Mental Health Specialist
Butte-Glenn Community College
Oroville, California 95965

Job Description

Mental Health Specialist

Butte-Glenn Community College

Opening Date/Time:

Closing Date/Time: 2/27/2019 4:00 PM Pacific

Salary: Not Displayed

Job Type:

Location: Main Campus, CA

Department: Student Services


Full-Time/Exempt 40 hours per week; 12 months per year
MSC - Range 8 $64,234.81 per year
Tentative interview dates: April 1 and 2, 2019
Relocation reimbursement may be authorized. Please contact Human Resources for more information.

Some highlights and details associated with this position:

  • College Campus work schedule of Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Over the summer, that changes to Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with Friday off. This position may also work some evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Health benefits: The District offers several plans to employees, many of them at no cost to the employee. Additionally, Butte College employees have access to two Health and Wellness Centers through Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs. Employees can receive free or reduced cost care (depending on plan election).
  • This position is not currently assigned the clinical supervision of interns. Periodic clinical supervision may be assigned depending on the availability of interns, workload consideration of the incumbent, and other factors.

Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.

For over 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.

The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 56% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 2% are African American, 1% are Native American, and 5% are multi-ethnic. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.

The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

Under the direction of an administrator, performs duties directly related to brief therapy for students at Butte College. The responsibilities of the Mental Health Specialist include, but are not limited to: Assessing the mental health needs of students and providing brief therapy; implementing comprehensive programs and services designed to facilitate the well-being of students; collaborating with campus faculty, staff and administrators; and providing resources and referrals with off campus organizations to meet the needs of students.


Representative Duties:

The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk *.

  1. Provides individual and group therapeutic services; facilitates group therapy sessions*
  2. Serves as a resource and consultant for staff, faculty, administration and students with issues related to mental health*
  3. Evaluates situations presented and in the making and coordination of treatment plans*
  4. Maintains students' charts in accordance to State, County and quality assurance guidelines*
  5. Performs outreach, education and mental health promotion related to mental health services*
  6. Develops and makes presentations in classrooms and other venues to promote positive mental health*
  7. May provide supervision of clinical hours for interns*
  8. Establishes working relationships with other staff, and public and private agencies emphasizing continuity of student care outside of the Student Health Center*
  9. Works closely with Campus Police, Vice President of Student Services, and other internal and external parties to assess critical situations*
  10. Works with other practitioners at the Student Health Center or external parties to coordinate student care*
  11. Serves as a member of the Crisis Response Team, Crisis Counseling Committee and the Student Mental Health and Safety Committee*
  12. Serves on other campus, county, region and statewide teams, as needed*
  13. Provides leadership in the development and preparation of student learning outcomes, program review and documents related to accreditation*
  14. Makes mandated reports, as needed, to outside agencies*
  15. Provides reports to management and provides updates related to services and activities*
  16. Adheres to the standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. § 552A} as amended; maintains and enforces all aspects of confidentiality of client information (FERPA and HIPPA)*
  17. May serve on a variety of District committees as requested.
  18. May perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.



  • A doctoral or master's degree from an accredited graduate school or program in Social Work; Marriage, Family, and Child counseling; Marriage and Family Therapy; Couples and Family Therapy; Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Counseling Psychology; or Counseling with an emphasis in either marriage, family, and child counseling or marriage and family therapy.
  • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible, post-licensure, professional, clinical experience in a psychiatric social work setting or in rehabilitative counseling; all of which must have been within the last five (5) years.
  • Will be required to complete a minimum of six (6) hours of supervision training or coursework within sixty (60) days of the commencement of supervision of ASWs, or interns, for licensure, and complete the minimum required training every two-year renewal period thereafter.

  • Possession of a license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or Licensed Clinical Psychologist issued by the State of California.
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver's license throughout duration of employment with the District.
  • Tuberculosis screening is required to be updated annually.

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

  • Experience working in a college/educational setting.
  • Experience and/or training which has enhanced a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Bilingual with respect to the major languages spoken by the student population.
May be acquired through education, training, and/or experience.
Knowledge of: Principles of psychotherapeutic techniques, procedures, and trends in individual and group therapy and counseling, psychotherapy, and prevention strategies; Biological, behavioral and environmental aspects of emotional disturbances, mental disabilities, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse; Criteria for clinical diagnosis of emotional and mental disturbances as well as normal and abnormal emotional and mental development to include growth, development, and living relationships; Local community resources and various community services programs; Pertinent local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws; and District policies, rules and procedures.

Ability to: Assess and evaluate clients' individual, social and behavioral problems, and determine the needs, services and appropriate treatment methods of clients, and initiate the most effective course of action; Make recommendations based on observations and interviews; Provide clinical supervision and train, assign and review work of assigned subordinate staff; Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; Develop clear, concise, and comprehensive case records and documentation; Work with various social, economic, and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner; Relate effectively and positively with assigned clients to establish trust and rapport; display empathy; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, supervisors, students and clients, community partners, and others contacted in the performance of required duties; Effectively represent the District in contacts with clients, the public, community organizations, other District staff, and governmental agencies; Operate a personal computer utilizing a variety of standard software including electronic medical records; Safely operate a motor vehicle.


Supplemental Information:

May provide clinical supervision to interns to facilitate licensure; and work direction to student and short-term employees and/or other departmental staff as needed and/or required.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read fine print, computer screens and printed documents; operate assigned equipment and to observe and assess the demeanor of others.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person; to hear well enough to understand, respond, and communicate clearly in person and on the telephone.

Incumbents work alone or closely with others. Must be able to communicate with faculty, staff, administrators, students, vendors and the general public.

Normal office environment; exposure to extensive student contact, continual interruptions, noise and computer-generated video radiation. Some off-campus work may be required to attend meetings, meet with clients, and interface with community resources.

This is an exempt, salaried position and may be required to work beyond standard office hours during peak periods or special projects.


  1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
  2. Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.

The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

---------------------------------------------Application Instructions----------------------------

ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING CURRENT BUTTE COLLEGE EMPLOYEES, MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS. If you are applying under Equivalency for the education minimum qualification, please attach a document titled Equivalency using the "Transcript" drop down file type located in the attachment section of the application.

All on-line attachment types require that you attach a document.

Please describe in your cover letter how your past experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.

Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

You are required to provide transcripts for all coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hire.
If you have foreign transcripts please include copies of a U.S. evaluation and translation.

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Preferred Years Of Experience:

2 Year(s)

Education Required:

Masters Degree - MS

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time

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Date Posted : 02/05/2019