Mental Health Clinician

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Mental Health Clinician

Position Number: 2013141145
Department: Mental Health
Job Category: Classified Unit A
Time (Percent Time): 80%
Term (months/year): 12 months/year
Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Salary Range: A-124
Salary: Steps 1 - 6: $5,589 - $7,133 per month
Shift Differential: Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement
Open Date: 05/03/2021
Initial Screening Date: 05/24/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Monday, May 24, 2021 are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at Mt.SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Two letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree (if applicable) are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.


Health & Welfare:
The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

*Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change


Basic Function/Overview:
DEFINITION

Under general supervision, provides mental health services to students, including the coordination of crisis intervention services, mental health counseling, and case management; researches current mental health trends and practices and keeps department mental health protocols current as needed; provides educational workshops and lectures on relevant mental health topics; develops programs and activities designed to increase mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from the Director, Student Health Services. Exercises no supervision of staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is a classification responsible for performing a variety of mental health services including counseling, crisis intervention, and case management of clients. Work requires strong communications skills and knowledge of available educational and community resources. Incumbents perform the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising a high level of judgment and initiative. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of assigned area of responsibility. This classification is distinguished from other Student Health Services classifications by providing clinical mental health services requiring a Master's degree and a Clinical Social Worker or Clinical Psychologist license.


Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:
1. Coordinates the provision and delivery of mental health services, including serving as the District’s primary resource on mental health concerns and strategies.
2. Conducts one-on-one therapy sessions, as well as, group sessions, per scope of practice; develops treatment plans as appropriate.
3. Serves as a resource and liaison for the college community on issues of mental health promotion, including resource material development, committee membership, and presentations for the general campus community.
4. Provides crisis intervention, evaluation and referral to community services; collaborates with community psychological evaluation teams and mental health providers as needed.
5. Coordinates efforts of the campus crisis response team, including the scheduling and facilitation of regular meetings, leading case reviews, publishing the on-call calendar and response handbook, and other related duties.
6. Teaches suicide prevention strategies to the campus community.
7. Assists the Director in researching current health trends and practices, as well as, developing and maintaining clinical protocols in accordance with current standards of care.
8. Gathers data on a regular basis to determine campus trends and needs, and recommends program modifications in response to identified needs.
9. Establishes relationships with community health providers for the purpose of serving as referral agencies.
10. Evaluates, maintains, and updates a variety of mental health-related records and files.
11. Compiles information and health statistics data for reports.
12. Provides health related information to health care and social service providers as requested.
13. Maintains accurate records of activities and services provided.
14. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
15. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Other Duties:
Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge Of:
1. Principles, procedures, techniques, and trends of clinical and casework services, counseling, and treatment.
2. Behavioral, social, and environmental aspects of emotional disturbances and mental disabilities.
3. Current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnostic criteria for mental and emotional disturbances.
4. Principles of mental health education.
5. A wide variety of therapeutic and treatment approaches for persons with mental and emotional problems.
6. Alcohol and drug addiction and treatment modalities.
7. Scope, availability, and activities of community resources, including mental health and social services agencies.
8. Current trends in mental health, public health, alcohol and drug services, and social services, including State and Federal programs in these areas.
9. Mental health issues common to the community college population.
10. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures governing mental health programs and the provision of mental health services.
11. District organization, functions, rules, policies, and procedures applicable to assigned areas of work responsibility.
12. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to assigned work.
13. Principles of record keeping and file maintenance.
14. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
15. Techniques for interacting effectively with clients, District staff, and individuals of various ages, disabilities, socio-economic groups, and effectively representing the District in contacts with the public.


Skills and Abilities:
1. Perform effective psychological counseling with individual clients and groups.
2. Develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with mentally and emotionally disturbed clients.
3. Analyze case information and make sound clinical assessments, diagnoses, and decisions regarding treatment methodologies, client progress, and case development.
4. Develop and implement treatment plans.
5. Maintain the confidentiality of client information.
6. Organize data, develop information, and prepare clear, concise, comprehensive records and reports.
7. Explain the mental health program to members of community agencies and the general public.
8. Understand, interpret, and respond with courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
9. Implement a variety of activities related to health education programs.
10. Establish and maintain relationships with diverse community groups.
11. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
12. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs.
13. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
14. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
15. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
16. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
17. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to a Doctorate in Psychology or a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with major coursework in social work, clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, or related field, and three (3) full-time equivalent years of experience in an acute mental health care setting or private practice; urgent care experience preferred.


Equivalencies:


Preferred Qualifications:


License(s) & Other Requirements:


Examination Requirements:


Working Environment:
Incumbents primarily work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Incumbents may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.


Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle to visit District sites and attend meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary classification, although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office. Incumbents in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.


Hazards:


Conditions of Employment:
Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees - The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: Mt. SAC Annual Security Report 2017

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.


Typing Certificate Requirements:


Special Notes:
Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].

DO NOT include photographs or any demographic information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be fully reimbursed (at the economy rate). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims (original receipts) must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.


Foreign Transcripts:
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Inquiries/Contact:
Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].


Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation
Confidential letters of recommendation are not accepted for this position. All letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the application.


EEO Policy:
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.


Conflict of Interest:
Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).


Cancel RTF Policy:
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN, RE-ADVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION.

THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES.


To apply, visit https://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/postings/8113





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