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.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/28/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/07/23. 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 Student Health and Well-being 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 well-being, 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 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 students to foster their matriculation and academic success at UCSD. This position requires proven knowledge, training, expertise with suicide prevention, risk assessment and crisis management, as well as demonstrated sustained engagement working with under-represented students and young adults, towards their personal development, well-being, and academic success, through culturally proficient individual, group and community interventions.
This position provides intake and crisis assessment within CAPS Urgent Care system to students experiencing emotional/psychological distress through both in-person contacts and phone interactions and subsequent referral to clinically-indicated services. The position will also interface with the UCSD community to provide psychoeducational outreach and consultation to students, faculty, staff and others who are concerned about the distressed, unusual, problematic, or potentially harmful behavior of others. Further, the position may provide training and clinical supervision. Also participates in after hours, on-call, and urgent care coverage.
Doctorate 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
Advanced training and experience managing mental health crises, completing risk assessments and disposition planning to address safety risks.
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 g
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