Staff Psychologist Premium

California Lutheran University,

California Lutheran University CAPS
Last Posted:

Tue, Jun 8th, '21



Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Jun 8th, '21

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  • Full Time

Under the direction of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and in accordance with standardized procedures, the psychologist is responsible for providing short-term individual, group, and relationship therapy, psychological assessments, consultation, outreach, psychoeducational workshops, clinical supervision, training, and case management with clients with a diverse range of presenting concerns and mental health illness/diagnoses. The position works in collaboration with other staff members and trainees, and performs after hours emergency/crisis on-call responsibilities as needed.

  • Provides individual and relationship therapy. E
  • Conducts intake and assessment services. E
  • Manages a large clinical caseload within an environment of high activity and multiple role demands. E
  • Facilitates interpersonal process, support, and/or psychoeducational groups. E
  • Provides on-call and/or in-person emergency hours screening and triage services. E
  • Provides behavioral health consultations with medical professionals and other providers and campus partners. E
  • Responds to campus crises. E
  • Shares after-hours emergency services coverage as needed with other members of the staff. E
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation of services provided. E
  • Provides outreach, liaison, and consultation services. E
  • Provides referrals and coordinates care. E
  • Provides supervision of trainees and post-doctoral resident in accordance with policies and procedures. E
  • Attends staff meetings, case consultation, training seminars, supervision meetings, and divisional meetings. E
  • Demonstrates a commitment to campus and community diversity in the broadest sense and provides counseling services consistent with that value. E
  • Follows agency policies and procedures, and adheres to state and federal mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, and best practices. E
  • Uses computer applications and electronic record-keeping. E
  • Attends campus events. E
  • Other responsibilities, as assigned

E = Essential Duties

Knowledge of:

  • Techniques to respond effectively to spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advanced planning
  • Multicultural competency in the broadest sense and a commitment to continue this work
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and in leading group discussions and trainings
  • Generalist clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology in treatment, utilizing a time-limited model of care

Ability to:

Utilize a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate

Commit to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community

Embrace a team-orientation

Maintain a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees

Attend occasional evening or weekend activities


The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students who come from across the nation and around the world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive learning and work environment that values individual differences and respects each person’s dignity.

Counseling and Psychological Services' mission is to promote effective coping to find self-compassion, insight, and purpose.  We honor the struggle, empower connectedness, and cultivate resilience. 

CAPS is comprised of a diverse range of cross-disciplinary staff who are personally and ethically committed to providing care that is grounded in multicultural humility and social-justice values. We value diversity and recognize the unique challenges students may face based on one’s race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, immigration status, gender identity and expression, body size/shape, marital status, national origin, political opinions/affiliations, genetic information, veteran status, and the many other ways one might identify. Throughout all of our services, including individual counseling, group counseling, and workshops, we strive to provide fair and inclusive access to better serve the student body, strengthen society, and honor the diversity of our entire campus community.

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

  • Licensed as a psychologist in California (in good standing)
  • Completion of a doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in counseling or clinical psychology (or related field) from an APA-accredited program.
  • Completion of a pre-doctoral internship at an APA-, APPIC-, or CAPPIC-accredited training program.
  • Experience of demonstrated skillful provision of clinical services to a college student population.
  • Bilingual (Spanish-English).
  • Demonstrated interest in and experience providing clinical supervision.
  • Training and experience providing group psychotherapy.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Titanium data management software.

$72,000 FTE 

As a university staff member, the staff psychologist enjoys health, dental, and vision insurance; paid vacation and sick time; retirement contribution; access to the fitness facility; library privileges; and free parking.

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Application materials to submit include:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Supplemental question: *Cal Lutheran is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Based on your understanding of such designation, can you describe your commitment to diversity and how you can contribute to a minority serving institution. (Open Ended Question)