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  • Short Term POOL - Pre-Licensed Mental Health Counselor - Student Health Center

    Coast Community College District

    Provides Mental Health Services to students in order to promote emotional health, student success and retention.  Provides psychological intake, assessment, crisis intervention, personal counseling/psychotherapy, case management, consultation and referral services. Collaborates with other staff and faculty to enhance services to students by demonstrating a commitment to supporting, empowering and retaining students from underrepresented groups.
    [b][u]Distinguishing Career Features[/u][/b]
    The Mental Health Counselor is a mental health professional supporting Student Mental Health Wellness. The Counselor will participate in "Wellness activities"; such as providing referrals to community services;  regular consultation with students, faculty and staff; and participating in presentations, events and other activities furthering the idea of Wellness on campus.
    [b][u]Essential Duties and Responsibilities[/u][/b]
    Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs.  Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:

    * Provide personal short-term and crises counseling services through direct contact with students individually, in groups and screenings.
    * Develop student, faculty and staff training/workshops.
    * Develop student, faculty and staff educational/resource materials.
    * Provide referrals that empower students to identify and utilize college and community support services.
    * Provide individual assessment, and counseling to students seeking assistance with personal, psychological or interpersonal problems.
    * Develop and implement preventive, educational and outreach programming to students who are often marginalized or minoritized.
    * Keep timely, appropriate, and accurate clinical records.
    * Participate in departmental meetings, group supervision, and continuing education; continuously seek to improve the quality of services.
    * Assist in assessing student psychological or wellness needs; collaborate with the college's
    * Present educational programs to members of the college community to promote personal, interpersonal and psychological health.
    * Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and respectful college community.
    * Assist in research relevant to assessing student needs and describing student behavior and culture; assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of counseling and other services and activities.
    * Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.


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