Licensed Psychologist, Generalist

University of California Santa Cruz,

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
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Fri, Nov 18th, '22


The IRD for this job is: 11-30-2022

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Fri, Nov 18th, '22


Licensed Psychologist, Generalist

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 45251


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UC Santa Cruz is recruiting for a Licensed Psychologist, Generalist to provide students with a wide range of mental health and wellness services as well as preventative outreach and consultation services.  CAPS, a unit within Student Health and Wellness (SHW) is committed to providing culturally appropriate services to our diverse student body with a particular focus on serving our marginalized and underrepresented students.  CAPS provides both in-person and tele-mental health services and staff have the option of a hybrid work schedule.  We strive daily to create a caring and supportive environment to assist students in improving their physical and emotional well-being to aid in their academic success. We welcome qualified applicants who share our commitment to serving the mental health needs of our diverse student body. 

The Licensed Psychologist, Generalist is a Partial Year Career position.  A Partial Year Career position is established to accommodate foreseeable seasonal fluctuations in operational need and contains regularly scheduled non-work periods during which the Licensed Psychologist remains an employee and retains health benefits, but is not at work.  Please note that the non-work period for a Partial Year Career position is for 4 weeks during the summer and is unpaid time off. 

As the largest employer in the county, rated as one of the most beautiful campuses, located on the coast overlooking Monterey Bay.  UC Santa Cruz employs over 3,100 people in non-academic positions alone. Staff at UC Santa Cruz have access to comprehensive benefits packages.  Here is a sample of those benefits:
  • Medical, dental, and vision care plans
  • Group term life insurance including employee-paid supplemental coverage
  • University-paid disability insurance with employee-paid supplemental coverage
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Tax-deferred savings program

Staff also enjoy having thirteen paid annual holidays, reduced enrollment fees for academic courses, discounts on our recreation facilities, free or low-cost employee development classes, and reduced fees for alternative methods of transportation.

Thank you for your interest in UC Santa Cruz.



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The IRD for this job is: 11-30-2022



UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.



UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) Student Health and Wellness (SHW) is a full-service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological support to UCSC students. SHW is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university's diverse campus communities, through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services.  

The Primary Care Program includes primary care and same-day care, with the support of on-site radiology, a COLA-accredited high complexity clinical laboratory and campus pharmacy.  

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) supports UCSC students to maintain or improve their general well-being by providing a broad range of counseling, psychiatric services, consultation and outreach services and programs.

Other departments include Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP), home of the Condom Co-op; CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education) the advocacy and prevention education office that supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence; and Student Insurance Programs.  SHW employs approximately 120 staff including physicians, psychiatrists, case managers, lab scientists, pharmacists, nurses, radiologists, and many other clinical and administrative staff.  

Student Health and Wellness welcomes staff with interest and experience in working with students with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and gender identities.



The Licensed Psychologist, Generalist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Licensed Psychologist will provide high quality clinical services; community psychology/outreach and consultation services; and may provide supervision/training of doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows. In discharging these duties the Licensed Psychologist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc. and to be skilled with techniques for counseling students with diverse backgrounds.   

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



Salary Information: Salary Range: $7,950.68 - $9,314.40 / month for 11 months.  Salary commensurate with years of licensed experience as well as specialized skills and qualifications.

No. of Positions: 2

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:
  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Partial Year Career appointment with a 4 week furlough

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: HX - Residual Health Care Professionals

Job Code Classification: 009559 (CNSLNG PSYCHOLOGIST 2 HX)

Travel:  Never or Rarely



65% - Direct Service
  • 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 groups, and drop-in groups
  • Consults with students, faculty, and staff regarding issues that affect the developmental and psychological well-being of students in the university community
  • Consults and collaborates with psychiatrists, physicians, campus entities (i.e. Slug Support, Disability Resource Center, and others) and off-campus mental health professionals, social agencies, and community resources to meet the mental health needs of students
  • Determines the need for other professional interventions and refers as necessary
  • Provides supervision and training of doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows as needed
  • Develops and implements outreach programs, trainings, and class presentations
  • (up to 5% of time worked)
  • All licensed staff will provide consultation for the After Hours Crisis Service as scheduled
  • Other duties, as assigned

35% - Indirect Service
  • Functions as a community psychologist and a consultant to faculty, staff, residential life staff, and other units on campus regarding collaboration and program development for outreach and training to enhance the mental health and psychological well-being of students and the campus community
  • 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 workgroups and by collaborating with other licensed psychotherapists, college administrators, staff, and faculty in program development, committee work, and consultation
  • Promotes a safe and healthy workplace and effectively responds to injuries that occur
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Valid California licensure, in good standing, in Psychology OR Valid out of state licensure, in good standing, in Psychology
  • Demonstrated clinical experience with individuals using a brief therapy model
  • Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills, including ability to work with high acuity students with complex mental health needs
  • Experience facilitating psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups
  • Demonstrated experience providing culturally affirming and responsive clinical services for a diverse client population
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues in the delivery of psychological services in a university or college setting
  • Demonstrated expertise with developmental and mental health issues of late adolescence
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and to effectively collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to be an effective team member, and evidence of professional behavior
  • Strong planning and organizational skills


  • Counseling experience in a college/university setting
  • Experience and/or interest in supervision and training of doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows
  • Doctorate and internship from APA accredited program
  • Psychology licensure in California preferred over out of state licensure
  • Experience designing and implementing multiculturally sensitive outreach programs and psychoeducational workshops


  • Valid California licensure, in good standing, in Psychology OR Valid out of state licensure, in good standing, in Psychology*
  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check and a pre hire credentialing check prior to formal offer of employment.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
  • The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.

*Out of State licensed psychologists are required to acquire California licensure within 180 days from either submitting the application or beginning California residency, whichever occurs first.



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The University of California is an Equal Employment 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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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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