DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Case Manager/Counselor Non-Tenure-Track 12-month, full-time faculty position
California State University Fullerton is seeking applications for a professional mental health case manager/ counselor. Under the general supervision of the Director, the selected candidate will provide a full range of case-management and clinical services (50%) and will serve as the mental health liaison for the Guardian Scholars (foster youth) program (50%). This position is a full-time (40 hours a week), 8a-5pm (with occasional evening and weekend hours), and 12-month position. Successful candidates will have a Master's degree in a mental health field from an accredited university, is a licensed (at least at the master's level) mental health professional, and have expertise in addressing the mental health and welfare, as well as the educational and academic achievement needs of a diverse college student population. Successful Candidates will be expected to collaborate and work closely with other disciplines/departments.
Position Case Manager/Counselor Services: Manage the communication and flow of information related to referrals from campus partners including but not limited to the Dean of Students office, Health Services, Housing, and Disability Support Services. Assist the staff in Counseling & Psychological Services with referrals for students needing counseling at an off-campus agency. Meet with students to assist with linking them to off-campus resources. Serve as a liaison to our off-campus mental health providers. Help maintain and create referral databases for our students. Conduct outreach and presentations to campus stakeholders on current mental health trends. Offer consultation to students, faculty, and staff on mental health related questions/concerns. Demonstrate the ability to provide crisis intervention and case management support for students in distress.
Mental Health Liaison Services: Serve as the direct counselor to the students in the Guardian Scholar Program (GS), which serves former foster youth. Develop and provide outreach programs based on the needs of the students (e.g., classroom presentations; workshops; facilitated discussion groups to a diverse group of former foster youth), identify group therapy needs, individual therapy needs, collaboratively with Guardian Scholars staff develop programming support and engagement for GS students, provide consultation to GS staff on issues that affect developmental and psychological well-being of students, attend GS events such as annual retreat, welcome day, and GS reception, and assist with the Foster Youth Ally Training, and Trauma informed training.
Required Qualifications Education/License
Masters or Doctorate in Counseling, Clinical, or School Psychology (or relevant field) from an accredited program.
California license to practice psychology-LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, or Licensed Psychologist.
Case management service experience (clinical and non-clinical).
Experience working with trauma.
Demonstrated experience with mental health issues pertinent to a diverse college student population.
Knowledge of mental health resources and systems of care.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement outreach presentations and workshops on mental health topics and to provide consultation and preventive education.
Demonstrated ability to conduct intake interviews, including psycho-diagnostic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment plan formulation, for students with a broad spectrum of psychological problems, ranging from adjustment issues to major psychiatric disorders.
Demonstrated ability to provide individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention for psychological emergencies.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent ability to work as a member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.
Computer Skills: Demonstrated ability to do electronic scheduling and record keeping
Must successfully pass a background check and pre-employment fingerprinting.
Experience and interest in providing outreach services and counseling to address traditionally underserved students.
Experience working with foster-care youth.
Understanding of the reunification process/emotional challenges for students as they obtain access to biological parents/siblings once they turn 18.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a variety of clinical and non-clinical duties as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Application Procedure A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php, choose full-time faculty, search for position #524228, to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
Current curriculum vitae
A cover letter with a brief statement explaining your experience and interest in the position
A list of three references with relevant contact information
Finalists will be asked to submit letters of recommendation: Finalists invited for an on-campus interview will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit should you move forward to this phase of the search. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. A request via email along with information on uploading the letter will be sent. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into the recruitment system.
Application Deadline Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by March 6, 2023, will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.
Appointment Date The anticipated starting date is April 2023
This is a full-time 12-month Counselor position, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance evaluations and budgetary funding. The Student Services Professional-Academic Related I-12-month salary range is $6,190 to $11,584 per month (12 monthly payments per year). Anticipated hiring range depending on experience and qualification is $6,730 to $7,142 per month. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.
The person holding this position is 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 formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU related work within the State of California.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
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. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.