MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (PERSONAL WELLNESS SERVICES)

Location
Chula Vista
Posted
Mar 07, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Institution Type
Community College

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (PERSONAL WELLNESS SERVICES)
Southwestern College


This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, and extension site assignments. Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction and leadership of the Director of Student Development and Health Services, the Mental Health Counselor provides brief, mental health intervention to students enrolled at Southwestern College in order to promote emotional health, student success and retention at the college. These services include; psychological assessment, crisis intervention, personal counseling/ psychotherapy, case management, "wellness" workshops, referrals to community services, student, faculty/staff consultations and staff development activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of: a Master's in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development OR the equivalent.

NOTE: A license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline. AND two years post licensure experience with an approved intern supervisor by CAMFT or AAMFT. Mental health counseling experience, preferably involving experience working with under prepared and at risk students as well as individuals with disabilities is desirable.

Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area for Southwestern College is preferable.

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:
Ph.d in Psychology and licensure in California as a Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Clinical Counselor is desirable.

SALARY & BENEFITS:
Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based upon years of experience and education. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 6. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For current salary schedules and information on salary placement visit our website at www.swccd.edu. Comprehensive fringe benefits are provided.

STARTING DATE: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

TIMELINES:
March 7-April 20, 2018 - Position advertised; District receives applications
April 20, 2018 - Initial screening deadline for guaranteed consideration. Position is open until filled.
May 7-18, 2018 - Search Committee interviews candidates
May 21-25, 2018 - Second level interviews of top finalists
June, 2018 - July 1 start date pending Governing Board approval.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received online by 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018. Screening of applications will begin shortly thereafter. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review. Position is open until filled.

FAXED AND E-MAILED MATERIAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, HOWEVER, APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT OUR COLLEGE WEBSITE, https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2502.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Submit the following application materials on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2502:
	
Letter of Application (cover letter)
Online Application
Resume
Marriage and Family Therapist License (if applicable)
Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred

Applicants who do not possess appropriate degree or credential must request, complete and submit a Supplemental Equivalency Application.
	
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date.

All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.

If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,
Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

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