Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$42.97 - $74.82/hour
East Campus
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
30 Variable%
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable

#119495 Clinical Psychologist

Extended Deadline: Fri 2/3/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This is a 30% variable Limited appointment position.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 10/31/22.


The Preuss School UC San Diego is a public Charter School located on the UC San Diego East Campus for Grades 6-12 dedicated to providing a rigorous college prep education for motivated low-income students who will become the first in their families to graduate from college. As part of UC San Diego, The Preuss School also serves as a model school to study and develop best practices in the preparation of low-income, urban students for college admission.

The psychologist will provide aspects of psychological services including assessment, individual therapy, diagnostic evaluations, treatment planning, and group therapy for students and families exclusively for The Preuss School UC San Diego to address students' school-related challenges and to facilitate the learning and social-emotional development of students. The psychologist participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team in consultation with other education professionals.


  • Valid California Psychology license, and an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Theoretical understanding and clinical experience in behavioral, cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based therapeutic approaches in an education setting.

  • Knowledge and skill in short-term problem-focused psychotherapeutic interventions and a thorough working knowledge of DSM-IV-TR categories and differential diagnosis.

  • Strong writing ability and experience in writing concise, factual psychosocial notes and program reports.

  • Ability to design, implement and lead psychoeducational groups on a variety of related issues and topics relevant to students and families at the Preuss School UC San Diego.

  • Knowledge of Cognitive-Behavioral and Acceptance-based therapeutic interventions.

  • Strong crisis intervention skills. Demonstrated ability to deliver care in an ethical, non-judgmental, and non-discriminatory manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and co-workers, exercising tact, flexibility and diplomacy.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Strong organizational ability to prioritize workload to promptly meet deadlines.

  • Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology.


  • Must possess a valid Psychology License in California.

  • Must pass background checks (LiveScan) and Tuberculosis (TB) screening.

  • This position is a mandated reporter of known or suspected child abuse or neglect, according to the California law, Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $89,730 - $156,245 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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