Scripps Research,

Counseling and Psychological Services
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Last Posted:

Wed, May 29th, '24



Start Date:

When we find the right candidate

Last Updated:

Wed, May 29th, '24

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  • Full Time


We have an exciting opportunity for a Licensed Staff Counselor to provide counseling, assessment, and consultation to students, scientific and support staff, Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, home to some of the world’s most renowned scientists.  This position will also have the opportunity to showcase their presentation delivery skills by providing in-house presentations.



  • Provides counseling to students, faculty and staff (primarily individuals and couples); provides assessments and referrals as needed.
  • Facilitates support groups (i.e. “Self-Compassion” group, “Adjustment to Life in the U.S.” group). Creativity and responsiveness to the support needs of this community are encouraged in the development of groups.
  • Develops and implements new and relevant on-site presentations (i.e. “Lunch and Learns”).
  • Offers specialty expertise in work with a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Helps to manage occasional campus crises with the support of the director and other department heads.
  • Manages counseling records including scheduling, intake, and progress notes and correspondence as needed.
  • Works with administrative assistant to complete outreach tasks (such as development of flyers, brochures, etc).
  • Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.



  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology with licensure to practice independently in the state of California in the associated field. 
  • Master’s degree in clinical social work with licensure and a minimum of four years’ experience may be accepted in lieu of the required Ph.D. or Psy.D.
  • Some experience in counseling, assessment and diagnosis, outreach and consultation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated crisis management skills.
  • Leadership, problem-solving, and public speaking skills.
  • Current knowledge of and adherence to ethical, legal and professional guidelines.
  • Ability to think creatively and work well as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 


Scripps Research is a nonprofit biomedical institute ranked as one of the most influential in the world for its impact on innovation. We are celebrating our 100-year legacy in 2024. This significant milestone marks a century of seminal discoveries in immunology, infectious diseases (such as COVID-19, flu, HIV), neuroscience, heart disease, cancer, and more. Located in La Jolla, California, the institute houses six research departments, multiple Nobel laureates, a top-ranked graduate school and a leading postdoctoral training program.  We work hand-in-hand with researchers of the Scripps Research Translational Institute and Calibr to merge foundational studies in biology, chemistry and computer science with translational science to produce pioneering drugs and advances in digital and precision medicine. Together, we cultivate new scientific leaders and expand the frontiers of knowledge to deliver medical breakthroughs impacting human health around the globe. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be your opportunity to join our transformative team.

Celebrating a Century:






The expected hiring range for this position is $40.69 to $63.58/hourly, commensurate with experience. 


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