Mental Health Counselor/African American Resource Center Liaison

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


Mental Health Counselor/ African American Resource Center Liaison, Non Tenure-Track
SSP1 AR 12 month, Full-time Faculty, Temporary

California State University Fullerton is seeking applications for a full-time mental health counselor faculty, non tenure-track.  Under the general supervision of the Director, the selected candidate will provide a full range of clinical services (65%) and participate in campus outreach, other projects, and other duties as assigned by the Director/Associate Director (35%). This position is a 12 month, Monday- Friday 8-5pm position (with occasional weekend hours).

Direct Counseling Services: Provide intake clinical interviews and psycho- diagnostic assessments, short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling and psycho-educational groups, clinical triage and crisis intervention, case management and collaboration with a consulting psychiatrist, and referrals to and consultation with academic and disability counselors and health center professionals on-campus as well as off-campus mental health professionals and agencies.

Outreach Services: Develop and provide outreach programs (e.g., classroom presentations; workshops), including occasional evening or weekend programs, for a metropolitan, largely commuter campus with a highly diverse student population; participate in the development and implementation of assigned special outreach projects (e.g., mental health screening days; prevention projects).

Liaisonship: Serve as the CAPS liaison to the African American resource center (AARC) at California State University, Fullerton. This position would help with assisting with the coordination services between the two centers: including psycho-diagnostic assessments & referral services, case management, brief counseling, outreach services, training, and crisis intervention.

Consultation: Provide expertise to the university community regarding issues that affect the educational, developmental and psychological well-being of students; provide consultation services and occasional in-service training to faculty, administrators, and student leaders on mental health and developmental issues.

Supervision and Training: Provide clinical supervision to CAPS’ trainees; co-facilitate outreach programs and groups with all levels of supervisees; provide periodic training and educational seminars for all levels of supervisees.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D. or other relevant Doctoral Degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program and documented completion of the degree prior to commencement of the position.
  • Master’s degree of Psychology, MFT, or Social Work from an accredited university.
  • California license to practice as an LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC.
  • Must be California license or license eligible to practice psychology within 2 years of hire. (We are not accepting applicants who are non-licensed, Master’s level).
  • Clinical experience providing crisis stabilization services in either a community mental health setting, or university counseling center. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and ability to work with students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement outreach presentations and workshops on mental health topics and to provide consultation and preventive education.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct intake interviews, including psycho-diagnostic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment plan formulation, for students with a broad spectrum of psychological problems, ranging from adjustment issues to major psychiatric disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention for psychological emergencies.
  • Demonstrated experience with issues pertinent to a university student population.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent ability to work as a member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.
  • Computer Skills: Demonstrated ability to do electronic scheduling and record keeping

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialization in an area pertinent to CSUF college students (e.g., Black Students).  
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Experience and interest in providing outreach services and counseling to address traditionally underserved students.   
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a variety of clinical duties as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience serving as a clinical supervisor to psychology trainees.

A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to, choose full-time faculty, search for position 54118, to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. current curriculum vitae
  2. letter of interest which includes a brief statement explaining your experience and qualifications for the position including demonstration of addressing the needs of people from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  3. A list of three references with relevant contact information from professionals familiar with your clinical work
  4. Selected candidates will be asked to submit letters of recommendation: Candidates who were selected to move forward to the next round of the recruitment process will be contacted and are required to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit should you move forward to this phase of the search. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into the recruitment system.

For inquiries, please call: (657) 278-2355 or e-mail

Application Deadline
Applications accepted by August 15th, 2024 will receive full consideration and the position will remain opened until filled.  

Appointment Date
Anticipated start date October 1st, 2024. Start date is negotiable.

About AARC
The Mission of the African American Resource Center (AARC) is to provide an opportunity for individuals to pursue the academic, research, and cultural interests of African Americans. It provides resources, services, programs, and events that focus on the total integration and success of African American students. The AARC complements the University’s efforts in building a sense of community. It also serves as a tool for empowerment of the diverse segments of the University’s population through increased accessibility to scholarly research, cultural awareness education, and collaborative activities.

Additional Information
This is a full-time 12-month Counselor position, non-tenure track, temporary position. Appointment is for one year and may be renewed for additional years based on satisfactory performance and funding availability. The Student Services Professional-Academic Related I-12-month salary range is $6,788 to $12,163 per month (12 monthly payments per year). Anticipated hiring range depending on experience and qualification is $7,377 to $7,422 per month. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

The person holding this position is 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 formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU related work within the State of California.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

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