Licensed Mental Health Clinician (Therapist - Long-term Assignment)

Mt. San Antonio College
Professional Expert - Licensed Professionals, Levels I-V: $42.00 - $70.00/hour

Job Details

Licensed Mental Health Clinician (Therapist - Long-term Assignment)

Position Number: T-002-2022
Department: Health Services
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Salary: Professional Expert - Licensed Professionals, Levels I-V: $42.00 - $70.00/hour
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Open Date: 07/20/2022
Initial Screening Date: 06/30/2023
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the listed Close Date are assured consideration. Applicants must submit all of the following materials online:

1. Mt. San Antonio College online application.

2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.

3. A detailed resume that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.

4. If applicable, college and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree.

5. Two (2) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation). Confidential letters of recommendation are not allowed for this position.

Health & Welfare:
Persons employed for temporary employment are not eligible to participate in the College’s Health and Welfare plan or option fringe benefit plan in conjunction with their employment. Human Resources will track the eligibility requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Should a person meet the eligibility requirements, Human Resources will initiate an open enrollment period to enroll an ACA designated medical plan.

Basic Function/Overview:

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:
1. Conducts one-on-one therapy sessions, as well as, group sessions, per scope of practice; develops treatment plans as appropriate.
2. Provides crisis intervention, evaluation and referral to community services; collaborates with community psychological evaluation teams and mental health providers as needed.
3. 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.
4. Teaches suicide prevention strategies, provides clinical presentations on a range of topics to groups on campus, and provides mental health support at various events on campus.
5. Compiles information and health statistics data for reports.
6. Maintains accurate records of activities and services provided.
7. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
8. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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. Principles of mental health education.
4. A wide variety of therapeutic and treatment approaches for persons with mental and emotional problems.
5. Alcohol and drug addiction and treatment modalities.
6. Scope, availability, and activities of community resources, including mental health and social services agencies.
7. Current trends in mental health, public health, and social services, including State and Federal programs in these areas.
8. Mental health issues common to the community college population.
9. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures governing mental health programs and the provision of mental health services.
10. District organization, functions, rules, policies, and procedures applicable to assigned areas of work responsibility.
11. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to assigned work.
12. Principles of record keeping and file maintenance.
13. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
14. 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.

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 group.
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.

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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) years of experience in a mental health care setting or private practice; urgent care experience preferred.


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Conditions of Employment:
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.

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.

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For more details about this position, please contact:

Human Resources
Phone: (909) 274-4225

Selection Procedure:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Policy:

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).

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