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#108015 Behavioral Health Coord./Counseling Psychologist

Initial Review Date: Mon 6/7/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/26/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/09/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster at UC San Diego, which reports through UC San Diego Health System, plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active well-being culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. Under the oversight of the executive director, the SHW cluster includes the departments of Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and SHW Administration.

CAPS delivers campus-based mental health services to over 40,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS' multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver culturally proficient counseling services, outreach programming, consultation, research, and training opportunities. In collaboration with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, CAPS services support the academic mission of the University aimed at student success and retention and works toward the maintenance of an inclusive and healthy living and learning environment for individuals to flourish as they pursue their academic and career goals. CAPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and the Post-doctoral Resident Training Program is APPIC affiliated. CAPS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality improvement through the utilization of data, outcome, and client experience measurements.

This position will serve as an experienced Behavioral Health Coordinator/ Counseling Psychologist who is multiculturally proficient/affirming and possesses specific training, skills and demonstrated experience in providing behavioral health services and oversight of behavioral health programs. Incumbent will lead the Behavioral Health consultation services embedded within Student Health Services (SHS), while also working collaboratively with Health Promotion Services (HPS). The ongoing development of this CAPS branch at SHS through Behavioral Health Services, staffed by CAPS clinicians and providing services, is vital to achieving our vision of providing high quality integrated medical and mental health services to the UC San Diego student population and campus community. The Behavioral Health Services will be staffed by the Behavioral Health Services Coordinator, SHS Licensed Clinical Social Worker and CAPS Post-Doctoral Resident. Behavioral Health Services is expected to grow over time.

A cover letter is required in order for your application to be considered complete.


  • Current, valid license in California as a psychologist. Out-of-state licensed psychologists have 180 days to complete licensure requirements in the State of California.

  • Ph.D or Psy.D. from an accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology and completion of an APA/CPA accredited internship.

  • Specialized training in integrated behavioral health.

  • Experience consulting with treatment teams in medical settings.

  • Experience co-treating patients with conditions such as addiction, insomnia, headache, eating disorders, etc.

  • Experience in the delivery of psycho-educational interventions to prevent illness, promote health and manage disease

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct culturally proficient and focused individual and group counseling and psychotherapy.

  • Experience providing clinical services for the wide range of presenting issues seen in college students, including assessing and managing risk and the treatment of serious concerns (e.g., eating disorders, personality disorders).

  • Demonstrated skills to conduct clinical intake interviews, psycho-diagnostic assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan formulation, recommendations and disposition.

  • Proven ability to develop and implement culturally proficient and effective outreach programs and provide consultation, mental health promotion, and preventative psycho-educational outreach services.

  • Ability to work well and energetically in a fast paced service environment with changing priorities, serving a large volume of students effectively on an appointment or walk-in bases.

  • Knowledge of clinical supervision, organizational consulting techniques, systems and community psychology models and approaches with demonstrated skills in consultation work with professional and non-professional colleagues

  • Thorough working knowledge of electronic medical/mental health records systems (EMR or EHR).

  • Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing demonstrated by skills to record in a neat, orderly and logical manner, as well as to engage in a helpful, non-judgmental manner orally in person and by phone.

  • At all times, demonstrate the characteristics of professionalism in attire, attitude, conversation, behavior and attentiveness to others. All staff members are required to uphold the UCSD Principles of Community and to promote a positive and collaborative team environment

  • Proven experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems; must be computer literate.


  • Experience working in a University Counseling Center.
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals.
  • Bilingual to provide therapy in English and one of the following languages preferred: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Arabic, Farsi, or Hindi languages.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical in order to be granted and maintain practicing privileges.

  • This position is subject to work remote during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ability to telecommute for work, if/when needed and operationally feasible, as determined by department.

  • Must have flexibility to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed, for after-hours emergency coverage.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri, some evenings, occasional weekends


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.