Staff Counselor/Psychologist – Three (3) positions (66 views)


The department of University Counseling Services at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking three (3) counselors to serve as Staff Counselor/Psychologist in the Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I level. The positions have the possibility of yearly renewal and are listed below:

  • One (1) 12-Month position (works from hire date through end of fiscal year, June 30th)
  • Two (2) Academic Year positions (works only during the academic semesters, Fall and Spring) *One (1) Academic Year position remaining

The successful candidates will provide clinical and outreach services to a diverse population of university students and also provide focused work in crisis/urgent care services.

Working under the general supervision of the Director of the University Counseling Services (UCS), the Staff Counselors/Psychologists will collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement appropriate campus/community psycho-educational programs and interventions to increase student academic and personal success. Provide clinical assessment and intakes, short-term individual and couples counseling, and structured psycho-educational workshops; may also provide group psychotherapy. Provide crisis/urgent care services including risk assessment and crisis intervention; facilitation of psychiatric hospitalization; provision of clinical case management, including post-hospitalization follow-up and bridging students to mental health services in the community; and consultation and collaboration with CSUN’s CARE and Conduct Coordinator and Department of Police Services (DPS), regarding students of concern, when needed.

Provide general outreach programs and interventions to the campus community. Provide consultation to faculty, staff, and various campus constituencies regarding students with mental health concerns. May include participation in the department’s training programs and/or service on university committees. Perform other duties as assigned. Attend UCS staff meetings, case conferences, trainings, and retreats. Maintain 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 department in which they are housed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a clinical field or doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
  • 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 experience (or minimum of one year of work equivalent) 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.
  • Demonstrated generalist clinical therapeutic and diagnostic skills including the ability to provide clinical assessment and intakes; brief, focused, and effective counseling; psycho-educational workshops; and outreach services.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or special training in the provision of crisis/urgent care services and clinical case management.
  • Interest in consultation and collaboration with CSUN’s CARE and Conduct Coordinator and Department of Police Services (DPS), regarding students of concern (as needed).
  • 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).
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals and actively contribute to a collegial working environment.
  • 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.