Staff Psychologist

University of San Francisco,

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
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Staff Psychologist
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Staff Psychologist

Job Summary:
The licensed psychologist reports directly to the Senior Director of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) responsible for providing brief therapy to a culturally diverse student population, crisis intervention, and consultation and referral to the university community. As educators, they are involved in the training and supervision of psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows and in psycho-educational outreach to the campus community.

As part of the larger staff in Student Life, the Staff Psychologists collaborate and cooperate across divisions and departments to create a supportive University community which encourages student learning and development in the Jesuit Catholic tradition and commits to:
  • Promoting a common good that includes the needs of all students
  • Engaging differences in a manner that allows students to learn from the diversity of perspectives, experiences and traditions that exist within the University community
  • Providing experiences that challenge students to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, culturally, and morally in order to prepare them to contribute to the University community
  • Drawing out the leadership qualities inherent in every individual, and to providing opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills
  • Creating an environment that supports a socially responsible way of being together in a community
  • Recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions of all students

    Full Job Description:
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Conduct triage assessments to assess risk, determine suitable treatment, including appropriateness for a short-term therapeutic modality, cultural needs, and provide referrals on/off campus for students whose mental health needs are outside CAPS scope of services.
    • Provide comprehensive, culturally responsive and affirming, individual, couples and group therapy services to students within a brief therapy model.
    • Provide crisis intervention services, including assessing suicidal or homicidal risk. Make appropriate referrals and/or facilitate off-campus hospitalization, as needed.
    • Work as a member of a team regarding agency administrative functioning (providing coverage, supervision, training, developing policies, updates to the CAPS newsletter or website, etc.).
    • Enrich and enhance services offered to focus on diversity issues and the needs of underrepresented populations.
    • Provide information and referral for individuals who are ineligible for CAPS services.
    • Provide culturally affirming clinical services to historically marginalized groups including, BIPOC students, LGBTQ+, gender non-binary, and students of all abilities.
    • As a part of the CAPS on-call rotation, provide 24-hour crisis consultation to Office of Community Living, Student Life Division, Public Safety, and other administrative units of the University staff (approximately 3-4 weeks/semester).
    • Provide follow-up to callers who utilized CAPS after-hours phone consultation line, as needed.
    • Provide consultation and mental health information for families/friends of students, faculty, & staff.
    • Provide educational outreach services to campus groups as requested or needed, including outreach to students underrepresented at CAPS.
    • Serve as guest lecturer on relevant professional topics as requested by faculty.
    • Collaborate with other campus resources to provide ‘crisis debriefing' to campus community in the event of community trauma
    • Provide multiculturally affirming and responsive supervision to psychology doctoral Interns and postdoctoral fellows. Provide 1:1 weekly meeting; review and provide constructive feedback on all intakes, progress notes and termination summaries; review and provide feedback of videotaped sessions, as needed, generate mid and end-year comprehensive written evaluations; provide crisis supervision when needed; and foster the professional, growth, m development of supervisees.
    • Annually, review applications, interview psychology interns and postdoctoral candidates, and provided feedback for the selection of CAPS trainees.
    • Provide mandated assessments as requested
    • Create and present culturally-attuned In-service and Intercultural training seminars
    • Attend Inservice trainings and Intercultural seminars, as appropriate.
    • Participate in weekly case conference seminars.
    • Attend weekly staff and senior staff meetings
    • Serve on interdepartmental hiring committees and interview candidates as requested.
    • Represent CAPS at campus events and serve on campus-wide committees as requested.
    • Adhere to ethical principles of the profession as articulated by the American Psychological Association; maintain up to date case files.
    • Maintain current, valid license to practice psychology in the state of California, including obtaining the required Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for each 2-year renewal cycle.
    • Participate in staff/professional development activities.
    • Other administrative tasks as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or Education from an APA accredited doctoral program preferred.
    • License to practice psychology in the State of California or eligible within 6 months.
    • Experience within a university counseling center and prior brief therapy experience strongly preferred.
    • Commitment to working with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions,
    • Ability to manage multiple and complex caseloads.
    • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • An interest in working within the context of a diverse, Jesuit Catholic university located in an urban, multicultural area.
    • Knowledge and skill with current technology is also preferred.

    Full time

    Pay Rate:

    Salary Range :
    $95,680-$104,000 annualized, commensurate with experience

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    The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit

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