Counseling Psychologist - Apimeda Community Spec - 118133

University Of California San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 months ago

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/12/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/23/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The mission of the Student Health & Well-Being (SHW) cluster is to promote a culture of health and well-being for the student community, deliver equitable high quality innovative services, incorporate inclusive approaches, and celebrate diversity, with the goal of adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors contributing to the academic success and personal development of all students.

The UC San Diego SHW cluster, which reports through UC San Diego Health System, plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments, under the oversight of the executive director, into a cohesive, trans-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. 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 a skilled mental health professional, experienced in reducing barriers to mental health care in a multicultural university environment, to provide counseling and clinical services to a diverse student population. Primary liaison responsibilities for this position will be addressing the mental health needs of Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, or Desi American student populations to foster their academic success and wellness at UCSD. This position requires proven training, expertise, and demonstrated sustained engagement working with APIMEDA students, towards their personal development, well-being, and academic success, through culturally proficient individual, group and community interventions.

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.

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.


  • Doctorate 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.

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

  • Cultural proficiency working with Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, or Desi American student populations, including proven success addressing their social and psychological experiences on campus to foster their matriculation and academic achievements.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated skill in effectively managing mental health emergencies.

  • 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.

  • 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).


  • Bilingual. Fluent to provide therapy in English and Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Tagalog. Must successfully complete UC San Diego Health Language Proficiency Assessment.

  • University Counseling Center experience.


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

  • 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: 9/7/2022

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