Mental Health Counselor/Senior Mental Health Counselor

Feb 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Mental Health Counselor/Senior Mental Health Counselor
University of San Diego

Department: Counseling Center 	
Admin Full-Time
Job IRC#23036

The University of San Diego is a private, independent Catholic university located on 180 acres overlooking San Diego's Mission Bay; the university is known for its commitment to a value-oriented, liberal arts education. In addition to being part of an academic community, USD's 8,500 students share in the social, spiritual, residential, and athletic life of the campus. The university is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. The Counseling Center fully supports the university's commitment and is dedicated to serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive, and understanding ways.

The University of San Diego Counseling Center invites applications for two full-time positions, to begin in July 2017. The Counselor or Senior Counselor will provide a wide range of clinical, supervisory, training, outreach, and consultation services. The Counseling Center is especially interested in applicants with a demonstrated interest, experience, and expertise in the provision of clinical supervision and training, and in working with diverse student groups, including racial and ethnic minority, first-generation, LGTBQ, international, and other under-represented students.

Job Description:
Provide broad-spectrum, brief counseling and psychotherapy, psychological assessment, case management/care coordination, consultation, and crisis intervention to students. Participate in Center's collaborative care services provided in close coordination with our Student Health Center colleagues. Participate in Center's commitment to culturally responsive outreach, training, and liaison activities, and provide services to diverse student groups, broadly defined to encompass racial and ethnic differences, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, acculturation, religious affiliation, and ability status. Participate in Center's APA approved pre-doctoral internship and other training programs by providing supervision and training to interns and other trainees. Serve as campus and professional organizations liaison. Provide outreach consultations and programming to students, faculty, and staff. Provide after-hours emergency coverage on a rotating basis and other after-hours services as needed. Fulfill other Center responsibilities as indicated and assigned. Adhere to professional ethics standards as mandated by state licensing board. Secure and maintain immunizations as mandated by local medical authorities and recommended by the Center for Disease Control. Operate under the close supervision of the Director of the Counseling Center.

Required Master's Degree (MSW, MA, MS, MEd) in Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or other related field, prefer doctorate in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology (APA-accredited), with internship in Professional Psychology (APA-accredited). Required licensure or eligibility for licensure as a mental health provider in California (Psychologist, LCSW, MFT, or LPCC), prefer 3+ years of post-licensure experience. Senior Mental Health Counselor will have five or more years of post-doctoral professional experience

Preference to candidates with experience in supervision and training, demonstrated multicultural and diversity competency, demonstrated excellence in crisis intervention, outreach, and brief treatment modalities, experience and expertise in treating and case-managing clients with significant psychopathology and risk factors, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and previous experience working in university mental health.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. The position will be hired either at the Counselor or the Senior Counselor level depending on the experience of the candidate selected. The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer: USD: Human Resources: Benefits.

Closing date: Review of applications will begin on February 28th and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be submitted before February 28th 2017.

Hours: 40 hours per week; usual work hours Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit

To Apply:

In addition, please upload a cover letter, resume or CV, and two letters of reference to your application profile for the hiring managers' review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at


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