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Full-Time Counselor (Academic Year Student Services Professional, Academic-Related)

Apply now Job no: 515683
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Chico
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Title: Full-Time Counselor (Academic Year Student Services Professional, Academic-Related)

Position Starts: August 2022

Unit: WellCat Counseling Center

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Initial Review Date: 07/28/2022; complete applications received after that date may be considered if position is not filled.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a current cover letter, a CV, and contact information of three professional references. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

Position Summary:

The WellCat Counseling Center at California State University, Chico is seeking a full-time (non tenure-track) Academic Year Counselor with an anticipated start in August 2022. This position is classified as a Student Services Professional, Academic-Related.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience functioning at a high level as a generalist counselor in a diverse setting is required.
  • This position requires a valid California license as a psychologist, social worker, marriage and family therapist, or licensed professional counselor (or eligibility for licensure in the state of California.)
  • Strong clinical skills and knowledge of best practices in the field.
  • Ability to work within a brief (3-6 session), non-weekly therapy framework.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with a diverse client population; ability to establish and maintain long-term relationships with non-student leadership of campus departments and off-campus organizations.
  • Ability to learn, interpret, follow, and apply a wide variety standard of policies and procedures relating to and impacting the applicable program.
  • Ability to facilitate team meetings, including time for business related material and training of interns.
  • Ability to continuously seek improvements in order to support the goals and strategic mission of the center.
  • Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly as a part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with university or college counseling experience in the provision of crisis intervention, psychotherapy, outreach programming and consultation for a multicultural student population are preferred.
  • Education, training, or expertise in one or more of the following areas: sexual violence, substance use disorders, complex trauma, underserved populations including African-American/Black, Latinx, first-generation students, student veterans, LGBTQ+, students with disabilities.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision.
  • Bilingual candidates will be given preference.


  • Provides initial clinical consultation, clinical assessment, crisis intervention, and short term (3-6) brief psychotherapy to a diverse student population.
  • Provides group counseling, both psychoeducational and process-oriented.
  • Provides peer consultation, as well as consultation to University faculty and staff regarding concerns about students and the campus environment.
  • Develops/participates in working relationships with other departments that share an interest in student wellness and personal development.
  • Completes and maintains timely and accurate records.
  • Performs additional professional services based on individual skills and interests consistent with the center’s needs.
  • Engages in the professional development activities to maintain licensure/certification.
  • When eligible (CA licensed 2 years), provide supervision to graduate students in their training.

The Department:

The WellCat Counseling Center is a part of WellCat Services, within the Division of Student Affairs. Other divisions under the WellCat Services umbrella include the WellCat Health Center, WellCat Safe Place, and WellCat Substance Abuse and Prevention Education, all of which work closely together to provide a holistic approach to student success, health, and wellness

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Job-related questions should be directed to:

Francisca Ines Dueñas
Clinical Director
WellCat Counseling Center

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Benefits Information:

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information, please visit

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

A fingerprint background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a counselor faculty position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

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