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Mt. San Antonio College
  • Position Number: 2034064
  • Location: Walnut, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Healthcare Administration

Assistant Director, Behavioral Health Services

Position Number: 2013141084
Department: Health Services
Job Category: Management
Time (Percent Time): 100%
Term (months/year): 12 months/year
Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Salary Range: M-13
Salary: Steps 1 - 6: $122,352 - $136,056 annually
Shift Differential: Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement
Open Date: 06/24/2020
Initial Screening Date: 09/23/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:
First Review of Applications: Complete applications submitted by the initial screening deadline of September 23, 2020 will be guaranteed consideration. Complete application packets submitted after the initial screening deadline will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online unless otherwise noted at Mt.SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed rsum that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Two (2) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. If applicable, College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Health & Welfare:
The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

*Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change

Basic Function/Overview:

Under administrative direction, assists in the management of Student Health Services Centers with a focus on behavioral health. Specifically, assists with planning, organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and providing administrative direction and oversight of major functions and activities of the Student Health Services Department. Acts as liaison to facilitate the relationship of patients with resources of the College and community agencies. Takes the lead in administering, developing, coordinating, and evaluating behavioral health services offered to students; developing educational and outreach activities in the prevention, recognizing, and treating psychological and behavioral problems; oversees behavioral health care management.


This is an Assistant Department Director classification in the Student Health Services Department. The incumbent is responsible for assisting in the oversight and direction of the Student Health Center. Assists in planning, development, and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and services. Responsibilities include performing and directing many of the department's day-to-day administrative functions, coordinating departmental work with other College departments and divisions, and experience working with behavioral health management services. Incumbent performs the full range of duties assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. This class is distinguished from the Director, Student Health Services in that the latter has overall responsibility for all health services for students, functions, and activities of the clinics and for developing, implementing, and interpreting public policy.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

Plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates student behavioral health services, policies, and programs for the College; develops, recommends, and administers policies and procedures and ensures quality control of programs and services; ensures compliance with federal and state regulations and mandated reporting requirements.
2. Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned functions and programs; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
3. Assists in managing and participates in the development and administration of the departments budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, material, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
4. Performs full supervisory activities, subject to management concurrence and in accordance of application of College policies, which include: selecting and training new employees; planning, assigning, scheduling, and evaluating completed work; preparing and signing employee evaluations; responds to grievances taking appropriate disciplinary action and performing related supervisory activities.
5. Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting.
6. Maintains and directs the maintenance of all medical and mental health records and official department files.
7. Provides and coordinates behavioral health crisis intervention, including threat assessment, and serves as lead behavioral health professional for the Behavior & Wellness Team; collaborates with staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the College, Behavior & Wellness Team, and threat assessment protocols and procedures, and prevention activities; consults with administration, faculty, and staff regarding behavioral health issues of students.
8. Evaluates, treats, and manages acute and serious psychological disorders; maintains confidential records of behavioral health therapy sessions and treatments, including records provided by department staff.
9. In conjunction with the Director, develops and utilizes quality improvement and program outcome measures, including, but not limited to student learning outcomes, student health needs assessments, and utilization statistics; participates in the program review and planning process for Student Health Services; prepares a variety of narrative and statistical reports relevant to behavioral health services.
10. Communicates with faculty, staff, students, and external organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and exchange information; collaborates with community behavioral health agencies.
11. Participates on committees, task forces, and special assignments, including, but not limited to Screening and Selection Committees and affiliated trainings. Prepares and delivers oral presentations related to assigned areas if needed.
12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Duties:
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
Knowledge of:

1. Applicable District and departmental codes, policies, and procedures.
2. Basic principles and practices used in the operations, maintenance, and administration of network operating systems, personal computer system hardware, and related software systems.
3. Principles and practices of training program development, management, implementation, review, analysis, and evaluation.
4. Basic techniques and methods of computer software evaluation, implementation, and documentation.
5. Personal computer and network system application software packages.
6. Troubleshooting, configuration, and installation techniques.
7. Computer software, network technology, and operating system products.
8. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures.
9. Business letter writing and record keeping principles and procedures.
10. Methods, techniques, and practices of data collection and report writing.
11. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
12. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
13. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff.

Skills and Abilities:
Skills and Abilities to:

1. Assist in the developing and implementing goals, objectives, polices, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for Student Health Services.
2. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, mandating reporting and regulations including, application of legal and ethical standards of licensed behavioral health professionals.
3. Provide a broad range of behavioral health counseling services, including assessment, treatment, and management of psychological conditions relevant to a higher education setting.
4. Direct the daily operations of behavioral health services, developing, and planning the implementation of goals, objectives, practices, and procedures.
5. Responds to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints; assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations; mediate difficult and/or hostile situations.
6. Providing emergency and crisis care intervention, including behavioral and/or behavioral health referrals, to individuals.
7. Administering appropriate health care treatment and referrals, including behavioral health; effectively responding to all situations/incidents using sound judgment and decision-making skills.
8. Assist in developing, supervising, and evaluating the activities and services offered in the Student Health Services department.
9. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
10. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
11. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
12. Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect the College or departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:
A Masters degree from an accredited college or university in marriage, family, and child counseling, marriage and family therapy, couple 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 AND valid, current licensure in the state of California as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); OR
A Masters degree from an accredited college or university in social work AND valid, current licensure in the state of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); OR
A Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, educational psychology, education with a field of specialization in counseling psychology, or education with a field of specialization in educational psychology AND valid, current licensure in the state of California as a Psychologist.
AND Three (3) full time equivalent years of relevant leadership experience in health care and behavioral health and wellness

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be listed above in Minimum Qualifications/Education and Experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Examination Requirements:

Working Environment:
Incumbents work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Incumbents may interact with staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. The work will involve contact with upset, frustrated, hostile, or abusive individuals.

Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various College and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 20 pounds.


Conditions of Employment:
Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: Mt. SAC Annual Security Report 2017

The person holding this position is considered a Responsible Employee under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the Colleges Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Special Notes:
Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

DO NOT include photographs or any demographic information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be covered by the College. Expectations will be that the candidate finds the most cost effective travel in regards to air, bus, train, car and hotel. *Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date and it may take up to 30 days for reimbursement.*

Foreign Transcripts:
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation
Confidential letters of recommendation are not accepted for this position. All letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the application.

EEO Policy:
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:
Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio Colleges Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

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