Staff Psychologist (level 2 or 3) – Multiple Positions (74 views)

Staff Psychologist (level 2 or 3) – Multiple Positions


University of California Merced

Hiring Range

Level 2: $38.30 – $46.69 Hourly

Level 3: $89,000 – $103,000 Annually

Job Closing Date

Review of applications will begin 06/04/21

About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

About the Job

Under direct supervision of the Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and designated supervisors, the Staff Psychologist performs supervised individual, couples, and group counseling, psychological assessments, intake evaluations, crisis interventions, and outreaches/workshops to the campus community. May perform other related tasks that are a part of the agency’s operations. Ability to function in an environment controlled by HIPAA, FERPA, and CMIA regulations required. Weekend and evening hours may be required throughout the year.

DIRECT SERVICES: Conducts intake interviews with student-clients. Provides psychological assessment, individual, couples, and group counseling to student-patients on a scheduled basis or through crisis intervention. Conducts outreach/workshops to campus community. Represents CAPS and Student Affairs at public relations events, as required. Acts as a campus resource and represents CAPS in the University community. Acts as a liaison between student patients and campus, as needed.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING: Consults with supervisors and staff, as needed. Actively obtains and maintains license as a psychologist in California, including continuing education units. Attends all-staff seminars and meetings. Interacts with staff and students in a professional and ethical manner that is consistent with the APA Code of Ethics, HIPAA, FERPA, and CMIA regulations. Provide individual supervision to pre-doctoral interns and psychology fellows. Provides group supervision and training seminars to pre-doctoral interns and psychology fellows.

CASE MANAGEMENT: Maintains accurate and ethical clinical documentation on all clinical appointments. Completes clinical documentation according to the format and timelines established by CAPS policies. Responds to Director requests for clinical data needed for administrative reports. Scores and interprets psychological assessment instruments. Acts as primary resource for ensuring accurate psychological assessment scoring, interpretation, and report-writing for all CAPS trainees. Performs additional job-related duties and responsibilities, as requested.

*NOTE: The level of which the position is hired will be based on the qualifications of the incumbent.



Level 2 Requirements:

  • Doctorate in clinical psychology or counseling – may be unlicensed at this level but Licensed eligible and must be licensed within 6 months of hire; or currently licensed (less than 3 years) .
  • Must have an earned doctorate (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program.
  • Licensed to practice in the State of California, preferred.
  • The equivalent of 1500 hours of supervised experience as a pre-doctoral intern at an APA-accredited or APPIC member internship site.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in counseling practices and methods as well as developmental tasks and problems encountered by college students. Basic knowledge and skills in psychological assessment practices and methods as well as appropriate ethical, legal, and university standards and regulations.
  • Ability to supervise pre-doctoral interns, psychology fellows, and other unlicensed clinical staff.
  • Ability to utilize the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) in identifying student-patient diagnoses, when appropriate.
  • Ability to work with complex clinical cases. Ability to establish case conceptualizations and treatment plans for all clinical cases. Ability to plan, implement, evaluate, and report activities conducted.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Ability to establish rapport with others as a requisite for healthy and therapeutic relationships.
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to servicing underrepresented and/or marginalized populations. Experience working with Black, African-American and LGBTQ+ communities in academia preferred.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a high level of stress, emotionality, and ambiguity. Ability to effectively weight and evaluate personal needs, student-patient needs, and the aims and policies of the agency and to respond and negotiate these competing needs, as appropriate. Ability to be both consistent and flexible, as circumstances warrant.
  • Ability to present oneself in an appropriately personable and professional manner to students and staff. Ability to remain calm and supportive in psychological emergencies and/or crises when provided with appropriate supervision and direction. An advanced level of self-awareness as to how he/she relates to others and an ability to effectively modulate this personal style, as conditions warrant.
  • Ability to receive and utilize constructive feedback regarding performance, presentation, and relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and to prepare written and electronic documents. Ability to communicate orally, both in person and by telephone. Ability to communicate via computer e-mail. Ability to use electronic medical record keeping system.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to meetings, other campuses, and counseling sites.
  • Position requires adherence to CANRA guidelines and is a mandated reporter.

Level 3 Requirements:

  • Must meet all the qualifications for the Level 2 plus the following:
  • Doctorate in clinical psychology or counseling and a minimum of 3 years experience as a licensed clinical psychologist.
  • Licensed in the State of California.

Background Check

Background check and fingerprinting is required.

Policy Statement

How to Apply:

An online application is required for each position to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:

The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at


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Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:

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