Job Details

University of California Santa Cruz
  • Position Number: 2034125
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Position Type: Counseling

Licensed Psychologist, Generalist

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 12153

Initial Review Date (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit. 

Initial Review Date (IRD):  11/30/2020  

Dept Marketing Statement
Student Health Services (SHS) is a full service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological services to students on the UCSC campus.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a variety of mental health and psychological services to UC Santa Cruz undergraduate and graduate students, including brief individual and group therapy, psychoeducational workshops, crisis intervention, outreach programming, online services, and consultation, to support student's academic success and well-being.

Position Summary

The Licensed Psychologist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Licensed Psychologist will provide high quality clinical services; community psychology/outreach and consultation services; and may provide supervision/training of doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows. All CAPS staff are expected to have awareness, knowledge, and skills to effectively provide professional service to a diverse student body.
All the Licensed Psychologist's activities are performed within the limits of standards and ethical principles of the California Board of Psychology, as well as, applicable legal mandates for mental health professionals in the State of California.  

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information:   

$7,202.79 - $9,694.36 / Monthly for 11 months; salary commensurate with relevant licensed experience
Please note: The one month non-work period is unpaid time off with health benefits retained.

No. of Positions:  1

Benefits Level Eligibility:  Full

Schedule Information: 

4 week (one month) summer furlough
100% weekly
40 hours weekly
Day Shift

Employee Classification:  Partial Year Career Appointment 

Job End Date:  None

Work Location:  UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation:  HX

Job Duties
60% - Direct Service

Provides brief counseling and psychotherapy with undergraduate and graduate students (individuals and couples) with a broad range of psychological problems.

Provides crisis assessment and crisis intervention.

Provides case management and referral services.

Conducts group counseling and psychoeducational sessions.

Consults with students, faculty, and staff regarding issues that affect the developmental and psychological well-being of students in the university community.

Determines the need for other professional interventions and refers as necessary.

Provides supervision and training of doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows as needed.

All licensed staff will provide consultation for the After Hours Crisis Service as scheduled.

Other duties, as assigned.

40% - Indirect Service    

Functions as a community psychologist and a consultant to faculty, staff, residential life staff, and other units on campus regarding student concerns and student distress (i.e. anxiety, stress, depression due to academic life, suicidality, substance abuse, identity development, interpersonal issues, values clarification and goal setting), enhancing the psychological well-being of the campus community. 

Develops and implements outreach programs, trainings, class presentations.

Participates regularly in a cooperative and professional manner in efforts to maintain and upgrade the quality of service of the CAPS unit by participating in CAPS committees and collaborating with other licensed psychotherapists, college administrators and staff, and faculty in program development, committee work, and consultation.

Consults with psychiatrists, physicians, and off-campus mental health professionals, social agencies, campus entities and community resources regarding students and/or mental health issues.

Promotes a safe and healthy work place and effectively responds to injuries that occur.

Other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Valid California licensure, in good standing, in Psychology OR Valid Out-of-State licensure, in good standing, in Psychology
  • Demonstrated clinical experience with individuals using a brief therapy model
  • Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills, including ability to work with high acuity students with complex mental health needs 
  • Experience facilitating psychotherapeutic and psycho-educational groups
  • Experience designing and implementing multiculturally sensitive outreach programs and psychoeducational workshops
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence in mental health service provision.  Knowledge of how race, ethnic identity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, privilege and multiculturalism relate to psychological service delivery in a university setting  
  • Demonstrated expertise with developmental issues of late adolescence
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and to effectively collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to be an effective team member, and evidence of professional behavior
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • The ability to follow, implement, encourage others to follow the UCSC Principles of Community

View full job description and access on-line application:

To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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