The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.
Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
This position is a short-term, temporary, Non-Bargaining Unit assignment, not to exceed 160 days. The assignment is on an as needed basis, and may be shortened or extended. This recruitment will remain open until filled or withdrawn. Once you have submitted an application electronically, the current status of your application will be available to view at any time upon signing in under your personal username and password. All applications will be reviewed by Human Resources. Those qualified applicants who are selected, will be contacted by Human Resources for an interview. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application.
Under administrative leadership and general guidance of the Director of Student Health Services, the Clinical Psychologist’s primary function is to provide short-term, brief, solution-focused therapy services for students, with the goal of maximizing success in the college setting. The Clinical Psychologist also serves as a college resource on issues of mental health, participates in forums, serves on committees or other college bodies, and acts as a team member when representing the College in the local mental health community, and, in turn, as a referral resource to that community. The Clinical Psychologist supervises the intern-training program which provides services to students through self-referral, health center referral, or through referral by general counseling or instructional faculty or College staff. The Clinical Psychologist may provide individual, group, classroom, and community mental health programs and mental health promotion or illness prevention for the entire Saddleback College community as needed. Clinical therapy services within the Student Health Center are targeted to help students cope with stressors or diagnoses that are affecting their success as a student. The Clinical Psychologist collaborates in furthering the educational growth of students and supports advancement of the vision, mission, and values of Saddleback College.