Fresno State campus

FR 23-24 AY Counselor Student Services

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Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)




Specific Position Characteristics: Primary duties will include provision of services to university students in the form of intake and psychological assessment, crisis intervention, individual, couples, and group therapy. Additional responsibilities include providing consultation to staff and faculty, conducting psychoeducational workshops, and clinical consultation to Psychological Services trainees in the intern training program.

Specific assignments are dependent upon unit needs. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the unit and University.

Faculty Responsibility: Temporary faculty members are responsible for adherence to and implementation of university and system-wide policies.

Appointment:  Please be advised temporary appointments may be contingent upon budget, student enrollment, and the order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and the California Faculty Association. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, an MSW, MFT, or other terminal degree in a counseling discipline.
  • Current California license to practice as a mental health provider or ability to become licensed within 24 months of first employment.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct brief group, individual, and couples psychotherapy.
  • Experience working with issues pertinent to a diverse student population with a broad spectrum of psychological issues and experience or knowledge in working with high-risk clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct intake clinical interviews, psycho-diagnostic assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment plan formulation.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide crisis intervention.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse issues including multi-racial and ethnic identity; gender and sexual identity, disabilities; spirituality, and varying socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and ethics pertaining to mental health.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of computer skills and ability to use electronic charting systems.
  • Ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of mental health and primary care providers within an integrated student health center.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clinical experience in a college or university counseling center.
  • Evidence of training and expertise in cross-cultural therapy, substance abuse, eating disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Experience conducting Psycho diagnostic testing.
  • Clinical skills in working with high-risk clients.
  • Experience in crisis debriefing.
  • Ability to assess and treat dually diagnosed clients.
  • Experience in working with electronic medical record systems.

Application Procedures:

Application review will begin February 28, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.  If the committee chooses, applications received after February 28, 2022, may be considered.  To apply, complete an  application at, search for the appropriate Job Announcement and attach the following materials:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and list of courses you are interested in teaching;
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume;
  3. Names and contact information of at least three professional references - the committee will request current letters of recommendation, do not attach letters;
  4. Statement on diversity: This statement provides the applicant’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help Fresno State contribute to its mission in these areas.

About the Campus

California State University, Fresno, is a forward-looking and diverse institution located in California’s Central Valley, known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit: The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Fresno State’s Principles of Community

These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be.  Find out more about our Principles of Community at:

We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success."

Our Students

California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Other Campus Information

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited 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. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all 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.  Questions regarding COVID19 may be sent to The systemwide policy can be found at

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