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Crisis Response Clinician

Apply now Job no: 532192
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)


Crisis Response Clinician
Non-Tenure Track 12-month faculty position (multiple positions) 

California State University, Fullerton, is seeking applications for multiple counselor faculty positions in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Under the general supervision of the Director, the selected candidates (65%) will be providing mobile crisis intervention services and (35%) provide a limited range of clinical services, participate in campus outreach, other projects, and other duties as assigned by the Director/Associate Director. While this appointment has faculty status for collective bargaining purposes, it is a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month clinical position with limited teaching or research responsibilities.  Successful candidates will have a Master’s degree or a Doctoral degree in psychology (or related field, be currently licensed, and have expertise in addressing a wide range of developmental and psychological needs of a diverse college student population. This position is a 12 month, Monday-Friday 11-8 pm (with occasional morning and weekend hours). This position does not require any “on call” hours after the work shift has ended.

CAPS is a large, urban, multi-disciplinary university counseling center. Within CAPS, we prioritize work life balance, professional development, and collaborative practices. The work level at CAPS mirrors the university calendar with student focused times during the semester and professional development/administrative focused times during breaks. At the University level, CAPS aspires to be known as a department that is empathic, respectful, and supportive. It aims to support students through timely access to high-quality mental health care, prevention, education, and intervention.

Crisis Intervention Services:  Serve as main point of contact to coordinate and collaborate CSUF University Police Department to respond to crisis/ mental health emergency situations as they occur on campus or the surrounding community (within 2-mile radius of campus). Provide direct mobile crisis interventions and stabilization, assess the level of risk for students on and around campus, case management, short-term therapeutic interventions, referrals to and consultation with on-campus and off-campus partners, and involvement in campus crisis response.  This position will work closely with the Director(s) of CAPS and leadership at CSUF University Police Department. Attend and participate in trainings as assigned or requested. Coordinate follow up case planning to students returning from mental health related hospitalizations. Conduct welfare checks.

Direct Counseling Services:  Provide intake clinical interviews and psycho-diagnostic assessments, short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling and psycho-educational groups, case management and collaboration with a consulting psychiatrist, and referrals to and consultation with academic and disability counselors and health center professionals on-campus as well as off-campus mental health professionals and agencies. Participate in UPD daily briefings and weekly CAPS meetings.

Outreach Services:  Develop and provide outreach programs (e.g., classroom presentations; workshops), including occasional evening or weekend programs, for a metropolitan, largely commuter campus with a highly diverse student population; participate in the development and implementation of assigned special outreach projects (e.g., mental health screening days; prevention projects).  

Consultation: Provide expertise to the university community regarding issues that affect the educational, developmental and psychological well-being of students; provide consultation services and occasional in-service training to faculty, administrators, and student leaders on mental health and developmental issues. 

Supervision and Training: Provide clinical supervision to CAPS’ trainees; co-facilitate outreach programs and groups with all levels of supervisees; provide periodic training and educational seminars for all levels of supervisees.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters or Doctorate in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an accredited program (or related field).
  • California license to practice psychology-LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, or Licensed Psychologist (if licensed in other state, then must become licensed in California within 1-year period)
  • Valid California driver’s license.

Experience and Skills: The candidate must demonstrate experience with the following:

  • Issues pertinent to a diverse college student population.  
  • Clinical experience providing crisis stabilization services in either a community mental health setting, hospital, community mental health facility, or university counseling center. 
  • Intake clinical interviews, including psycho-diagnostic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment plan formulation, for students with a broad spectrum of psychological problems, ranging from adjustment issues to major psychiatric disorders.
  • Short-term individual, couples and group counseling, and crisis intervention for psychological emergencies and high-risk clients.
  • Knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socio-economic backgrounds, ranging in age.
  • Ability to develop and implement a broad range of outreach services, including consultation/mediation interventions, training modules, workshops, and presentations to the campus community on mental health issues and stigma reduction approaches.
  • Working effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer skills for electronic record keeping.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and pre-employment fingerprinting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialization in an area pertinent to CSUF college students (e.g., sexual identity development; immigration and acculturation issues; trauma work; suicide prevention).    
  • Experience and interest in coordinating counseling groups for students.  
  • Experience and interest in working with sexual assault issues.
  • Experience and interest in providing outreach services and counseling to address underserved students.    

A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php, choose full-time faculty, search for position 532192, and provide the following required materials:

  1. Current curriculum vitae;
  2. A cover letter with a brief statement explaining your experience and interest in the position.
  3. A list of three references with relevant contact information
  4. Finalists will be asked to submit letters of recommendation:
    Finalists invited for an on-campus interview will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit should you move forward to this phase of the search. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  A request via email along with information on uploading the letter will be sent.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into the recruitment system.

For inquiries, please call: (657) 278-2355 or e-mail cmorelli@fullerton.edu

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by November 3rd, 2023 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

Appointment Date
The anticipated appointment date is November 2023

In the CSU system, this position is classified as a Student Service Professional-Academic Related level II non-tenure track.  This is a full time 12-month position, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance evaluations.  Counselors in the CSU system serve as members of the academic faculty unit and are represented by the faculty union.

The Student Services Professional, Academic-Related II (12-Month) classification salary range is $7,102 to $12,715 (12 monthly payments per year). The anticipated hiring salary range is $7,102 to $7,351.

Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/california_equal_pay_act.htm).  

Start-up funds may be available for professional development opportunities.

CSUF Benefits
An excellent, comprehensive benefits including health/dental/vision plans for employees and dependents, spouse/domestic partner, access to campus child care, and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities.  For a detailed description of benefits, https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.

CSU Policies
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and must comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

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

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

Notice of Non-Discrimination based on Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php).

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. It requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

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Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.fullerton.edu/deanofstudents/clery/. This report contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for California State University, Fullerton for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the CSUF Police Department.