Job Details
Mental Health Manager
Administrative Support/Management
Student Services
Opened until filled



$7,806 TO $9,600 PER MONTH

$93,670 TO $115,202 PER YEAR




College of the Siskiyou seeks a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, compassionate, caring, and student-centered Mental Health Manager. Under the supervision of the Vice President of Student Services, the Mental Health Manager works with faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement a comprehensive behavioral health program at College of the Siskiyous while also supporting community efforts. With the support of the campus community, this 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 Mental Health Manager will also be responsible for co-chairing the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). This position will also provide crisis intervention and limited therapeutic group and/or one-on-one counseling sessions. 

  • Create marketing and outreach materials in consultation with others to provide awareness and information on behavioral health issues and events.

  • Co-chair or participate in the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) at College of the Siskiyous.

  • Implement behavioral and mental health awareness activities and events on campus and in the community.

  • Provide limited opportunities for therapeutic counseling for students and/or provide referrals for students in the community.

  • Respond to student crises and alerts, or concerns on behavioral and mental health issues raised by faculty and staff.

  • Create, in consultation and collaboration, a Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Plan that meets, at a minimum, state and federal mandates.

  • Coordinate training opportunities for faculty and staff on Mental Health/Suicide Prevention.

  • Provide data and general information on types of services provided to students for future planning and implementation of intervention strategies.

  • Provide behavioral and mental health trainings for faculty, staff, and students on a regular basis, including but not limited to convocation and flex training activities.

  • Work with county and community agencies to form partnerships, and to identify and coordinate resources and services for the college.

  • Participate in community advisory groups and events related to behavioral and mental health.

  • Coordinate an annual mental health fair in partnership with Basecamp Basic Needs Resource Center.

  • Collaborate with staff and faculty to integrate and normalize mental health support; spread mental health awareness and ensure best practices are followed when interacting with students.

  • Offer short presentations of services to faculty for students during class time.

  • Prepare and submit an Expenditure and Activity Report annually to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.

  • Lead the initiative to integrate and weave mental health awareness into the campus culture, including but not limited to having a physical presence in high traffic areas such as the Lodges and the Learning Resource Center, and visiting classes.

  • Participate in college governance by serving on college committees; participate in professional development.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


Other Duties

  • Plan, organize, and supervise the operation of mental health-related student activities on campus or virtually.

  • Effectively communicate in a positive manner with segments of the college, including with faculty, students, and staff.

  • Develop and implement specific operational goals, both long-term 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.

  • Education and Experience

  1. Master’s degree in a 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 Required
  1. License to practice therapeutic counseling in the state of California, i.e. LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, PhD, or PsyD.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Mental and behavioral health theories and practices for K-12 and college students

  • Mental and behavioral health research as related to schools and higher education

  • Equity and inclusion and an understanding of the current issues and trends in student affairs and student development.

  • Ability to easily build rapport with students and colleagues.

  • Ability to support students through challenging and traumatic personal situations, including but not limited to rape, sexually transmitted infections, or grief and loss.

  • Practice empathy

  • Campus-based practices for promoting mental health awareness and crisis prevention

  • Effective retention tools for first-year and reentry students facing behavioral and mental health challenges

  • Best practices for behavioral and mental health awareness activities for K-12 and college students

  • Best practices for working in a diverse and multicultural community

  • Evaluation techniques and methods. Experience with using data to inform decision- making and demonstrate achievement of program objectives.

  • Strong counseling skills

  • Strong computer skills

  • Strong organization skills

Working Conditions 
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
  • Professional Office environment

  • Constant interruptions

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets

Physical Demands
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard

  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time

  • Seeing to read a variety of materials

  • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to file materials

  • Ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds



The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents. In addition, the District provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. The employee participates in CalPERS through District and employee contributions.


Selection Process:

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee. Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) will be offered.  Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.  The Search Committee will recommend finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.

The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.


Conditions of Employment:

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.  A pre-employment physical examination is required for this position.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District 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 ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry or political or organizational affiliation.

College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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