Job Details

California State University, Chico
  • Position Number: 1890655
  • Location: Chico, CA
  • Position Type: Counseling

California State University, Chico

Counselor/UMatter Program Coordinator

Recruitment Number: FA0204

Posting Period:
*Applications will be reviewed starting May 4, 2020.

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The university enrolls over 17,000 students annually; 43% are white, 33% are Latinx, 5% are Asian, 3% are African American, .5% are Native American and 5% are multi-racial/ethnic. We proudly hold Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation, and over half of our students will be the first generation in their family to earn a bachelors degree.

The WellCat Counseling Center invites applications for a Counselor/UMatter Program Coordinator.
The ideal candidate will share Chico States demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, have prior experience working in culturally and socio-economically diverse learning environments, and will contribute to student success through inclusive pedagogy, research and service to the university and surrounding North State communities. We invite you to apply to our welcoming teacher/scholar environment where you can have a successful career.

Department: WellCat Counseling Center

Position Information:
California State University, Chico, Division of Student Affairs, invites applications for a full-time (non tenure-track) counselor faculty position in the Counseling and Wellness Center (Student Services Professional, Academic-Related).

This position also serves as the Program Coordinator for UMatter, the outreach arm of the Counseling Center which strives to increase awareness and promote healthy student interaction with mental health topics, decrease negative stigmas with mental health that can be a barrier to seeking assistance, and be a collaborative part of the campus community in supporting positive mental health practices through presentations, student outreach, partnering with other on-campus organizations, and providing resources.

Minimum Education and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated experience functioning at a high level as a generalist counselor in a diverse setting is required.
The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a PsyD or PhD. This position requires a valid California license as a psychologist (or eligibility for licensure in the state of California).

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position:
Essential Functions:
- Provides initial clinical consultation, clinical assessment, crisis intervention, and brief psychotherapy to a diverse student population.
- Provides group counseling, both psychoeducational and process-oriented.
- Provides peer consultation, as well as consultation to University faculty and staff regarding concerns about students and the campus environment.
- Designs and implements psychoeducational programs and outreach activities for the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, campus organizations, related academic departments, and Student Affairs units.
- Coordinates the UMatter program, including supervision of all student assistants and interns, serving as primary liaison with other organizations, management of program finances and budget, and oversight of educational materials.
- Develops/participates in working relationships with other departments that share an interest in student wellness and personal development.
- Completes and maintains timely and accurate records.
- Performs additional professional services based on individual skills and interests consistent with the centers needs.
- Engages in professional development activities to maintain licensure/certification.
- When eligible (CA licensed 2 years), provides supervision to graduate students in the training program.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong clinical skills and knowledge of best practices in the field.
- Ability to work within a brief (3-6 session), non-weekly therapy framework.
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with a diverse client population; ability to establish and maintain long-term relationships with non-student leadership of campus departments and off-campus organizations.
- Ability to advise management on program finances, budget, staffing, and related operational functions to meet programmatic goals.
- Ability to learn, interpret, follow, and apply a wide variety standard of policies and procedures relating to and impacting the applicable program.
- Ability to facilitate team meetings, including time for business related material and training of interns.
- Ability to continuously seek improvements in order to support the goals and strategic mission of the center.
- Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly as a part of a team.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information in accordance with professional standards, HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) and FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and state regulations.

Recruitment Preferences:
Recruitment Preferences: Candidates with university/college counseling experience in the provision of crisis intervention, psychotherapy, outreach programming and consultation for a multi-cultural student population are preferred.

Education, training, and/or expertise in one or more of the following areas: sexual violence, substance use disorders, complex trauma, underserved populations including African American/Black, Latinx, first-generation students, student veterans, LGBTQ+, students with disabilities. Experience providing clinical supervision.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information:
Job-related questions should be directed to:
Stephanie Chervinko, PhD
WellCat Counseling Center

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: CLICK TO APPLY

About the University, Hiring Department and Community:
The Department: The WellCat Counseling Center is a part of WellCat Services, within the Division of Student Affairs. Other divisions under the WellCat Services umbrella include the WellCat Health Center, WellCat Safe Place, and WellCat Substance Abuse and Prevention Education, all of which work closely together to provide a holistic approach to student success, health, and wellness.
For more information please visit:
Detailed information is available at

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the Universitys 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment see

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.

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.

An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by visiting:

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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

This position may qualify for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

California State University, Chico employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act employer. An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the California State University Police Department (530) 898-5555 or by accessing the following web site:

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