance
from a criminal background check and proof of identity and
eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of
work. Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment and Certificate of
Completion must be obtained within 15 days from the start of
employment. The District may select additional qualified candidates
should unexpected vacancies or needs occur. When education is a
requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from
the accredited institution must be submitted within 60 days of
For the latest information on Los Rios Community College’s COVID
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Can you perform the essential functions of the position you
are applying to with or without reasonable accommodations?
- * I acknowledge and agree that 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 copy and paste the link and download the form
https://losrios.edu/lrccd/shared/doc/hr/forms/p-881.pdf and attach
the completed form to your application.
- Yes, I acknowledge and agree
- No, I do not acknowledge or agree
- * If hired, can you provide proof that you are eligible to work
in the United State?
- * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –
where/how did you learn about this position?
- Asian Pacific Islander Legacy - Los Rios Employee Group
- Before The Movie - Movie Theater Advertisement
- Black Faculty & Staff Association - Los Rios Employee
- California Community College Registry
- Chronicle of Higher Ed
- Community College Jobs (communitycollegejobs.com)
- Comunidad - Los Rios Employee Group
- DiversityJobs (diversityjobs.com)
- d'primeramano.net Magazine
- EdCareers Portal (Standford)
- Greater Sacramento Urban League
- HigherEdJobs (higheredjobs.com)
- Job Fair
- Los Rios Human Resource Invite
- Los Rios Job Site
- Native American Collaborative - Los Rios Employee Group
- Sacramento Asian Chanmber of Commerce
- Sacramento Black Chanmber of Commerce
- Sacramento Builders Exchange
- Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
- Sacramento Works
- Spectrum LGBTQIA+ - Los Rios Employee Group
- THE Hub Magazine (Sac Culture Hub)
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Interest
- P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime