Case Manager

Ventura County Community College District

Case Manager

Ventura County Community College District


Job Type: Professional Expert

Job Number: PE-008

Location: Moorpark College (Moorpark CA), CA

Department: MC – Student Learning

Closing: 6/12/2024 12:00 AM Pacific


This recruitment is being conducted to fill a temporary assignment, as such this recruitment may close at any time. Employees hired in this capacity are considered at will and do not accrue property interest in the assignment and are not eligible for benefits.

Under the direction of the Moorpark Student Health Center (SHC) Coordinator and in partnership with the supervisory Psychologist, and as a part of a multidisciplinary team the Case Manager will provide the listed essential duties. This is a grant funded position through a Mental Health grant from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office

Moorpark College, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It serves approximately 15,000 students, and with a “students first” philosophy, empowers its diverse community of learners to complete their goals for academic transfer, basic skills, and career education. Moorpark College is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. Set on 150 acres, the campus is nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College has been recognized as an Aspen 150 College for the last two years. Known for transfer of students to public and private universities, Moorpark College has the highest number of Associate Degree for Transfers among California community colleges its size.

Moorpark College has the distinction of being recognized as a Champion of Higher Education by the Campaign for College Opportunity in each of the last five years. A Hispanic Serving Institution, it has an excellent reputation for preparing minority and economically disadvantaged students for university transfer and career success. Moorpark College’s signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training which incorporates the world-renowned America’s Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for our student athletes. Moorpark College has received numerous grants including a $2.9 million Department of Education Title V grant in 2020 for its Project STEM Impacto, which develops student cohorts in biology, biotechnology, and computer network systems engineering. Moorpark College student outcomes demonstrate that education inspires and transforms communities.

More information can be found on the Moorpark College MC Website.


Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD’s three colleges – Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College – offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. For the VCCCD, equity-mindedness refers to the perspective or model of thinking exhibited by practitioners who call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes.

The Ventura County Community College District ensures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, sex, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

Representative Duties

  • The most important role of this position is to provide case management and referral services to our diverse student population. This may involve meeting individually with students in person, by phone, by video, by email or any other appropriate and sanctioned medium in order to assess a student’s counseling, medical and social service’s needs.
  • For students who were hospitalized through Moorpark College SHC, coordinates/schedules appointments to both meet with students discharged from a psychiatric hospitalization, and to assist them in connecting with their off campus provider of treatment. Assess the current needs of previously psychiatrically hospitalized students in conjunction with any hospitalization discharge plan referrals that were provided, and develop an appropriate treatment plan (if necessary) that focuses on keeping at risk persons safe in the present, and ensuring they get connected to appropriate and high quality resources and levels of care. Consult with and collaborate with SHC clinician when applicable for students who received mental health services on campus.
  • Researches potential referral resources through all of the major health insurance plans and cultivates relationships with potential community based, sliding fee-scale resources in order connect students to a wide range of appropriate and high quality services. Continually update mental health pathways for Ventura and North Los Angeles County.
  • Assists students with navigating the health care system for mental and physical health resources.
  • Tracks and follows up with students for a 2-4 week (typically) period of time after providing them with appropriate resources in order to ensure continuity of care, and to ensure that people get setup with resources and do not end up “falling through the cracks”
  • Work with the Moorpark College SHC medical/mental health teams to obtain release of information, and all necessary records, documentation and treatment plans in the aftermath of a student psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Works with the Moorpark College SHC medical/mental health teams to help students with complex mental health needs connect with off campus providers of service.
  • Provides limited direct crisis management services to students in distress.
  • Researches national trends, implements safety, and support programs for students.
  • Coordinates with student service programs and any other relevant collaterals on campus to ensure effective programs are in place that support student success.
  • Collaborates with the Basic Needs Center providing assessment of need and assistance for foster youth and homeless students for on and off campus resources as needed e.g. mental health care, food pantries, housing, showers, and financial assistance. This will involve creating a screening tool to determine student need.
  • Collaborates with mental health providers to organize trainings and informational sessions for students/employees with community mental health resources (i.e. Coalition for Family Harmony, RISE program, Transitional Aged Youth (TAY)).
  • Maintains weekly scheduled appointments and documentation in electronic records systems. Ensures student contact documentation is ethical, accurate, and timely.
  • Communicates subject matter clearly, correctly, effectively and maintains required office hours.
  • Adapts methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
  • Uses appropriate preparation and organizational skills in area of assignment.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity in working with students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and disabilities.
  • Works cooperatively and professionally within the college community with students, staff, faculty and administrators.
  • Uses effective and positive communication skills with staff and students.
  • Other duties as needed/required/requested.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Masters in Clinical Psychology or social work.
2 years of experience in a similar position

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Possess demonstrated experience in crisis and behavior risk assessment.
  • Possess demonstrated experience with crisis intervention and management.
  • Possess knowledge of community agencies and mental health resources.
  • Experience in planning Mental Health Outreach and Prevention activities.

Supplemental Information

Professional Expert Contract, non-benefitted, grant funded position.
$60/hour, 20 hours week, 12 months. Earn up to $62,400.00

You must upload the following documents with your application in order for it be considered complete:

  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

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