Licensed Psychotherapist, CARES Grant

University of California Santa Cruz,

Student Health Services
Last Posted:

Mon, Oct 5th, '20


Open until filled

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Mon, Oct 5th, '20


Licensed Psychotherapist, CARES Grant

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 11418

Initial Review Date (IRD)
The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this position is: 10/26/2020

UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit. 

Dept Marketing Statement
Student Health Services (SHS) is a full service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological services to students on the UC Santa Cruz campus.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a variety of mental health and psychological services to UC Santa Cruz undergraduate and graduate students, including brief individual and group therapy, psychoeducational workshops, crisis intervention, outreach programming, online services, and consultation, to support student's academic success and well-being.
The CARES Grant positions are specifically focused on assisting and supporting marginalized students who are experiencing emotional and academic distress in the pandemic and remote learning situation. 

Position Summary

The Licensed Psychotherapist, CARES Grant reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Licensed Psychotherapist, CARES Grant will provide high quality clinical services; community psychology/outreach and consultation services; and may participate in training of doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows. All CAPS staff are expected to have awareness, knowledge, and skills to effectively provide professional service to a diverse student body. The Licensed Psychotherapist, CARES Grant will provide services to underserved and marginalized students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All the Licensed Psychotherapist's activities are performed within the limits of standards and ethical principles of their professional organization, as well as, applicable legal mandates for mental health professionals in the State of California.  

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information:  $6,667 -  $9,483 / Monthly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. 

No. of Positions:  3

Benefits Level Eligibility:  Mid-level

Schedule Information: 
100% weekly
40 hours weekly
Shift includes Day, Occasional Evening/Weekend

Employee Classification:  Contract Appointment 

Job End Date:  6/9/2021

Work Location:   UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation:  None 

Job Duties
Provides brief counseling and psychotherapy with undergraduate and graduate students (individuals and couples) with a broad range of psychological problems

Provides crisis assessment and crisis intervention

Provides case management and referral services

Conducts group counseling and psychoeducational sessions

Consults with students, faculty, and staff regarding issues that affect the developmental and psychological well-being of students in the university community

Determines the need for other professional interventions and refers as necessary

May provide training of doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows as needed and their degree permits

Provides consultation for the After Hours Crisis Service as scheduled                    

Functions as a community mental-health provider and a consultant to faculty, staff, residential life staff, and other units on campus regarding student concerns and student distress (i.e. anxiety, stress, depression due to academic life, suicidality, substance abuse, identity development, interpersonal issues, values clarification and goal setting), enhancing the psychological well-being of the campus community

Implements outreach programs, trainings, class presentations

Participates regularly in a cooperative and professional manner in efforts to maintain and upgrade the quality of service of the CAPS unit by participating in CAPS committees and collaborating with other licensed psychotherapists, college administrators and staff, and faculty in program development, committee work, and consultation

Consults with psychiatrists, physicians, and off-campus mental health professionals, social agencies, campus entities and community resources regarding students and/or mental health issues

Promotes a safe and healthy work place and effectively responds to injuries that occur

Other duties, as assigned

Required Qualifications

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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