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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Case Manager/Counselor (LCSW)
Non Tenure-Track
12 month, full time

California State University Fullerton is seeking applications for a professional mental health case manager/ counselor.  Under the general supervision of the Director, the selected candidate will provide a full range of case-management and clinical services (50%) and will serve as the mental health liaison for the Guardian Scholars  (former foster youth) 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 a mental health field from an accredited university, is a licensed clinical social worker 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.                                                     
Case Manager/Counselor Services:  Manage the communication and flow of information related to referrals from campus partners including but not limited to the Dean of Students office, Health Services, Housing, and Disability Support Services. Assist the staff in Counseling & Psychological Services with referrals for students needing counseling at an off-campus agency. Meet with students to assist with linking them to off-campus resources. Serve as a liaison to our off-campus mental health providers. Conduct outreach and presentations to campus stakeholders on current mental health trends. Offer consultation to students, faculty, and staff on mental health related questions/concerns. Demonstrate the ability to provide crisis intervention and case management support for students in distress.

Mental Health Liaison Services:  Serve as the direct counselor to the students in the Guardian Scholar Program (GS), which serves former foster youth.  Develop and provide outreach programs based on the needs of the students (e.g., classroom presentations; workshops; facilitated discussion groups to a diverse group of former foster youth), identify group therapy needs, individual therapy needs, collaboratively with Guardian Scholars staff develop programming support and engagement for GS students, provide consultation to GS staff on issues that affect developmental and psychological well-being of students, attend GS events such as annual retreat, welcome day, and GS reception, and assist with the Foster Youth Ally Training, and Trauma informed training.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

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, and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax sheltering opportunities.  For a detailed description of benefits go to

Appointment Date
The anticipated starting date is August 13, 2018.

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 10534BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. current curriculum vitae
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications received by July 31, 2018 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 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.

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 Last Published 4/5/19