Counselor (10446)

  • San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Human and Social Services

Job Description

Working Title
Clinical Counselor, Licensed Psychologist

Positions Available
1 Position Available.

SF State University
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be 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.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Counseling & Psychological Services

Department Description
The mission of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is to enhance the psychological well being of the entire campus community and thereby facilitate the retention and successful educational experience of students, faculty, and staff. Click mission statement for full description.

Appointment Type*
This is a one year probationary position.

Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule*
Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anticipated Hiring Range*
$6,630.00 to $7,000.00 per month ($79,560.00 to $84,000.00 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary*
Reporting to the Director for Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), the Clinical Counselor (Licensed Psychologist) provides a full-range of individual and group psychological services to students, and consultation to faculty and staff who represent a wide range of multicultural backgrounds, presenting complex psychosocial, personal, and family issues.

Position Information
Clinical Counseling
- The Licensed Psychologist effectively represents CAPS as a member of the University faculty and performs additional professional services as individual skills, interests and agency needs indicate.

Primary responsibilities include the following:
- Intake and assessment/triage;
- Provision of brief individual, group, marital, and couples counseling fusing time-limited treatment models);
- Outreach;
- Referrals;
- Crisis intervention;
- Supervision; and
- Consultation.

- As appropriate and at the discretion of the Training Coordinator, provide clinical supervision to trainees; co-facilitate outreach activities, workshops, and groups with all level of supervisees; provide training and educational seminars for all levels of supervisees.

Other duties as assigned.

At All Times
¿ Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P3OD)
¿ Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.

Minimum Qualifications*
Knowledge and Abilities:
Dependent upon the specific position and classification under consideration, candidates should possess most or all of the following:

(Campus administrators should determine the depth of knowledge requirements e.g., working, general, thorough, comprehensive, based upon specific position needs.)

Knowledge of organizational development, planning and structure; principles of administrative, personnel and fiscal management; professional counseling techniques and strategies; statistics and research methodologies; specific academic discipline. Knowledge of or ability to understand the role and functioning of Student Services and Academic Affairs programs in a higher education setting and work with students from multicultural backgrounds presenting various attitudes and value systems.

Ability to counsel students utilizing professional counseling techniques and strategies and meet the needs of a multicultural, multisexed and multi-aged student body group; plan and conduct classes utilizing innovative teaching techniques; visualize needed changes and improvements in counseling or related programs; originate new, different or creative solutions to student problems; gain acceptance of program operations based on positive working relationships and recognition and understanding of the need for compromise; understand the roles and responsibilities of others and to gauge relationships accordingly by taking into account the
variety of the interrelationships, motivations and goals of the members of the organizations served; collect and analyze data or information; solve problems and to draw conclusions from an analysis of the data collected; apply and utilize various statistical and research methods; organize and present data and information in a concise and logical manner; interview skillfully; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; prepare and present oral and written reports which are clear, concise and comprehensive; and ability to continually increase the range of comprehension and knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of the research Performed in the Student Services area.

Education and Experience:
Applicants for Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I, II and III positions should have a combination of education and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications typically required of individuals eligible for holding the rank of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, respectively (see below).

A primary consideration in evaluating the education and experience of candidates for a position in these classes is the degree in which such experience and education provide evidence of the specialized skill and knowledge requirements and the potential ability essential to successful performance of the assigned functions of the position to be filled.

Minimum qualifications typically required include possession of an appropriate terminal degree, e.g., either a doctorate in behavioral sciences, counseling, psychology or a specific related academic field or a California license as a Psychologist, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor or as a Clinical Social Worker which require a master¿s degree in social work with appropriate internship.

Preferred Qualifications
- 2+ years of post-licensure clinical experience;
- Post graduate clinical experience in a university setting;
- Experience working in a multicultural, urban setting;
- Experience and clinical effectiveness in multicultural counseling approaches with ethnically and culturally diverse clients and communities;
- Knowledge and experience working with clinical issues common in a university setting (e.g. substance abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, conflict resolution, individual and group conflict resolution, trauma debriefing, etc.);
- Clinical skills and experience in time-limited, short-term approaches, with a broad range of complex personal and interpersonal issues;
- Ability to establish effective working collaborations between individuals and groups representing different cultures, interest groups and/or departments;
- Ability to provide effective consultation regarding a variety of psychological incident debriefing capabilities;
- Extensive experience making discerning judgments regarding complex legal and ethical issues;
- Experience and skills in training and supervising of graduate and post-doctorate interns seeking licensure in psychology;
- Experience in working with immigrant and international student populations; and
- Proficiency in a second language.

Core Competencies - embody the following competencies:
- Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
- Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
- Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
- Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
- Diversity and inclusion.

License/Certification Required
Licensure issued by the Board of Psychology or be eligible to sit for licensure by the anticipated start date. If the licensure is out of state, it must comply with the Board of Psychology regulations for obtaining licensure in order to practice in California.

Incumbent has their own work area and must be able to work effectively with a variety of individuals and function in a high visibility area, occasionally under pressure. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. Must maintain a scent-free office to ensure access for people with chemical sensitivities. Occasional evening, after-hours, and weekend coverage for university events and or emergency/crisis situations.

Eligibility to Work*
Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.

Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

How To Apply

Submit an online application and upload in one file attachment your resume, cover letter, describing your specific qualifications for each position AND three (3) professional references who can comment upon your education and/or job related experience.


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Application Deadline
This position is open until filled.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map