Staff Counselor/Psychologist (Faculty Hire #22-46) (92 views)


The department of University Counseling Services at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a counselor to serve as a Staff Counselor/Psychologist in the Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I level. The position is a temporary, 12-month position, with a possibility of yearly renewal.

The successful candidate will provide clinical services to a diverse population of university students and serve as a liaison to first generation college students, transfer students, and/or parent-scholars. Working under the general supervision of the Director of University Counseling Services (UCS), the Staff Counselor/Psychologist collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement appropriate campus/community psycho-educational programs and interventions to increase student academic and personal success. Provides clinical assessment, short-term individual and couples counseling, group psychotherapy, structured psycho-educational workshops, triage/urgent care services, and clinical case management. Provides general outreach programs and interventions to the campus community in addition to programming specifically to first generation college students, transfer students, and/or parent scholars. Provides consultation to faculty, staff, and various campus constituencies regarding students with mental health concerns. Participates in the department’s training programs, including provision of supervision and training, as needed. Serves on university committees as requested, and performs other duties as assigned. Attends UCS staff meetings, case conferences, trainings, and retreats. Maintains ethical and timely documentation of all clinical work in electronic medical record keeping system.

This position may include the provision of telemental health services and/or remote work.

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which they are housed.

Required Qualifications:

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in a clinical field (e.g., Counseling or Clinical Psychology, Social Work).
  • Eligibility for licensure in the State of California as a LCSW, LMFT, or psychologist. If unlicensed, must become licensed within 24 months of employment. If licensed within another state, must obtain licensure in California within one year.
  • Supervised internship (or minimum of one year of work equivalent) experience in university counseling center, mental health agency, or related professional setting, with ability to support the mental health, well-being, and academic success of students.
  • Experience providing clinical assessment, individual therapy, and crisis intervention.
  • Demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and ability to work effectively with diverse individuals (e.g., race, ethnicity, culture, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, spirituality, ability differences, age, national origin, immigration status, language).
  • Interest in working as a liaison to first generation college students, transfer students, and/or parent-scholars.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills and ability to engage in effective time management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current licensure in the State of California as a LCSW, LMFT, or psychologist.
  • Clinical supervision experience.
  • Experience in university counseling center settings.
  • Experience and/or special training in working with first generation college students, transfer students, and/or parent-scholars.
  • Experience providing short-term therapy, group psychotherapy, case management, outreach and consultation.