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Temporary Psychologist/Counselor Faculty Pool

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling
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Employment Type
Full Time

Temporary Psychologist/Counselor Faculty Pool

Job No: 521860
Work Type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty), On-site (work in-person at business location)

Temporary Psychologist/Counselor Faculty Pool

Student Psychological Services Department

Division of Student Affairs

Position Description

The Department of Student Psychological Services at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), invites highly qualified, motivated, and well-organized, applicants for a pool of temporary teaching appointments.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Department of Student Psychological Services

Student Psychological Services (SPS), a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, serves to support the academic mission of the University aimed at student success and retention and works toward the maintenance of an inclusive and healthy living and learning environment for individuals to flourish as they pursue their academic and career goals. Student Psychological Services is a comprehensive center providing a broad array of services including individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, psychiatric services, campus outreach, consultation, and program development. Our unit serves a diverse student population and offers many excellent opportunities for professional development. Our multidisciplinary center is team-oriented and is staffed by licensed and licensed eligible clinicians, a psychiatrist, a mental health educator, and at times psychological trainees.

For information about the department, visit our website at:

The Position

The Student Psychological Services Department is seeking two (2) highly qualified, motivated, and well-organized counselors to serve as Staff Counselor/Psychologist in the Student Services Professional, Academic-Related 1 or 2 classification. This is a full-time temporary appointment with a duration of a 12-month appointment or academic year appointment. The duration will be at the discretion of the department and its needs. Each appointment will have the possibility of yearly renewal. We are seeking one of the above positions to serve as the liaison to our affinity groups on campus.


Working under the general supervision of the Director of Student Psychological Services, the Staff Counselor/Psychologist collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement appropriate campus/community psycho-educational programs and interventions to increase student academic and personal success. The incumbent will:
  • Provide clinical assessment, short-term individual counseling, group psychotherapy, structured psycho-educational workshops, triage/urgent care services, and clinical case management.
  • Provide outreach programs and interventions to the campus community in addition to programming specifically to first generation college students, transfer students, students residing in University Housing, athletes, former foster youth, and/or parent scholars.
  • Provide consultation to faculty, staff, and various campus constituencies regarding students with mental health concerns.
  • Participate in the department's training programs, including provision of supervision and training, as needed.
  • Serve on university committees as requested, and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Attends SPS staff meetings, case conferences, trainings, and retreats.
  • Maintains ethical and timely documentation of all clinical work in an electronic medical record keeping system.

This position may include the provision of teletherapy health services and/or remote work. Staff counselors are expected to provide 65% of their time providing direct service to eligible CSUDH students. The position includes working occasional evenings and weekends as needed for outreach, programming, and campus and community engagement.

The temporary counselor faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. Candidates may need to be available to begin providing psychological services on short notice.


Required Qualifications
  • Possession of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or master's level degree (LCSW, LMFT, or LPCC) with two years of professional experience.
  • Ability to provide psychological services (clinical assessment, crisis intervention, brief therapy) to college students on personal/interpersonal issues, multicultural issues, developmental concerns, and the full range of mental health disorders.
  • Professional experience or interest in working with diverse ethnic groups, non-traditional students, development and implementation of mental health outreach programs, and case management/crisis intervention.
  • Competence and ability to provide teletherapy via phone and Zoom.
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of California as a psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, or LPCC. If unlicensed, must become licensed within 24 months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Licensed as a psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, or LPCC in the State of California.
  • Three years of counseling experience (may include internship and pre-terminal degree experience), with two of those three years involving clinical experience with an adult multicultural population.
  • Experience providing psychological services in a college or university counseling center.
  • Experience and familiarity using the Point and Click chart management system.
  • Experience working within the Asian and Pacific Islander community and a developed understanding of successful clinical and community-based practices that yield API student success.

  • Employment Requirement

    Background Check

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

    CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy

    The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at: CSU COVID-19 Vaccinations Policy.

    Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to .

    Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised December 24, 2021, as a condition of employment.

    Additional Information


    CSU Classification Range 3070-SSP/AR1 12-Grade-0: $6,190-$11,584

    Anticipated hiring range will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

    How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

    A complete application is required and must include:
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume with contact information
  • A one page Cover Letter including a Diversity Statement and Teaching Statement
  • List of 3 references with contact information
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required upon initial appointment)

  • For international transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    Closing Statement

    California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

    Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco-Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

    For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

    Applications Close: 30 Jun 2024

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