Clinical Supervisor - Student Psychological Services - Cerritos College in Norwalk California

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Cerritos College

Norwalk, California 90650

United States


Detailed Job Description

Cerritos College

Clinical Supervisor - Student Psychological Services
(Recruitment extended)

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM on June 29, 2015

$6,872.00 - $8,644.00 per month

Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at

The Clinical Supervisor - Student Psychological Services (CS-SPS) is the lead provider of student psychological services to the college. The CS-SPS accomplishes this in direct clinical and non-clinical services to students and college personnel working with students; in the supervision of post-doctoral and/or doctoral clinical psychology interns providing clinical services to students; in policy, procedure, and practice review and development; in professional development and other training provided to college personnel; and other means as appropriate. The CS-SPS coordinates and carries out the functions of the college’s Crisis Assessment, Intervention, and Response (CAIR) Team in conjunction with the Associate Dean of Student Health and Wellness Services. The CS-SPS plays an integral part in selected student conduct functions of the college, including case assessment and clinical services in conjunction with staff of the Office of Student Conduct and Grievance and/or the Dean of Student Services.

This position is responsible for key functions of the college’s PROJECT SAFE-Dating and Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking prevention and response program and services, as well as in other aspects of the college’s response to students reporting being a victim of any of the sexual offenses described in District Administrative Procedure 3540 Sexual and Other Assaults on Campus, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act), California Education Code (E.C. Section 67386, et. al.), and other applicable laws and regulations. This position serves as a resource and liaison for the college community on issues of health and psychological health promotion, which may include classroom presentations, resource material development, committee membership, and staff/faculty professional development activities.

Provides student mental health counseling and assigned associated services, including individual and group acute care therapy, crisis intervention, assessment, conduct consultation, and mental health awareness and promotion services, and serves as the department administrator/manager in the absence of or in coordination with the Associate Dean of Student Health and Wellness Services.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Clinical Supervisor-Student Psychological Services reports to the Associate Dean of Student Health and Wellness Services. This position carries out the clinical supervision, including ongoing guidance and evaluation of a small program of doctoral candidate interns. Provides consultations, trainings, and presentations to college personnel on matters of student mental health, including conduct management and crisis response; conducts campus outreach; and maintains currency in the literature on current mental health trends and practices. This position keeps the department mental health protocols compliant with applicable laws and regulations, consistent with generally accepted safe and effective practices, and responsive as per generally accepted professional standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Coordinate the provision and delivery of student mental health services including serving as a primary resource to the district on student mental health concerns and strategies.
• Follow standard protocols for psychological counseling, including strictly adhering to the ethical principles of psychologists as promulgated by the APA and the laws and regulations pertaining to the practice of psychology in the State of California.
• Provide brief psychological counseling to students with emotional and social problems; conduct therapy sessions, as per scope of practice.
• Provide brief therapy and solution-focused psychological services to students, including problem resolution, crisis intervention, and assessing, planning, and implementing immediate and longer-range goals.
• Deal effectively and rapidly with those in psychological crisis, including providing crisis intervention, evaluation and referral to community resources, as well as collaborate with community psychiatric evaluation teams as needed.
• Serve as a resource and liaison for the college community on issues of health and psychological health promotion, which may include classroom presentations, resource material development, committee membership, and staff/faculty professional development activities.
• Participate in the work of and serve on the Crisis Assessment, Intervention, and Response (CAIR) Team, including regular meetings, case reviews, publishing the on-call calendar and response handbook, and related duties.
• Coordinate internship program in professional clinical psychology and serve as the primary site supervisor for professional school-and/or university-certified doctoral candidate and post-doctoral psychology interns.
• Review, research and modify mental health protocols on an annual basis to assure compliance with laws, regulations, and generally accepted professional standards of practice.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience
• Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology from an APA and regionally accredited institution (PsyD or PhD).
• A minimum of three (3) years of post-licensure experience in an acute mental health care setting, facility, or private practice.
• Recent experience in clinical or counseling psychology providing direct psychological counseling to clients and/or patients.
• Experience in treatment utilizing a model of brief therapy.
• Meet all California requirements to provide supervision to qualified doctoral candidate and post-doctoral interns.
• Therapeutic experience in working with clients from diverse backgrounds and/or those for whom English is not the first language.
• Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.

Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a current and valid license as a Psychologist in the State of California, issued by the California State Board of Psychology, or equivalent if out of state with licensure in California required within One year of employment with the District.

Salary/Fringe Benefits
Grade 28 on Management Salary Schedule ($6,872.00- $8,644.00/month).

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). “Cash-in-lieu option” available on medical insurance).

Participation in the State Teachers’ Retirement System.

Twenty-two days annual vacation.

Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time 12-calendar month educational administrator position.

Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.

Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Application Procedure
Interested applicants must submit:
• Letter of application indicating how you meet each of the
required qualifications for this position to include, but not be limited to, information on the following:
- Contributions to the profession
- Related experience/accomplishments
- Professional/personal development (workshops, diversity sensitivity training, etc.)
• Completed District Academic Employment application form ( )
• Re?sume? of educational background and experience.
• Copies of all transcript(s) (need not be official) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES-certified agency. The web site address is
• The names, phone numbers and e-mail address of three work references to include at least one supervisor.

All above materials are to be mailed to the following address:
Cerritos College
Human Resources Department
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298

Application Deadline
The position is open until filled, but the priority date for receipt of application materials to be considered in the initial selection committee review is 5:00 PM on June 29, 2015. This position may close for consideration of application materials on the above priori- ty date or any time thereafter, and interested persons are encour- aged to submit their applications and supporting materials so that they are received not later than 5:00 PM on June 29, 2015. It is the applicant’s responsibility to insure that all application materials are received. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at least 72 hours prior to the priority closing date or the date(s) of interview.

Selection Procedure
Application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for this position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committees. Employment is contingent on approval by the Board of Trustees.

For application/ additional information:
Telephone: (562) 860-2451 x2284
Human Resources Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday through Friday)

Equal Opportunity Employer

Keyword Phrases

  • Clinical
  • Student
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 3 years
Level of Job: Other
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 6/29/2015