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#103495 Counseling Psychologist 3

Filing Deadline: Tue 2/18/2020

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/16/20 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/28/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the leading unit within the UC San Diego Health cluster of Student Health and Wellbeing, delivering campus-based mental health services to over 38,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver community based, culturally proficient counseling services, outreach programming, consultation, research, and training opportunities.

Rooted in 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.

UCSD CAPS is seeking an experienced mental health professional with experience in reducing barriers to student mental health care in a multicultural university environment, to provide counseling and clinical services for a diverse student population. Primary responsibilities for this position will be addressing the mental health needs of students to foster their matriculation and academic success at UCSD. This position requires proven knowledge, training, expertise, and demonstrated sustained engagement in working with under-represented students and young adults, towards their personal development, well-being, and academic success.

This licensed professional performs psychological assessments towards diagnosis and the formulation of a treatment plan, the provision of brief psychotherapy and referral of students for appropriate level of care in an interdisciplinary, high-volume setting. Also participates in after hours on-call and on campus urgent care coverage. The incumbent provides consultation to faculty, staff and administration, engages in mental health promotion and education to a diverse college population, and delivers community-based preventive outreach including psycho-educational programming and evaluation. Also provides supervision and training of CAPS Post-doctoral Residents and maintains quality assurance and improvement in compliance standards.


  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an accredited program in clinical psychology and completion of an APA accredited Internship

  • A 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.

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws and standards of professional conduct. Knowledge of the current laws, procedures, and the American Psychological Association ethical principles that govern the practice of psychology in the State of California.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct brief individual and group counseling and psychotherapy. Ability to relate warmly, humanely, sensitively and empathetically to others.

  • Strong skill in effectively managing mental health emergencies. Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals.

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

  • Proven experience working effectively with a diverse population and traditionally underrepresented student groups.

  • Thorough knowledge associated with providing evaluation, diagnosis and psychotherapy services. Skills to conduct intake clinical interviews, psycho-diagnostic assessment, treatment plan formulation and recommendations.

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


  • University Counseling Center experience.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work a flexible alternate schedule and locations based on business needs.
  • Additional evenings and weekends required for 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, M-F, occasional Saturdays


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