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Clinical Counselor - AY

Apply now Job no: 515592
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)

Clinical Counselor - AY

Personal Growth and Counseling Center

Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision StatementCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. 


Under the supervision of the Director of Counseling, the psychologist/counselor will provide a full range of culturally sensitive clinical and non-clinical services for the students at California State University, Monterey Bay. Clinical services will include assessment/evaluation, individual, group, and couples counseling, crisis intervention, and case management. In addition to direct clinical services, the psychologist/counselor will provide campus outreach, training, and consultation to students, faculty, and staff.


The Counselor will provide a full range of clinical, consultation, and outreach services under the general direction of the PGCC lead clinicians and HWS Senior Director. The Counselor position is responsible for, but not limited to, provision of the following:

Direct Counseling/Clinical Services: Provide direct clinical services including: assessment/diagnosis, short-term individual counseling, group psychotherapy, crisis intervention and follow-up, and case management; collaborate with primary care physicians, psychiatrists, NPs, and other medical providers to provide comprehensive care

Outreach and Program Development Services: Develop and implement programs including: presentations, workshops, prevention projects, residence hall training, seminars, mental health screenings and other outreach services as requested.

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



  • An earned master's or doctoral degree in counseling, behavioral sciences, psychology or related field from an accredited university. 
  • Possession of a current California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist, or licensed eligible within one year of appointment.


  • Experience in time-limited psychotherapy and crisis intervention with young adults.
  • Competence in the assessment and treatment of AOD issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
  • Training and experience in therapeutic support of people of color, knowledge or historic and current issues facing BIPOC students, and expertise in both outreach to, and engagement with, historically marginalized groups.
  • The ability to conceptualize cases and provide diagnoses within a sociocultural context.
  • Solid team player with good communication skills
  • Ability to keep up with the fast pace of the center and maintain timely case documentation.


  • Previous experience providing psychological services in a university or college counseling center.
  • Interest and experience providing clinical supervision, particularly with counseling students just learning to be therapists.
  • Specialization in time-limited approaches to therapy (such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
  • Experience and interest in leading psychotherapy or psycho-educational groups.
  • Strong skills in suicide risk assessment and management and working with "high risk" issues more generally.
  • Bilingual (ability to conduct services in both English and Spanish).
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to CSUMB's Vision.


Rank and Salary: Appointment will be made at the Student Services Professional-Academic Related 1 (SSP-AR I) level and will be an academic year (10 month) position. This is a non-tenure track faculty position.

Salary is dependent upon the appointee's qualification and experience. The current California State University Salary Structure is available here.


This is a full-time, temporary 10-month appointment in the Student Services Professional-Academic Related classification. This is not a probationary position and does not establish consideration for subsequent appointments or any further appointment rights. However, this appointment may be renewed annually dependent upon satisfactory performance and program needs.

  • Type of Appointment:  Part-time, Temporary
  • Classification:  Academic Year Faculty 
  • Collective Bargaining Unit: R03
CSUMB offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding health, dental & vision plans; a fee waiver education program; and membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  For more information, visit: CSU Benefits Summary.  Additionally, University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability, visit: Employee Housing.


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 as a condition of employment.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).

Working in the State of California is a condition of employment

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. While on campus, students, faculty, staff, and the community will be expected to follow all campus safety mandates.  Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy, all students and employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry and are encouraged to be vaccinated.

For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application and submit required documents by the priority screening date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB continuously accepts applications for pools of part-time faculty. Applications may be submitted to the pool at any time. A separate application is required for each department in which you wish consideration. Whenever possible, indicate times or days available for teaching assignments on your application. Applications will be forwarded to the department chair/selection committee for review. If it is determined that your background and qualifications match the University’s current needs, you will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

Lecturer appointments are temporary and do not confer tenure. Initial appointments may be for one semester or an academic year. Continuing appointments are contingent upon such factors as performance, enrollment, funding and programmatic need.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. 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, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. 


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.   We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.  We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Application Materials:

Application: For consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application describing skills and experience, reasons for interest, and the unique qualities you would bring to CSU Monterey Bay. In addition, please submit a detailed resume/C.V., and names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references.

In your Letter of Interest, please address: 

  1. Your interest and experience in supporting the mental health needs of BIPOC student populations.
  2. Share how you incorporate principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in your clinical work.

Application Deadline: This position has an anticipated March 13th, 2023 start; will remain open until filled. Application review will begin January 3rd, 2023. Early response is encouraged. Candidates are welcome utilize e-mail ( or post for correspondence.


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