Under the direction of the Dean of Student Equity and Special Programs, the Behavioral Health Services Coordinator works with faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement a comprehensive behavioral health program at Lassen Community College while also supporting community efforts. The position will primarily lead behavioral health initiatives aimed at crisis and behavioral health prevention as well as awareness of behavioral and mental health issues. The BHP Manager will also be responsible for co-chairing the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). In addition, this position provides crisis intervention and limited therapeutic group and/or one-on-one counseling sessions (if licensed). This position is grant and/or categorically funded and contingent on continuing to receive these restricted funds.
Master’s degree in Counseling field or Social Work required and a minimum of one year of counseling or advising experience required, preferably in a school setting or with K-12 or college students in alterative settings. Successful experience working in a diverse and multicultural community. One year of work experience in a college, K-12 school, or social services agency required.
Licenses and Certificates
Not required, but preferred license to practice therapeutic counseling in the state of California, i.e. LMFT, LCSW, LPCC.
- Plan, organize, and supervise the operation of student activities on campus.
- Promote and provide crisis intervention protocol for the campus community.
- Effectively communicate in a positive manner with segments of the college, including faculty, students, and staff.
- Develop and implement specific operational goals both long- and short-term.
- Maintain records and prepare reports.
- Effectively lead a team of people under pressure of deadlines.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
- Advocate for inclusion and student equity.
- Commitment to transparency, integrity, collaboration, communication, and ethical behavior.
- Demonstrated understanding of and a commitment to the community college mission and purpose, high academic standards, and student success.
- Ambulatory ability to remain stationary in from of a computer screen for extended periods of time.
- Ability to operate computer or other office equipment.
- Ability to recognize words and numbers.
- Carry on routine conversations in person and over the phone.
Work is performed indoors where some safety considerations exist from physical labor and handling of medium weight, yet awkward materials. May work occasional evenings and/or weekends.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
- Sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff, students and the public.
- Knowledge of the history and culture of underrepresented groups and groups that have experienced discrimination.
- Create marketing and outreach materials in consultation with others to provide awareness and information on behavioral health issues and events.
- Co-chair the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) at Lassen Community College, and collaborate with the Counseling Department to support shared initiatives.
- Keep the Red Folder Initiative and other campus mental health initiatives operating and up-to-date.
- Implement behavioral/mental health awareness and stigma-reducing activities and events on campus and in the community.
- Collaborate with other college programs and student organizations to incorporate culturally appropriate mental health outreach and basic need services, including student support groups.
- Provide limited opportunities for therapeutic counseling for students (if licensed) and/or provide referrals and resources for students to access in the community.
- Respond to alerts or concerns on behavioral issues raised by faculty and staff and provide crisis intervention, crisis counseling, and follow-up as needed. This may occasionally require responding to students outside of regular business hours.
- Create or maintain, in consultation and collaboration, a Behavioral Health Prevention Plan or other plans that meet, at a minimum, college, state and federal mandates.
- Provide research and information on student mental health assessments/screenings and lead potential implementation via screening kiosks, surveys, or other methods
- Provide behavioral health trainings for faculty, staff, and students as needed.
- Supervise staff or student workers who support mental health initiatives at the college.
- Work with county and community agencies to form partnerships, create referral pathways, and identify and coordinate behavioral health resources and services for the college.
- Provide linkages to services from the appropriate on- or off-campus mental health providers.
- Participate in community advisory groups and events related to behavioral and mental health to represent Lassen College.
- Monitor the mental health funding/budget and expenditures. Seek out additional grants and funding opportunities that could add additional funds or resources to the program.
- Fulfill MIS reporting responsibilities and complete other reports as required by the state, CCC Chancellor’s Office, or additional grantors.
- Performs other related duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.