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Associate Counselor (Pool)

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

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $1,700 - $1,850.00/month for this part time, three day a week position.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

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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. Cal State East Bay has three locations: the main 342 acre campus in the Hayward hills, the Concord Center, and the downtown Oakland Center, along with a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment around 12,000 students, 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

Associate Counselors have completed their graduate degrees in counseling, marriage and family therapy, or social work, and need to gather hours of supervised clinical experience toward licensure.  Associates receive one hour of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision each week, as well as monthly professional development trainings.  Position is three days a week and requires Thursday, for a total of 24 hours per week.

This recruitment will be used to establish a pool of candidates for current and future temporary positions. These are temporary, part-time (0.60 time-base) positions through May 23, 2025, with the possibility of reappointment.  This appointment cannot exceed 2 years in the position.


Associate Counselors, under the supervision of the Director of Counseling and their clinical supervisor, provide intake assessments, crisis intervention, and short-term individual and couples counseling to students of the University.  They work collaboratively with counseling and medical staff to help students maintain optimum mental and physical health.  The Associate Counselor may also provide group counseling and outreach presentations to the campus community in partnership with licensed clinical staff.  

Required Qualifications

Thorough knowledge and understanding of professional counseling theory and practice, and adherence to approved professional, legal and ethical standards of the counseling profession.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have completed an accredited master's level program in counseling, marriage and family therapy or social work.  

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience in, or a strong desire to learn about, crisis intervention, short-term therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, and outreach and consultation.  

  • Experience or a strong desire to learn as a clinical generalist.  Common issue areas include interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, sexual assault, autism spectrum disorders, anger management, sexual disorders, eating disorders, domestic violence, and substance abuse treatment.

  • Proficient in using electronic health records.

  • Strong demonstrated experience working with diverse populations. 

  • Ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of mental health and medical providers in an integrated health center.

  • Experience in a college or university setting.

  • Proficient in interpersonal, verbal, and written communication.

  • Proficient in Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese.

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.

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