The department of University Counseling Services at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a counselor to serve as Staff Counselor/Psychologist in the Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I level. The position is a 12-month position with the possibility of yearly renewal.
The successful candidate will provide clinical, outreach, and consultative services to a diverse population of university students. Working under the general supervision of the Director of University Counseling Services (UCS), the Staff Counselor/Psychologist will serve as a liaison to the faculty, staff, and students in the Educational Opportunity Program Milt & Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Program (EOP RSP) and Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) who work with historically low-income, historically educationally disadvantaged, first-generation college students and, more specifically focused work with former foster youth. Provides clinical assessment, short-term individual and couples counseling, group psychotherapy and support groups, structured psycho-educational workshops, triage/urgent care services, and clinical case management. Develops and implements appropriate campus/community interventions and psycho-educational programs to increase student academic and personal success. Provides outreach programs and workshops designed to support historically low-income students, historically educationally disadvantaged students, first-generation college students, and more specifically focused on former foster youth. Collaborates with faculty and staff in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), including the EOP Milt & Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Program (EOP RSP), Transitional Programs, as well as the EOP Satellites in the Academic Colleges and service units.
Serves on university committees as requested, and performs other duties as assigned. Participates in the department’s training programs, including provision of supervision and training, as needed. Attends UCS staff meetings, case conferences, retreats, and professional development activities and trainings, as well as meetings, trainings, and activities pertaining to EOP. 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.
Successful candidates will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which they are housed.
- 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 intake/clinical assessment, individual therapy, and crisis intervention.
- Demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds (e.g., race, ethnicity, culture, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, spirituality, ability differences, age, national origin, immigration status, language).
- Experience working with diverse populations, including historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students, youth in foster care, and/or underserved youth.
- Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to issues concerning former foster care youth.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated written and oral communication skills and ability to engage in effective time management.
- Current licensure in the State of California as a LCSW, LMFT, or psychologist.
- Experience in a university counseling center setting.
- Experience with Educational Opportunity Programs and/or Trio Programs.
- Experience working with foster youth programs.
- Experience working with substance use disorders.
- Experience providing short-term therapy, group psychotherapy, case management, outreach and consultation.
$74,280 to $85,000 (Dependent upon qualifications)