University of California, Santa Cruz — Licensed Psychotherapist, African American Focus

Licensed Psychotherapist, African American Focus

Student Health Services (

JOB #: 1707382

Full Time; Partial Year Career
Starting Salary Range: $6,333.00-$9,166.00/monthly. Starting salary is based on established criteria including the number of years as a licensed mental health professional and the type of experience (for example, additional credit given for college counseling experience).

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

The Licensed Psychotherapist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Licensed Psychotherapist will provide high quality clinical services; community psychology/outreach and consultation services; and may provide supervision/training of doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows. In discharging these duties the Licensed Psychotherapist 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 Licensed Psychotherapist’s activities are performed within the limits of standards and ethical principles of their professional organization, as well as applicable legal mandates for mental health professionals in the State of California.

This position requires demonstrated expertise and understanding working with African American, Black, and/or Caribbean students in clinical and outreach services.

This position is a full time, 11-month “Partial Year Career” position with a 1-month non work period typically over the summer months.

While the department preference is to hire for an 11-month position, if a candidate prefers 12 months of work, this option can be discussed at interview and a “Full Year Career” position will be formally considered.

A “Partial Year Career” appointment is established to accommodate foreseeable seasonal fluctuations in staffing, operational, or other needs and contains regularly scheduled furlough periods during which the incumbent remains an employee and retains health benefits, but is not at work.

During the application process individuals will be asked to provide narrative responses to the supplemental questions below for full consideration.

  1. Do you currently possess a valid California license, in good standing, in Psychology, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy? Y or N
  2. If Yes, what type of license do you hold? _________________
  3. If No, do you currently hold a valid Psychology license in good standing out of state? Y or N
  4. If Yes, where do you hold a valid Psychology License in good standing from out of state?

Our Mission
The UCSC Student Health Services mission is to provide high quality services which promote physical and emotional well-being focused on the diverse needs of students.

Our Vision
We strive to create a caring and supportive environment to assist students in improving their physical and emotional well-being to aid in their academic success.

Our Values
We value respect, teamwork and communication.

We respect the dignity, diversity and individuality of all. This drives our effort to develop an inclusive multicultural community in which differences are respected and valued.

Student Health Services staff work as a team with the University, community and students- valuing our varied roles and responsibilities – striving for individual and collective excellence in the services we provide.

We value clear, respectful, compassionate communication — as individuals and team members responsibly contribute toward the creation of a healthy and safe environment for all.

Career and Partial Year Career staff at UCSC have access to comprehensive benefits packages. Here is a sample of those benefits:

Medical, dental, and vision care plans
Group term life insurance including employee-paid supplemental coverage
University-paid disability insurance with employee-paid supplemental coverage
Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
Retirement program
Tax-deferred savings program
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More Benefits:
Thirteen paid annual holidays
Reduced enrollment fees for academic courses
Free university library card
Staff discounts for UCSC Recreation facilities
Free or low-cost employee development classes
Reduced fees for alternative methods of transportation
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Special Conditions:

Valid California licensure, in good standing, in Psychology, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy
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 pass both a pre hire criminal history background check and a pre hire credentialing check

Selected Candidate will be required to take HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility) training within 30 days of hire

Will be required to complete Title IX (Sexual Harassment) training every two years

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

Job will require occasional working of non-traditional hours

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:


Qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated clinical experience with individuals and couples using a brief therapy model.
  • Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills.
  • Experience facilitating psycho therapeutic and psycho-educational groups.
  • Experience designing and implementing multi-culturally sensitive outreach programs and psycho educational workshops.
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence in mental health service provision.
  • Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 09/13/2017

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