• Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • May 11, 2021
Full Time Human and Social Services

Job Description

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

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.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Appointment Type*
This is a one-year temporary position.

Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule*
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Anticipated Hiring Range*
$6,500.00 to $6,630.00 per month ($78,000.00 to $79,560.00 annually).

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary*
Reporting to the Director of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), the Clinical Counselor provides a full-range of individual and group psychological services to students, as well as consultation to faculty and staff who represent a wide range of multicultural backgrounds, presenting complex psychosocial, personal, and family issues.

The Incumbent's responsibilities include a significant focus on coordinating services for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (PoC). This candidate is expected to work collaboratively within CAPS, with other offices on campus, and with students themselves to develop services designed to best meet the needs of the university's Black student community. As with all CAPS staff, this counselor will also operate as a generalist who provides a full-range of services to the entire student body. The Clinical Counselor effectively represents CAPS as a
member of the University faculty, and performs additional professional services as individual skills, interests, and agency needs indicate.

Position Information
Clinical Counseling
- Intake, assessment, and triage;
- Provision of brief individual, group, marital, and couples counseling (using time-limited treatment models);
- Outreach and consultation services to the University community, particularly for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or PoC;
- Coordination of services for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (PoC)
- Referrals; and
- Crisis intervention.

Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic Trainee Supervision
- As appropriate, and at the discretion of the Director, provide clinical supervision to trainees of The Peggy H. Smith Counseling Clinic, a graduate training clinic staffed by graduate students;
- Co-facilitate outreach activities, workshops, and groups with all level of trainees; and
- Provide training and educational seminars for all levels of trainees.

Other duties as assigned.

At All Times
- Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P30D); and
- Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.

Minimum Qualifications*
Education and Experience:
Applicants for Student Services Professional, Academic-Related II should have a combination of education and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications typically required of individuals eligible for holding the rank of Associate Professor. A primary consideration in evaluating the education and experience of candidates for an SSP AR II position is the degree in which such experience and education provide evidence of the specialized skill and knowledge requirements and the potential ability essential to successful performance of the assigned functions of the position to be filled. Minimum qualifications typically required include possession of an appropriate terminal degree, e.g., a Doctorate in behavioral sciences, counseling, psychology or a specific related academic field or a California license as a Psychologist or be eligible to sit for licensure by the anticipated start date.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Dependent upon the specific position and classification under consideration, candidates should possess most or all of the following:

Knowledge of organizational development, planning and structure; principles of administrative, personnel and fiscal management; professional counseling techniques and strategies; statistics and research methodologies; specific academic discipline. Knowledge of or ability to understand the role and functioning of Student Services and Academic Affairs programs in a higher education setting and work with students from multicultural backgrounds presenting various attitudes and value systems.

Demonstrated ability to counsel students utilizing professional counseling techniques and strategies and meet the needs of a multicultural, diverse and multi-aged student body group; plan and conduct workshops and groups utilizing innovative facilitation techniques; visualize needed changes and improvements in counseling or related programs; originate new, different or creative solutions to student problems; gain acceptance of program operations based on positive working relationships and recognition and understanding of the need for compromise; understand the roles and responsibilities of others and to gauge relationships accordingly by taking into account the variety of the interrelationships, motivations and goals of the members of the organizations served; collect and analyze data or information; solve problems and to draw conclusions from an analysis of the data collected; apply and utilize various statistical and research methods; organize and present data and information in a concise and logical manner; interview skillfully; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; prepare and present oral and written reports which are clear, concise and comprehensive; and ability to continually increase the range of comprehension and knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of the research performed in the Student Services area.

Preferred Qualifications
- 2+ years of post-licensure clinical experience
- Post graduate clinical experience in a university setting
- Experience working in a multicultural urban setting
- Experience in the provision of clinical services to students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or PoC
- Experience in the provision of outreach and consultation services to the university community, particularly for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or PoC
- Experience and clinical effectiveness in multicultural counseling approaches with ethnically and culturally diverse clients and communities
- Knowledge and experience working with clinical issues common in a university setting (e.g. substance abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, conflict resolution, individual/group conflict resolution, trauma debriefing, etc.)
- Clinical skills and experience in time-limited, short-term approaches, with a broad range of complex personal and interpersonal issues
- Ability to establish effective working collaborations between individuals and groups representing different cultures, interest groups, and/or departments
- Ability to provide effective consultation regarding a variety of psychological incident debriefing capabilities
- Extensive experience making discerning judgments regarding complex legal and ethical issues
- Experience and skills in training and supervising of graduate level interns
- Experience in working with immigrant and international student populations
- Proficiency in a second language

Core Competencies - embody the following competencies:
- Bias toward collaboration and teamwork
- Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills
- Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution
- Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence
- Diversity and inclusion.

License/Certification Required
Incumbent must possess and maintain a current, valid, and unrestricted license (MFT, LCSW, or Psychologist) to practice as a therapist in California from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology, or be eligible to sit for licensure by the anticipated start date. If the licensure is out of state, it must comply with the Board of Psychology regulations for obtaining licensure in order to practice in California.

Incumbent has their own work area and must be able to work effectively with a variety of individuals and function in a high visibility area, occasionally under pressure. Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. Must maintain a scent-free office to ensure access for people with chemical sensitivities. Occasional evening, after-hours, and weekend coverage for university events and/or emergency/crisis situations. Incumbent must be able to work remotely as needed.

Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work*
Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.

Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

How To Apply

Submit an online application and upload in one file attachment your resume, cover letter, describing your specific qualifications for each position AND three (3) professional references who can comment upon your education and/or job related experience.


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Application Deadline
This position is open until filled.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map