CAPS Clinician

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer, Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)

Program:  Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)  
Rank:  Non-Teaching Counselor Faculty
Title:   CAPS Clinician

About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 29th among “Regional Universities West” in its 2023 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2023, CollegeNET ranked CSUCI 71st out of over 1,400 schools in its “Social Mobility Index.” In 2020, Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 4,959 undergraduate and 168 graduate students. Approximately 48% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 60% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 61% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 23% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2022, CSUCI was among the first institutions to be recertified with Excelencia in Education’s "Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 54% White, 24% Latinx, 11% Asian/Asian American, and 4% Black/African American.

Diversity Statement: 

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement:

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

About the Program: 

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), a department within the Division of Student Affairs (DSA), operates from a community systems approach in providing short-term psychological counseling, outreach/prevention, and consultative services to the University community. A developmental perspective provides the cornerstone for our work with students, faculty, and staff. Services are provided in a safe and supportive environment that celebrates all forms of diversity and polyculturalism.

CAPS' purpose is tied directly to the mission of both the DSA and the educational mission to the University. By helping students learn skills to improve their overall mental health, academic performance, and quality of life, we hope to enhance the likelihood they will succeed at CSU Channel Islands.

We accomplish our purpose by practicing our knowledge of the science of human behavior as we make biopsychosocial interventions; teach, mentor, and consult with our students, faculty, staff, and other contributors to student success. The biopsychosocial model is a general model or approach stating that biological, psychological (which entails thoughts, emotions, and behaviors), and social factors (socio-economical, socio-environmental, and cultural) all play a significant role in human functioning in the context of disease or illness. We further accomplish our purpose by evaluating the effectiveness of our services as it relates to student success.

About the Position: 

Provides psychological prevention, intervention, treatment, education, and health promotion services and support to the University community.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

Master's degree in Psychological, Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy

Required Qualifications:

Certificates, licenses, or education required:

  • California licensure or license-eligible within two years in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
  • Ability to be successfully credentialed by verification of training, experience, and licensure status

Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position:

  • Excellent ability to work as a member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness of the cultural diversity of the University community, and establish and maintain cooperative and effective relations with University employees, students, and the public
  • Strong crisis management and intervention skills with a broad range of presenting concerns
  • Training and clinical experience using a brief therapy model
  • Training and experience in individual and group psychotherapy, brief therapy modalities, and crisis intervention
  • Demonstrated experience or expertise working with multi-cultural populations, including Latino/Latina, Asian, African American, International, LGBTQ, and students from other underrepresented populations

Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities preferred for this position:

  • Clinical experience in a college setting and Experience in developing and providing outreach and education services to meet the mental health needs of college institutions
  • Interest and demonstrated expertise in one of more concerns commonly presented by students is desirable, including therapy with survivors of interpersonal violence, substance abuse, and eating disorders
  • California Licensure strongly preferred.
  • Experience using (or ability to quickly learn how to use) electronic medical records (EMR)
  • Service in U.S. military
  • Bilingual (Spanish)

Assessment, Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Clinical Consultation (60-65% of time):

  • Conducts weekly intakes
  • Provides short-term individual, couple, and group counseling to students presenting with developmental, psychiatric, and academic concerns
  • Provides triage coverage and crisis intervention, including occasional after-hours crisis response
  • Provides consultation to faculty, staff, and third-party stakeholders (e.g., responding to distressed students)
  • Provides workshops and other educational outreach activities to the campus community
  • May serve as primary and/or secondary supervisor for clinical trainees at the discretion of the Director.

Administrative, Outreach, and Professional Development Activities (35-40% of time):

  • Provides peer review and clinical consultation to other clinicians
  • Participates in campus-wide events and activities
  • Participates in community service activities appropriate to the profession
  • Contributes to creative activities that enhance understanding and practice of psychology
  • Assists with program evaluation and implementation of agency developmental needs identified
  • Assists with assessment, data analysis, and drafting/reviewing reports for promoting CAPS to the campus community
  • Maintains licensure through appropriate required continuing professional education
  • Attends all staff meetings, clinical team meetings, and other Divisional and University meetings as scheduled
  • Maintains clinical records and completes administrative record-keeping in a timely manner

Performs additional related duties as assigned.

Application Deadline: 

Screening of applications will begin January 2, 2024. Priority will be given to applicants who submit applications prior to the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials: 

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:


California State University Student Services Professional, Academic-Related Salary (Academic Year) Schedule can be found at

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $5,405 - $5,817 per month.

The University offers excellent fringe benefits. An overview can be found here: https://www.csuci.edu/hr/benefits/.

General Information: 

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

The person holding this position may be 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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.  

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California State University Channel Islands is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources Programs (805) 437-8490.

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Faculty Employment: Academic Personnel at (805) 437-8455 (8-5 M-F PST) or email.
Staff Employment: Human Resources (805) 437-8490 (8-5 M-F PST) or visit the HR Service Desk

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