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Counselor Faculty - 12 Month

Apply now Job no: 539378
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)

 



Department Summary

Within one of the nation’s most transformative universities, SJSU’s Student Wellness Center (SWC) fosters student opportunity in a revolutionary way by preparing students to maintain lifelong health and well-being. Services provided by the Student Wellness Center include, but are not limited to, primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, health promotion/prevention, sexual health education and support (including the provision of medication abortion services), and other coordinated care services, such as gender-affirming care. Within Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), 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, CAPS provides 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 as appropriate, and outreach services related to 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 Wellness Center colleagues, other campus faculty & staff, and community mental health providers & agencies; offer occasional evening or weekend outreach presentations, 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.

 

Responsibilities

  • 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 materials, strategies, and professional engagement.
  • 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.

 

Required Qualifications

Education

  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from a regionally accredited university; or
  • Masters in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or equivalent from an accredited university;
  • 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.

 

Experience:

  • 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.;
  • At least 2 years clinical experience with young adults in individual, couples, and group settings;
  • Clinical experience in using a brief therapy model;

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strongly prefer interest and experience in providing counseling with:
    • students who identify as Latine/o/a,
    • students of African descent and the African/Black diaspora,
    • student athletes,
    • and/or eating disorders and body image issues;
  • 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 the delivery of personal counseling services in a college or university setting.



Compensation

Anticipated starting salary:

$7,100-$7,560/month – Master’s Degree
$7,450-$7,950/month – Doctorate

 

Application Procedure

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

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by May 27. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Employment Conditions

Faculty employees must complete CSU employee training as assigned and required based on their role (e.g., preventing discrimination and harassment, gender equity and Title IX, health and safety). Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, the faculty member in this position will 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 clerycompliance@sjsu.edu. The President may recommend or require compliance with safety measures that decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allows the core mission and activities of the campus to continue.


Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California and requires commuting to the campus. Employment is contingent upon US residence and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are conditional, and 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 CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.


San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley—one of the most innovative and diverse 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 national leader in transformative higher education, San José State University is an essential contributor to the economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU ranks high nationally in research funding and is second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, combined with world-class scholarship, student-centered learning opportunities, and experiential and interdisciplinary programs, allows SJSU to provide transformative opportunities that advance the public good locally and globally.

 

San José State enrolls more than 36,000 students — many are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and community can benefit from different and divergent cultural and identity perspectives.


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. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing 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 https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. 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 clerycompliance@sjsu.edu.

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Fire-Safety-Report.pdf. 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 uhs-frontdesk@sjsu.edu.

 

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Last Updated Apr 11, 2023