Job Details

Mendocino College
  • Position Number: 3079805
  • Location: Ukiah, CA
  • Position Type: Counseling

Counselor/Coordinator - Behavioral Health and Wellness Services

Salary: $78,941.00 - $113,254.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time, Temporary
Job Number: 2022-FTFAC-CCH&W
Closing: 7/4/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Ukiah, CA
Department: Student Services


Mendocino College is seeking a non-tenure, full-time, categorically funded Counselor/Coordinator - Behavioral Health and Wellness Services to join our friendly, dynamic student services division. We seek diverse, equity-minded candidates who bring new perspectives and experiences to enrich our educational community. Please review our District Mission, Goals, and Values here: MLCCD - Mission, Vision, Goals


Under the supervision of the Vice President of Student Services or designee, the Behavioral Health & Wellness Services Counselor/Coordinator provides, plans, develops, directs, evaluates, and coordinates campus physical and mental health programs to meet the health care needs of students and to further their success and equity in education. The Counselor/Coordinator's primary responsibility is to provide students with direct mental health counseling, clinical services and care in the area(s) in which they are licensed. The Counselor/Coordinator will also coordinate with the Vice President of Student Services (or designee) and community partners, to provide those services they are not licensed to provide.


This is a full-time, categorically funded, non-tenured position. Subsequent contracts are contingent upon continued funding. The work year consists of 211 days (200 days, over 12 months, 7/1-6/30, plus an additional 8 flex/professional development days (54 hours individually designed) and 3 District directed flex/professional development days. Specific work days and hours will be set at the time of employment and annually thereafter.


The Mendocino-Lake Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success and to recruiting and hiring persons from diverse backgrounds. Diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students including first generation students, underrepresented students, and students of color. The District strives to employ and retain faculty, staff and administrative personnel who promote a positive learning environment and are well prepared to serve our increasingly diverse student population. Mendocino College takes active steps to ensure equal employment opportunity and to create a diverse work and academic environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all.

Mendocino-Lake Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Compensation is dependent on education and experience. Annual salary offered at $78,941 - $113,254. Step seven (7) is the maximum step placement based on FTE work experience, This is a 211 workday assignment

Please see the current salary schedule here: MLCCD - Salary Schedule

Benefits: With no monthly premium contribution from the faculty member, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes family medical, dental, vision, EAP benefits and employee life insurance. Additional voluntary life insurance is available for employee purchase. Benefits are effective the first of the month following hire date.

Paid Time Off: The successful candidate will earn twelve (12) days of sick leave per year.

Retirement: This position is eligible for CalSTRS Retirement. Additional, voluntary 403(b) programs are available.


Established in 1973, Mendocino College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is a vibrant and inclusive academic community, rich in culture, creativity, diversity, and technology. A fully accredited two- year community college, the District serves more than 6,500 students across four locations in the greater parts of Lake and Mendocino Counties. Complete with a friendly small-campus academic setting and a respectfully collaborative work environment, Mendocino College prepares students for a future of innovation and success.

The beautifully landscaped main campus is located in Ukiah, California. With views of oak- covered hills, sprawling vineyards, and distant mountains, the 127-acre campus is equipped with a state-of-the-art Library/Learning Center, high-tech Nursing Facility, and Student Center. The college operates three fully equipped centers in Fort Bragg, Lakeport, and Willits, conveniently providing our valued students with quality instruction, academic support and administrative services in neighboring communities.

With a comprehensive curriculum and engaging instruction, Mendocino College provides a wide variety of degree, certificate, transfer, occupational, and basic skills programs. Mendocino College students learn in a nurturing and supportive environment enhanced by small- sized classes, personalized academic advising, and several hundred dedicated faculty and staff.


Mendocino and Lake Counties include some of California's most picturesque landscape. Because of the geographic location, climate, and natural beauty, Mendocino and Lake Counties attract many visitors. Agriculture, timber, and tourism industries form the economic base of the area with some light manufacturing. Mendocino and Lake Counties have a long and colorful history as a premium grape-growing region within the state's famous North Coast wine country. A relaxed and friendly lifestyle is characteristic of our communities. Recreational opportunities abound for water skiing, swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, camping, hiking, tennis, and golf.

Check out the local visitor guides to find out more: &

Mendocino College welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of our community college students.


The successful candidate will support student success by providing instructional support and institutional collaboration. This includes the following duties and/or assignments:


Provide mental health counseling and assessment for students individually, in groups, and through screenings, to help students cope with stressors that are affecting their academic, career or personal goals.

Counsels students with issues that impact their psychological state and overall well-being.

Counsels students to assist them in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.

Helps students recognize the factors that play a role in the different areas of their life and potential consequences.

Assists students with their special needs and problems; assists faculty, administrators and staff in recognizing these needs.

Consults with faculty, staff and administrators regarding student mental health issues and provides guidance on supporting students.

May act as a liaison between students and instructors, as appropriate.

Maintains contact with faculty members regarding student issues and concerns, as appropriate.

Interact with and provide services to a diverse student population and college, demonstrating cross-cultural counseling competency.

Refer students to District support services or external community mental health services and/or other assistance agencies appropriate for student needs.

