Clinical Counselor - Student Housing (Full-time Temporary) (510927)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Marcos
  • San Marcos, California
  • Jun 13, 2022
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Job Description


Student Services Professional - Academic Related (12-month)

  • Department/Program: Student Health and Counseling Services
  • Division: Student Affairs
  • Semester (or Academic Year): 12-month

Student Health and Counseling Services at California State University San Marcos is looking to hire a mental health clinician, temporary Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I. This is a 1.0 FTE (full-time), temporary, 12-month appointment with a desired start date of July1, 2022, with a potential to renew.

The candidate should have experience in and will be expected to provide the following services: short term psychotherapy, intake assessments, triage, crisis intervention, psychoeducational programming, consultation to a variety of campus departments and divisions, leading focused skills-based groups, psychotherapy groups, or support groups, participating in a multidisciplinary treatment team, and providing referrals when appropriate to medical, mental health, social services, or other assistance in the community. This is an embedded counselor position, embarking on a new way of effectively and efficiently distributing mental health services for students in campus housing creating a community-based model. This therapist will address the specific and unique needs of residential students with confidential clinical service delivery and tailored outreach, education, and prevention programs, engage with resident staff including RAs and RDs and develop materials specifically tailored to residential life. The candidate will remain part of the Student Health and Counseling Services department and will participate in counselor and staff meetings, clinical consultations, and trainings. The position may provide services to students outside of student housing based on department operational needs. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate the ability to complete, in a timely and professional manner, documentation that meets current field standards of practice and demonstrates a commitment to multiculturalism and culturally competent service provision.

In the California State University system, Student Services Professionals, Academic-Related are in the faculty bargaining unit. SHCS strives to advance student success by promoting wellness, removing psychological barriers, facilitating self-awareness, and cultivating the personal strengths of our students. SHCS has a focus on diversity that is thematic throughout all programs and values a leadership structure that is respectful, cohesive, and team-oriented. SHCS seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a commitment to serve our University's student body and to recruit and retain faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, students of various racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, diverse socio-economic backgrounds, diverse sexual orientations, and gender expressions.

Minimum qualifications:
  • One of the following two criteria :
    • Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of California or
    • Possession of a doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-Accredited Doctoral Program with 1500 post-doctoral hours completed by start date.
  • Experience conducting time-limited psychotherapy, psychodiagnostic intake assessments, outreach, and crisis assessment/intervention
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to the services provided to students
  • Demonstrated commitment to consultation, multidisciplinary team collaboration, and psychoeducation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a stressful environment
  • Per the California State University's Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience working with diverse college students
  • Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral internship or an APPIC internship.
  • Demonstrated experience with intern training and supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with one or more of the following populations: Black or African American students, Latinx or Hispanic students, LGBTQIA, first generation college students, international students, and other historically underrepresented/underserved populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, social justice, and cultural humility.
  • Demonstrated expertise with crisis intervention, as clinicians often interact with students with debilitating conditions requiring hospitalization.
  • Experience working with housing and residential life to provide support and training to its staff.
  • Experience integrating mental health services in a satellite counseling office.
  • Ability to collaborate with campus partners (e.g. housing unit) to address their department needs.


To apply, please prepare to submit the following:
  • Your completed faculty application
  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded)
  • Contact information for three current references
  • Letter of interest. (uploaded) Please include any experience working with diverse clients
  • Copy of a valid California license as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist. If unlicensed as a psychologist, please document the number of post-doctoral hours completed at time of application.

Timeline: A review of applications will begin on June 02, 2022; however, the position will remain open until filled.

SHCS strongly values diversity, equity, inclusion and is committed to hiring excellent and diverse faculty. All genders, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University's Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

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 in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at

This position requires the incumbent to participate in the Exposure Control protocols for Student Health and Counseling Services under the CSUSM Medical Monitoring Program. Incumbents shall be required to receive an annual influenza vaccination or wear a mask while working in "patient care areas" as outlined on the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency website

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


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