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Mental Health & Wellness Counselor (Part-Time/Adjunct)

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
San Jose

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Mental Health & Wellness Counselor (Part-Time/Adjunct)

The San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is seeking a part-time/adjunct Mental Health & Wellness Counselor for the Fall 22 semester with the possibility for rehire in the 2022-2023 academic year.


1. Plan, implement and deliver mental health services and mental health treatment to students in support of wellness, academic success, and retention (e.g. mental health outreach and prevention events/activities).

2. Assess, evaluate, and counsel students (individually and in groups) in a variety of health related concerns, including mental health and substance abuse issues.

3. Provide drop in crisis counseling to students in distress, and conduct crisis interventions and assessments as necessary.

4. Assist in the evaluation and response to student support referrals that come through Maxient. Update records on Maxient as needed.

5. Develop and maintain confidential patient records in accordance with applicable standards of practice and federal and state laws and regulations.

6. Provide professional development, training, and outreach to students, faculty, and staff on topics related to mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety, coping skills, students in distress, etc.)

7. Provide consultation to students, faculty, and staff regarding concerns, mental health issues, and best practices for supporting students with psychological issues.

8. Participate in the Assessment, Response, and Coordination (ARC)/Behavioral Intervention Team (examples of participation can include risk and psychological assessments, assist with coordinating/co-chairing team, attend team meetings, etc.)

9. Sit on appropriate committees that have direct impact on student mental health.

10. Participate and attend relevant meetings/events on campus and in the community; may represent the college at local and regional meetings/events related to mental health.

11. Knowledge and experience providing counseling with underrepresented, multicultural community college students.

12. Knowledge of applicable laws, standards and ethics of professional conduct related to independent practice of psychology, counseling and related topics in healthcare.

13. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

14. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.

15. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.

16. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.

17. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.

18. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.

19. Foster a professional work and learning environment.

20. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Qualifications:


A Master's degree in Clinical Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy

Desired Qualifications:

1. Possession of a valid California Psychology, LFMT, LCSW, or LPCC License.

2. Formal or recent experience with planning mental health outreach and prevention activities.

3. Experience working in a college or university health service.

4. Experience working with transitional age youth.

5. Awareness of and commitment to the philosophy and objectives of the California community college.

6. Bilingual abilities (Spanish /English or Vietnamese/English) and multicultural experience desirable.

Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

Assignments may include day and evening responsibilities. This position is represented by the San José-Evergreen Community College District Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.

Please apply using the Direct Link below

Adjunct/Part-time Faculty
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Position #F19014, Open and Continuous

Other part-time instructors are needed to teach classes in other disciplines on an as needed basis.

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With student learning as its primary focus, the San José/Evergreen Community College District provides continuous access to a wide range of comprehensive and flexible post-secondary academic and occupational programs that prepare Silicon Valley residents of all ages for balanced and productive lives and successful careers. To reach these educational goals, the district provides the appropriate support services to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

In fulfilling this mission, the district assists students in achieving their educational and employment goals including, but not limited to, lower-division transfer and general education, two-year college degrees, certificates, distance learning opportunities, basic skills instruction, English as a Second Language, economic development, adult non-credit courses, targeted career training, and community services courses.

Human Resources

Human Resources serves those individuals dedicated to providing educational opportunities and critical support services to the students from our communities.  Our role is to attract the very best for our students to ensure that staff, faculty and administrators are skilled in their profession, sensitive to students needs and welcoming to all who come to San Jose-Evergreen Community College District.

Human Resources is to safe guard the interests of the District and promote the professional growth, health and well-being of all its employees. The Human Resources Services Group provides direct service and support to individual employees.  We work together with our partners at the colleges and district –wide operations to develop initiatives that foster the continuous development of our workforce.

The employees are the foundation upon which this District realizes the values it upholds through the dedication, leadership and understanding demonstrated by our faculty and staff.

San José/Evergreen Community College District is for the professional who is committed to equity and excellence, and attracted to a work environment dedicated to student success.  We welcome you to our community.

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