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Part Time Counselor

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Work type: Temporary
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Counseling/Clinical

The Counseling Center holds a confidential space where Pepperdine students can receive support around a variety of mental health concerns with a wide range of severity. Part time Counselors promote mental health on the Pepperdine University campus through direct intervention with students. With psychological wellness in place, students are able to fulfill the University's mission. We are strengthening students for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.


  • Provide individual and conjoint therapy sessions for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students experiencing a wide range of emotional, psychological, academic, personal, substance abuse, or academic difficulties.
  • Document and maintain client files.
  • Manage crisis situations or provide crisis intervention.
  • Respond to clinical emergencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Licensed or license-eligible in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist. Verifiable training and experience working with individuals of diverse racial, cultural, economic, and religious backgrounds. Ability to integrate Christian faith with student development theories and practice. Personal faith in Jesus Christ; active involvement in a local church; personally invested in a worldview grounded in Christian theology. Demonstrated support for the Christian mission of the University. Proficiency in individual therapy; crisis intervention and crisis management skills. Ability to work with students and parents with a variety of presentations. Ability to collaborate with other professionals who serve students. Committed to equity and inclusion and vested in sustaining a culture with those values. As a staff member in Student Affairs who works closely with students, this person must be comfortable being seen as a Christian role model. Comfortable with PCs, Windows-based software, standard MS Office applications.

Preferred: Licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist. Able to provide clinical supervision in CA. Minimum of three years verifiable experience working in a mental health setting with young adults, adults, and/or couples experiencing emotional challenges. Titanium, SPSS.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Temporary, Nonexempt, part-time (up to 28 hours per week) position.

Expected Pay Range: $30.00 - $60.00 per hour

The above pay range reflects what Pepperdine University reasonably expects to pay for this position at time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. In addition to base pay, Pepperdine offers a robust and highly competitive benefits package.

Pepperdine is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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