Counselor/UMatter Program Coordinator

California State University, Chico,

WellCat Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Mon, Jun 8th, '20


Open until filled

Start Date:

To be determined

Last Updated:

Mon, Jun 8th, '20

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  • Full Time

Essential Functions:

-  Provides initial clinical consultation, clinical assessment, crisis intervention, and brief psychotherapy to a diverse student population.

-  Provides group counseling, both psychoeducational and process-oriented.

-  Provides peer consultation, as well as consultation to University faculty and staff regarding concerns about students and the campus environment.

-  Designs and implements psychoeducational programs and outreach activities for the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, campus organizations, related academic departments, and Student Affairs units.

-  Coordinates the UMatter program, including supervision of all student assistants and interns, serving as primary liaison with other organizations, management of program finances and budget, and oversight of educational materials.

-  Develops/participates in working relationships with other departments that share an interest in student wellness and personal development.

-  Completes and maintains timely and accurate records.

-  Performs additional professional services based on individual skills and interests consistent with the center’s needs.

-  Engages in professional development activities to maintain licensure/certification.

-  When eligible (CA licensed 2 years), provides supervision to graduate students in the training program.

-  Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-  Strong clinical skills and knowledge of best practices in the field.

-  Ability to work within a brief (3-6 session), non-weekly therapy framework.

-  Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with a diverse client population; ability to establish and maintain long-term relationships with non-student leadership of campus departments and off-campus organizations.

- Ability to advise management on program finances, budget, staffing, and related operational functions to meet programmatic goals.

-  Ability to learn, interpret, follow, and apply a wide variety standard of policies and procedures relating to and impacting the applicable program.

-  Ability to facilitate team meetings, including time for business related material and training of interns.

-  Ability to continuously seek improvements in order to support the goals and strategic mission of the center.

-  Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills.

-  Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly as a part of a team.

-  Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations.


This is considered a sensitive position. Current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) if voluntarily moving into a sensitive position, regardless of any background checks previously conducted. All faculty are mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect. As a University that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse educational community.


Detailed information is available at As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment – see

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.


Demonstrated experience functioning at a high level as a generalist counselor in a diverse setting is required.

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a PsyD or PhD. This position requires a valid California license as a psychologist (or eligibility for licensure in the state of California).


Recruitment Preferences: Candidates with university/college counseling experience in the provision of crisis intervention, psychotherapy, outreach programming and consultation for a multi-cultural student population are preferred.


Education, training, and/or expertise in one or more of the following areas: sexual violence, substance use disorders, complex trauma, underserved populations including African­ American/Black, Latinx, first-generation students, student veterans, LGBTQ+, students with disabilities. Experience providing clinical supervision.


Salary commensurate with education and experience


All applicants must apply online at:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. Please note: official transcripts are not required at this stage in the process.

Questions may be directed to:
Stephanie Chervinko, PhD
Counseling and Wellness Center