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Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (5718U) 27051
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 22, 2019
Title Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (5718U) 27051
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
    Professional Staff
  • Psychology - Clinical
Job Title:

Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (5718U) #27051

Job ID:27051

Location:Main Campus-Berkeley

Full/Part Time:Full-Time


Department: University Health Services

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview

As a national collegiate leader, UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a highly utilized, comprehensive, student counseling service that assists students with a wide range of concerns, including academic success, life management, career and life planning, crisis management, and emotional and psychiatric illness. CAPS also has an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral internship training program.

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The Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) supports the academic mission of the University by providing vision, leadership and strategic direction for a wide array of mental health programs, services and initiatives that enhance the well-being of students and the campus at large. Key responsibilities include:

  • Provides administrative oversight, guidance and accountability for CAPS by defining the goals and objectives for the department and engaging in assessment of all student mental health services and activities. Oversees CAPS budget and resource allocation.
  • Oversees operations and services that support the mental health and well-being of students. Provides leadership for campus mental health initiatives and provides expertise regarding student mental health issues.
  • Serves on the management teams of the University Health Services and collaborates with other UHS managers to develop strategic and operational goals and objectives and in program planning and resource allocation. Makes recommendations and implements decisions on issues (operational and budget processes, staff FTE, finance, human resources and space planning) that have department-wide impact.
  • Supervises CAPS Managers and keeps abreast of staff functioning, including the design, evaluation and implementation of mental health programs and services across campus.
  • Demonstrates national involvement and leadership in student counseling and mental health professional organizations, representing the Berkeley campus through publications, presentations and elected offices.
  • Participates in campus committees relevant to campus wellness and mental health initiatives, such as the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Student Mental Health, CAPS Student Mental Health Advisory Committee and provides leadership for the campus on current and emerging mental health issues.
  • Interprets, implements and monitors compliance with all local, state and federal regulations pertaining to mental health delivery systems.
  • Oversees development, documentation, implementation and assessment of department policies, procedures and protocols; ensures that appropriate credentialing licenses and certification of staff are current.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • 5 years managerial experience (healthcare setting highly preferred)
  • Expertise in providing psycho-diagnostic and psychotherapy services to patients.
  • Understanding commonly applied HR policies and procedures, actions, recommendations, and decisions.
  • Thorough knowledge of fiscal/budget processes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power and privilege manifest in higher education environments.
  • Excellent decision-making and organizational leadership skills and the ability to establish priorities, goals and objectives for the unit.
  • Excellent skills associated with program management and evaluation.
  • Strong organizational skills to organize functions, ensure smooth processes and adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a highly collaborative manner and strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong ability to lead and foster professional development of staff members.
  • Knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.


  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology, MD with specialty in psychiatry or Masters in social work with a current, valid license in California.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

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