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Counselor Faculty in Housing

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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

The starting salary will likely be around $5,400 per month (at 0.8 time base).

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.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit

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, and 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 over 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

Working under the supervision of the Director of Counseling, the Counselor in Housing provides intake assessment, crisis intervention, and short-term individual, group, and couples counseling to Housing residents who are currently enrolled in classes.  The Counselor works collaboratively with the Student Health and Counseling team, the Housing team, and campus and community partners in a multidisciplinary approach to help students achieve and maintain optimum wellness.  

The Counselor in Housing assumes independent responsibility for their cases, including identification of major problems, determining services needed, selecting and using appropriate counseling strategies, assessing results, and, where appropriate, referring to additional services.  

The counselor designs and implements outreach programs and interventions and serves as a liaison to University Housing and Residential Life.  The counselor contributes to the overall training of campus staff through workshops and mentorship, and may also provide individual and group supervision to pre-licensed MFT, MSW, and PCC Associates.  

Counseling Services is guided by the Mission and Values posted here.

This is a temporary, part-time (0.80 time-base) position through June 30, 2025, with the possibility of reappointment.


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

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to assess and intervene in crisis situations. 

  • Ability to provide short-term individual, couples, and group counseling.

  • Ability to provide education and counseling for substance abuse.

  • 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 Housing residents.  
  • 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

  • Possession of an appropriate terminal degree, e.g., a master's or doctorate in behavioral sciences, counseling, psychology or a specific related academic field.

  • Licensed by California Board of Behavioral Sciences as LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, or Clinical Psychologist.  Committee will consider license-eligible candidates who are in the process of completing their exams, but candidate must possess valid California license at time of hire.

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 in Residential Life, 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.

  • Experience providing short-term couples counseling.

  • 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 Background. 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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