Mental Health Counselor/Housing

California State University, Fullerton Fullerton, California
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November 20, 2022
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, California

Mental Health Counselor/Housing & Residential Engagement Liaison

Mental Health Counselor/Housing & Residential Engagement Liaison
Non Tenure-Track
12 month

California State University Fullerton is seeking applications for a full-time mental health counselor faculty, non tenure-track. Under the general supervision of the Director, the selected candidate will provide a full range of clinical services (65%) and participate in campus outreach, other projects, and other duties as assigned by the Director/Associate Director (35%). This position is a 12 month, Monday-Thursday, 10-7 pm and Friday 8-5 pm position.

Direct Counseling Services: Provide intake clinical interviews and psycho-diagnostic assessments, short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling and psycho-educational groups, clinical triage and crisis intervention, case management and collaboration with a consulting psychiatrist, and referrals to and consultation with academic and disability counselors and health center professionals on-campus as well as off-campus mental health professionals and agencies.

Outreach Services: Develop and provide outreach programs (e.g., classroom presentations; workshops), including occasional evening or weekend programs, for a metropolitan, largely commuter campus with a highly diverse student population; participate in the development and implementation of assigned special outreach projects (e.g., mental health screening days; prevention projects).

Liaisonship: Serve as the liaison to CSUF's Housing and Residential Engagement department. Cal State Fullerton currently provides residence hall and apartment-style living for approximately 2,000 students that are safe, clean and very convenient. This position would help with assisting with the coordination services including psycho-diagnostic assessments & referral services, case management, brief counseling, outreach services, training, and crisis intervention.

Consultation: Provide expertise to the university community regarding issues that affect the educational, developmental and psychological well-being of students; provide consultation services and occasional in-service training to faculty, administrators, and student leaders on mental health and developmental issues.

Supervision and Training: Provide clinical supervision to CAPS' trainees; co-facilitate outreach programs and groups with all levels of supervisees; provide periodic training and educational seminars for all levels of supervisees.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree of Psychology or Social Work from an accredited university.
  • California license to practice as an LMFT or LCSW.
  • Clinical experience providing crisis stabilization services in either a community mental health setting or university counseling center.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience with issues pertinent to a university student population
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written 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

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an accredited program and documented completion of the degree prior to commencement of the position. (California license or license eligible to practice psychology within 2 years of hire)
  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship.
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in training and supervision.
  • Specialization in an area pertinent to CSUF college students (e.g., students of color).
  • Experience and interest in providing outreach services and counseling to address traditionally underserved students.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a variety of clinical duties as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

    Rank and Salary
    In the CSU system, this position is classified as a Student Service Professional- Academically Related Level I- non tenure-track. This is a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure position. Mental Health Counselors in the CSU serve as members of the Academic Faculty Unit and represented by the faculty union. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and qualifications, however, there is no guarantee that an offer will be made above the beginning salary (72,000- 80,000). The university offers excellent, comprehensive benefits including health/dental/vision plans for employees and dependents, spouse/domestic partner, access to campus childcare, as well as affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits go to

    Appointment Date
    Negotiable but no later than September 19, 2022

    Application Procedure
    A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 516451 to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
  • current curriculum vitae
  • letter of interest which includes a brief statement explaining your experience and qualifications for the position including demonstration of addressing the needs of people from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • A list of three references with relevant contact information from professionals familiar with your clinical work

    Selected candidates will be asked to submit letters of recommendation: Candidates who were selected to move forward to the next round of the recruitment process will be contacted and are required 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. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

    For inquiries, please call: (657) 278-2355 or e-mail

    Application Deadline
    Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by August 11, 2022, will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

    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, revised July 21, 2017, 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.

    Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

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    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 .

    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 and questions may be sent to

    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.

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