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Counselor - LMFT/LCSW
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   Counseling and Psychological Services
Position Code:   SCNC4980A
Status:   Closed/Cancelled
Closing Date:   This position is open until filled.
Salary:   Commensurate with experience.
Location:   Campus Site
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Under direct supervision of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and designated supervisors, the Counselor performs supervised individual, couples, and group counseling, psychological assessments, intake evaluations, crisis interventions, and outreaches/workshops to the campus community. May perform other related tasks that are a part of the agency's operation. Ability to function in an environment controlled by HIPAA, FERPA, and CMIA regulations required.

The Counselor uses professional concepts, applies campus policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues, and works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.

Qualifications:   • Masters degree with licensure in the profession.

• Ability to function in an environment controlled by HIPAA, FERPA, and CMIA regulations required.

• Advanced knowledge and skills in counseling practices and methods as well as developmental tasks and problems encountered by college students, including first-generation college students. Basic knowledge and skills in psychological assessment practices and methods as well as appropriate ethical, legal, and university standards and regulations.

• Working functional knowledge of diagnostic/psychological testing methodologies.

• Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

• Skills to independently provide diagnosis, problem-solving, conducting analysis and critical thinking.

• Ability to work in a collaborative manner with diverse client group, medical staff personnel and faculty.

• Ability to identify when to escalate issues and situations to more senior level Counseling Psychologists.

• Knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.

• Must be computer literate.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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