Office of Faculty Affairs

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is seeking talented, hard-working individuals, who are passionate about supporting the psychological wellbeing and success of Cal Poly Pomona students.



Cal Poly Pomona consistently ranks among the best universities in the country. Some of its recognitions include ranking No.2 among the “Top Public Schools: Regional Universities West” on the U.S. News and World report and ranking the highest polytechnic university nationwide on College Net’s “2020 Social Mobility Index” helping low income students find financial success by graduating in to good-paying careers  Cal Poly Pomona is known for its polytechnic identity and learn-by-doing approach to education. Cal Poly Pomona currently enrolls 27,909 undergraduate and graduate students (with approximately 80% representing diverse ethnic groups) and employs approximately 1,464 faculty members. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff to better serve its multicultural student body, and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities.

Cal Poly Pomona is located on 1,438 acres in Los Angeles County, offers a valuable blend of affordability, access and academic excellence., which helps low-income students reach personal, career and financial success.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is part of the cluster of Student Health and Wellbeing in the Division of Student Affairs. Counseling and Psychological Services is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). Counseling and Psychological Services provides a variety of mental health, psycho-educational and outreach services to the university community.



Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) invites applications for two non-tenure track Faculty Counselor Lecturer positions (12-month, with anticipated renewal). These two counselor positions will be co-located (embedded) within other departments. One position will be embedded in University Housing Services and thesecond counselor position’s time will be divided between the College of Environmental Design and The Office of Student Success. The counselors will join a collaborative team of professionals passionate about advancing student success by promoting student wellbeing, removing psychological barriers, and cultivating the personal strengths of Cal Poly Pomona students. Counseling and Psychological Services is committed to provide culturally competent services designed to transform student’s personal, social, and academic lives. These generalist positions require excellence in clinical service delivery including brief individual counseling, couples and/or group counseling, conducting intakes for students seeking services, treatment planning, and the facilitation of on-campus and external referrals. The counselors will also provide crisis intervention services in response to concerns which range from adjustment distress to risk factors requiring further assessment and hospitalization. Duties also include consultation and outreach services (i.e., psycho-educational programs) to various constituencies on campus (e.g., student organizations, faculty and staff), serving as a resource to university offices in an effort to enhance student wellbeing, and providing clinical supervision for unlicensed clinicians.

The work schedule at this time of remote work for both positions is 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, however, the regular schedule once we return to working on campus in August 2021, will be as follows: University Housing Counselor Position 10am to 7pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 5pm on Fridays, subject to change based on program needs. The College of Environmental Design and Office of Student Success Counselor position work hours are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, subject to change based on program needs.

Some evening and weekend hours are required to provide outreach, meet workload demands, fulfill departmental responsibilities, and provide quality services. The counselors will be a member of the after-hours rotation team, which involve carrying the crisis phone. Although a majority of after-hours crisis calls are addressed by ProtoCall Services, the after-hours crisis phone may be called for additional consultation if necessary. While most of the after-hours crisis intervention involves phone consultation only, some situations may require on-site intervention.



  • Possession of a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Social Work or related field.
  • A valid license to practice as mental health provider in the State of California (e.g., LMFT or LCSW).
  • Minimum of five years clinical experience, which may include unlicensed supervised hours.
  • Two years post licensure.
  • Knowledge of CA legal and ethical standards and ability to utilize sound ethical judgment during treatment, consultation, and crisis intervention.
  • Ability to provide psychological services as a generalist (clinical assessment, diagnosis, brief psychotherapy and crisis intervention) to a diverse college student population presenting with a wide range of presenting concerns.


Experience Required:

  • Work in a university/college counseling center or related mental health setting with a transitional age youth population.
  • Experience providing brief therapy utilizing effective therapy orientations, techniques and strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience and competence in addressing diversity issues and cultural factors, including but not limited to experience and expertise in working with students of color, students from lower economic backgrounds, first generation college students, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ students
  • Experience providing couple and group counseling (process or psychoeducational).
  • Experience providing crisis intervention.
  • Experience providing case management and facilitating on and off-campus referrals.
  • Experience in developing and implementing a broad range of outreach services, including consultation, trainings, workshops, and presentations.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Strong communication skills, including demonstrated ability to make effective oral presentations, facilitate an open exchange of ideas, and write clear and concise clinical notes, documents, and reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate with and respond to multiple constituencies to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions, exercise sound clinical judgment, multi-task and set priorities.
  • Willingness and availability to work some evenings and weekend hours for campus outreach events or campus emergency/disaster/crisis situations.



Due to the needs of our student population and counseling center, one or more of the following preferred qualifications are desired:

  • Experience in supervising unlicensed therapists.
  • Relevant professional experience or specialty in one or more of the following areas: working with men’s issues, LGBTQ+ college students, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color student’s and or adults, (e.g. African American, Chicana(o)/Latina(0), Asian American and Pacific Islander college students), international students, Veteran students, treating students registered with a disability (e.g., ADHD, ASD), working with survivors of trauma, experience treating serious mental illness in an outpatient setting, and substance abuse treatment experience.
  • Bilingual skills pertinent to Cal Poly Pomona students and international students.
  • Experience providing Telebehavioral services.



Anticipated Hiring Range:  $5,779 - $7,457 monthly

The position includes a very attractive benefits package.



The positions are posted at the following website: 

The positions will remain open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to completed applications received by August 22nd. Early response is encouraged. Anticipated start date is  October 1st, 2021.

A complete application will consist of:

  • Cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest and background related to the qualifications.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Completed Employment Form, found at:
  • Copy of license (including date of licensure).
  • Copy of graduate transcripts (​copies are sufficient for application, official confirmation of degree required for hire).
  • Three ​professional references ​that can be contacted (including name, address, and phone number).

Please submit all application materials by e-mail to:

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Lecturer Search Committee Chair

c/o Leslie Taylor-Contla

3801 W. Temple Ave, 66-116

Pomona, CA 91768

E-mail to: 

Fax to: (909) 869-6775

Phone: (909) 869-3220

It is anticipated that the Full-Time, 12-month, Faculty Counselor Lecturer positions will be renewed on an annual basis contingent upon performance, funding and subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association (

A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. The background check consists of the following:  Employment and education verifications, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor Record, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal Record, Department of Motor Vehicles Driving Record, and National Sex Offender Registry.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at report.shtml. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.