Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$112,668 - $160,922 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri, some weekends and holidays

#124319 Testing and Assessment Therapist (Psychologist)

Extended Deadline: Fri 4/26/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/24/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/3/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of the UC San Diego, which reports through UC San Diego Health System, plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments, under the oversight of the executive director, into a cohesive, trans-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. 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 40,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS' multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver culturally proficient counseling services, outreach 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 and retention and works toward the maintenance of an inclusive and healthy living and learning environment for individuals to flourish as they pursue their academic and career goals. CAPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and the Post-doctoral Resident Training Program is APPIC affiliated. CAPS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality improvement through the utilization of data, outcome, and client experience measurements.

UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), is seeking a psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological testing for learning disabilities, attention disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and other conditions affecting student academic performance. The incumbent will administer psychological assessments, including cloud and computer-based tests, and write evaluation reports when indicated. Will provide skill building workshops and facilitate forums in the focus area. The incumbent will collaborate with other university departments, such as the Office for Students with Disabilities.

This position also provides direct clinical services, and independently manages a caseload of student clients. Also participates in psychoeducational outreach, after hours, on-call, and urgent care coverage. Incumbent also provides clinical 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.


  • Doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and advanced training in Psychological Testing.

  • Current, valid license in California as a psychologist. Out-of-state licensed psychologists have 180 days to complete licensure requirements in the State of California.

  • Experience and expertise in psychological testing, learning issues, as well as expertise working with higher education autistic spectrum student population and other disorders/conditions affecting the student academic performance

  • Proven ability to conduct culturally proficient and focused individual, conjoint, couples, family counseling and trauma-informed services, as well crisis intervention at an individual and community level

  • Applicable knowledge of ADA/504 laws pertaining to student population with disabilities to best consult and work with campus partners from a student-centric approach

  • Advanced skills to perform psychological and interest, vocational and aptitudes testing to plan and implement a variety of case dispositions.

  • Advanced skills associated with conducting complex diagnosis, problem-solving and critical-thinking

  • Thorough knowledge associated with providing evaluation, diagnosis and psychotherapy services through intake clinical interviews, psychodiagnostic assessment, treatment plan formulation and recommendations.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct group counseling and psychotherapy, as well as forums and psycho-educational workshops.

  • Academic and experiential knowledge of psychotherapeutic processes and procedures as well as working knowledge of psychodiagnostic procedures and techniques, including developmental and abnormal psychology.

  • Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing 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.


  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals.


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

  • This position is subject to a hybrid onsite and remote work schedule during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ability to telecommute or work on campus as needed and operationally feasible, as determined by department.

  • Must have flexibility to work various hours and locations based on business and clinical needs, including occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $92,422 - $160,922 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $44.26 - $77.07

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).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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 is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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