Part-Time Mental Health Counselor

Southwestern Community College District - Chula Vista, CA3.0

Part-time$52 - $57 an hour
Hours Per Week:
Temporary, adjunct faculty position; 20 hours/week; schedule to be determined.

Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Southwestern College is hiring a part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide support to Personal Wellness Services, and the Dean of Student Services Office.

1. Plan, organize, and implement the delivery of psychological services for students in support of student academic success and retention, including intake assessment, case management, and crisis intervention.
2. Provide confidential and culturally relevant individual, group, and family counseling with a specialization in working with individuals and families impacted by serious behavioral health challenges.
3. Create and facilitate support groups for individuals impacted by behavioral health challenges at the college.
4. Refer students and families to physicians, clinics, agencies and other health care providers; report suspected abuse, molestation and neglect to proper law enforcement agencies in accordance with legal requirements.
5. Connect students with community resources as needed.
6. Maintain confidential mental health treatment records in an electronic health record.
7. Provide support to Mental Health Counseling Interns as needed and interface with the Personal Wellness Services at the college.
8. Create and facilitate faculty and staff training opportunities on supporting students impacted by trauma, homelessness and behavioral health challenges.
9. Perform related duties as assigned.

Adherence to District policies and procedures is expected.

Knowledge & Abilities: Education & Experience: Minimum Qualifications (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Possession of: a Master’s in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, or career development OR the equivalent.

NOTE: A license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternative qualification for this discipline AND two years post licensure experience with an approved intern supervisor by CAMFT or AAMFT. Mental health counseling experience, preferably involving experience working with under prepared and at risk students as well as individuals with disabilities is desirable.

Desired Qualifications:
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Licenses and Other Requirements:
Ph.d in Psychology and licensure in California as a Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Clinical Counselor is desirable.

Working Conditions: Salary:
$52.38 to $57.45 per hour.

Finalized Salary Placement is based on units beyond a bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree conferred.

Salary Schedule: Academic Part-time (Non-Instructional) & Overload Work Schedule:

Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Start Date: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval. Screening Deadline: Tentative Timeline (Subject to Amendments): Open Until Filled Yes Required Applicant Docs Cont'd Southwestern College Online Application Supplemental Application: Special Instructions to Applicants: Equivalency (Academic Faculty Positions Only)

If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above under MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Supplemental Equivalency Application” available from the SWC Human Resources Web page ( You will need to complete and upload this form with your online application.

Foreign Degrees:
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.

Transcripts issued outside the United States of America 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 to your online application at the time of applying.

For your convenience, we have provided the NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) membership list to assist you in complying with this requirement; click on the Helpful Job Tips link on the navigation bar. You may use any other certified transcript evaluation service at your disposal.

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report – Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) – More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (