Director of Psychological Services

California State University, Sacramento,

Student Health, Counseling & Wellness Services (SHCWS)
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Tue, May 21st, '24


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Tue, May 21st, '24

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  • Full Time

The Director provides administrative leadership for Psychological Services/CAPS, including the development of program and service goals, objectives and strategic plans. The Director develops policies,procedures, clinical protocols, identifies personnel needs and resources, and evaluates program outcomes. Serves on the Student Health, Counseling & Wellness Services Leaderships Team and represents Psychological & Counseling to the other units within SHCWS, the university administration, faculty, student government and organizations, professional organizations and the public.Required on-call hours to cover emergencies and crisis intervention. Serves as a member of university Behavioral Intervention Team in Student Affairs.

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.


Must be Licensed or immediately license-eligible in California as a Psychologist.  Position requires minimum 7 to 10 years' experience in a progressive leadership capacity in a psychological center, mental health center, or integrated medical and mental health or university setting.  Five to seven years' experience providing direct care in an outpatient setting. Candidates must possess a thorough knowledge of administration, organizational development, personnel management, accreditation, strategic planning, budgeting, and facilities management in a healthcare setting.

  1. Doctorate degree in Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Psychology. PhD or PsyD from APA accredited program.
  2. Experience in overseeing an APA Internship program.

Anticipated Hiring Range: 10,500 per month - $12,500 per month

  1. Licensed California as a Psychologist.
  2. Minimum of seven to ten years’ experience in a progressive leadership capacity in a psychological center, mental health center, or integrated medical mental health or university clinic.
  3. Five to seven years’ experience providing direct care in an outpatient setting.
  4. Experience in providing oversight of services provided for students and all aspects of policy development, quality improvement functions, staff, personnel, clinical and administrative supervision, staff training, crisis response, fiscal responsibility, supervising licensed and unlicensed clinical staff and ensure all compliance and regulatory accreditation standards.
  5. This position requires representation through active participation with both internal and external partners, serving on committees, and being engaged in all aspects of mental health issues on campus.
  6. Will maintain a positive work environment that supports students and staff by reducing barriers to care.
    Primarily have management responsibilities but will have the ability for a small caseload. The Director will work collaboratively with the leadership providing support as necessary.
  7. Advanced knowledge and skills in applying evidenced-based practice approaches that address contemporary mental health concerns in a college population.
  8. Experience with budgets and daily operations of a clinic. Ability to provide consultation to staff, SHCWS staff, and greater campus community.
  9. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Ability to pass a background check.