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Director of Student Health and Psychological Services

Rio Hondo College

Job Description

Job Number


Position Title

Director of Student Health and Psychological Services

Position Type

Academic Administrator

Number of Months Assignment


Starting Date

As soon as possible

Current Work Schedule

Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Days and hours of employment may change depending on District needs.

Salary Range

Management Salary Range 48


$132,204 $161,058/Annually Successful candidate will start at Step 1 except in cases where District deems appropriate. This is a Categorically Funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon continued funding.




Main Campus


Student Health and Psychological Services

Open Date


Closing Date


About Rio Hondo College

About Ro Hondo College

Ro Hondo College welcomes and embraces all students in their educational and career pathways. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our College has a student population of 22,000, of which 18,000 are Latinx students. We were the first college in Los Angeles County to provide two years of free tuition to first-time, full-time college students through our Ro Promise program. We are proud to acknowledge that many of our students have transferred to high ranked institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, USC and UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, and Whittier College to name a few.


Our caring and dedicated student-centered staff, faculty, and administrators are devoted to the advancement of educational justice, equity, and opportunity for all our students. Our Colleges 900 employees, with close to 600 faculty, hold themselves accountable for the academic success of disproportionately impacted student populations. Our entire staff, with unwavering team collaboration, work hard to ensure our students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color.

Ro Hondo College is committed to the recruitment of qualified and diverse employees who are dedicated to our students success. We recognize that diversity in an academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are steadfast in our hiring practices and staff development processes which reinforce the goals of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Our practices and processes also support the importance of a workforce that reflects the community and the diverse student population we serve.

Ro Hondo College employs approximately 55% tenured track faculty of color; 60% part-time faculty of color; 85% classified staff of color; and 50% administrators of color.

Ro Hondo College offers 30 associate degrees that guarantee transfer (ADTs) to Cal State Universities, a bachelors degree in Automotive Technology, more than 60 certificates, a Pathway to Law School, dual enrollment with K-12 districts, state championship speech & debate team, top-notch athletic teams, student leadership opportunities, travel abroad experiences and more.

In collaboration with the communities in Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, El Monte, South El Monte, Whittier, portions of Norwalk, La Mirada, Downey, La Puente, the City of Industry, Los Nietos and Avocado Heights, Ro Hondo College provides an exceptional academic curriculum to meet the unique needs of our region and strengthen our communities.

Basic Function

Under administrative direction, to provide leadership and direction; to manage, supervise, and coordinate the Student Health and Psychological Services programs and activities.

Minimum Qualifications

A valid, current California License as a registered nurse, and either of the following: A masters degree in nursing and a California Public Health Nurse Certificate; OR; bachelors degree in nursing, a California Public Health Nurse certificate, and a masters degree in health education, sociology, psychology, counseling, health care administration, public health, or community health.;

Two years of experience as a Registered Nurse in a health care center or facility with a minimum of one year working in a lead capacity.

Demonstrated sensitive to and understand of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Masters degree from an accredited college or university.



Essential Duties

Provide leadership and direction and assume management responsibility for Student Health and Psychological Services. E

Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for program services; recommend, within District policy, appropriate service, and staffing levels; recommend and administer policies and procedures. E

Select, train, motivate, counsel, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to develop skills and abilities. E

Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for program services; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures. E

Organize student health services activities such as, but not limited to, flu clinics, health and wellness events, health fairs, sexual violence awareness events, and information sessions. E

Develops clinical protocols to ensure compliance with state medical standards and to provide a safe environment for students. E

Assesses individual student health conditions during crisis intervention to determine whether the clinical program staff can treat a student or if the student needs to be referred to another clinical institution. E.

Serve on the Behavioral Response Team to provide feedback regarding the development of protocols for health and psychological emergencies and provide guidance on student cases. E

Manage and participate in the development and administration program annual district and grant-funded budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary. E

Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends, practices, and innovations in the field of student health and psychological services. E

Promote equal opportunity and student and gender equity to effectively serve the Districts diverse community. E

Develop, apply, and evaluate effective approaches to implement the policies of the Rio Hondo Community College District relating to program and workforce diversity in order to fulfill the core academic mission of the District and serve its diverse community. E

Provide effective leadership and direction to recruitment and retention efforts to further workforce diversity policies of the District. E

Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints. E

Administer applicable collective bargaining agreements. E

Ensure medical certifications for hourly and full-time clinical staff are current to comply with the Medical Board of California for the proper licensing for physician, nurses, and allied health care professionals. E

Develop policies and guidelines to address communicable disease outbreaks that impact District faculty, staff, and students. E

Direct the development and implementation of electronic medical/health record systems. E

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires us to identify the essential (E) duties/functions of the position. We have indicated those duties with an f. on the job description.

Supervision Exercised

Exercise direct supervision over faculty, classified and hourly staff to provide a variety of clinical and psychological services to students.

Other Job Related Duties

Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Related and Essential Qualifications

Knowledge of:
  • Health education, mental health services, national health observances.
  • State regulations related to student health services and psychological services in community colleges.
  • State and national standards for the proper licensing for allied health care professionals, physicians, and psychiatrists.
  • Local, state and federal regulations governing communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Principles, terminology, practices, procedures and techniques related to crisis intervention, communicable disease control, physical, mental health conditions, and medication.
  • Mandated reporting protocols for medical and mental health situations.
  • State and federal regulations regarding the development, storage, and release of medical records, incident reports, and psychiatric records.
  • Local, state, and federal agencies that provide health and mental health related services and benefits.
  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of program. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Current Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Codes
  • California Community College Chancellors Office Regulations. State reporting rules and regulations.
  • Safe driving principles and practices.

Skill to:
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software.
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely.

Ability to:
  • Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for program.
  • Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services for program.
  • Manage, direct, and coordinate the work of supervisory, technical, and administrative support personnel.
  • Select, supervise, motivate, counsel, train, and evaluate staff.
  • Identify and respond to program issues, concerns, and needs.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of program goals.
  • Prepare and administer budgets.
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative reports.
  • Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to program services and functions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Foreign Degrees

Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

License Certificates/Credentials

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid drivers license.

Working Conditions

Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to work in a standard office environment including ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and lift 20 lbs.; ability to travel to different sites and locations.

Position Description

Applications are currently being accepted for Director of Student Health and Psychological Services.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.
  • Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
  • Rsum/Curriculum Vitae
  • Current California License as a registered nurse
  • Complete transcripts of all colleges/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted) NOTE: Transcripts from multiples colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
  • Transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date (please circle conferral date on transcripts). Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.


Additional Information

  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
  • Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
  • As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicants expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
  • For positions requiring a valid California drivers license, proof of insurability is required.
  • Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
  • A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.

Commitment to Diversity

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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EEO Statement

Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

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