This position has recently been accreted by UPTE HX and will be a part of that union moving forward.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/8/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/17/2023 Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Job code subject to change based on license of hired individual
The mission of the Student Health & Well-Being (SHW) cluster is to promote a culture of health and well-being for the student community, deliver equitable high quality innovative services, incorporate inclusive approaches, and celebrate diversity, with the goal of adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors contributing to the academic success and personal development of all students.
The Student Health and Well-being cluster of the UC San Diego, which reports through UC San Diego Health System, plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active well-being culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. Under the oversight of the executive director, the SHW cluster includes the departments of Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and SHW Administration.
CAPS delivers campus-based mental health services to over 42,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS' multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver trauma informed, culturally proficient counseling and psychiatric services, psycho-educational preventive outreach and early intervention programming, consultation, research, and training opportunities.
In collaboration with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, CAPS services support the academic mission of the University aimed at student success, retention and well-being, and works toward the maintenance of a just, inclusive and healthy living and learning environment for individuals to flourish as they pursue their academic, career, and personal goals. CAPS is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS) and the Post-doctoral Resident Training Program is affiliated with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center (APPIC). CAPS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality improvement through the utilization of metrics, data, clinical outcomes, client experience measurements and feedback.
UCSD CAPS is seeking a skilled mental health professional, experienced in reducing barriers to mental health care in a multicultural university environment, to provide counseling and clinical services to a diverse student population. Primary liaison responsibilities for this position will be addressing the mental health needs of university students to foster their academic success and wellness at UCSD. This position requires proven training, expertise, commitment, and sustained engagement working with underrepresented students and young adults towards their personal development, well-being, and academic success, through culturally proficient individual, group and community interventions.
This licensed professional performs psychological assessments towards diagnosis and the formulation of a treatment plan, the provision of focused psychotherapy and referral of students to appropriate level of care. Also participates in after hours, on-call, and urgent care coverage. The incumbent provides consultation to faculty, staff and administration, engages in mental health promotion and education to a diverse college population, and delivers preventive outreach including psycho-educational programming and evaluation. Incumbent also provides supervision and training of CAPS Post-doctoral Residents and maintains quality assurance and improvement in compliance standards.
Recent Postdoctoral Residents must provide a cover letter demonstrating the ability to be licensed prior to the start date.
All other applicants must provide a cover letter in order for your application to be considered complete.
Master's degree in a related mental health area.
A valid California license as a mental health provider (Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW or LPCC) in good standing.
Knowledge of student development theories to explain college student behavior, including psychosocial theories, cognitive/structural theories, and ecological and integrative theories.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principle
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