Clinical Counselor

California State University, Monterey Bay,

Personal Growth and Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Mon, Nov 28th, '22


Open until filled.

Start Date:

March 13, 2023

Last Updated:

Mon, Nov 28th, '22

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  • Full Time


The Counselor will provide a full range of clinical, consultation, and outreach services under the general direction of the PGCC lead clinicians and HWS Senior Director. The Counselor position is responsible for, but not limited to, provision of the following:

Direct Counseling/Clinical Services: Provide direct clinical services including: assessment/diagnosis, short-term individual counseling, group psychotherapy, crisis intervention and follow-up, and case management; collaborate with primary care physicians, psychiatrists, NPs, and other medical providers to provide comprehensive care

Outreach and Program Development Services: Develop and implement programs including: presentations, workshops, prevention projects, residence hall training, seminars, mental health screenings and other outreach services as requested.

Consultation: Provide consultative expertise to the university community regarding issues that affect the mental health and psychological well-being of students; provide consultation and occasional in-service training to faculty, administrators, and student leaders on mental health and other psychological/social issues.


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision StatementCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. 



  • An earned master's or doctoral degree in counseling, behavioral sciences, psychology or related field from an accredited university. 
  • Possession of a current California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist, or licensed eligible within one year of appointment.


  • Experience in time-limited psychotherapy and crisis intervention with young adults.
  • Competence in the assessment and treatment of AOD issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
  • Training and experience in therapeutic support of people of color, knowledge or historic and current issues facing BIPOC students, and expertise in both outreach to, and engagement with, historically marginalized groups.
  • The ability to conceptualize cases and provide diagnoses within a sociocultural context.
  • Solid team player with good communication skills
  • Ability to keep up with the fast pace of the center and maintain timely case documentation.

  • Previous experience providing psychological services in a university or college counseling center.
  • Interest and experience providing clinical supervision, particularly with counseling students just learning to be therapists.
  • Specialization in time-limited approaches to therapy (such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
  • Experience and interest in leading psychotherapy or psycho-educational groups.
  • Strong skills in suicide risk assessment and management and working with "high risk" issues more generally.
  • Bilingual (ability to conduct services in both English and Spanish).
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to CSUMB's Vision.

Rank and Salary: Appointment will be made at the Student Services Professional-Academic Related 1 (SSP-AR I) level and will be an academic year (10 month) position. This is a non-tenure track faculty position.

Salary is dependent upon the appointee's qualification and experience. The current California State University Salary Structure is available here.


Application: For consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application describing skills and experience, reasons for interest, and the unique qualities you would bring to CSU Monterey Bay. In addition, please submit a detailed resume/C.V., and names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references.

In your Letter of Interest, please address: 

  1. Your interest and experience in supporting the mental health needs of BIPOC student populations.
  2. Share how you incorporate principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in your clinical work.

Application Deadline: This position has an anticipated March 13th, 2023 start; will remain open until filled. Application review will begin January 3rd, 2023. Early response is encouraged. Candidates are welcome utilize e-mail ( or post for correspondence.