SSP - AR I - Psychologist Counselor

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Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)

DEPARTMENT: Student Health & Counseling Services

POSITION TITLE: Counselor - Psychologist (Student Services Professional-Academic Related 1)


Sacramento State is and AANAPISI and Hispanic serving institution with over 31,000 students located six miles from Downtown Sacramento. Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUS’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, service, and engagement.

Sacramento State Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness Services (SHCWS) is a fully integrated health care/wellness facility. The Counseling and Psychological Services team at Sac State is dedicated to promoting the holistic well-being and personal growth of our diverse student population. We provide accessible, inclusive, and compassionate counseling services, fostering a supportive environment that empowers students to navigate life’s challenges, enhance their mental health, and thrive academically, personally, and socially through individual/group therapy, crisis management, psychoeducation, connection to resources, and outreach programs.


Under the supervision of the Director of Counseling, the Staff Psychologist will provide a full range of culturally sensitive clinical and non-clinical services for the students at Sacramento State. As major focus of this position will involve conducting assessments, including ADHD, neurodiversity, and personality assessment as well as providing clinical services including short-term individual and couples counseling, group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psycho-educational workshops, and case management. In addition to direct clinical services, the psychologist will provide campus outreach, training, and consultation to students, faculty, and staff.

Although listed as a “temporary” position, this is a full-time position which is eligible for continuous renewal each year and includes a robust benefit package. 

Anticipated salary is $6,400 - $7,800 per month.



Direct Counseling/Clinical Services

Provide direct clinical services including: assessment/diagnosis, short-term individual and couples counseling, group psychotherapy, crisis intervention and follow-up, and case management; collaborate with primary care physicians, psychiatrists, NP’s, and other medical providers to provide comprehensive care for students in compliance with EO 1053. This position may include the provision of tele health services on site.


Provide comprehensive mental health assessments, including ADHD, learning disability, and diagnostic assessments. Demonstrated competence in administering the CAARS, CPT-3, WRAML-3, WMS-IV, WAIS-IV, CPI, and writing psychological evaluations. Collaborate with Disability Access Services for students needing accommodations. Conduct screening/testing for students presenting with ADHD/LD concerns.

Outreach and Program Development Services

Develop and implement programs including: presentations, workshops, prevention projects, residence hall training, seminars, mental health screenings and other outreach services as requested.


Provide consultative expertise to the university community regarding issues that affect the mental health and psychological well-being of students; provide consultation and occasional in-service training to faculty, administrators, and student leaders on mental health and other psychological/social issues.



  • Ph.D. or Psy.D in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA accredited program
  • Licensed as a Psychologist, LMFT, LPCC, or MSW in the state of California, or eligible for licensure within one year of hire.       
  • Recent and relevant clinical practice experience.   

Clinical Skills

  • Experience providing assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning within a brief therapy model.
  • Demonstrated experience providing individual and group therapy.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in providing clinical services and support to underrepresented and marginalized populations, including students with diverse identities based on ethnicity, race, gender identity, sexual preference, disability, religion, and socio-economic status.
  • Experience working with high-risk clients.
  • Experience providing mental health urgent care and crisis intervention.

Cultural/Racial Competence

  • Demonstrated commitment to the development of ongoing multicultural competency in personal, professional, and clinical contexts.
  • Commitment to anti-racism

Training/ Supervision

  • Experience and interest in providing clinical supervision.
  • Experience developing and offering small group training seminars and workshops.


  • Demonstrated experience providing effective outreach presentations.
  • Experience providing mental health consultation.


  • Ability to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team of mental health and primary care providers within an integrated health care facility.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written skills
  • Experience working with electronic medical records systems.



  • Experience providing counseling/psychotherapy in university counseling center.
  • Experience assessing and screening students with ADHD/LD concerns.
  • Interest in, and expertise in working with, non-traditional and first- generation students.
  • Experience providing services within a multi-disciplinary, integrated health care facility.



For full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 4, 2024.

Applicants MUST include the following application materials: Resume/CV, cover letter, proof of licensure (if applicable), and at least three professional references.


This appointment is a full-time, temporary 12-month in the Student Services Professional-Academic Related 1 classification. This is not a probationary position and does not establish consideration for subsequent appointments or any further appointment rights. However, this appointment may be renewed annually dependent upon satisfactory performance and program needs. The position will accrue vacation credit at the rate of 16 hours per month.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

 “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student successteaching, research, scholarship and creative activityjustice, diversity, equity and inclusionresource development and sustainabilitydedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is 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 drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

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

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (ie. H-1-B Visa).

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