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Associate Counselor

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Work type: Restricted
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Student Affairs, Counseling

The Counseling Center at Pepperdine University promotes mental health on campus through direct intervention, outreach/prevention programming, consultation, and training. The Associate Counselor will join the Full-Time counseling staff in the provision of those services. This 10-month, full-time position will provide a comprehensive experience of working at a University Counseling Center. There will be an emphasis on group work and an opportunity to deepen knowledge and skills towards developing a specialty. As a staff member of Student Affairs who works closely with students, this person serves as a Christian role model to students. With psychological wellness in place, students are able to fulfill the University's mission. The Counseling Center strengthens 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 and staff regarding students of concern.
  • Document and maintain client files.
  • Serve on the Residential Emergency Response Team.
  • Perform 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: Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or Social Work completed. Registration with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, or Associate Clinical Social Worker. Verifiable training and experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds. Commensurate with experience in psychology or social work master's degree program. Proficiency in individual therapy, and ability to collaborate with other professionals who serve students. Proficiency with PCs, Windows-based software, and standard MS Office applications.

Preferred: Experience working at a University Counseling Center, experience working with young adults.

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, 10 month per year position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. 

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