Preventative Education Coordinator

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 13, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Preventative Education Coordinator
CAPS Preventative Education Coordinator

SSP1 AR 12 month, Full-time-Temporary

California State University Fullerton is seeking applications for a Preventative Education Coordinator. Under general direction of the Associate Director for Counseling and Psychological Services, the selected candidate will work directly with students through individual consultations, group presentations, workshops and trainings, and through leadership of peer educator program (35%); design, implement, and run CAPS' mental health ally training for staff and faculty (20%); design, implement, and evaluate Mental Health Education programs based on health education and student development theories (20%); collaborate with campus and community-based organizations (5%); and provide direct outreach and marketing of CAPS services (15%) and other duties as assigned (5%).

This position is a 12 month, Monday-Thursday, 9-6pm and Friday 8-5pm position (with occasional weekend hours). Successful candidates will have a Master's degree in psychology or social work from an accredited university, and have expertise in addressing the mental health and welfare, as well as the educational and academic achievement needs of a diverse college student population. Successful Candidates will be expected to collaborate and work closely with other disciplines/departments.


Peer Program Coordination: coordinate the Mental Health Peer Wellness Coaching Program; provides guidance and leadership to peer coaches; planning and promotion of events, maintaining records and scheduling of coaching sessions.

Supervision of students: Coordinate recruitment of students functioning as peer wellness coaches; offers training and supervision to peer wellness coaches; note: students who serve as wellness coaches complete an extensive training and participate in regular, ongoing supervision and training on special topics for coaching.

Supervision and Training of mental health graduate students: 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.

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.

CAPS Mental Health Ally Program: Develop and operate a educational programs designed for staff and faculty to help promote best mental health practices among lay staff.

Assessment: Coordinate and carry out formal assessment of programming- may conduct studies and surveys to determine priority needs and effective methods for producing programs to meet the campus' needs.

Health Education Outreach Services: Develop educational programs designed to stimulate participation in health education programs using a wide range of media, including educational technologies and the development of audio-visual materials for behavioral health programming.

Social Media and Marketing: Be in charge of CAPS' social media accounts. Also be in charge of new strategic ways to outreach to students in this digital age.

CAPS Online Mental Health Resources: Coordinate and collaborate with campus partners about YOU@Fullerton. Create marketing and promotional campaign to increase student usage for the online virtual platform.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree of Psychology or Social Work from an accredited university.

  • California license to practice as an LMFT or LCSW.

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program and documented completion of the degree prior to commencement of the position.

  • 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.

  • Ability to assess needs and establish or recommend program priorities and goals and develop plans to achieve goals

  • Plan, organize, conduct or oversee a variety of health education programs and activities including discussion groups and workshops

  • Develop educational materials and media such as pamphlets, audio and video materials, and use electronic media

  • Present ideas and information accurately, effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Use computer and web-based information technology systems as a resource for research and providing health education programs

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, students, medical, and other health professionals, representatives of the news media, and other community groups

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an accredited program. (California license or license eligible to practice psychology within 2 years of hire)

  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship.

  • Demonstrated experience and interest with 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.

  • One or more years of experience overseeing peer education programming and/or developing peer-to-peer curriculum preferred.

  • Skilled in the use of statistical software and analysis of raw survey data preferred.

  • Bilingual skills pertinent to CSUF students and international students (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin).

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a variety of duties

  • Excellent ability to network with colleagues, departments and community agencies within and outside the university

  • Familiarity with the California State University System

    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. Appointment is for one year and may be renewed for additional years, based on satisfactory performance and funds availability. 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 (70,000- 78,000). The university offers excellent, comprehensive benefits including health/dental/vision plans for employees and dependents, spouse/domestic partner, access to campus childcare, 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 December 1, 2020. This is a temporary 1 year position that may be reappointed based on satisfactory evaluations.

    Application Procedure:

    A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: and select 49783 to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

    1. current curriculum vitae

    2. 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

    3. 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. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately 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 in to the recruitment system. For inquiries, please call: (657) 278-2355 or e-mail

    Application Deadline:

    Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by November 1, 2020 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. 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 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 CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (

    California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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