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Counseling Psychologist or Behavioral Health Counselor

Merritt Hawkins
Davis, California
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time

The highly-ranked University of California, Davis, seeks a licensed psychologist (Psy.D., Ph.D.) or a licensed behavioral health counselor (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC) to serve as a Community Counselor, AB540 & Undocumented Student Resource Center and the Educational Opportunity Program. Working in a student health setting, the incoming counselor will support first-generation students, undocumented students, and students whose families may be undocumented or have mixed statuses. Candidates with experience working with immigration or undocumented families or who have worked on a university campus before or with students are encouraged to apply.

Opportunity Highlights - Enjoy a Unique Counseling Role

  • Unique counseling role in a student health setting
  • Work 25% remotely - 45% of time spent on consultation, education, and prevention/25% in clinical services/30% on admin, meeting time, and university responsibilities
  • Prioritize building and maintaining relationships with campus partnerships and communities 
  • Enjoy an untraditional counseling role – a unique opportunity offering excellent work-life balance 
  • Great time off policy of 14 holidays + 3 weeks' vacation, sick days, etc. 
  • Breaks and slow periods around the holidays and summer months allow team members to have ample holiday off-time
  • Work a flexible hybrid schedule with no evening or weekend call hours
  • Join a team with a great deal of tenure and copious support for incoming providers 
  • Enjoy opportunities and support for growth
  • US News & World Report ranks the University of California, Davis, as a top-40 Best College in the nation

Community Highlights - Desirable Metro in Beautiful Northern California  
The Sacramento, CA, metro area offers a significantly lower cost of living than San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and other parts of California. One of the state's most historic areas, California's capital city and its surrounding area are filled with community events and activities and endless opportunities to experience adventure in the abundant scenic nature.  

  • Sacramento is California's best place to live (Forbes 2023) 
  • Sacramento's cost of living is 40% lower than San Francisco's  
  • Remarkable housing options include access to a paid-for concierge service Capitol Resource Network for house hunting (   
  • Access to UC Davis Mortgage Origination Program once the appointment is final (
  • Access to plenty of big-city amenities, including a vibrant downtown area, professional sports, and an international airport  
  • Enjoy convenient proximity to Lake Tahoe, wine country, beaches, and the San Francisco Bay Area  
  • US News ranks California #5 in Best States for Healthcare and #10 in Economy  

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