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Clinical Psychologist/Part Time
Rancho Santiago Community College District

Date Posted Sep. 18, 2018
Title Clinical Psychologist/Part Time
University Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana, CA, United States
Department Health and Wellness Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Professional Staff
  • Administration - Counseling Services
    Social Sciences - Psychology

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist/Part Time
Req: AC18-0692
Location: Santa Ana College
Department: Health and Wellness Center
Position Type: Part time Instructor Pool
Posting Close Date: 10/11/2018

Job Description:

Under the administrative leadership of the Associate Dean of DSPS and the Health and Wellness Center, the part-time psychologist is responsible for facilitating the physical and emotional well-being of students, thereby improving retention and academic success.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Assess students in mental health crisis. Provide effective and rapid intervention with students in mental health crisis and act as a consultant to instructional faculty and staff when confronted with such crises. Provide resources on campus related to crisis intervention. Provide short-term, brief counseling services to students and assist students in problem resolution, including: crisis intervention, assessment, planning and implementation of his/her immediate and long term clinical goals. Serve as a college resource on issues of mental health and as a referral resource to the local mental health community. Provide referrals to students for college and community support services to resolve psychosocial stressors; refer students to appropriate internal and/or external healthcare providers as necessary. Educate students and staff regarding effective coping skills to minimize emotional stress. Assist the physician and nurses with students' mental health needs as applicable; follow professional protocols for licensed psychologists as stipulated by the Board of Psychology. Ensure confidentiality is maintained as stated by law; and maintain complete, official, confidential mental health records for the student Health and Wellness Center as required by District policy and administrative procedures and submit them in accordance with established policies and procedures. Follow and ensure department regulations concerning the proper use, care, and security of college equipment and District property are met in accordance with established policy and procedures; advise administration of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommend solutions.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications
(Applicants must meet the following):
Doctorate in Psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited university.
Current California Licensure in Psychology.

Knowledge of:
Standard of practice for clinical records according to the Board of Psychology.
Clinical therapy methods with individuals and groups, preferably in a community college setting.
EMR documentation and correct English composition, grammar, spelling and vocabulary.
Crisis intervention and demonstrated appropriate and effective crisis intervention skills and techniques.
Current guiding principles in psychological services in community college settings.
Current health issues, including, but not limited to, nutrition, stress management, reproductive health, mental health, substance abuse and recovery, and communicable diseases.
Drug and alcohol addiction/use and eating disorders.
Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
Legal and ethical standards of licensed psychologists.
Local, state and federal laws and regulations related to student mental health counseling in community colleges.
Mental health promotion and advocacy techniques.
Operation of a computer, peripherals and software programs, including word processing.
Oral and written communication skills.
Principles and practices of mental health counseling, training and supervision.
Public relations and public speaking techniques.
Report writing for mandated legal investigations
Research methods in psychological counseling.
Strategies and methods to enhance mental health of students.
Technical aspects of field of specialty.
Sensitivity to the challenges of the disabled and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Ability to:
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Assess the psychological needs of students and develop an appropriate plan of intervention.
Attend/participate in professional conferences, seminars, or meetings.
Collect, compile, analyze data and prepare reports.
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally, in writing and through electronic medium.
Communicate effectively with a diverse population within and outside of the District.
Develop professional skills and up-to-date subject matter knowledge.
Develop, implement and evaluate the delivery of mental healthcare services to students.
Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. Foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation and continuous improvement throughout the District.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those with whom they are in contact in the course of work.
Follow professional protocols for licensed mental health professionals as stipulated by the appropriate professional organization.
Maintain current knowledge of mental healthcare practices; membership and contributions to professional organizations and/or community service.
Maintain records and the security of confidential information and materials.
Operate a computer, office equipment, peripherals and applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to the area of assignment.
Participate in institutional research activities and grants as needed.
Prepare and present oral and written reports and recommendations.
Provide appropriate emergency response and crisis care intervention to students; administer treatment as needed.
Read, interpret, apply and explain complex state and federal laws and other rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to assigned program.
Understand technical and medical terminology.
Understand and work within the scope of practice.
Work cooperatively with administrators, faculty, staff and the community including physicians, psychiatrists and available referral sources to achieve common goals including student recruitment and retention.
Work effectively and collaboratively in a multi-college environment, as well as, within a system of community college districts.
Work effectively with high-risk, under-prepared, and special needs students.

Previous employment experience working with students in a college setting, including successful experience supporting students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, as well as, students with disabilities.
At least two (2) years of current clinical therapy experience.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online by the specified closing date for the position. If you do not have a computer, there is a computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:

Resume (Required)
Unofficial Transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)

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