Employment Opportunities

Contract Counselor Position
(Full-time 12-months preferred, Part-time possible)
Pending budget approval with anticipated annual renewal

San José State University


  • Demonstrated effectiveness in counseling with a variety of racial/ethnic groups and diversities including socioeconomic status, multi-racial identity, gender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, disabilities, religion, etc.
  • Demonstrated effective clinical experience with individuals, couples and groups;
  • Clinical experience in using a brief therapy model;
  • Strong crisis management and intervention skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Licensed in the state of California as a Psychologist, MFT, LCSW, or LPCC  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience providing personal counseling services in a diverse college or university setting;
  • Comprehensive understanding of and skilled in providing counseling for ethnically diverse cultures, especially Latino cultures;
  • Experience in providing counseling for mental health issues such as substance use, eating disorders and body image, LGBTQ and gender identity, autistic spectrum;
  • Bilingual and able to conduct therapy in Spanish.


Under the general supervision of the Director of Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) or designee, the selected candidate is expected to provide a full range of clinical services, including short-term individual and couples counseling for students, risk assessment and triage, 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 CAPS personnel.  May also provide group counseling and outreach services.

Application Deadline

Open until filled.  Submit 1) current curriculum vitae; 2) three current letters of reference, preferably from clinical supervisors (no one will be contacted without your explicit permission); 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.  

Submit your application materials to:

CAPS Temporary Counselor Search Committee

Counseling & Psychological Services, SWC 300B

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA  95192-0035

      Email: counseling.services@sjsu.edu

            Tel: 408-924-5910

            Fax: 408-924-5933 

About SJSU

Located on 154 acres in downtown San Jose, SJSU offers its 32,000 students more than 130 bachelor’s and master’s degrees with 110 concentrations in seven colleges, including many highly ranked and nationally recognized programs.  Quality teaching and small classes are a priority at SJSU, where tenures professors teach introductory as well as advanced courses.  San Jose was recently ranked #1 college destination among mid-sized metro areas.  To learn more about SJSU, please visit the website: http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/