Mental Health Counselor
California State University Fullerton is seeking applications for a professional mental health counselor. Under the general supervision of the Director, the selected candidate will provide a full range of clinical services (65%) and participate in campus outreach and other projects (35%). This position is a full-time (40 hours a week), temporary (6 months) position. Successful candidates will have a Master’s or Doctorate degree in psychology from an accredited school of psychology or university, and have expertise in addressing the mental health and welfare, as well as the educational and academic achievement needs of a diverse college student population. Successful Candidates will also be expected to collaborate and work closely with other disciplines/departments.
Direct Counseling Services: provide intake interviews and psycho-diagnostic assessments, brief individual, couples and group counseling, crisis intervention, case management and referrals to and consultation with on-campus and off-campus academic, disability, mental health and health professionals.
Outreach Services: develop and provide outreach programs (e.g., classroom presentations; workshops; informal discussion groups) for a metropolitan, largely commuter campus with a highly diverse undergraduate/graduate student population.
Consultation: provide expertise to the university community regarding issues that affect the educational, developmental and psychological well-being of graduate students; provide consultation services and in-service training to faculty, administrators, staff and student leaders on pertinent college student issues.
- Master’s degree or Doctorate degree from an accredited school of Psychology.
- Clinical experience providing mental health services in a university counseling center.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement outreach presentations and workshops on mental health topics and to provide consultation and preventive education.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct intake interviews, including psycho-diagnostic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment plan formulation, for students with a broad spectrum of psychological problems, ranging from adjustment issues to major psychiatric disorders.
- Demonstrated ability to provide individual, couples and group counseling, and crisis intervention for psychological emergencies.
- Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Demonstrated experience with issues pertinent to a university student population
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent ability to work as a member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.
- Computer Skills: Demonstrated ability to do electronic scheduling and record keeping
- California license to practice as an LMFT, LCSW, or Psychologist. If licensed eligible, will be under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Marriage & Family therapist.
- Specialization in an area pertinent to CSUF college students (e.g., sexual identity development; immigration and acculturation issues; trauma work; suicide prevention; linkage and case management).
- Experience and interest in providing outreach services and counseling to address underserved students.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a variety of clinical duties as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Rank and Salary
In the CSU system, this position is classified as a Student Service Professional- Academically Related Level I- non tenure track. This is a part time 6-month appointment position with possibility of renewal, based on satisfactory performance and funds availability. Mental Health Counselors in the CSU serve as members of the Academic Faculty Unit and represented by the faculty union. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. For a description of potential university benefits, please refer to http://hr.fullerton.edu/documents/benefits/Faculty_BenEligibility.pdf
The anticipated starting date is January 8, 2018
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 10044BR to begin the application process and provide: 1) a current curriculum vitae and; 2) three letters of reference from professionals familiar with your clinical work.
For inquiries, please call: (657) 278-4478 or e-mail email@example.com
Review of applications begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.