Job Details

University of California Santa Cruz
  • Position Number: 2460600
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Position Type: Counseling

Psychologist, Generalist, Counseling and Psychological Services

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 19546

Additional Information
The Psychologist Generalist position is a partial-year, career position. A Partial Year Career appointment is established to accommodate foreseeable seasonal fluctuations in staffing, budgetary, operational, or other needs and contains regularly scheduled non-work periods during which the incumbent remains an employee and retains health benefits, but is not at work. Please note that the Psychologist Generalist's non-work period is for 4 weeks during the summer and is unpaid time off.  Please note that for Summer 2021 the non-work period will be reduced or suspended for job orientation and training purposes. Thank you for considering UC Santa Cruz as an employer.


UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all faculty, staff, academic appointees, and students accessing facilities at any UC campus this fall. Employees and students can submit proof of vaccination online or request an exemption.

UCSC Statement
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

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): 07-01-2021

Even though the initial review date has passed, we will continue to review applications for this position until it is filled.

Dept Marketing Statement
Student Health Services (SHS) is a full-service medical facility offering clinical, educational, and psychological services to diverse students on the UC Santa Cruz campus. Comprising a variety of Clinical Services, including Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Laboratory, and X-ray, SHS also has an onsite retail pharmacy, offering both prescriptive pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter products.  Other SHS departments include CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education)  the advocacy and prevention education office that supports survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence; Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP) and the Condom Co-op; Patient Support Services, and Student Insurance Programs. Student Health Services employs approximately 120 staff including Physicians, Lab Scientists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Radiologists, and other clinical and administrative staff. Student Health Services (SHS) values staff with interest and experience in working with students with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and gender identities.

Position Summary

The Psychologist, Generalist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Psychologist, Generalist will provide high quality clinical services; community psychology/outreach and consultation services; and may provide supervision/training of doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows. In discharging these duties the  Psychologist, Generalist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc. and to be skilled with techniques for counseling students with diverse backgrounds.   

All the Psychologist, Generalist'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 / month for 11 months. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. 

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full

Schedule Information: 
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 Code Classification:  (009559) Counseling Psychologist 2 HX

Job Duties
65% -  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 groups, and drop-in groups

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

Consults and collaborates with psychiatrists, physicians, campus entities (i.e. Slug Support, Disability Resource Center, and others) and off-campus mental health professionals, social agencies, and community resources to meet the mental health needs of students

Determines the need for other professional interventions and refers as necessary

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

Develops and implements outreach programs, trainings, and class presentations (up to 5% of time worked)

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

Other duties, as assigned

35% - Indirect Service    

Functions as a community psychologist and a consultant to faculty, staff, residential life staff, and other units on campus regarding collaboration and program development for outreach and training to enhance the mental health and psychological well-being of students and the campus community

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 workgroups and by collaborating with other licensed psychotherapists, college administrators, staff, and faculty in program development, committee work, and consultation

Promotes a safe and healthy workplace 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 psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups
  • Demonstrated experience providing culturally affirming and responsive clinical services for a diverse client population
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues in the delivery of psychological services in a university or college setting
  • Demonstrated expertise with developmental and mental health 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
  • Experience in the use of electronic medical records systems; must be computer literate

*see Special Conditions of Employment for out of state licensure requirements

Preferred Qualifications
  • Counseling experience in a college/university setting
  • Experience and/or interest in supervision and training of doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows
  • Doctorate and internship from APA accredited program
  • Psychology licensure in California preferred over out of state licensure
  • Experience designing and implementing multiculturally sensitive outreach programs and psychoeducational workshops
  • Experience working with an underserved population relevant to the UCSC student body
  • Experience with ADHD assessment

Special Conditions
  • Valid California licensure, in good standing, in Psychology OR Valid out of state licensure, in good standing, in Psychology. (Out of State licensed psychologists are required to acquire California licensure within 180 days from either submitting the application or beginning California residency, whichever occurs first.)
  • Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete both a pre-hire criminal history background check and a pre-hire credentialing check prior to formal offer of employment.
  • Ability to work occasional non-traditional hours 
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete Title IX (Sexual Harassment) training every two years.
  • Selected Candidate will be required to take HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility) training within 30 days of hire.
  • Will be required to comply with current Student Health Center employee health safety requirements for health care workers as defined by state and federal regulatory agencies; current health safety requirements to be discussed during interview.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.

Safety Statement
All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.  

How to Apply
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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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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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