Counselor (Academic Year)
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Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full
Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)
The purpose of this position is to meet this mission through the provision of
individual, couples, and group counseling, crisis intervention, outreach,
consultation, and prevention education as a member of the Counseling Services
team within Campus Health & Wellbeing. Clinical counselors are expected to
provide at least 65% (i.e., 26 hours per week average) direct service
(individual, couples, group therapy, outreach presentations) to registered
Cal Poly students. This also includes crisis intervention, provision of
psychoeducational workshops, and clinical support for other departments within
Campus Health and Wellbeing, particularly Safer, which supports victims of
gender- and power-based violence.
The position requires considerable crisis intervention and work with serious
presenting concerns as well as the ability to conceptualize cases and provide
diagnoses within sociocultural context. Clinicians with specialization and
expertise in working with historically marginalized students are strongly
encouraged to apply.
Participation on campus or departmental committees may be expected.
Campus Health & Wellbeing helps students achieve and maintain academic success
and lifelong health and wellbeing by providing timely and appropriate primary
and acute health care, disease and injury prevention education, professional
mental health care, outreach, educational services and campus consultations.
Counseling Services promotes the development of holistic student emotional
health and serves the campus through advocacy and the provision of
confidential, accessible services. We invest in creating a supportive and
inclusive space so students across identities can feel they belong and have
access to culturally responsive services. We seek to build bridges to care for
students who have been historically marginalized and leverage our system to be
more equitable and responsive to the unique needs of students.
Demonstrated experience working in a clinical setting with high volume
including individual and group therapy, crisis, and brief assessment.
Demonstrated competence with diversity and intersectionality and
experience in addressing the needs of historically marginalized groups.
Ability to collaborate and work as member of a team, including ability to
respond to unexpected campus emergencies or crises.
Ability to speak publicly and represent Counseling Services (as part of
Student Affairs) to the campus community.
Ability to independently organize, manage and prioritize tasks, including
Ability to provide consultation regarding mental health to faculty, staff,
parents, partners, and friends of students.
Education and Experience
Possession of a Master��s degree in appropriate field and current licensure or
eligible for licensure to practice in the State of California as LPCC, LCSW or
LMFT with a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience post degree (in any
state or province).
Possession of a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and
current licensure or eligible for licensure (i.e., successfully completed all
supervised professional experience) as a psychologist in the State of
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,800 - $6,763/month
Note that the hiring level will be commensurate with the qualifications and
experience of the candidate.
Classification Range: $5,046 - $9,403
Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-
renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the
top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic
curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice.
Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal
foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and
Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and
vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement
System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits
website for additional information.
At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and
promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our
employees and our community. Bringing people together from different
backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative
thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and
intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring
and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
How to Apply
To apply, please attach (1) a cover letter illustrating how you meet the
requirements of the position, particularly regarding crisis and diagnostic
experience and expertise in providing services to underserved student
populations, (2) curriculum vitae (CV), (3) unofficial transcripts to
your online application, and (4) a copy of license (as applicable). The
application requires contact information including email addresses for a
minimum of three professional references; please include your current/most
recent supervisor as one of these three. Official transcripts of highest
degree will be required of finalists.
Advertised: July 15, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled