Effective Date of Appointment: Academic Year 2023/2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Salary Scale: $64,860 to $94,000 (Dependent upon qualifications)
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.
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 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.2% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
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 an Academic Year position, working only during the academic semesters, Fall and Spring, and has the possibility of yearly renewal.
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 college and department in which they are housed.
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.
Current licensure in the State of California as a LCSW, LMFT, or psychologist.
Clinical supervision experience.
Experience in university counseling center settings.
Screening of applications will begin October 30, 2023. 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 apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
Applicants must submit the following items to the website in the section above.
A cover letter (specifically addressing the qualifications and responsibilities described above)
Names and contact information for 3 professional references
Copy of graduate transcripts.
In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including 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.
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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.
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 prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on 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 Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Counseling Services
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.