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Work type: Restricted
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Advancement, Counseling

The Counselor promotes mental health on the Pepperdine University campus through direct intervention, outreach/prevention programming, consultation, and training. As a staff member in Student Affairs who works closely with students, this person serves as a Christian role model to students. In the Counseling Center, we seek to hire, retain and mentor talented employees who share a love for Pepperdine, its students, and its mission. This particular position provides mental health services to currently enrolled Pepperdine students. With psychological wellness in place, students are able to fulfill the University's mission. We are strengthening students for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.


  • Provide therapy for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students experiencing a wide range of difficulties
  • Conduct preventative psycho-educational workshops
  • Provide consultation to faculty, staff, and parents regarding students of concern, assist in training re: campus mental health issues
  • Document and maintain client files 
  • Manage crisis situations and provide crisis intervention
  • Respond to clinical emergencies 
  • Join the CC staff in contributing to the Seaver 200 programming, serve on the Residential Emergency Response Team 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Uphold University mission through work performed 

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Licensed or license eligible within one year as a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, professional clinical counselor, or social worker. Verifiable training and experience working with individuals of diverse racial, cultural, economic, and religious backgrounds. Proficiency in individual therapy, crisis intervention/management; ability to work with students and parents with a variety of presentations; ability to collaborate with other professionals who serve students. Committed to equity and inclusion and vested in sustaining a culture with those values. PCs, Windows-based software, Standard MS Office applications

Preferred: Licensed as a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, professional clinical counselor, or social worker. Able to provide clinical supervision in CA. University Counseling Center experience. A minimum of three years verifiable experience working in a mental health setting with young adults, adults, and couples experiencing emotional problems. Interest in group therapy, developing outreach events and collaborating with other departments Titanium, SPSS

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Restricted, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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