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Staff Therapist I

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 16, 2024

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

Job Details

Staff Therapist I

Primary Purpose:
The Staff Therapist I is a professional in a psychology related field responsible for providing mental health services that reduce barriers and create opportunities for greater academic achievement and student success.

This position is a supervised, level I (entry-level) position.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides group, individual, couples therapy, and psychoeducational workshops to a culturally diverse college student body in accordance with the university statement on diversity and inclusion.
  • Provides preventative outreach/programming and trainings, and represents CAPS at campus events such as orientation, critical incident debriefing, and workshops on an as needed basis.
  • Consults with faculty, staff, students, and staff and faculty within the University regarding student concerns and needs.
  • Participates in university-wide committees.
  • Participates in staff, multidisciplinary team, and Student Life Divisional meetings.
  • Keeps accurate and timely electronic records on all contacts with clients.
  • Maintains compliance with ethical standards in the execution of services in accordance with the American Psychological Association, university policies, and local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
  • Attends professional development opportunities and maintains licensure status with the appropriate California board.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • This position is open to persons specifically trained to provide therapy at either the Masters or Doctoral Level (e.g., clinical social work, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, or doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology).
  • Current valid license to practice psychology as an independent practitioner in the State of California or valid license to practice in a state in the United States and able to practice under Business and Professional Code Section 2946 (maximum of 180 days subject to the specifics of the regulation); or license-eligible within one year of hire.
  • Commitment to DEI and trauma-informed care and experience in working with diverse clients.
  • Minimum of two (2) years prior experience with adolescents or adults.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with a college student population.
  • Experience with performance-based mental skills training.
  • Demonstrated skills in culturally competent approaches to multiple modalities of therapy (e.g., group, individual, couples, crisis interventions, consultation, and workshops).
  • Ability to teach in an informal workshop setting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated through the ability to establish and maintain effective working with other departments within the university.
  • Bilingual/Multilingual.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent sitting and verbal communication with occasional walking and standing. Infrequent bending, stooping, kneeling, or reaching above shoulders. May be expected to lift up to 25 lbs. Use of computers, phones, and other technology.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in clinical or office environment, with some outreach performed outdoors or on other campuses. Work is generally performed during standard business hours. May be required to work non-business hours. Moderate travel.

Valid driver’s license is required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $80,000 - $82,000 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.



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