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CAPS Preventive Education/Substance Abuse Coordinator

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 7, 2023

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CAPS Preventive Education/Substance Abuse Coordinator

CAPS Preventive Education/Substance Abuse Coordinator
Non-Tenure-Track 12-month, full-time faculty position

California State University Fullerton is seeking applications for a Preventative Education Coordinator with a clinical emphasis on Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD). 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 (40%); design, implement, and evaluate Mental Health Education programs based on health education and student development theories (20%); collaborate with campus and community-based organizations (10%); 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 or Doctoral 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: Help coordinate the Mental Wellness Peer Educator Program; provides guidance and leadership to peer coaches; planning and promotion of events, maintaining records and scheduling of coaching sessions.

Substance Abuse Coordinator: The Substance Abuse Coordinator's primary responsibility is to provide individual and group psychotherapy to CSUF students, consultation to faculty and staff, and supervision and oversight of CSUF's substance abuse programs. Provide direct clinical services which support students presenting with alcohol and other drug concerns; including, but not limited to individual counseling, group therapy, outreach, consultation, AOD screenings, etc. Conduct formal and informal mental health programming and outreach for campus community. Assist in the development of referral sources for students who require off-campus mental health and AOD services. Develop and help maintain interventions and educational programs for students with disciplinary referrals.

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: Help 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: Help with CAPS' social media accounts. Also help with creating new strategic ways to outreach to students in this digital age.

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

Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree of Psychology or Social Work from an accredited university.
  • California license to practice as an LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC.
  • 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., Substance Abuse).
  • 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

    Application Procedure
    A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to:, choose full-time faculty, search for position #524545, 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
  4. 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 into the recruitment system.

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

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by March 6, 2023, will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

Appointment Date
Negotiable but no later than June 1st, 2023

Additional Information

This is a full-time 12-month Counselor position, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance evaluations and funding availability. The Student Services Professional-Academic Related I-12-month salary range is $6,190 to $11,584 per month (12 monthly payments per year). Anticipated hiring range depending on experience and qualification is $6,730 to $7,142 per month. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

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.

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.

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.

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

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (

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

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