Staff Psychologist, SSP AR I - 12 Month, Tenure Track (Job 18-06)

California State University, Northridge,

University Counseling Services
Last Posted:

Tue, Oct 10th, '17


Screening begins September 18, 2017. Priority will be given to applicants meeting the deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Start Date:

Fall 2017

Last Updated:

Tue, Oct 10th, '17

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  • Full Time

Working under the general supervision of the Director of the University Counseling Services (UCS), the Staff Psychologist, as a member of the Division of Student Affairs with faculty rank, collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement appropriate campus/community psycho-educational programs and interventions to increase student academic and personal success. University Counseling Services seeks a counselor committed to providing general services and programs to a diverse population of university students, as well as directed efforts to support one of the following: Middle Eastern students, Sexual Assault Recovery, and/or Men’s Issues. Provides intake assessment, short-term individual and couples counseling, and group psychotherapy and structured psycho-educational workshops. Provides triage/urgent care, including crisis assessment and management, as well as coordination of hospitalization and case management. Provides general outreach programs and interventions in addition to programming designed to support one or more of the following: Middle Eastern students, Sexual Assault Recovery, and/or Men’s Issues. Provides consultation to faculty, staff, and various campus constituencies regarding students in distress. Participates in the APA-Accredited doctoral training program, including provision of supervision and training. Serves on university committees as requested, and performs other duties as assigned. Attends UCS staff meetings, case conferences, trainings, and retreats. Maintains ethical and timely documentation of all clinical work in electronic medical record keeping system.


About the University:

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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Qualified applicants must possess a doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology. Preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from an APA-accredited doctoral program and/or completed an APA-accredited internship. Current licensure in California as a Psychologist is preferred. If unlicensed, must become licensed within 24 months of employment. If licensed within another state, must obtain licensure in California within one year.

Minimum of one year of experience that demonstrates the ability to work with students in need of services, utilizing professional counseling techniques and strategies to meet the needs of a student body with varied backgrounds, cultures, gender identities, ages, sexual orientations, and other diverse qualities. Minimum of one year of clinical experience in a university or college counseling center is preferred. Demonstrated generalist clinical therapeutic and diagnostic skills. Demonstrated ability to provide brief psychotherapy and group psychoeducational workshops. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in clinical case management with complex clients; crisis intervention, suicide assessment, and intervention. Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups. Demonstrated interest, experience, and ability to work with and support one or more of the following: Middle Eastern students, Sexual Assault Recovery, and/or Men’s Issues. Demonstrated experience in providing outreach on a variety of topics. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals. Demonstrated ability to actively contribute to a positive working environment by exhibiting solution-focused, positive, cooperative, and flexible behavior. Effective written and oral communication skills.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position includes a very attractive benefits package.


Applicants should submit a letter of application (addressing the qualifications and responsibilities described above), curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and a copy of graduate transcripts to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

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