Counseling Center / Student Life


Counselor Positions

The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department of the Student Health Center (SHC) invites applications for temporary, non-tenure-track psychological counselor positions at the rank of SSP-AR I (Student Services Professional, Academic Related).

Starting Date:

November 2,2016 or thereafter (negotiable).

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Counseling, behavioral sciences, psychology or related field from an accredited university and possess a current California license as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker or Psychologist. Knowledge and skills in time-limited psychotherapy, crisis intervention, consultation and outreach. Ability to work at a fast pace and handle spontaneous work demands. Have thorough knowledge of laws pertaining to the field of mental health. Must demonstrate ability to relate well to others and demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to provide both individual and group counseling on an independent basis for clients of various ages. Possession of clinical skills necessary for assessing and/or treating a broad spectrum of psychological problems, ranging from personal/social adjustment issues to severe emotional disturbances. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a variety of mental health and medical staff and specialists, as well as students, administrators, faculty and staff.


The selected candidate will provide a full range of clinical, consultation, and outreach services under the general direction of CAPS and/or SHC Director. The Psychological Counselor position is responsible for, but not limited to, provision of the following: individual, group, couples and/or family mental health assessment, counseling and psychotherapy; emergency assessment and crisis intervention; prevention education: classroom instruction, presentations, and workshops; individual consultation and referral; organizational and group consultation; treatment/intervention planning and follow through; writing case notes and reports; referring to and consulting with other professionals; participating in CAPS peer review and other activities of the SHC Continuous Quality Improvement program; attending CAPS Case Consultation and other departmental meetings as assigned; participating at professional trainings, workshops and/or conferences as assigned; may include training and mentoring peer educators; participating in other SHC or campus committees if assigned. The candidate must demonstrate knowledge, autonomy, effectiveness and sensitivity in clinical work. Candidate will work closely with faculty, staff and administrators in a consulting and training role. Other duties as assigned.


Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution.

Required Documentation:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Position Open until filled.  Application review will begin on January 2, 2017. Address application, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Monica Jazzabi, MD, Director, Student Health Center
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.