Supervising Psychologist

VCCCD-Moorpark College Student Health Center,

Moorpark College Student Health Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 21st, '20


June 1, 2020

Start Date:

July 20,2020

Last Updated:

Tue, Apr 21st, '20

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  • Full Time

Mental Health Counseling and Psychological Services is imbedded within Student Health Services, offering students integrated services oriented towards treating the whole person. The mental health staff is comprised of a supervising psychologist, marriage and family therapists, post-doctoral fellows, and MFT interns. The medical staff includes a Coordinator, who oversees the functions of the Student Health Center (both medical and mental health services), nurses, a nurse practitioner, physician, health center assistants, and a health educator. The Student Health Center offers a supportive and collegial working environment. Medical and mental health staff often collaborate on an individual student’s care.

Responsibilities of the Psychologist

•Collaborates with the Student Health Center Coordinator to provide clinical coordination, all-campus communication, administration, strategic planning, policy development and implementation, data collection, and leadership for mental health services at the center

•Supervises a team of 2-3 post-doctoral fellows and MFT Interns.

•Facilitates orientation, monthly didactic seminars, and other relevant training for fellows/intern

•Provides brief psychological counseling using evidence-based treatment modalities and crisis intervention

•May participate as a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

•Serves as a consultant to faculty, staff, and administrators on campus

•Collaborates with mental health providers on campus and in the community to ensure thecontinuity of appropriate and necessary care

•Provides outreach and classroom presentations

•Serve as liaison to equity groups on campus

•Strictly adheres to the ethical principles of psychologists as promulgated by the American Psychological Association and the laws and regulations relating to the practice of psychology in California

•Performs other duties as assigned


Moorpark College serves approximately 20,800 full and part-time students. MC students self-identify as Hispanic or Latinx (33%), White or Caucasian (50%), Asian (8%), Black or African American (2%), and of two or more races/ethnicities (5%). The student community is highly diverse with respect to socio-economic backgrounds, gender/sexual identities, and age (21% of Moorpark students are age 25 or older). Additionally, many of our students are first generation college students. Moorpark has an excellent reputation for university transfer preparation, and its signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training operated within the world-renowned America’s Teaching Zoo. The city of Moorpark is a suburban city in eastern Ventura County, easily accessed from all of Ventura County and much of Los Angeles County


Minimum Qualifications

• A Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology from a regionally accredited institution

• A valid license as a psychologist issued by the California State Board of Psychology

• One year of post-licensure experience offering short-term psychological counseling and crisis intervention services in adolescents or young adults

• Experience supervising post-doctoral fellows/MFT interns or experience as a training director of a mental health program


Desired Qualifications

• Previous experiences performing outreach services and delivering presentations

• Experience in trauma informed therapy and/or other third-wave CBT approaches (DBT, ACT, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy)

• Experience in the diagnosis and treatment of serious mental illness and/or psychological services in a higher education institution

• Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with one or more of the following populations: Black or African American students, Latinx or Hispanic students, LGBTQIA, Veterans, low income, first generation college students, Foster Youth, and other historically underrepresented/underserved populations

• Demonstrated commitment to equity, social justice and cultural humility

• Sensitivity to diversity issues in a collegiate setting


The supervising psychologist works Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, without on-call obligations. The psychologist is a contract employee of the Ventura County Community College District; pay is $65 per hour (equivalent to $124 800 for the calendar year). There are approximately four weeks of break each year: three weeks during late December-early January and one week in the latter half of March. The psychologist does not work during breaks or academic holidays.


Application Process

Address application materials to Sharon Manakas, Coordinator of the Health Center and send via one email to . The deadline for submission is June 1st. Interviews will be conducted in-person/zoom during the month of June. Starting date 7/20/2020.

To apply, please submit one email containing:

1. A cover letter introducing yourself, addressing your qualifications for the position, and your interest in Moorpark College.

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Three letters of recommendation from past employers or clinical supervisors

4. Unofficial Transcript