Mental Health Counselor


Posting Number: F00821


Location: Diablo Valley College


Salary: $65,088 – $99,876 per year


Description of Position:


DVC’s Mental Health Counselor will play an integral role as a member of the Wellness Team supporting a variety of mental health related efforts in the Counseling department and on campus. The Mental Health Counselor position will require that the individual use a variety of cross-cultural counseling techniques and strategies in order to provide counseling services to an ethnically and culturally diverse college student population. In addition, the individual will be delivering services through facilitating workshops and group and individual counseling. The position will also include programming of psychoeducational interventions such as workshops, case management and direct student contact.




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Position Status: Tenure- Track


EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff


Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty


Department: D4000-Counseling Division


Duties and Responsibilities:


In addition to contractual duties for this position which will include counseling and program coordination, all faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, in their departmental activities and in the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the counseling assignment may be in the evening program. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:


• Provide crisis intervention and short-term brief therapy for a diverse population of community college students.

• Serve as a consultant/resource for the college community on issues of mental health, which may include classroom presentations, digital resource material development, committee membership, and/or staff and faculty presentations.

• Lead workshops for students on stress management, depression, anxiety, and other mental health topics as needed.

• Serve as a member of the campus CARE (behavioral intervention) Team

• Serve as a consultant/resource to college faculty and staff regarding students with mental health concerns.

• Connect students to off-campus community mental health services appropriate for student needs.

• Participate in Counseling Department meetings and facilitate trainings as needed

• Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, administrators and/or other community agencies


Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:


Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.


The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):1. Master’s degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling (please list degree);

OR2. Bachelor’s degree in one of the above listed degrees and a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) (please list degree);

OR3. A valid lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing fulltime counseling;

OR 4. The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background, please complete and upload the equivalency form. You can copy and paste the following in your browser, www.dvc.edu/masters-equiv, to obtain the equivalency form. The completed form can be uploaded in the attachment section of the application.


Desirable Qualifications:


1. Licensed or license eligible (within one year) in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LPCC or Psychologist


2. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and promoting success of all community college students from diverse cultures, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and/or disabilities in an open access learning environment, with emphasis on serving Latinx, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and Veteran populations and people of varying levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities


3. Demonstrated experience in providing brief/short-term personal and crisis counseling in an academic setting or institutional setting


4. Demonstrated experience in developing and leading mental health-related activities such as group counseling, information sessions, classroom presentations and workshops.


Job Open Date: 12/09/2021


Job Close Date: 1/19/2022


Open Until Filled: No


Employment Begins: August 2022


# of Months: 10


To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/2710746


The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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