Staff Therapist II

University of the Pacific,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Sep 1st, '20


Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Sep 1st, '20

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  • Full Time

This Staff Therapist II position is a licensed position at the masters or doctorate level responsible for providing mental health services that reduce barriers to learning and create opportunities for student success.  This position works collaboratively with other departments in the Division of Student Life as well as Academic Affairs and other campus units and is housed primarily on our Sacramento campus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing culturally aware and appropriate therapy to groups, individuals, students in crisis, and couples for our diverse college student body;
  • Providing preventative outreach/programming and trainings, and represents CAPS online and at campus events such as orientation, critical incident debriefing, workshops, facilitating conversations around race and inequity, and other situations on an as needed basis;
  • Consulting with faculty, staff, and students regarding student concerns and participating in university-wide committees;
  • Participating in staff, multidisciplinary team, and Student Life Divisional meetings;
  • Attending professional development opportunities and maintaining an active license with the appropriate California board;
  • Keeping accurate and timely electronic records on all contacts with clients; Maintaining compliance with ethical standards in the execution of services in accordance with the American Psychological Association, university policies, local, state and federal rules and regulations;
  • Other duties as assigned.

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked private university with three distinct campuses united under one common goal: to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community. University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus is located on 13 acres in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento.  The longtime home of the McGeorge School of Law, the university also offers a number of graduate degree programs in health, education, business and public policy as well as a bachelor’s degree completion program to serve working professionals on the campus. The university student body is ethnically diverse. Thirty-eight point two percent (38.2%) of the undergraduate student body identifies as Asian/Pacific Islander, 22.4% identify as White,non-Hispanic, 20.9% identify as Hispanic/Latinx, 8.5% identify as international/non-resident alien, 4.2% identify as multi-ethnic, 3.2% as Black,non-Hispanic, 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 2.5% chose not to disclose their ethnic identity. Women account for 51.5% of the undergraduate student population.

University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

University of the Pacific es un empleador de Igualdad de Oportunidades / Acción Afirmativa. Todos los solicitantes calificados recibirán consideración para el empleo sin distinción de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, discapacidad o estado de veterano protegido.

  • Graduate Degree that resulted in being trained to provide therapy at either the Masters or Doctoral Level (e.g., psychologist, clinical social worker, professional counselor, or marriage and family therapist).
  • 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).
  • Minimum of two (2) years prior clinical experience with adolescents or adults.

  • Ability to work well with a diverse client population.
  • Demonstrated skills in culturally competent approaches to multiple modalities of therapy (e.g., group, individual, couples, crisis interventions, consultations, 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 relationships with staff members and other departments within the university.
  • Experience with Titanium Schedule (EHR).