College Therapist (Psychologist, LCSW, LPCC, MFT) - 126523
#126523 College Therapist (Psychologist, LCSW, LPCC, MFT)Extended Review Date: Mon 12/4/2023
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.
This position has recently been accreted by UPTE HX and will be a part of that union moving forward.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/8/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/17/2023 Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Job code subject to change based on license of hired individual
The mission of the Student Health & Well-Being (SHW) cluster is to promote a culture of health and well-being for the student community, deliver equitable high quality innovative services, incorporate inclusive approaches, and celebrate diversity, with the goal of adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors contributing to the academic success and personal development of all students.
The Student Health and Well-being cluster of the UC San Diego, which reports through UC San Diego Health System, plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active well-being culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. Under the oversight of the executive director, the SHW cluster includes the departments of Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and SHW Administration.
CAPS delivers campus-based mental health services to over 42,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS' multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver trauma informed, culturally proficient counseling and psychiatric services, psycho-educational preventive outreach and early intervention programming, consultation, research, and training opportunities.
In collaboration with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, CAPS services support the academic mission of the University aimed at student success, retention and well-being, and works toward the maintenance of a just, inclusive and healthy living and learning environment for individuals to flourish as they pursue their academic, career, and personal goals. CAPS is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS) and the Post-doctoral Resident Training Program is affiliated with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center (APPIC). CAPS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality improvement through the utilization of metrics, data, clinical outcomes, client experience measurements and feedback.
UCSD CAPS is seeking a skilled mental health professional, experienced in reducing barriers to mental health care in a multicultural university environment, to provide counseling and clinical services to a diverse student population. Primary liaison responsibilities for this position will be addressing the mental health needs of university students to foster their academic success and wellness at UCSD. This position requires proven training, expertise, commitment, and sustained engagement working with underrepresented students and young adults towards their personal development, well-being, and academic success, through culturally proficient individual, group and community interventions.
This licensed professional performs psychological assessments towards diagnosis and the formulation of a treatment plan, the provision of focused psychotherapy and referral of students to appropriate level of care. Also participates in after hours, on-call, and urgent care coverage. The incumbent provides consultation to faculty, staff and administration, engages in mental health promotion and education to a diverse college population, and delivers preventive outreach including psycho-educational programming and evaluation. Incumbent also provides supervision and training of CAPS Post-doctoral Residents and maintains quality assurance and improvement in compliance standards.
Recent Postdoctoral Residents must provide a cover letter demonstrating the ability to be licensed prior to the start date.
All other applicants must provide a cover letter in order for your application to be considered complete.
Master's degree in a related mental health area.
A valid California license as a mental health provider (Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW or LPCC) in good standing.
Knowledge of student development theories to explain college student behavior, including psychosocial theories, cognitive/structural theories, and ecological and integrative theories.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards. Advanced knowledge of a specific counseling domain. Knowledge and experience providing time-limited counseling or brief psychotherapy, evaluation, diagnosis, and crisis intervention.
Expertise working with diverse student populations, including proven success addressing their social/ecological and psychological experiences and dynamics on campus to foster their matriculation and academic achievements.
Demonstrated skill in assessing and effectively managing mental health emergencies, risk and disposition through case management and efficient follow up.
Advanced ability to develop and present educational programs and / or workshops. Ability to develop and implement culturally proficient, responsive, and effective outreach programs and provide consultation, mental health promotion, and preventative psycho-educational outreach services. Group facilitation skills to lead meetings and groups.
Demonstrated commitment and ability to acknowledge, advocate and support the efforts to dismantle structural racism and divisive biases based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs.
Advanced verbal and written communication with the ability to influence and persuade. Ability to communicate clearly, and effectively orally and in writing demonstrated by skills to record in a neat, orderly and logical manner, as well as to engage in a helpful, non-judgmental manner orally in person and by phone.
Proven ability and experience coordinating care with community mental health resources. Skills associated with program development and implementation.
Knowledge of business software and specialized applications / systems used in behavioral health settings. Working knowledge of electronic medical/mental health records systems (EMR or EHR).
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of state and federal health care privacy laws, Title IX, VAWA, ADA, Title II, HIPAA and FERPA, as well as professional ethics or regulations that govern the work.
Advanced knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights. Demonstrated advanced knowledge of and responsibility for upholding laws governing the practice of mental health and behavioral health care in the State of California.
- Specific training and/or experience working with problems particularly prevalent in college-age population, and in interdisciplinary setting focusing on student wellness.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
- Must work evenings, weekends, holidays, and as needed, for after-hours emergency coverage.
- Various work locations, if needed and deemed necessary by the department.
- Must work on campus, with ability to telecommute for work, if/when needed and operationally feasible, as determined by department.
Pay Transparency Act
Annual Full Pay Range: $63,400 - $142,800 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)
Hourly Equivalent: $30.36 - $68.39
Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
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