Mental Health Counselor/Crisis Intervention 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 crisis intervention services (50%) and will serve as the mental health liaison for the Male Success Initiative (MSI-Fullerton) program (50%). This position is a full-time (40 hours a week), 8a-5p (with occasional evening hours), and 12 month position. Successful candidates will have a Master’s degree in psychology or social work from an accredited 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 be expected to collaborate and work closely with other disciplines/departments.
Crisis Intervention Services: Provide crisis intervention and stabilization, scheduled on-call triage hours 16 hours a week, face to face case management, short-term therapeutic interventions, referrals to and consultation with on-campus and off-campus partners, and involvement in campus crisis response.
Mental Health Liaison Services: Serve as the direct counselor to the students in the Male Success Initiative Program (MSI-Fullerton), which serves undergraduate men of color. Develop and provide outreach programs based on prior formal and informal assessments to identify key themes and topics to present (e.g., classroom presentations; workshops; facilitated discussion groups to a diverse group of men), identify group therapy needs, individual therapy needs, collaboratively with MSI-Fullerton staff develop programming support and engagement for MSI students, and attend MSI-Fullerton’s monthly student facing meetings, workshops, seminars, and milestone events.
- Master’s degree of Psychology or Social Work from an accredited university.
- California license to practice as an LMFT or LCSW.
- Clinical experience providing crisis stabilization services in either a community mental health setting, or university counseling center.
- Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
- 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 and group counseling, and crisis intervention for psychological emergencies.
- 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
- Specialization in an area pertinent to CSUF college students (e.g., students of color).
- Experience and interest in providing outreach services and counseling to address traditionally 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 full-time, 12 month, non-tenure position. 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. The university offers excellent, comprehensive benefits including health/dental/vision plans for employees and dependents, spouse/domestic partner, access to campus childcare, as well as affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
The anticipated starting date is March 1, 2019.
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 10469BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
- current curriculum vitae
- letter of interest which includes a brief statement explaining your experience and qualifications for the position including demonstration of addressing the needs of people from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
- three letters of reference from professionals familiar with your clinical work (see instructions below).
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
For inquiries, please call: (657) 278-2355 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by February 18, 2019 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until 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 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.