Counseling (1920-230)

  • San Marcos
  • San Marcos, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Human and Social Services

Job Description

Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I

Academic Year: 2019/20
College: Students Affairs
Department: Student Health and Counseling Services

The Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) department at California State University San Marcos seeks one non-tenure-track staff mental health provider (Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I). Under general direction, this position includes the following direct service responsibilities: providing short term individual, couple, group, triage, outreach, and crisis counseling. Additionally, the counselor will need the ability to successfully participate as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team and to provide referrals when appropriate to medical, mental health, social services, or other assistance in the community. This is a .88FTE, temporary, 12-month appointment expected to begin February 17th, 2020 with an opportunity only as an Full Time, Academic Year appointment for Academic year 2020/21, pending budget, enrollment, and a satisfactory evaluation. Full time staff counselors are expected to provide 65% of their time providing direct service to eligible CSUSM students.

In the California State University system, Student Services Professionals, Academic-Related are in the faculty bargaining unit. SHCS strives to advance student success by promoting wellness, removing psychological barriers, facilitating self-awareness, and cultivating the personal strengths of our students. SHCS has a focus on diversity that is thematic throughout all programs and values a leadership structure that is respectful, cohesive, and team oriented. SHCS seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a commitment to serve our University's student body and to recruit and retain faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, students of various racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, diverse socio-economic backgrounds, diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions

Minimum Requirements:

One of the following two criteria:

Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California for at least 2 years or
Possession of a Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-Accredited doctoral program and licensed in the State of California as a Clinical Psychologist or license-eligible in the State of California with licensure within 12 months of date of hire
Demonstrated commitment and/or expertise in working with a diverse student
Demonstrated generalist clinical skills including time-limited, evidence-based practice individual and group modalities
Demonstrated experience with crisis assessment and intervention
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a stressful environment.
Ability to actively contribute to a positive working environment by exhibiting solution-focused, positive, cooperate, flexible behavior
Ability to independently organize, manage, and prioritize tasks, including clinical caseload
Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling

Preferred abilities and preferred qualifications:

Demonstrated expertise in psychological assessment administration testing and interpretation
Demonstrated areas of clinical expertise in eating disorders/disordered eating, Asian/Pacific Islander mental health, African-American mental health, and/or Biofeedback
Experience providing clinical supervision to mental health trainees


To apply, please submit the following to

A completed faculty application
Letter of Interest
Curriculum vita
Names and contact information for three current professional references
Copy of a valid California license as a LMFT, LCSW, or Clinical Psychologist or if license-eligible in possession of a Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-Accredited Doctoral Program, provide proof of completion of 3000 Supervised Professional Experience hours as defined by the California Board of Psychology with a minimum of 1500 hours accrued post-doctorally.

Timeline: A review of applications will begin January 29th, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the 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.

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 the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

This position requires the incumbent to participate in the Exposure Control protocols for Student Health and Counseling Services under the CSUSM Medical Monitoring Program. Incumbents shall be required to receive an annual influenza vaccination or wear a mask while working in "patient care areas" as outlined on the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency website
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Marcos, California 92096 United States View Map