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Position Title
Counselors-Academic Year (Student Services Professional-Academic Related I)

Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Counseling Services

Salary Range
Anticipated hiring range: $4,143 - 4,771 per month. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position Description
The purpose of Counseling Services is to help students achieve and maintain academic success and lifelong health and well-being by providing timely and appropriate professional mental health, outreach, educational services, and campus consultations.

Individual, couples, and group counseling:

Provide brief counseling and psychotherapy to students on a variety of personal, psychological, educational and/or developmental matters and or problems;

Responsible for case management to include an analysis and synthesis of psychological data concerning client;

Assist the client in identifying presenting problem, defining target/goal, and working toward a solution;

Determine if a referral to an appropriate individual or agency is needed and assist client in referral process;

Consult with appropriate personnel as needed; and

Organize and conducts group counseling sessions.

Campus Outreach and Consultation:

Prepare and present prevention education and outreach programming to campus departments and offices;

Assist in Counseling Services’ departmental program planning; and

Serve as liaison as assigned, develop written materials and programs.

Supervision and Training:

As assigned, supervise and assist in the training of pre-doctoral interns.

Other Functions:

Attend Counseling Services’ and other departmental meetings

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate degree in psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)

Licensed to practice in the State of California as a psychologist, LCSW or LMFT, or eligible for licensure as a psychologist, LCSW or LMFT within two years of initial hire into the SSP-AR classification.

Possess generalist skills; ability to diagnose and provide brief treatment, crisis intervention, individual, couples and group counseling.

Ability to speak publicly; proactively and independently organize, develop and conduct educational programs on a variety of topics; represent Counseling Services to the campus; demonstrate multicultural competence; demonstrate expertise in addressing the needs of students of color and other under-served groups.

Good written, language and conceptual skills.

Good time management skills.

Ability to collaborate and work as a member of a team.

Ability to actively contribute to a positive working environment by exhibiting solution-focused, positive, cooperative and flexible behavior.

Desired Qualifications
Preference given to applicants completing an APA-approved or APPIC member doctoral internship.

Preference given to holder of current California psychologist, LCSW, or MFT license.

Preference given to applicants with training and experience in treating disordered eating.

Preference given to applicants with experience in providing outreach and psychotherapy to under-represented students.

University Description
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive, polytechnic university located in San Luis Obispo, California. The emphasis of the University is a "learn by doing" educational experience for its more than 18,000+ students. Cal Poly is a residential campus, with an on-campus population of approximately 7,000 making it the largest student-housing program in the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.
Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals. EEO.

Region Description
The University is located in San Luis Obispo, a city of 44,000, only 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California’s scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area has an outstanding climate, with an annual average temperature of 70.2 degrees.

Required Application Materials
To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required online faculty application and submit to Requisition #102775. Please attach a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts. Please mail three letters of recommendation supplied directly from sources to: Dr. Martin Bragg Counseling Services, Bldg. 27 Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Application Deadline
Initial review date: 04-15-2013 Open until filled

Starting Date
Two temporary, full-time positions for 2013-14 academic year beginning September 16, 2013, with possible extension.

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Phone Number
(805) 756-2511

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