Counseling Psychologist 3 - Bilingual - 117742

University Of California San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 months ago

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/03/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/15/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Recent Postdoctoral Residents must provide a cover letter demonstrating the ability to be licensed prior to the start date.

All other applicants must provide a cover letter in order for your application to be considered complete.


The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of the 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 42,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS' multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver trauma informed, culturally proficient counseling and psychiatric services, psycho-educational preventive outreach and early intervention 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, retention and wellbeing, and works toward the maintenance of a just, inclusive and healthy living and learning environment for individuals to flourish as they pursue their academic, career, and personal goals. CAPS is accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS) and the Post-doctoral Resident Training Program is affiliated with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center (APPIC). CAPS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality improvement through the utilization of metrics, data, clinical outcomes, client experience measurements and feedback.

UCSD CAPS is seeking an experienced mental health professional with a background 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 first generation, under-represented and undocumented college students to foster their retention, academic success, and wellbeing at UCSD. This position requires proven knowledge, training, expertise, and demonstrated sustained engagement in working with specialized programs for these target student populations, 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 focused psychotherapy and referral of students to appropriate level of care. Also participates in after hours, on-call, and 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 preventive outreach including psycho-educational programming and evaluation. Incumbent also provides supervision and training of CAPS Post-doctoral Residents and maintains quality assurance and improvement in compliance standards.


  • Doctorate degree from an accredited program in Clinical or Counseling psychology.

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

  • Bilingual. Fluent to provide therapy in English and Spanish.

  • Demonstrated expertise working with under-served, first generation, and undocumented students, including proven success addressing their social/ecological and psychological experiences and dynamics on campus to foster their matriculation and academic achievements.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards.

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with a diverse client group. Demonstrated ability to conduct culturally proficient and focused individual and group counseling and psychotherapy

  • Ability to relate warmly, humanely, sensitively and empathetically to others. Demonstrated ability to actively foster a positive, welcoming climate, and value, include and support all in the UC San Diego community

  • Demonstrated skill in effectively managing mental health emergencies

  • Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic approach and modify as necessary.

  • 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

  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and / or workshops. Proven ability to develop and implement effective culturally responsive outreach programs and provide consultation, mental health promotion, and preventative psycho-educational outreach services.

  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to acknowledge, advocate and support the efforts to dismantle structural racism and divisive biases based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs

  • Knowledge of business software and specialized applications / systems used in behavioral health settings. Working knowledge of electronic medical/mental health records systems (EMR or EHR).

  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality of client, students, faculty, and staff disclosures, and comply with all requirements in use of computer systems and access to any and all patient, student, employee and University data, in electronic and hard copy formats, in compliance with University, state and federal guidelines, including, but not limited to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


  • University Counseling Center experience.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Must successfully complete UC San Diego Health Language Proficiency Assessment.

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

  • Various work locations, if needed and deemed necessary by the department.

  • Must work on campus with ability to telecommute for work, if/when needed and operationally feasible, as determined by department.

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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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Posted: 8/29/2022

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Counseling Psychologist 3 - Bilingual - 117742

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