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Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

California State University, Los Angeles
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 13, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
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Full Time

Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

Job No: 524320
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job No: 524320; 2/21/2023


California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator II position.

The University: California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

The Position: Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Life - Equity Programs, the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Director provides administrative and professional leadership for the department of CAPS. Additionally, the CAPS Director serves as a CAPS clinician and the supervisor to the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate. The director's administrative responsibilities include ensuring the delivery of high-quality CAPS and sexual assault advocacy services, development of strategic goals and objectives for the department, establishing needed CAPS policies, procedures, and protocols, and evaluating outcomes. The director oversees the daily operation of CAPS which includes CAPS clinicians' schedules, reception and intake process, mental health triaging, response to crises and other special situations, and coordinating and planning group activities, outreach, training, prevention, and educational workshops. The director leads CAPS meetings and case conferences; selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates CAPS faculty; and shares supervision of the CAPS station reception staff. The director provides direct clinical care to individuals and groups, gives expert opinion, responses to crisis and urgent situations, and provides consultation to staff and faculty in managing student concerns. The director also oversees the CAPS training coordinator and graduate internship program. The director collaborates with the SHC psychiatrists, medical providers, and other SHC staff; participates in the SHC Continuous Quality Improvement program; represents CAPS within the SHC and outside including the University, professional organizations, and the public. The director serves on the university CARE Team, Community Care Council and other committees as assigned. The director will be on-call after hours and on weekends in case of emergencies and for crisis intervention.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Doctorate from an accredited program in psychology or related field. Licensure in California as a psychologist/social worker/therapist. Experience in a clinical supervisory role in the field and minimum of 4 years post-licensure clinical experience. The incumbent must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to make effective oral presentations, facilitate an open exchange of ideas, and write clear and concise notes, documents, and reports; and superior interpersonal skills. These skills must be successfully balanced and effectively executed in the variety of the responsibilities and duties of the must be successfully balanced and effectively executed in the variety of the responsibilities and duties of the position. The incumbent must have knowledge of the clinical, legal and ethical aspects of treating mental health clients; laws and regulations pertaining to the field of mental health; HIPAA and FERPA regulations as well as laws related to sexual assault, domestic violence, Title IX, and Jeanne Clery Act. The incumbent must have the ability to plan, organize, and direct others in the formation and implementation of program policy; provide direction to professional and support staff; resolve conflicts and make personnel and administrative decisions; formulate policies and positively influence their implementation; provide a high degree of professional collegiality, expertise and leadership in advising and consulting with professional staff; provide consultation and crisis intervention; analyze clinical data; collaborate with and respond to multiple constituencies and make meaningful connections at all levels of an organization; and make independent decisions, exercise sound judgment, and set priorities. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position. As a part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to complete a task.

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications: Clinical and supervisory experience in college counseling setting. Expertise and/or experience in crisis intervention and working with a broad range of presenting problems and constituencies. Experience working with data collection and outcome measures to assess services and to promote quality improvement. Experience in teaching, providing training, and outreach programs. Working with and coordinating activities of a diverse professional staff. Ability to supervise graduate counseling and psychology trainees or interns, and/or psychology post-doctoral fellows. Familiarity with electronic record keeping.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $4,583 - $14,713/monthly. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Appointment: The Administrator II appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University. All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on March 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State University, Los Angeles employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

To obtain employment information for the impaired call:
TDD Line (323) 343-3670
24-hour Dial-A-Job Line (323) 343-3678

Advertised: Feb 21, 2023 (9:00 AM)
Application closes: Open until filled

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