Supervisor, Mental Health Services

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Requisition Details

Position TitleSupervisor, Mental Health ServicesHow many positions are you recruiting for?1CampusMission CollegeDefinition

The Division of Student Services at Mission College is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of the Mental Health Services Supervisor. The purpose of this position is to plan, organize, coordinate and implement mental health education program activities and services and operations, to provide direct mental health services to students and serve as an advising resource for faculty, to assume responsibility for program development and supervision, and to perform a variety of professional and technical level tasks relative to mental health services, under the direction of the Director of Health Services and Vice President of Student Services. The Mental Health Services Supervisor exercises direct supervision over technical, intern and student staff.

Mission College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking a dynamic leader who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Recognized as both a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, Mission College is known for the strength of our academic programs and faculty as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch services. Applicants interested in working within an energetic, student-centered culture that looks to the future will find Mission College a perfect fit.


100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of November 16, 2020. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the Supervisors Unit and represented by Teamsters Local 856.

Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $7,266–$8,006 monthly (Supervisors Salary Schedule, Range 23, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (24 days after 7 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $40 to $200 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated.
Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

2. Equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in psychology, social work, or a related field.

3. Four years of increasingly responsible professional experience in mental health counseling, with one year of experience providing technical and functional supervision.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a current and valid certification as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the State of California.
Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following desired qualifications:

  • Recent successful experience as a mental health services provider in an educational, private, public and/or other settings, preferably in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate mental health services staff, interns, consultants, volunteers or student workers.
  • Exemplified commitment to serving students with diverse backgrounds, interests, goals and abilities.
  • Demonstrated progressively responsible experience in health education and health promotion activities.
Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of health education program development and implementation.
  • Principles and practice of training and supervision.
  • Equipment, tools, and materials used in operation of a counseling center.
  • Principles and practices of budget monitoring.
  • Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, and rules.
  • Principles and methods of scheduling, logistics, and recordkeeping.
  • Community resources for health and mental health.
  • Mental health counseling, laws, ethics, and mandatory reporting requirements.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement, and direct program activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent program and department policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned technical and student staff.
  • Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and collaborative working relationships with others.
  • Work beyond normal business hours, attend evening meetings and/or perform weekend work, and travel.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of mental health education program goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for provision of program services to students; implement policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement program activities by compiling, evaluating, and determining student needs.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned programs; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for grant proposals; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Promote, prepare, and conduct special activities, events, and presentations in support of the program.
  • Provide clinical supervision of mental health counseling interns.
  • Assess, evaluate, and counsel students in a variety of health related areas, including substance abuse and mental health issues; conduct emergency interventions as necessary.
  • Research, compile, and prepare reports and documentation on program activities; analyze program and develop corrective action; maintain records of findings and corrective actions; prepare periodic status reports.
  • Represent program with committees, outside organizations, and on staff subcommittees as necessary; coordinate program activities with other district divisions and departments and outside agencies.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Working ConditionsOther DutiesPhysical DemandsApplicant Information


  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.


  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: [email protected]

Selection Process


  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Special Instructions to the ApplicantPosting NumberFY19/20-974FTOpen Date08/19/2020Close Date09/20/2020Open Until FilledNoRequisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please speak to your experience with inter-agency collaboration in managing and promoting mental health events or programming.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What is your vision for an ideal mental health services program in a community college setting focused on providing equitable services for all students?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please walk us through your ideas for incorporating a mental health intern program into an existing network of campus services such as academic counseling and student support programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you possess, or have ability to obtain, a current and valid certification as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the State of California?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts
  2. Additional Supporting Documentation




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Posted: 8/20/2020
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