499833 - Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

499833 - Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

Classificaiton: Administrator II-Range A
Department: Student Health and Counseling Center
Sub-Division: Student Retention
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Appointment Type: At Will
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:

The Student Health and Counseling Center strives to support students in achieving their academic, professional, and personal goals. Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is crucial for living a higher quality life and reaching your highest potential. The Student Health and Counseling Center is seeking an Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services with a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Under the general supervision of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAP) Director, the Associate Director provides a full range of clinical and administrative services. Provides clinical consultation to the Counseling Center staff as well as leadership and expertise to the university community regarding issues that affect the educational, developmental, and psychological well-being of students. Provides consultation services and occasional in-service training to faculty, administrators, and student leaders on mental health and developmental issues. Participates as a member of the University's Behavioral Intervention Team in the absence of the Director or when a specialized situation requires the specific expertise of the Associate Director. Participates as the chair of the Student Wellness Risk Management team, and serves as the acting Director in the absence of the Director. Provides administrative management for the Counseling Center's delivery of clinical services which includes, but is not limited to, managing and creating schedules for crisis, overseeing the student wellness front reception staff in regards to CAPS policies, conducting assessments and annual reports, and reviewing student feedback on services received. Oversees collection and analysis of data related to clients and clinical services. Participates in campus wide committees around assessment and works with the Director on annual reports for the Division of Student Affairs. Provides intake clinical interviews and psycho-diagnostic assessments, short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling and psycho-educational group counseling, 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. Provides administrative and clinical supervision for professional staff. Assists with the implementation and management of online platforms and social media. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Experience and Skills: The candidate must demonstrate experience with the following:

Issues pertinent to a diverse college student population. Minimum of 5 years licensed experience in individual, group, and couples psychotherapy. Intake clinical 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 leadership and management skills with minimum of 2 years of experience in administrative and supervisory roles within a University Counseling Center. Strong IT knowledge and ability to navigate multiple software programs. Knowledge and expertise with the management of electronic health records. Short-term individual, couples and group counseling, and crisis intervention for psychological emergencies and high risk clients. Knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds, ranging in age. Working effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. Demonstrated mental health consultation experience with an understanding of and strict adherence to legal guidelines and APA ethics code. Knowledge of CA mental health laws and practices. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Computer skills for electronic record keeping.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Specialization in an area pertinent to CSUF college students (e.g., sexual identity development; immigration and acculturation issues; trauma work; suicide prevention).

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information:
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. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 as a condition of employment.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2021 (9:00 PM)

Apply online at: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/fl/en-us/job/499833/499833-associate-director-of-counseling-and-psychological-services