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Student Health Services / Student Psychological Services
This is a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-months per year, classified position. The tentative work schedule will be Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm with some flex for evening events. This position is contingent upon funding and Board approval.
Under general direction provides individual and/or group therapy and outreach, with a focus on Black/African-American students; provides interventions and trainings, communicates with groups and individuals; and participates in quality assurance and program review processes, including supervision of trainees. Individual therapy includes longer-term trauma-informed therapy as well as crisis intervention. Outreach will be directed towards Black/African-American students, as well as all SRJC students and staff.
The Therapist & Outreach Specialist, Black/African-American Focus is a member of the Student Health Services and Student Psychological Services team and will provide individual therapy, including trauma-informed therapy and crisis intervention, to this population of students at SRJC. In addition, the person in this role will provide outreach services to both students and staff.
Santa Rosa Junior College has been an integral part of the Sonoma County community and its rich history, beauty and culture for more than 100 years. Many of SRJC’s students are drawn to the college for its academic excellence, superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and beautiful grounds. SRJC’s mission is to passionately cultivate learning through the creative, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, aesthetic and ethical development of our diverse community. At SRJC, we value learning that includes:
Excellent and innovative instruction and support services;
A learning- and learner-centered environment;
A welcoming physical environment;
Equity-minded faculty and staff with a caring and supportive attitude among faculty and staff;
Access to programs and courses that lead to transfer and/or gainful employment.
Access to lifelong learning opportunities
In 2021, SRJC served approximately 21,000 students each semester and is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. SRJC is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. We also support diverse learning communities including, APASS, HSI Connections, Puente, Umoja. SRJC received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the past three consecutive years and SRJC was the only California Community College recipient of this award. This award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The ideal candidate will share SRJC’s commitment to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature. Incumbents routinely perform approximately 80% of the duties below.
1. Provides on-site and/or remote culturally-sensitive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders and conditions using the process described in the SRJC Student Health Services Standardized Procedures and other licensing standards.
2. Makes referrals to health support services, tracks student progress, and provides follow-up services.
3. Establishes on-site relationships with student clubs and other departments.
4. Documents client services delivered per Standardized Procedures.
5. Provides crisis intervention services, and contacts emergency services and appropriate referrals.
6. Consults with District employees, SRJC licensed therapists, private health care providers, community agencies, or organizations to effectively address the needs of students and address community health concerns.
7. Researches health topics for students and staff; assists in creating health care educational materials; provides health promotion and education presentations to groups.
8. In coordination with other outreach staff, promotes and participates in health care activities and events to raise awareness of services, including outreach activities both to the Black/African American community and SRJC students overall.
9. May serve as lead worker to other classified staff in the area.
10. May supervise, train, and direct the work of student and short-term, non-continuing (STNC) employees.
Exercise critical and independent judgment. Provide appropriate crisis intervention and emergency response; work with multi-disciplinary team to deliver health related services; communicate effectively with individuals and in groups with a diverse population in meeting mental health related needs and about a variety of mental health related topics; interpret and apply applicable local, state and federal policies, laws, and regulations including application of legal and ethical standards of licensed mental health professionals; make appropriate referrals and facilitate access to both private providers and community health resources; exercise appropriate judgement in interactions with others and with work processes; interact with the public in a helpful, courteous, and professional manner; and demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.
General mental health counseling principles, practices, and techniques, particularly as they pertain to Black/African-American culture and clients; racial and ethnic identity development, social justice, race-related disparities in access to healthcare, and strategies for promoting equity and inclusivity in a higher education environment; principles and procedures of case management; and applicable technology usage, including standard office productivity software and other appropriate technology.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates/incumbents must meet the minimum qualifications as detailed below, or file for equivalency. Equivalency decisions are made on the basis of a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. If requesting consideration on the basis of equivalency, an Equivalency Application is required at the time of interest in a position (equivalency decisions are made by Human Resources, in coordination with the department where the vacancy exists, if needed.)
Master’s degree in counseling or psychology (MFT, PCC, MSW)
1+ year of experience working as a MFT, PCC, LCSW, or Psychologist, including experience in providing culturally responsive services to a diverse client population.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:
Must meet licensing requirements to be a therapist in California (MFT, LPC, LCSW, PsyD) or be license-eligible within one year of hire.
This position requires that the incumbent be fully immunized against communicable diseases and documented freedom from active tuberculosis per Center for Disease Control standards.
Psychologist, licensed or license-eligible within one year of hire.
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