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Associate Counselor in SEAS

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Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian), Staff
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)


About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

Working under the supervision of the Director of Counseling, the Associate Counselor in Student Equity and Success provides intake assessment, crisis intervention, and short-term individual, and couples, and group counseling to students who participate in SEAS programs.  The Counselor works collaboratively with the Student Health and Counseling team, the SEAS team, and campus and community partners in a multidisciplinary approach to help students achieve and maintain optimum wellness.    

The counselor designs and implements outreach programs and interventions and serves as a liaison to the SEAS programs.  The counselor contributes to the overall training of campus staff through workshops and mentorship. 

This is a temporary, part-time (0.80 time-base) position for one year, with the possibility of reappointment.  The pre-licensed Associate in SEAS may potentially transition to a licensed Counselor in SEAS position at a higher salary, if an incumbent with positive evaluations successfully achieves licensure.


Associate Counselors provide clinical services including intake assessment, crisis intervention, short-term individual, group, and couples therapy, and some case management.  The Counselor in SEAS also provides outreach programs about mental health, training and consultation for SEAS staff, and debriefing and assistance during University crises as needed.  

Required Qualifications

  • Strong clinical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to provide time-limited individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling and crisis intervention.

  • Ability to provide debriefing and assistance during university-wide crises. 

  • Ability to make presentations to large and small groups on campus, and design outreach programs for SEAS participants.. 

  • Flexibility to work after hours or on weekends for occasional outreach programs or crisis intervention.     

  • Demonstrated ability to connect and communicate effectively with diverse student, faculty, and staff community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have completed an accredited master's level program in counseling, marriage and family therapy or social work.  
  • Must be registered with BBS with a valid Associate or Intern number at time that position begins.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience on multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals and primary care clinicians within an integrated center.

  • Experience working in higher education, particularly first generation students of color or affinity programs similar to SEAS, strongly preferred.

  • Experience facilitating both psychoeducational and interpersonal process groups.

  • Experience treating a wide variety of issues, including substance abuse, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, sexual assault, autism spectrum disorders, anger management, sexual disorders, eating disorders, and/or domestic violence.

  • Proficient in electronic scheduling and records

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment.  Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free.  For more information, please visit our website at

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at:


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

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