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Licensed Psychotherapist, Generalist
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064, US  
Job Description:
Licensed Psychotherapist, Generalist
Student Health Services (

JOB #: 1707359

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 (e.g.- 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 the standards and ethical principles of their professional organization, as well as applicable legal mandates for mental health professionals in the State of California.

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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.


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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. Please note that the Counseling Psychologist II's furlough period is for 4 weeks in summer (dates to be determined) and is unpaid time off.

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During the application process individuals will be required to answer the following supplemental questions:

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 you answered Yes to question #1, 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 you answered Yes to question #3, where do you hold a valid Psychology License in good standing from out of state?

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The University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) has earned national and international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. It is currently number 8 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of the top 100 Universities under 50 years old. In their 2015 rankings, the Times Higher Education review ranked UCSC first in the world tied with MIT for research impact and U.S. News & World Report ranked UCSC as 35th overall among national public universities.

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary, UC Santa Cruz is a true pioneer in the fields of organic and sustainable food systems and wholly committed to reducing campus impact on the world's environment and we are working toward the Chancellor's goal of zero waste by 2020. The University was recognized as one of 22 colleges and universities named to the Princeton Review's 2014 Green Honor Roll, for receiving the top score on the review's green ratings for commitment to sustainability. The review assessed 832 colleges on nine criteria ranging from mass transit programs to environmentally friendly food programs and campus sustainability offices.

As the largest employer in the county, UC Santa Cruz employs over 3,100 people in non-academic positions alone. A wide variety of staff positions, including clerical, technical, administrative, and managerial are essential to the functioning of an educational and research institution such as UCSC.

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
For more benefits information see: benefits/_topics_benefits.htm

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
For more transportation information see:

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Special Conditions Include:

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.

Required to pass both a pre hire criminal history background check and a pre hire credentialing check.

Required to take HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility) training within 30 days of hire.

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: bin/displaycode?section=pen& group=11001-12000&file=11164- 11174.3

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Qualifications include:

Demonstrated clinical experience with individuals and couples using a brief therapy model.

Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills, including ability to work with high acuity students with complex mental health needs.

Experience facilitating psychotherapeutic and psycho-educational groups.

Experience designing and implementing multi culturally sensitive outreach programs and psychoeducational workshops.

Demonstrated multicultural competence in mental health service provision.

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 09/12/2017

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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.
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