This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/01/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Student Health and Well-being (SHW) cluster of UC San Diego, 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 39,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS' multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver culturally proficient counseling services, outreach 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 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 a skilled mental health professional 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 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. The incumbent provides consultation to faculty, staff and administration. Participates in interdisciplinary case consultation teams and activities supporting CAPS ongoing quality improvement and risk management.
A cover letter is required in order for your application to be considered complete.
Ph.D or Psy.D. from an accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology and completion of an APA accredited internship.
Unrestricted California Psychologist license.
Demonstrated skills to conduct intake clinical interviews, psycho-diagnostic assessment, treatment plan formulation and recommendations.
Proven ability to conduct culturally proficient and focused individual and group counseling and psychotherapy.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population and traditionally underrepresented student groups or young adults.
Ability to work well and energetically in a fast paced environment with changing priorities, serving a large volume of students effectively on an appointment or walk-in bases.
Strong skill in effectively managing mental health emergencies.
Advanced skills associated with conducting complex diagnosis, problem-solving and critical-thinking.
Thorough working knowledge of electronic medical/mental health records systems (EMR or EHR).
Knowledge of organizational consulting techniques, systems and community psychology models and approaches.
Academic and experiential knowledge of psychotherapeutic processes and procedures as well as working knowledge of psychodiagnostic procedures and techniques, including developmental and abnormal psychology.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
This position is subject to work remote during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.