Administrative Position (exempt)
Position TitleStaff Psychologist - CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS
DepartmentStudent Counseling Center
Salary ($US) and BenefitsHiring Salary: $52,000
Basic FunctionUnder the direction of the Director of Counseling Services, this Full-time, ten-month Staff Psychologist position at Student Counseling Services (SCS) at California Lutheran University. Duties of the position include short-term individual, group and couples therapy, psychological assessments, consultation, outreach, psycho-educational workshops (sometimes after hours), clinical supervision and training, case management with clients with psychiatric illnesses, liaison/consultant relationships, and rotating after hours emergency/crisis on-call responsibilities. All clinical staff positions involve some administrative duties and roles. The position reports to the Director of SCS, within the Division of Student Affairs.
Representative Duties• Provides on-call and/or in-person urgent care screening/triage services within a counseling center setting
• Provides behavioral health consultations within a primary care clinic setting
• Conducts intake and assessment services
• Provides individual and couple counseling/psychotherapy
• Manage a large clinical caseload within an environment of high activity and multiple role demands
• Facilitates interpersonal process, theme, mental health management, support and/or psycho-educational groups
• Responds to campus crises
• Shares after-hours emergency services coverage with other members of the staff
• Maintains accurate and timely documentation for all clinical interactions and consultations
• Provides outreach, liaison, and consultation services consistent with the mission of Counseling Services
• Provides supervision of assigned trainees in accordance with training policies and procedures
• Attends staff meetings
• Serves on internal and external committees
• May develop formal teaching relationships with academic departments when consistent with the mission of Counseling Services
• Demonstrates a commitment to diverse populations and/or serving underrepresented populations
• Follows agency policies and procedures consistent with state mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, best practices, and HIPAA
• Represents CSU at regional and national conferences as funding allows
• Other responsibilities as assigned
Knowledge Of• a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate,
• a commitment to a proactive student development perspective involving an active relationship with the campus community
• “user-friendly” to students and university staff
• the ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advance planning
• the ability to work at a fast pace
• a strong work ethic and a willingness to collaborate
• multicultural competence in the broadest sense
• the ability and skills to work with diverse populations (ethnic, LGBTQ, gender, etc.)
• proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions and trainings
• broad “generalist” clinical skills in assessing and intervening with a wide range of disorders, concerns, and degrees of pathology in treatment utilizing a time limited model of care
• a commitment to a developmental philosophy toward both clients and trainees
• availability and willingness to attend occasional evening or weekend activities
Education and ExperienceMinimum Qualifications:
• Completed doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in counseling or clinical psychology.
• Completion of a pre-doctoral internship.
• Licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in California (license required within 1 year upon hire).
• Two (2) years or more of experience providing clinical services to a college student population
• Demonstrated skills and experience in providing psycho-educational outreach to, and effectively working with, diverse people, cultures, and communities.
Preferred Qualifications also include:
• Completion of a doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program.
• Completion of a Pre-doctoral Internship at an APA-accredited training program.
• Demonstrated interest in and experience providing clinical supervision.
• Training and experience providing group psychotherapy
• Office environment.
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
• Seeing to read a variety of materials.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
• Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.
Application ProcedureEmployment application must be submitted in full, additionally, send resume with cover letter and names and phone numbers of three professional references to:
California Lutheran University
Human Resources, MC1100
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Fax resume to (805) 493-3655 or
California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.