Clinical Counselor, Diverse Student Population Specialist (AY Temp)

California State University San Marcos,

Student Health and Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Wed, Jan 13th, '21



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Wed, Jan 13th, '21

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  • Full Time

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) 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. SHCS is accredited by AAAHC and its Psychology Internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association. SHCS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality improvement through the utilization of data, outcome, and client experience measurements.

CSUSM SHCS is seeking a skilled non-tenure-track staff mental health professional (Student Services Professional, Academic-Related I), experienced in reducing barriers to student mental health care in a multicultural university environment, to provide counseling and clinical services for a diverse student population. Under the general direction of the Director of Counseling and Psychology Services in Student Health and Counseling, among the primary responsibilities for this position are addressing the mental health needs, especially the social/ecological and psychological experiences and dynamics affecting the University Black student populations, to foster their academic success and wellness at CSUSM. Position requires proven training, expertise, commitment, and sustained engagement in working with African American students, other students of color, and diverse student populations towards their personal development, well-being, and
academic success, through culturally proficient individual, group and community interventions.

This licensed professional performs intake assessments to provide diagnosis and the formulation of a treatment plan, the provision of focused psychotherapy and referral of students to appropriate level of care. Also participates in crisis coverage. The incumbent provides consultation to faculty, staff and administration, including but not limited to the Black Student Center, engages in mental health promotion and education to a diverse college population, and delivers preventive outreach including psycho-educational programming and evaluation including directed programming with an emphasis on Black Mental Health.

Staff counselors are expected to provide 65% of their time providing direct service to eligible CSUSM students. The workday at SHCS is between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday-Friday. This position is subject to work remote during the COVID-19 pandemic. The position must have flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for outreach, programming, and
campus and community engagement.

In the California State University system, Student Services Professionals, Academic-Related I are in the faculty bargaining unit. SHCS strives to advance student success by promoting wellness, removing psychological barriers, facilitating self-awareness, and cultivating the personal strengths of our students. SHCS has a focus on diversity that is thematic throughout all programs and values a leadership structure that is respectful, cohesive, and team oriented.

SHCS seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a commitment to serve our University’s student body and to recruit and retain faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, students of various racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, diverse socio-economic backgrounds, diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.


Building on an innovative 30-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos, the University is just a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and an hour from the U.S.-Mexico border. CSUSM enrollment is over 16,000 and the university is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

California State University San Marcos is located in northern San Diego County and offers beautiful beaches, an hour drive to the mountains and desert, a downtown nightlife, world-class shopping, and more all within a short trip from campus!


One of the following two criteria:

- Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of California for at least 2 years or
- Possession of a Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA Accredited doctoral program and licensed in the State of California as a Clinical

Psychologist or license-eligible in the State of California with licensure within 12 months of date of hire

• Sustained knowledge and experience working with a culturally diverse college populations including ability and expertise with traditionally under-served student groups.

• Demonstrated generalist clinical skills including time-limited, evidence-based practice individual modalities.

• Demonstrated ability to conduct group counseling and psychotherapy, as well as forums and psycho-educational workshops.

• Proven ability to develop and implement effective outreach programs and provide consultation, mental health promotion, and preventative psycho-educational outreach services.

• Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a stressful environment.

• Ability to actively contribute to a positive working environment by exhibiting solution focused, positive, cooperative, flexible behavior.

• Ability to independently organize, manage, and prioritize tasks, including clinical caseload.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.


Expertise and commitment to enthusiastically working with Black/African-American students, other students of color, and diverse student populations, including proven success addressing their social/ecological and psychological experiences and dynamics on campus to foster their matriculation and academic achievements.


To apply, please submit the following to
• A completed faculty application
• Letter of Interest
• Curriculum vita
• Names and contact information for three current professional references
• Copy of a valid California license as a LMFT, LCSW, LPC or Clinical Psychologist
• or if license-eligible in possession of a Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-Accredited Doctoral Program.

Provide proof of completion of 3,000 Supervised Professional Experience hours as defined by the California Board of Psychology with a minimum of 1500 hours accrued post doctorally.


A review of applications will begin February 1, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled.

All applications will receive consideration as positions open.  If there is an opening that matches your background, you will be contacted.

This position includes adherence to AAAHC accreditation standards which includes peer review, credentialing and privileging through the Student Health and Counseling Services governance committee.

This position requires the incumbent to participate in the Exposure Control protocols for Student Health and Counseling Services under the CSUSM Medical Monitoring Program. Incumbents shall be required to receive an annual influenza vaccination or wear a mask while working in “patient care areas” as outlined on the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency website

The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.