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Student Services Professional, Academic-Related II (12 month)

  • Academic Year: 2019/20
  • College: Students Affairs
  • Department:  Student Health and Counseling Services

Student Health and Counseling Services at California State University San Marcos is looking to hire a temporary Student Services Professional, Academic-Related II (non-tenure track appointment).  This is a 1.0 FTE (full-time), temporary, 12 month appointment beginning August 20th, 2019 with a potential to renew. Unit 3 employees are hereby notified that their previous periodic evaluations and application shall receive careful consideration.

The candidate should have experience in and will be expected to provide the following services: short term psychotherapy, intake assessments, triage, crisis intervention, psychoeducational programming, consultation to a variety of campus departments and divisions, leading focused skills-based groups, psychotherapy groups or support groups, participating in a multidisciplinary treatment team, and providing referrals when appropriate to medical, mental health, social services, or other assistance in the community. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate the ability to complete, in a timely and professional manner, documentation which meets current field standards of practice.

In addition to direct service responsibilities, the position will include time dedicated to training and supervision of psychology trainees enrolled in graduate programs in the social and behavioral sciences. This responsibility will include maintaining current knowledge and competency in the application of the American Psychological Association’s Standards of Accreditation as well as the CA Board of Psychology licensing and training requirements.

  • Minimum qualifications
    • One of the following two criteria :
      • Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California for at least 2 years or
      • Possession of a doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-Accredited Doctoral Program and Licensed in the State of California as a Clinical Psychologist.
    • Demonstrated experience with and competence in providing individual and group clinical supervision to mental health trainees
    • Demonstrated competence in providing clinical supervision and psychotherapy based on evidence-based practices
    • Experience conducting time-limited psychotherapy, psychodiagnostic intake assessments, outreach, and crisis intervention
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to the services provided to students
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a stressful environment
  • Preferred qualifications:
    • Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in California for 2 years or more
    • Master’s Degree in Social Work
    • Involvement with an APA-Accredited Internship program
    • Completion of an APA-Accredited Internship


To apply, please submit the following to   (This is the department designated resource mailbox)

  • A completed faculty application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information for three current professional references
  • Letter of interest
  • Copy of a valid California license as a Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Optional Survey

Timeline:  A review of applications will begin on August 6, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks.  An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

The person holding this position is considered a general 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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

This position requires the incumbent to participate in the Exposure Control protocols for Student Health and Counseling Services under the CSUSM Medical Monitoring Program. Incumbents shall be required to receive an annual influenza vaccination or wear a mask while working in “patient care areas” as outlined on the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency website