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Cerritos College
  • Position Number: 3189538
  • Location: Norwalk, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Healthcare Administration

College Psychologist

Salary: $98,364.00 - $123,732.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: College-Psyc-22
Closing: 7/11/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: College-Psyc-22
Division: Student Health Services


College Profile

Cerritos Community College District is a comprehensive single-campus district located in southeastern Los Angeles County and serves approximately 22,000 students annually.

Department Profile

In the area of Student Services, SHS advocates for campus-wide health and wellness for all students. Our mission is to strengthen student learning by providing accessible, high quality, and cost-effective health care services to a multi-cultural population through health promotion, education, prevention, and evidence-based treatments. We guide students to succeed in their academic journeys by achieving optimal mind/body wellness.


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.

Distinguishing Career Features

The College Psychologist reports to the Associate Dean of Student Health and Wellness. This position carries out the clinical supervision, including ongoing guidance and evaluation of a small program of fourth-year practicum students. 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.

Job Duties
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 APA1 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.
  • Establish positive relationships with campus staff, faculty, and community mental health providers.
  • Gather data on a regular basis to determine campus trends and needs, and to recommend program modifications in response to identified needs.
  • Participate in the administration of and compliance with collective bargaining agreements, Board Policies, and Administrative Procedures,
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of Student Health Services personnel.
  • Plan and implement relevant and required training programs for District personnel.
  • Represent the College and/or department at designated campus, community, and related activities and events.
  • Participate on committees, task forces, and in special assignments.
  • Lead, supervise and train department's personnel to provide high quality of service as directed by the Associate Dean.
  • Ensure accuracy of print and online publications related to the area of responsibility.
  • Maintain currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications in Education and Experience
  • Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology from an APA and regionally accredited institution (PsyD or PhD).
  • A minimum of one (1) year 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. Licenses and Certificates

Preferred QualificationsExperience providing direct counseling in an institute of higher education.
Supervisory experience of doctoral candidates and/or post-doctoral psychology interns.

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities This position requires professional knowledge of:
  • Mental health issues common to the community college population.
  • Crisis intervention strategies including the design and implementation of effective prevention, response, and debriefing programs.
  • Current standards of practice including State and Federal regulations that apply to the provision of mental health services on a community college campus; as well as applicable laws and regulations in the areas of child and elder abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, the Violence Against Women Act and related laws and regulations, emergency psychiatric evaluations and holds, privacy regulations, treatment of minors, Tarasoff mandates, and other state and federal applicable laws and regulations and District policies and procedures.

This position requires demonstrated skills and abilities to:
  • Maintain current mental health counseling practices as per scope of licensure
  • Apply legal and ethical standards and guidelines to all aspects of practice
  • Utilize sound clinical judgment and apply methods appropriate to presenting problems and needs of clients
  • Maintain psychological records as per current legal requirements
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports
  • Work independently with little direction;
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic
  • Adapt to changing work demands
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and competence addressing multicultural mental health issues
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with the campus community, the general community, Student Health Services staff, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and medical assistants in order to provide optimum care for clients; and
  • Develop and present mental health information materials for the campus community.

Physical AbilitiesThis position requires the physical ability to:
  • Function in an office environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature with some requirement to move about campus and to off-campus locales.
  • Use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in person.
  • See with sufficient visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens.
  • Use hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials and operate standard office equipment.
  • Work a flexible schedule which may include evenings, weekends, and split schedules.
  • Maintain physical condition necessary for patient care.
  • Conduct patient examinations, tests, and treatments.
  • Lift and move light to moderately heavy (less than 50 pounds) objects.

Working ConditionsWork is mainly performed indoors in a health center environment where safety considerations exist. Exposure to electrical energy, toxins, medications, blood, body fluids, communicable diseases, and laboratory materials and equipment is possible.

Supplemental Information

Documents needed to apply:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
  • 3 Recommendation Letters

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is

Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

This is a full-time 12-calendar month academic manager position.

An annual stipend of $3,146 shall be provided to management employees with an earned doctorate degree.

Conditions of Employment
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, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), 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.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109. Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.
Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage.

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The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .

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