Counseling & Psychological Services Clinician

California State University Channel Islands,

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
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Last Posted:

Tue, Oct 10th, '23


Screening of applications will begin October 23, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Start Date:

As early as December 1, 2023 or as late as January 18, 2024.

Last Updated:

Tue, Oct 10th, '23

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  • Full Time

Division of Student Affairs

Student Services Professional I, Academic Related, Academic Year


Assessment, Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Clinical Consultation, & Outreach (60-65% of time):

  • Conducts weekly intakes
  • Provides short-term individual, couple, and group counseling to students presenting with developmental, psychiatric, and academic concerns
  • Provides triage coverage and crisis intervention, including occasional after-hours crisis response
  • Provides consultation to faculty, staff, and third-party stakeholders (e.g., responding to distressed students)
  • Provides workshops and other educational outreach activities to the campus community
  • May serve as primary and/or secondary supervisor for clinical trainees at the discretion of the Director.
  • Participates in campus-wide events and activities

Administrative & Professional Development Activities (35-40% of time):

  • Provides peer review and clinical consultation to other clinicians
  • Participates in community service activities appropriate to the profession
  • Contributes to creative activities that enhance understanding and practice of psychology
  • Assists with program evaluation and implementation of agency developmental needs identified
  • Assists with assessment, data analysis, and drafting/reviewing reports for promoting CAPS to the campus community
  • Maintains licensure through appropriate required continuing professional education
  • Attends all staff meetings, clinical team meetings, and other Divisional and University meetings as scheduled
  • Maintains clinical records and completes administrative record-keeping in a timely manner

Performs additional related duties as assigned.


About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public Schools” in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.

Diversity Statement: 

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement: 

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.


Certificates, licenses, or education required:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • California licensure or license-eligible within two years in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).
  • Ability to be successfully credentialed by verification of training, experience, and licensure status.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position:

  • Excellent ability to work as a member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with University employees, students, and the public.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by pronounced sensitivities to the needs of a diverse student body; demonstrated experience working with diverse student, faculty, and staff community populations and proven ability to create an inclusive and welcoming campus environment.
  • Strong crisis management and intervention skills with a broad range of presenting concerns.
  • Training and clinical experience using a brief therapy model.
  • raining and experience in individual and group psychotherapy, brief therapy modalities, and crisis intervention.
  • Demonstrated experience or expertise working with multi-cultural populations, including LatinX, Asian, African American, International, LGBTQ, and students from other underrepresented populations.


Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities preferred for this position:

  • Clinical experience in a college setting and experience in developing and providing outreach and education services to meet the mental health needs of college institutions.
  • Interest and demonstrated expertise in one of more concerns commonly presented by students is desirable, including therapy with survivors of interpersonal violence, substance abuse, and eating disorders.
  • California Licensure strongly preferred.
  • Experience using (or ability to quickly learn how to use) electronic health records (EHR).
  • Service in U.S. military.
  • Bilingual (Spanish).


Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students and,
  • A philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian students.