Counselor/Crisis Interventionist (Licensed Counselor) (515512)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Fullerton
  • Fullerton, California
  • Jun 25, 2022
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Job Description



Counselor/Crisis Interventionist (Licensed Counselor)
Non-Tenure Track 12 month faculty position (multiple positions)

California State University Fullerton is seeking applications for a career level non-tenure-track counselor faculty position in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, the selected candidate (50%) will be providing crisis intervention services and (50%) provide a full range of direct clinical services, participate in campus outreach, other projects, and other duties as assigned by the Director/Associate Director. While this appointment has faculty status for collective bargaining purposes, it is a full-time, 12-month clinical position with limited teaching or research responsibilities. Successful candidates will have a Master's degree or a doctoral degree in psychology, be currently licensed, have the experience to administer psychological assessments and have expertise in addressing a wide range of developmental and psychological needs of a diverse college student population. This position is a 12 month, Monday-Friday 8-5pm (with occasional weekend hours).

Crisis Intervention Services : Provide crisis intervention and stabilization, scheduled on-call triage hours 8-16 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.

Direct Counseling Services : Provide intake clinical interviews and psycho-diagnostic assessments, short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling and psycho-educational groups, administer psychological testing and interpret the data, case management and collaboration with a consulting psychiatrist, and referrals to and consultation with academic and disability counselors and health center professionals on-campus as well as off-campus mental health professionals and agencies.

Outreach Services : Develop and provide outreach programs (e.g., classroom presentations; workshops), including occasional evening or weekend programs, for a metropolitan, largely commuter campus with a highly diverse student population; participate in the development and implementation of assigned special outreach projects (e.g., mental health screening days; prevention projects).

Consultation : Provide expertise to the university community regarding issues that affect the educational, developmental and psychological well-being of students; provide consultation services and occasional in-service training to faculty, administrators, and student leaders on mental health and developmental issues.

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters or Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an accredited program.
  • California license to practice psychology-LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, or Licensed Psychologist

Experience and Skills: The candidate must demonstrate experience with the following:
  • Issues pertinent to a diverse college student population.
  • Clinical experience providing crisis stabilization services in either a community mental health setting, or university counseling center.
  • Intake clinical 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.
  • Training in administering and interpreting psychological assessments.
  • Short-term individual, couples and group counseling, and crisis intervention for psychological emergencies and high-risk clients.
  • Knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds, ranging in age.
  • Ability to develop and implement a broad range of outreach services, including consultation/mediation interventions, training modules, workshops, and presentations to the campus community on mental health issues and stigma reduction approaches.
  • Working effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer skills for electronic record keeping.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and pre-employment fingerprinting.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Specialization in an area pertinent to CSUF college students (e.g., sexual identity development; immigration and acculturation issues; trauma work; suicide prevention).
  • Experience and interest in coordinating counseling groups for students.
  • Experience and interest in working with sexual assault issues.
  • Experience and interest in providing outreach services and counseling to address underserved students.
  • Experience and interest in the provision of supervision to pre-doctoral interns.

Rank & Salary
In the CSU system, this position is classified as a Student Service Professional-academic related level I non tenure track. This is a full time 12 month position, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance evaluations. Counselors in the CSU system serve as members of the academic faculty unit and are represented by the faculty union. The salary range is from $72,000-$80,000. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and qualifications, however, there is no guarantee that an offer will be made above the beginning salary. The University offers excellent, comprehensive benefits including health/dental/vision plans for employees and dependents, spouse/domestic partner or dependent fee waiver, access to campus child care, 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 1 st 2022

Application Procedure

A complete on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit, choose full-time faculty, search for position #515512, and provide the following required materials:
  1. Current curriculum vitae;
  2. A cover letter with a brief statement explaining your experience and interest in the position.
  3. A list of three references with relevant contact information
  4. Finalists will be asked to submit letters of recommendation:
    Finalists invited for an on-campus interview will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit should you move forward to this phase of the search. 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. A request via email along with information on uploading the letter will be sent. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into 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 10, 2022 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

Additional Information

Multiple may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

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.

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.

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (

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 and questions may be sent to

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

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.

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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