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Counselor Faculty (Temporary) - 12 Month

Apply now Job no: 528217
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty), On-site (work in-person at business location)



Target Start Date: August 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled or closed

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides quality services to students so they can achieve their goals of becoming successful graduates of San José State University, both academically and socially. To fulfill this objective, we look at the whole student and provide guidance and tools to become productive and well rounded. Professionally trained psychologists, social workers, and counselors are available for students on an individual, couple, or group basis for counseling on a variety of psychological and academic issues. In addition, we provide services such as outreach presentations for students, student groups, staff, and faculty; consultations on issues of student mental health and campus climate; and professional training, teaching, and supervision for future mental health personnel, consistent with the educational mission of the University.

Summary of Duties

Under the general supervision of the Director and Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, the selected candidate is expected to provide a full range of clinical services, clinical supervision of trainees, and outreach services either within or along with another department collaborating with Counseling and Psychological Services.

Clinical Services: Provide brief counseling for students; provide crisis intervention, clinical assessment, triage, and case management; conduct workshops,

psycho-educational groups and group therapy; provide consultation regarding issues that affect the educational, vocational, developmental, and psychological well-being of students in the university community; provide referrals to and consultation with educational counselors, Student Health Services’ professionals, other campus faculty & staff, and community mental health providers & agencies; offer occasional evening or weekend outreach presentations; and participate in rotation of after-hours coverage, if needed.

Outreach Services: Develop and participate in outreach programs to a metropolitan (largely commuter) campus community with a highly diverse student population; participate in the development and implementation of assigned outreach projects, e.g., class presentations, residence hall consultations.

Supervision: As appropriate and at the discretion of the Training Coordinator, provide clinical supervision to practicum trainees, pre-doctoral interns, or post-doctoral residents; co-facilitate outreach activities, workshops, and groups with all levels of supervisees; provide training and educational seminars for all levels of supervisees. Interested in serving as training coordinator on a rotational basis.

Service/Committee Work: In keeping with the mission of an urban university, the necessity to relate to the regional area which the university serves, and consistent with the social justice emphasis of Counseling and Psychological Services, counselor faculty members are expected to serve on Department, Division, and University committees.

Required Qualifications


  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from a regionally accredited university; or
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work; or
  • Graduate Degree in MFT;
  • AND Licensed in the State of California to practice as a mental health counselor (can include LPCC, LMFT, or LCSW)
    • Candidates who have not yet obtained licensure may be considered if the candidate can demonstrate they expect to be licensed within one year.


  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in counseling work with a variety of racial/ethnic groups and diversities including multi-racial identity, socioeconomic status, gender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, disabilities, religion, etc.;
  • Delivery of personal counseling services in a college or university setting;
  • Clinical experience with individuals, couples, and groups;
  • Clinical experience in using a brief therapy model;
  • Experience and interest in providing innovative and non-traditional services, outreaches, and workshops;
  • Experience in providing consultation to various stakeholders;
  • Strong clinical and crisis management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Minimum 2 years clinical experience with young adults in individual, couples, and group settings;


  • Strongly prefer interest and experience in providing counseling with:
    • students who identify as Latinx/o/a,
    • students of African descent and the African/Black diaspora,
    • individuals who identify as LGBTQ+,
    • individuals who identify as autistic and/or neurodiverse,
    • student athletes,
    • survivors of sexual assault,
    • eating disorders and body image issues
    • and/or individuals with substance use;
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish/English and experience conducting therapy in Spanish;
  • Experience with prevention programs on college campuses regarding issues such as suicide, alcohol/drug use, sexual assault, prejudice, and social injustices;
  • Experience in supervision and training of graduate level students and interns, and interested in serving as training coordinator on rotation basis or other leadership roles within the department.


  • Candidates must address the mental health, developmental and academic achievement needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
  • Successful candidates are expected to collaborate and work closely with other disciplines/departments, developing and implementing innovative non-traditional services for the diverse student population.
  • The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.

Campus Security Authority

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, the faculty counselor member in this position is subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). Individuals designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and to complete Clery Act training as determined by the University Clery Director. Questions regarding CSA designation and training can be sent to the Clery Director at


Anticipated salary:

$6700-$7100/month – Master’s Degree
$7100-$7450/month – Doctorate

Application Procedures

Select Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • CV
  • a letter of interest that includes a brief statement explaining your experience and approach in providing services to a diverse student population.
  • Evidence of licensure or a brief description of plan to obtain licensure in the State of California

Questions can be addressed to:
Kathy Lee, PhD, Interim Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
via Erin Advani, People Operations Specialist, Student Wellness Center
email:, phone: 408-924-3234

Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization and booster shots against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.

San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative regions in the world — San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. Recognized as a leading transformative educational institution, San José State is an essential partner in the technological, economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, world-class scholarship, student-centered learning, diverse communities, and commitment to social justice, allow SJSU to provide life-changing opportunities and advance the public good locally and globally.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Caste, Color, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military Status, Nationality, Race, Religion, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotype, and Veteran Status. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Campus Security and Fire Safety Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is available at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at


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Last Updated Apr 11, 2023