Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHIATRY/Clinical Research
Full Salary Range
$31.35 - $41.28 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#120000 Mental Health Clinician

Initial Review Date: Tue 11/29/2022

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 position is a limited part-time position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/18/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/29/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Under close supervision, the Mental Health Clinician will work primarily as a study therapist, providing skills training to individuals with schizophrenia within the Department of Psychiatry. The intervention will include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-informed skills training and a companion mobile intervention. The Mental Health Clinician will document skills training sessions, attend weekly supervision meetings with the Principal Investigators and report on participant progress. Additional duties include assisting with manuscript preparation, intervention manual revision, and other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree from an accredited school of psychology, social work or counseling; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing mental health services to patients with psychosis.

  • Demonstrated training, education, or experience in assisting patients in developing skills to identify and challenge cognitions, manage emotions, and improve functioning.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing manual-guided psychotherapy or skills training sessions to individuals with psychosis.

  • Knowledge and skill in cognitive behavioral, social skills, motivational interviewing and problem-focused psychotherapeutic approaches.

  • Demonstrated ability to treat and form constructive working relationships with patients with psychosis.

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written; effective presentation skills.

  • Strong demonstrated interpersonal skills.

  • Openness to feedback during psychotherapy supervision.

  • Ability to maintain timely, organized documentation of psychotherapy progress.


  • Demonstrated ability to participate in writing portions of scientific manuscripts applying knowledge and understanding of the science and research projects.

  • Demonstrated experience in working primarily and effectively as a research study therapist.

  • Experience with cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT-informed treatment for psychosis.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must be flexible and be able to work weekends and evenings as needed.

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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