Psychologist, Complex Mental Health, Per Diem

University of California Santa Cruz,

Student Health Counseling and Psychological Services
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Wed, Jun 12th, '24


The IRD for this job is: 07-10-2024

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Last Updated:

Wed, Jun 12th, '24


Psychologist, Complex Mental Health, Per Diem

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 69997


The RISE (Resilience, Insight, and Student Empowerment) Clinic at Student Health Counseling and Psychological Services is hiring. The RISE clinic is an innovative university-based model focusing on helping UCSC students with complex mental health issues who need ongoing and integrated clinical care.

We are hiring dynamic psychologists to provide clinical services to UCSC students on a per diem basis at least one day a week. The selected candidates can choose to work on-site, hybrid or fully remote.

As part of our supportive and collaborative counseling center team, you will have the opportunity to make a profound impact by providing culturally sensitive and trauma-informed care to our diverse student body.

UCSC is rated as one of the most beautiful campuses, located on the coast overlooking Monterey Bay, employing over 3,100 people in staff positions alone.

Thank you for your interest in University of California Santa Cruz.


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The IRD for this job is: 07-10-2024 This is a continuous recruitment; applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis after the initial review date has passed.


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 Services (SHS) is a full-service health facility offering clinical, educational, counseling, and psychiatry services to students on the UCSC campus. SHS 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.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a variety of mental health and psychological services to UCSC undergraduate and graduate students, including intake assessment brief individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, mental health outreach and workshop programming, consultation, and liaison relationships to support student mental health and well-being.

Other departments include Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP), home of the Condom Co-op; CARE (Center for Advocacy, Resources, & Empowerment), the advocacy and prevention education office that supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence; and Student Insurance Programs.

Student Health Services employs approximately 150 staff including physicians, psychiatrists, case managers, lab scientists, pharmacists, nurses, radiologists, and many other clinical and administrative staff. SHS welcomes staff with interest and experience in working with students with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and gender identities.

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The Psychologist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Psychologist provides high-quality clinical services, outreach and educational programming, and consultation services and may supervise and train doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows. In discharging these duties, the Psychologist is expected to be knowledgeable, skilled, and committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the delivery of psychological services to students with diverse and intersecting identities.

All the 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.

As part of an innovative program designed to provide clinical services to UCSC students with complex and high-acuity mental health conditions, this position provides both brief and extended therapy, crisis assessment and intervention, and group support for students in need of intensive, focused, and integrated care.


Budgeted Salary: $69.94/hourly
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.

Benefits Level Eligibility: None

Schedule Information:

Employee Classification: Per Diem

Job End Date: 06/30/2025, with possibility of extension

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus, either on-site, hybrid or remote

Union Representation: HX - Healthcare Professionals

Job Code Classification: 004577 (CNSLNG PSYCHOLOGIST 2 HX PD)

Travel: Never or Rarely


75% - Direct Service

25% - Indirect Service