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.
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The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.
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 the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Working in the State of California is a requirement of employment. 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. To learn more, visit our Matadors Forward site: https://www.csun.edu/matadors-forward/faculty-and-staff-fall-guidelines.
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Counseling Services at (818)677-2366.
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.
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.
Screening of applications will begin July 5, 2022. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
How to Apply:
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers.
Applicants must submit a letter of application (addressing the qualifications and responsibilities described above), curriculum vitae, names and contact information for 3 professional references, and a copy of graduate transcripts to the website in the section above. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses, and certificates.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.
CSUN’s Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
For more information about the University, visit: http://www.csun.edu
About the Division:
For more information about the Division of Student Affairs, visit https://www.csun.edu/studentaffairs/.
About University Counseling Services:
For more information about the department, visit https://www.csun.edu/counseling.