Staff Counselor/Psychologist 23-39
University Counseling Services
Faculty Hire Number: #23-39
SSP AR I, 12 Month
Effective Date of Appointment:
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
$74,280 to $85,000 (Dependent upon
CSUN's Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching,
scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect
for all people, building partnerships with the community and the
encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN
strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can
learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is
especially interested in candidates who make contributions to
equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members
of the university community.
For more information about the University, visit: http://www.csun.edu
About the Division:
For more information about the Division of Student Affairs, visit
our website at: https://www.csun.edu/studentaffairs/
About the University Counseling Services:
For more information about the department, visit our website at:
About the Educational Opportunity Program:
For more information about the department, visit our website at:
As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and
diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in
teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2022, CSUN enrolls
~36,123 students, where 55.4% are Latinx, 20.6% are White, 9.2% are
Asian American, 4.7% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native
American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The
successful candidates will help the Department achieve equitable
outcomes for all students.
The department of University Counseling Services at California
State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a counselor to serve
as Staff Counselor/Psychologist in the Student Services
Professional, Academic-Related I level. The position is a 12-month
position with the possibility of yearly renewal.
The successful candidate will provide clinical, outreach, and
consultative services to a diverse population of university
students. Working under the general supervision of the Director of
University Counseling Services (UCS), the Staff
Counselor/Psychologist will serve as a liaison to the faculty,
staff, and students in the Educational Opportunity Program Milt
& Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Program (EOP RSP) and
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) who work with historically
low-income, historically educationally disadvantaged,
first-generation college students and, more specifically focused
work with former foster youth. Provides clinical assessment,
short-term individual and couples counseling, group psychotherapy
and support groups, structured psycho-educational workshops,
triage/urgent care services, and clinical case management. Develops
and implements appropriate campus/community interventions and
psycho-educational programs to increase student academic and
personal success. Provides outreach programs and workshops designed
to support historically low-income students, historically
educationally disadvantaged students, first-generation college
students, and more specifically focused on former foster youth.
Collaborates with faculty and staff in the Educational Opportunity
Program (EOP), including the EOP Milt & Debbie Valera Resilient
Scholars Program (EOP RSP), Transitional Programs, as well as the
EOP Satellites in the Academic Colleges and service units.
Serves on university committees as requested, and performs other
duties as assigned. Participates in the department's training
programs, including provision of supervision and training, as
needed. Attends UCS staff meetings, case conferences, retreats, and
professional development activities and trainings, as well as
meetings, trainings, and activities pertaining to EOP. Maintains
ethical and timely documentation of all clinical work in electronic
medical record keeping system.
This position may include the provision of telemental health
services and/or remote work.
Successful candidates will be held to the standards and
requirements of the college and department in which they are
- Master's or doctoral degree in a clinical field (e.g.,
Counseling or Clinical Psychology, Social Work).
- Eligibility for licensure in the State of California as a LCSW,
LMFT, or psychologist. If unlicensed, must become licensed within
24 months of employment. If licensed within another state, must
obtain licensure in California within one year.
- Supervised internship (or minimum of one year of work
equivalent) experience in university counseling center, mental
health agency, or related professional setting, with ability to
support the mental health, well-being, and academic success of
- Experience providing intake/clinical assessment, individual
therapy, and crisis intervention.
- Demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and ability to
establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from
diverse backgrounds (e.g., race, ethnicity, culture, gender, gender
identity and expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status,
religion, spirituality, ability differences, age, national origin,
immigration status, language).
- Experience working with diverse populations, including
historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students,
youth in foster care, and/or underserved youth.
- Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to issues
concerning former foster care youth.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary
- Demonstrated written and oral communication skills and ability
to engage in effective time management.
- Current licensure in the State of California as a LCSW, LMFT,
- Experience in a university counseling center setting.
- Experience with Educational Opportunity Programs and/or Trio
- Experience working with foster youth programs.
- Experience working with substance use disorders.
- Experience providing short-term therapy, group psychotherapy,
case management, outreach and consultation.
Screening of applications will begin March 30,
. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the
screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until
How to Apply:
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application.
To submit an application and for more detailed information on the
application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
Applicants must submit the following items to the website in the
A cover letter (specifically indicating your interest
and qualifications; highlighting the target population of interest
for outreach; and any areas of interest)
Names and contact information for 3 professional
references who are current or recent supervisors
for the candidate
Copy of graduate transcripts.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested
to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses, and
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S.
citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship
and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety
Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act,
California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting
statistics available on-line here
Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police
Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity
The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated
reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in
as a condition of employment.
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 the application status of applicants or
continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the
As a condition of employment, all employees need to certify
vaccination status by attesting they are fully vaccinated, need a
medical exemption, need a religious exemption, or are not working
on campus. You can obtain more information about or access the full
vaccination policy here
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
prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination
on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin,
age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation,
genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran
status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth
Executive Order 1096
. Reasonable accommodations will be
provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by
contacting University Counseling Services at (818)677-2366.
To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/nr/en-us/job/525323/staff-counselorpsychologist-2339