Temporary Counselor Positions

Temporary Counselor (full and part-time considered)
Counseling Services
San José State University
San José, California

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    • ●      Licensed in the state of California as a Psychologist, MFT, or is a LCSW.
    • ●      Demonstrated effectiveness in counseling work with a variety of racial/ethnic groups and diversities including multi-racial identity, socioeconomic status, gender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, disabilities, religion, etc.;
    • ●      Clinical experience with individuals, couples and groups;
    • ●      Clinical experience using a brief therapy model;
    • ●      Awareness of, sensitivity to, and knowledge in facilitating the personal and educational goals of a multicultural population;
    • ●      Strong clinical and crisis management skills;
    • ●      Experience in providing consultation to various stakeholders;
    • ●      Knowledge and commitment to the application of the highest standards of legal and ethical principles in mental health practices
    • ●      Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills 


  • ●      Comprehensive understanding of, skilled, and interested in providing counseling for ethnically diverse cultures, especially Latino cultures and for international students;
  • ●      Experience and interested in providing counseling for mental health issues such as substance use, eating disorders and body image, LGBTQ and gender identity, autistic spectrum;
  • ●      Previous experience providing personal counseling services in a diverse college or university setting;


Candidates must address the mental health, educational and academic achievement needs of a student population of great diversity (i.e., ethnic, racial, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, transgendered, disability, socioeconomic status, immigration status, religious diversity, etc.). 

Summary of Duties

Under the general supervision of the Director of Counseling Services, the selected candidate is expected to provide a full range of clinical services, including short-term counseling for students, risk assessment and triage, crisis intervention and management, and case management; provide referrals and consultation for faculty, staff, parents, administrators, and university community members regarding issues that affect the educational, developmental, and psychological well-being of students; and, work collaboratively with other Counseling Services personnel.

Salary and Benefits

Excellent benefits for full-time appointments longer than six months, including pension plan, health insurance, vision benefits, etc.  In the CSU system, counselors serve as members of the faculty and are represented by the faculty bargaining unit.

Salary Range:         Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Eligibility:      Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures:  Positions are open until filled.  


Submit your application materials to:

Counseling Services, Adm. 201

San JoséStateUniversity

One Washington Square

San José, CA  95192-0035

Email: counseling.services@sjsu.edu

Tel: 408-924-5910

Fax: 408-924-5933


Submit 1) current curriculum vitae; 2) three current letters of recommendations; and 3) a letter of interest that includes a brief statement explaining your approach in providing services to a diverse student population. We recognize that this is a request not answered easily in a brief statement, but we would like this additional information (preferably no more than one page) in order to better understand your experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities.  


San JoséStateUniversity is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning.  The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San Jose (Pop. 1,023,083), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center.  Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close.  A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San JoséStateUniversity enrolls over 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  San José State University’s latest enrollment census shows that ethnically we have a student population that is approximately 30% Asian American, 21% Hispanic, 27% White, 4% African American, 8% Foreign Nationals.  The mean age of undergraduate students at SJSU is 23.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.



SJSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws.  This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


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