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Temporary Part-Time Counselor Pool

Apply now Job no: 501301
Work type: Temporary
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Student Affairs, Counseling

The Pepperdine Counseling Center hires temporary part-time licensed counseling staff throughout the year according to client demand, space constraints, and counselor availability.  If you are interested in such temporary work in the near future, please continue and submit an application. Please do not expect a phone call about your Part-Time Counselor Pool application until we have an opening.


  • Provide individual and conjoint therapy sessions for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students experiencing a wide range of emotional, psychological, academic, personal, substance abuse, or academic difficulties.
  • Document and maintain client files.
  • Manage crisis situations or provide crisis intervention.
  • Respond to clinical emergencies.
  • 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: Licensed (preferred) or license-eligible in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist; verifiable training and experience working with individuals of diverse racial, cultural, economic, and religious background. Proficiency in one-on one therapy; crisis intervention and management skills; ability to work with students and parents with a variety of presentations; ability to collaborate with other professionals who provide direct services for students; personal faith in Jesus Christ; active involvement in a local church; demonstrated support for the Christian mission of the University, seeking to help students develop lives of purpose, leadership and service.

Preferred: Minimum of three years' verifiable experience working in a mental health setting with young adults, adults, and couples experiencing emotional problems. Licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist; member of a congregation of the Churches of Christ.

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 temporary, non-exempt, part-time position.

Expected Pay Range: $30.00 - $50.00 per hour 

The above pay range reflects what Pepperdine University reasonably expects to pay for this position at time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. In addition to base pay, Pepperdine offers a robust and highly competitive benefits package.

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