Job Description

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$55,000.00 - $75,000.00/Year
Hybrid Remote
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#122683 Post-Graduate EAP Associate

Extended Deadline: Tue 10/3/2023

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 100% Contract position for one (1) year with an expected duration of two (2) years and the possibility of extension or conversion to career status.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified. Initial application deadline: 5/17/2023.

This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, which includes a combination of onsite and remote work.

This position has recently been accreted by HX union and will be a part of that union moving forward.


The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), a unit of campus Human Resources at the UC San Diego main campus, is a confidential assessment, counseling, and referral service provided by the University to assist campus faculty and staff, postdoctoral and visiting scholars, UC San Diego emeriti and retirees, as well as select members of an employee's household. This service provides an opportunity for employees to resolve personal and work-related concerns, to find effective referrals to community and health plan providers, and to increase their levels of productivity, work/life balance and satisfaction while reducing absenteeism, presenteeism, workplace stress and employee turnover. FSAP also participates in a variety of diverse campus stakeholder committees, workgroups, and collaborative campus initiatives. FSAP also participates in a variety of diverse campus stakeholder committees, workgroups, and collaborative campus initiatives.

Under the guidance and support of an approved clinical supervisor, the Post-Graduate Clinic Associate/Behavioral Health Counselor Trainee will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to be successful within the scope of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). The role will obtain hours required toward California clinical licensure and EAP certification (Certified Employee Assistance Professional) used in the behavioral health counseling field. The Post-Graduate EAP Associate will also gain fundamental knowledge and experience of Human Resource team collaboration and support within a large institution of higher education, including the relevance of state-wide membership within the University of California educational system.


  • Master's Degree required in related mental health area or field from an accredited university, including the completion of at least one pre-degree clinical practicum training experience. Doctorate Degree preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws and ethical standards associated with profession.

  • Acquiring knowledge associated with clinical counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards. Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing Techniques, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy as well as experience with developing and delivering psycho-educational curricula.

  • Acquiring knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Familiarity with Implementation of a Psychoeducation Curriculum.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights. Demonstrates Cultural sensitivity.

  • Previous experience developing and delivering workshop presentations on relevant topics, as well as demonstrated skills in public speaking, both in-person and virtually.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of business software and specialized applications/systems used in behavioral health settings. Basic knowledge of electronic/medical records systems. Familiarity with Scheduling Software.

  • Assessment, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Ability to identify when to escalate issues and situations to senior providers.

  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to perform intake evaluations. Ability to work in a collaborative manner with diverse client group. Previous experience and understanding of working collaboratively with various organizational stakeholder groups.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $37,900 - $85,300 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $18.15 - $40.85

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).

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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