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Psychological Services Director/Counselor
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Date Posted Oct. 8, 2019
Title Psychological Services Director/Counselor
University Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, CA, United States
Department n/a
Application Deadline 11/29/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Administration - Counseling Services

Psychological Services Director/Counselor

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 19-026

Campus: De Anza College

Close/Initial Review Date: 11/29/2019

Open Until Filled: No


Initial Review Date: 11/29/19
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Director/ Counselor, Psychological Services, De Anza College.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  • Communication and expression Information literacy Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness Critical thinking

De Anza College is a fast-paced, student centered, innovative environment that strategically supports student success and achievement. The college seeks to employ counselors who are willing and able to implement the Six Factors that Support Student Achievement as outlined by the California Community College Research and Planning Group. Six Factors that Support Student Achievement:
  • Directedstudents have a goal and know how to achieve it Focusedstudents stay on track, keeping their eyes on the prize Nurturedstudents feel somebody wants and helps them to succeed Engagedstudents actively participate in class and extra-curricular activities Connectedstudents feel like they are part of the college community Valuedstudents skills, talents, abilities and experiences are recognized; they have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel their contributions are appreciated.


Reporting to the Dean of Student Development, the Psychological Services Director/Counselor will provide a full range of counseling and clinical services for De Anza's diverse student population; oversee and provide direction and training to graduate interns; consultation and outreach. Specific duties include intake, evaluation and brief therapy, educational and personal counseling; crisis intervention, case management; referral to campus and community resources; consultation with faculty, staff and administrators regarding mental health issues; administer psychological tests or other risk assessments that foster student wellness and campus safety. Develop outreach and prevention services. Develop and implement in-service workshops for faculty, staff and administrators. Assist with developing and maintaining the department's equity plans and social practices. Help the college meet its commitment to global, cultural, and social awareness though the praxis of equity, social justice, and multicultural education. Demonstrate the commitment to professional development and the practice of cultural humility. Encourage social justice, equity, and sensitivity in staffing, curriculum, programs, and service delivery.

Assist in development and implementation of annual funding proposals, program plans, budgets, and final reports for the programs. Conduct program review and Student Learning Outcome (SLO) development and evaluation process. Assist in development of goals and objectives, staffing recommendations, and capital outlay needs. Provide technical and functional direction to part-time faculty, staff and student employees. Oversee and monitor overall Psychological budgets and allocation of funds. Supervise monitoring of academic progress for student interns. Work with college staff to develop informational materials such as brochures, newsletters, and handbooks. Review legislation, codes, policies, and procedures related to assigned program. Provide information and interpretation of regulations and guidelines to students, faculty, administration and the community regarding programs and services. Provide leadership and training for staff to ensure that staff remains aware of and familiar with policies

and regulations governing the department and program services.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development an evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attendance at department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of a faculty member. Faculty also have the opportunity to serve on District and college committees and participate in extra-curricular activities.

  • Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Master's Degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family, and child counseling, OR equivalent. (NOTE: A bachelor's degree in one of the above degrees listed and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist(MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)
  • Doctoral Degree in Neuropsychology, or Clinical Psychology.
  • Possession of California Mental Health License.

  • Professional clinical experience in a mental health setting.
  • Experience in providing direction and training to mental health interns.
  • Experience teaching or training adult populations.
  • Bi-lingual in languages that reflect the diverse student population.
  • Clinical experience in groups, individuals, and couples using brief treatment models.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:
  • Ability to administer psychological tests/and or assessment techniques.
  • Ability to demonstrate crisis management and consultation skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and experience in the clinical work with the ethnically and culturally diverse groups, sexual orientation, and the disabled.
  • Ability to develop outreach and prevention services that promote psychological wellness.
  • Ability to present workshops and in-service training.
  • Ability to initiate innovative service delivery strategies.
  • Ability to demonstrate planning and organizational skills.


  • Endurance within a classroom setting, teaching student while standing, sitting, or walking throughout the classroom
  • Use aids such as chalkboards, posters, bulletin boards, overhead projector, television, recorder, computer, and technological equipment.
  • Retrieval, use, storage, and light lifting of teaching material, including books, equipment, assignments, etc.
  • Personally, model subject-matter knowledge in written and oral language.
  • Accurately assess students' learning disabilities, needs, and styles.
  • Seeing to read various materials.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person.
  • Develop and implement behavioral management process for monitoring, evaluating, and managing both appropriate and inappropriate student behaviors.
  • Address stressful events, created by hostile students by (a) maintaining emotional control, (b) listening without judgment or retaliation, (c) reasoning objectively and consistently, (d) keeping at the forefront the best interests of the student, and (e) maintaining professionalism and due process.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  • Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  • Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  • Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  • A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $62,772.00 - $103,094.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 11-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

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