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Behavioral Health Provider (Counseling Psychologist 3) (9558C) 55180

Berkeley, CA

University of California, Berkeley


Job Description:

Behavioral Health Provider (Counseling Psychologist 3) (9558C) 55180

About Berkeley


At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.


The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.


We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our, our, and


At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with up to 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit


Departmental Overview


UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive college health service providing fully accredited, primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. UHS manages the student health insurance and workers' compensation insurance programs.


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. The Social Services (SOS) unit offers short-term counseling, groups, case management and nutrition services to the campus student population. Counseling staff consists of social workers who provide compassionate specialty counseling on a range of specific and highly sensitive topics. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about UHS by visiting


Application Review Date


The First Review Date for this job is: 7/7/2023. The job will remain open until filled.




This position provides direct behavioral health assessment, intervention, and case management within fast-paced Primary and Urgent Care clinics to optimize whole-person health and wellness that supports the academic success of a highly diverse, multicultural student population.


Key responsibilities include:


• Performs assessment, diagnosis, behavioral interventions, motivational interviewing, brief psychotherapy, and case management on a full range of cases including crisis counseling and high-risk concerns. Works collaboratively with primary and urgent care providers, clinic nurses, medical assistants, and individuals from other clinical units to provide culturally competent care for a diverse student population. Professionally responsible for the soundness and validity of recommendations, services, and referrals but is expected to seek advice from senior specialists on unusual or uniquely complex client responses or on problems outside their area of expertise. Maintains a visible presence during clinic operating hours and provides timely feedback to referring clinical providers. Provides in-person and virtual counseling and consultation services.

• Gathers, analyzes, prepares, summarizes, and monitors the status and progress of individual cases and projects and may participate in the training of lower-level professionals and paraprofessionals. Maintains current knowledge of University Health Services, campus, and community resources. Implements related business processes.

• Participation in UHS committees, interdisciplinary teams, and program development to enhance service delivery and quality assurance.

• Other duties as assigned

• Staff Development - includes work on committees and assignments that enable the staff member to stretch and grow, along with formal and informal coaching and mentoring and regular training, including conference attendance.


Required Qualifications


• Strong knowledge and experience with providing psychological diagnoses, brief interventions, and case management services to university students.

• Able to rapidly provide these services while working in a fast-paced environment where interruptions may be frequent and task-shifting is required.

• Broad skills and competencies associated with providing multicultural counseling services and experience serving communities underserved in mental health care.

• Strong familiarity with a wide range of psychological interventions including Motivational Interviewing.

• Experience and ability to work as a member of a clinical team with diverse clinical training.

• Maintains an intervention focus oriented by client goals including harm reduction.

• Highly effective interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a highly collaborative manner.

• Flexibility and willingness to accommodate client needs and colleague requests for support. Comfortable with a varied clinical schedule. Willingness to work weekend shifts, based on operational needs.

• Thorough knowledge of applicable laws and standards of professional conduct.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Thorough knowledge of diagnostic/psychological testing methodologies.

• Ability to conduct complex analysis, develop and present recommendations/courses of treatment.

• Experience in the use of electronic/medical records systems and high level of computer literacy.




• Masters in Social Work or Counseling.


Licenses or certifications:


• Current, valid license in California (Clinical or counseling psychologist, LCSW, LPCC or MFT), or license in another state with expectation of California within 6 months of hire.


Preferred Qualifications


• Experience providing behavioral health interventions in a medical setting.

• Doctorate in psychology.

• Three years experience providing mental health care to university students.

• Three years experience providing mental health care in a medical setting.


Salary & Benefits


For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's website.


Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.


• The budgeted salary that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $104,605.71 (step 8.0) to $125,015.92 (step 17.0) annually. Salary is commensurate with experience.

• This is an exempt, monthly paid position.

• This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.

• University Health Services is seeking to hire three (3) Behavioral Health Providers.


How to Apply


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.


Other Information


• University Health Services is hiring three (3) Behavioral Health Providers.

• Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.

• This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Health Care Professionals Unit (HX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:


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, please see the poster.


For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California policy.


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