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Santa Rosa Junior College

Student Psychological Services / Student Health Services

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Position Description
Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking one or more individuals with demonstrated supervision and clinical skills to join an outstanding team of managers, faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our District, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a part-time, categorically funded Professional Expert position in the Student Health Services Department of Santa Rosa Junior College. The position(s) total 19 hours per week during the 10-month academic year and may be hired as one 19-hour position or split into two positions totaling 19 hours per week. Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Student Health Services - Mental Health Programs, the Mental Health Intern Supervisor(s) are responsible for providing individual and/or group supervision to practicum and pre-doctoral-level psychology trainees, as well as masters-level trainees in Student Psychological Services. The supervisor also provides some didactic training and assists with coordination of bringing guest speakers for this training. The Supervisor also provides consultation services for staff regarding students with mental health or emotional issues; collaborates with staff from Student Health Services, the college, and community service agencies in coordinating direct service; and may provide crisis intervention direct service on occasion. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.


Provides individual and/or group supervision to Student Psychological Service trainees, who in turn provide psychotherapy to students of Santa Rosa Junior College in support of student academic success and retention.

Areas of supervision include intake assessment, crisis intervention, ongoing brief psychotherapy, case management, group therapy; will include review of video and audio recordings.

Provides didactic training to trainees on selected topics (and assists with brining other outside speakers for additional trainings); meets weekly with Assistant Director for coordination of supervision and training; maintains confidential mental health treatment records; serves as a consultant to faculty, staff, and administrators regarding students with behavioral or mental health concerns, provides relevant, up-to-date information about mental health, psychiatric and social service resources both on and off campus; refers persons to college and community services as appropriate; performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Required Knowledge and Abilities:

Mental health counseling principles, practices, and techniques; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations; relevant research; effective and appropriate communication skills; principles and procedures of record keeping; modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software, and media technology as applicable; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy; oral and written communication skills; Ability to evaluate, treat, and manage acute and serious psychological disorders; supervise trainees; present didactic trainings; maintain accurate and complete records; interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and District policies, laws, and regulations including application of legal and ethical standards of licensed mental health professionals; exercise critical and independent judgment; work with, and exhibit sensitivity to, the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students; establish collaborative relationship with staff within Student Health Services, the college community, and local mental health agencies.

Required Education and Experience:

Licensed Psychologist; minimum of two years experience supervising doctoral and/or masters level trainees.

Desired Qualifications
•Experience working in an educational institution providing student mental health services Providing supervision, didactic trainings, and direct service in an institutional setting (such as higher education, government; HMO)

•Experience on multidisciplinary teams
If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.

University Description

Student Health Services is a department funded by a student health fee with the primary goal of assisting students in removing health barriers that impact their academic success. Through a combination of District staff, contracted professional services, and collaboration with community agencies, services include Clinical Services, Student Psychological Services, Health Promotion (individuals, classrooms, and college-wide events), and a variety of District Support Services. The department is supervised by the Director of Student Health Services, and staff includes College Nurse Practitioners, Medical Assistants, Health Services Assistants, College Physicians (contracted) and Student Health Aides. Student Health Services has offices on the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses. The student population served is diverse, and many are not connected with other healthcare resources in the community.


When you first visit Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), it is likely you will sense the difference that distinguishes SRJC as one of the nation’s premier community colleges.

SRJC is dedicated to the democratic ideal of making higher education accessible to all, and our college community works to ensure a positive and inclusive experience for students and staff alike. This is achieved by creating a dynamic learning environment and maintaining a climate that is conducive to the elimination of barriers to student success.

The Sonoma County Junior College District is one of the largest single college districts in the country, serving approximately 40,000 students each semester within a 1,600 square mile service region that is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean, to the east by Napa and Lake counties, and extending from southern Mendocino County to the northern tip of Marin County.

SRJC offers comprehensive transfer preparatory and career training programs at dozens of sites, including two beautiful campuses in Petaluma and Santa Rosa that are located 35 and 52 miles north of San Francisco, respectively. Both the oak-studded Santa Rosa Campus, which is largely characterized by elegant turn-of-the-century brick buildings on over 100 acres, and the 40-acre contemporary adobe style Petaluma Campus, offer a distinct and welcoming atmosphere that is highly conducive to student learning and to employment.

Region Description
The area’s original inhabitants, the Coast Miwok and Pomo, named the region Sonoma, or “valley of the moon.” Seven nations have flown their flags in Sonoma County since 1579, including English, Spanish, Russian, Mexican, Californian, and United States. These diverse influences have made Sonoma County rich in history, beauty, and culture.

Sonoma County is conveniently located 30 miles north of San Francisco. With over 200 award-winning wineries, scenic coastline and beaches, the mystical Russian River, majestic redwoods, 21 challenging golf courses, a thrilling road course and drag strip, more than 40 spas, fascinating museums, shopping, galleries, diverse festivals, farm markets and a variety of incredible eateries, Sonoma County is one of the finest places to live on earth.

Required Application Materials
In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit each of the following documents by the priority filing deadline: 1.A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the "Essential Functions" section of this announcement. 2.A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. 3.Current Vita. 4.Copy (may be scanned) of current active California Psychologist license. 5. List of references PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED. Submit materials via email to Bert Epstein, PsyD, Assistant Director of Student Health Services, Mental Health Programs at bepstein@santarosa.edu. Please also direct any questions about the position to Dr. Epstein at this email or at 707 524-1595.

Application Deadline
Priority Filing Deadline: Thursday, May 2, 2013 (initial screening date - open until filled)

Starting Date
August 1, 2013

Send Applications To:
Bert Epstein

Mailing Address
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone Number
707 524-1595

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