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Project Specialist

South Orange County CCD

Irvine, CA
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South Orange County Community College District | (Clinical Psychologist) Medical Professional Expert

(Clinical Psychologist) Medical Professional Expert

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Position Information

Classification Title: Project Specialist
Job Category: Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)
Job Open Date: 04/28/2015
Job Close Date:
Position ID: NBU1989
Job Opening ID: NBU1989
Position Title: (Clinical Psychologist) Medical Professional Expert
Department: Student Health Center (SC-024-094)
Salary Schedule:
Pay Basis: Hourly
Pay Rate: $70.00-$100.00
Hours Per Week: up to 25.
Summary Description:

The District’s goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that is welcoming to all, fosters and celebrates diversity, and promotes and rewards excellence. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff and students to live, work, and contribute to a global society.

This position is a short-term, temporary, Non-Bargaining Unit assignment, not to exceed 160 days. The assignment is on an as needed basis, and may be shortened or extended.

This recruitment will remain open until filled or withdrawn. Once you have submitted an application electronically, the current status of your application will be available to view at any time upon signing in under your personal username and password. All applications will be reviewed by Human Resources. Those qualified applicants who are selected, will be contacted by Human Resources for an interview. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application.

Under administrative leadership and general guidance of the Director of Student Health Services, the Clinical Psychologist’s primary function is to provide short-term, brief, solution-focused therapy services for students, with the goal of maximizing success in the college setting. The Clinical Psychologist also serves as a college resource on issues of mental health, participates in forums, serves on committees or other college bodies, and acts as a team member when representing the College in the local mental health community, and, in turn, as a referral resource to that community. The Clinical Psychologist supervises the intern-training program which provides services to students through self-referral, health center referral, or through referral by general counseling or instructional faculty or College staff. The Clinical Psychologist may provide individual, group, classroom, and community mental health programs and mental health promotion or illness prevention for the entire Saddleback College community as needed. Clinical therapy services within the Student Health Center are targeted to help students cope with stressors or diagnoses that are affecting their success as a student. The Clinical Psychologist collaborates in furthering the educational growth of students and supports advancement of the vision, mission, and values of Saddleback College.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

Examples of duties include, but not limited to, the following:
•Provides short-term personal therapy and advisement to Saddleback College students through direct contact individually, as couples, in groups, and through screenings or testing.
•Assesses the psychological needs of students and develops an appropriate plan of intervention.
•Deals effectively and rapidly with students in psychological crisis and acts as a consultant to instructional faculty and staff when they are confronted with such crises.
•Works effectively with Campus Police and Health Center staff in a crisis setting.
•Educates students and staff about the maintenance of psychological health and the minimization of emotional stress.
•Collaborates with college administration, faculty and staff with non-crisis related student issues when behaviors present that disrupt the classroom functioning or indicate the student is psychologically impacted.
•Provides brief, solution-focused psychological services to students, in which the student is, assisted in problem resolution, crisis intervention, assessment, planning, and implementation of his/her immediate and long-term clinical goals.
•Acts as a member of the health center team and when asked represents as a professional liaison between Saddleback College and the community.
•Works collaboratively with the Director of Student Health, staff, faculty, and community partnerships within the College.
•Assists with planning student health programs to respond to identified needs; assists in the implementation of new need-based programs, and monitoring of existing programs for effectiveness, applicability, and safety through ongoing quality improvement and program review activities.
•Assists the Physician and nurses with mental health needs as applicable.
•Follows professional protocols for licensed Clinical Psychologists as stipulated by the California Board of Psychology.
•Serves on the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) to assist in developing, facilitating, and evaluating intervention programs and health promotion, as well as to problem solve disruptive, distressed, or threatening student issues.
•Serves on college committees as appropriate and requested.
•Maintains up-to-date knowledge as it relates to clinical therapy, clinical supervision for interns, and the role of clinical psychologists in the California Community College system.
•Insures confidentiality is maintained as stated by law; maintains complete, confidential mental health records for the Student Health Center.
•Serves as supervisor of clinical psychology students, or marriage and family therapist (MFT) interns, or social workers, or pre and post-practicum students in clinical therapy, both in individual and group sessions.
•In conjunction with the Director of Student Health Center serves as a resource and liaison for the college community on issues of mental health promotion and advocacy, this may include committee membership, or staff and faculty presentations.
•Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Additional Responsibilities
•In conjunction with the Director of Student health Center sets and maintains regularly scheduled hours of operation and attends meetings as required.
•Maintains official records required by District policy and administrative procedures and submits them in accordance with college procedures.
•Abides by departmental regulations concerning the proper use, care, and security of college equipment and District property.
•Advises administration of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommend solutions.
•Participates in advisory committee meetings as required.
•Consults with management on personnel needs; assists with position announcements, recruitment, and screening/interviewing committees.
•Participates in the evaluation of interns and therapists as assigned.
•Assists with program review efforts.

Additional Classification Information:
Assignment Type: Non-Bargaining Unit Short Term Temp
Link to Job Brochure:

Part-Time Faculty Positions

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience Required:
Desired Qualifications:
Classification Benefits:

Non-Bargaining Unit and Substitution Positions

Knowledge of:

•Clinical therapy methods.
•Mental health promotion and advocacy techniques.
•Strategies and methods to enhance psychological health of students.
•Appropriate intervention techniques.
•Clinical experience with individuals, couples, and groups, preferably in a college setting.
•Demonstrated effective crisis intervention skills.
•Eligibility to supervise clinical psychology students, or marriage and family therapist (MFT) interns, or social workers, or pre and post-practicum students and interns.

Ability to:

•Communicate effectively orally, in writing, and through electronic medium
•Work cooperatively with administrators, faculty, staff, and the community, including physicians, psychiatrists, and the available referral sources.
•Work effectively with high-risk, under-prepared, and special needs students.
•Work with designated computer programs and systems; maintain accurate records.
•Understand and work within the mission and philosophy of Saddleback College, South Orange County Community College District and the California Community College system.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Doctorate Degree in Psychology from an accredited university. Psy.D.


At least 3 years of current clinical experience along with:
•Clinical therapy experience and demonstrated ability to perform the duties effectively as described above.
•Successful experience supporting students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including students with disabilities.
•Maintain membership and contribute to professional organizations and/or community service.

License or Certificate:

Current California licensure from the State of California Board of Psychology. Current malpractice insurance.

A valid California Driver’s License. Proof of insurance may be required for offsite assignments in order to drive a District or personal vehicle.

Conditions of Employment:

Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history, DOJ background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the SOCCCD Board of Trustees. It is the employee’s responsibility to pay costs associated with Pre-Employment Live Scan Fingerprinting. The fee is approximately $50. Please note that all NBU positions are paid once per month. The NBU pay period runs from the 15th of one month to the 14th of the next. They are paid the month after on the 10th. Upon successful completion of the Human Resources NBU pre-employment process, NBU employment will be on an “if and as needed” basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at any time. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated. NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site. NBU employees working as Classified substitutes for vacant positions may be able to serve up to 90 calendar days while the District recruits to fill the position. NBU positions do not offer benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked. Upon hiring, Payroll requires that you present your original Social Security Card for IRS purposes. This requirement is in no way connected to completion of the I-9 form for employment eligibility purposes.

Work Environment:
Physical Demands:
Additional Position Information:

Commitment to:
•Participate in required professional development activities.
•Develop professional skills and up-to-date subject matter knowledge.
•Attend/participate in professional conferences, seminars, or meetings.
•Participate in presenting staff development programs as needed.
•Participate in institutional research activities and grants as needed.

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