Serve as a resource and primary liaison to the County Behavioral Health and community mental health organizations in an effort to enhance mental health support services for students.

Will provide direct counseling services at all college locations.

May provide bilingual services to monolingual and limited English-speaking students.

Initiate and maintain confidential, complete records for clientele as appropriate and submit reports and recommendations as requested.

Perform related duties as required or assigned.


Develops, plans and executes the Behavioral Health and Wellness Services program to assess and respond to student welfare needs.

Provides direct services and clinical care including physical health and/or mental health assessment, treatment, and education.

Plan, organize, develop program activities, complete program reports, and maintain and monitor the program budget.

Assists in establishing and monitoring the clinical practice according to District policies and procedures, as well as applicable County, State, and Federal regulations, licenses, and standards to ensure compliance and the quality of care provided in the student.

Participates with other District support services and the college community in planning and implementing student health programs to respond to identified needs, and monitor existing programs for effectiveness, applicability and safety through ongoing quality improvement and program review.

Serve as a resource and primary liaison for the college community on issues of physical/mental health promotion and advocacy, which may include classroom presentations and other outreach, curriculum and resource material development, committee membership, or staff and faculty presentations.

Maintains a secure, accessible system of confidential medical and mental health records in accordance with applicable standards of practice and State and Federal laws.

Utilizes relevant software and technology to manage caseload, organize student support, maintain student records and submit related reports.

Recruits, hires, trains and supervises graduate or post-graduate level trainees or interns and student workers.

Provides education, workshops, training and consultation to students, faculty, staff, and administrators pertaining to health, stress, and/or other physical/mental health related topics.

Participates in outreach and promotion of campus wellness services.

Coordinates related wellness services at all campus locations.

Coordinates referral services for students with external partners to ensure continuity of support and follow-up services.

Attends meetings, including local, state, and regional workshops and seminars, to stay current on relevant issues; serves on college committees.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Office, classroom, and center settings. This assignment may include day, evening, and weekend work hours, as well as travel to, and providing services at, off-campus centers and various clinical sites. Physical demands include sitting, standing, bending, walking, and occasional light lifting (up to 15 lbs).



Must meet State minimum qualifications as outlined in Title 5 CCR (1 and 2):

A Master's degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or strongly related discipline; and Possession of a valid California Psychology, LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC license, OR

The equivalent by requesting equivalency consideration. You will find information on the equivalency process at the following link: MLCCD - Equivalency Form

A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Bilingual (Spanish)


Providing counseling and outreach to underrepresented and marginalized populations; and applicable laws, standards and ethics of professional conduct related to independent practice of psychology, counseling and related topics in the delivery of wellness services.

  • Demonstrate infusion of diversity, inclusion, and equity into instruction and/or services to students.
  • Ability to administer psychological assessment techniques.
  • Ability to demonstrate crisis management and consultation skills.
  • Ability to develop outreach and prevention services that promote psychological wellness (including, but not limited to, training students, staff, and faculty on assessing and referring students in distress).
  • Ability to present workshops and in-service training.
  • Ability to initiate innovative service delivery strategies.
  • Ability to demonstrate planning and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and comfort with learning and utilizing other software/databases.



Through the online portal CLICK HERE TO ACCESS PORTAL, submit the following documents:
  • Completed online application;
  • Cover Letter that succinctly addresses how your experience and professional qualifications prepare you for this position;
  • Resume/CV including education, experience, professional organizations, and accomplishments;
  • List three (3) professional or academic references who can speak to your qualifications for the position and their contact information (personal references will not be accepted). No letters please;
  • Photocopies of all transcripts; a foreign transcript evaluation must be attached if applicable. Official copies of transcripts are required upon employment;
  • A written response to the following three topics, please include specific examples of your experience in your answers (up to two pages total):

1. How will you engage students, staff, faculty, and community partners in the development of culturally-relevant behavioral health and wellness programs and services?

2. Please describe how you have critically evaluated and adjusted your clinical practices to successfully support marginalized populations.

3. What are the components of a successful health and wellness center at a small, rural community college and how will your role support it?

  • If meeting the state mandated minimum qualifications based on equivalency, complete the MLCCD equivalency application and include all supporting documents. Applications found here: MLCCD - Equivalency

Important Notes Regarding Application Procedure

All application materials must be received before 11:59 pm on the closing date above;

Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee;

Application material not required for this position (including reference letters) will not be reviewed;

Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials;

Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant;

The college does not reimburse applications for related travel expenses;

Incomplete application packets will not be accepted; Interviews are by invitation only;

Due to the current health crisis, first level interviews will be held via Zoom.


A search committee will review and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A written performance exercise and/or presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT(Prior to beginning employment)
  • In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States;
  • Must be fingerprinted through DOJ and FBI and have background clearance; Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter);
  • Within six (6) months of employment, must complete required District trainings such as Sexual Harassment Prevention.


Mendocino College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. Mendocino College does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, genetic conditions, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth), military or veteran status. Mendocino College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources no later than 72 hours prior to the closing date. Human Resources can be contacted at (707) 468-3065 or via email at

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