Employment with CAPS


    Psychologist, Generalist

  • JOB SUMMARY

    The Psychologist, Generalist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Psychologist will provide high quality clinical services; community psychology/outreach and consultation services; and may provide supervision/training of doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows. In discharging these duties the Psychologist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc. and to be skilled with techniques for counseling students with diverse backgrounds.   


  • Multicultural Mental Health Psychologist

  • JOB SUMMARY

    The Multicultural Mental Health Psychologist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Psychologist will provide high quality clinical services; community psychology/outreach and consultation services; and may provide supervision/training of doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows. In discharging these duties, the Psychologist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc. and to be skilled with techniques for counseling students with diverse backgrounds.  

    This position requires demonstrated expertise in multicultural and diversity issues in clinical and outreach services with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) identified students.


  • Licensed Psychotherapist

  • JOB SUMMARY

    The Licensed Psychotherapist, Generalist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Licensed Psychotherapist will provide high quality clinical services; community psychology/outreach and consultation services; and may provide supervision/training of doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows. In discharging these duties the Licensed Psychotherapist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc. and to be skilled with techniques for counseling students with diverse backgrounds.  


  • Multicultural Mental Health Licensed Psychotherapist

  • JOB SUMMARY

    The Multicultural Mental Health Licensed Psychotherapist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Licensed Psychotherapist will provide high quality clinical services; community psychology/outreach and consultation services; and may provide supervision/training of doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows. In discharging these duties, the Licensed Psychotherapist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc. and to be skilled with techniques for counseling students with diverse backgrounds.  


  • Associate Director, Equity in Mental Health

  • JOB SUMMARY

    The Associate Director for Equity in Mental Health provides strategic leadership and consultation for the UCSC community regarding approaches for reaching and supporting equity in mental health for BIPOC students and other historically underserved groups. The Associate Director will work collaboratively both with CAPS and campus partners to develop strategies and policies and support programs that build an inclusive community and foster success and equity in mental health for students with diverse identities. The candidate will demonstrate understanding of the dynamics of privilege, oppression, and intersectionality, and how these impact equity and access, and the lived experiences of diverse students.

    Additional responsibilities will include providing clinical and prevention/outreach services to UCSC students, with an emphasis on serving BIPOC students. The Associate Director will provide supervision of CAPS staff and take a leadership role in the recruitment and retention of staff to address diversity, equity and inclusion. The Associate Director is held to the highest ethical standards and legal mandates for mental health professionals in the state of California. It is the responsibility of the Associate Director for Equity in Mental Health to provide management that supports the mission of CAPS of meeting the mental health needs of the diverse UCSC student population.


  • Associate Director, Outreach and Prevention

  • JOB SUMMARY

    The Associate Director for Outreach and Prevention will provide leadership for the development and implementation of outreach and prevention programs to address the mental health needs of the undergraduate and graduate students of UC Santa Cruz.  The Associate Director will work both internally with CAPS leadership and with campus partners (Ethnic Resource Centers, Disability Resource Center, Slug Support, and other key campus partners) for collaborative outreach and prevention programming. The candidate will also provide oversight of outreach requests and assignment of outreach activities to other staff as needed. The candidate will demonstrate experience and expertise conducting outreach and prevention programming to a diverse population.  Additional responsibilities will include providing direct clinical and prevention/outreach services to UCSC students. 


Equity Statement 

The mission of CAPS is to provide a wide range of mental health services and programs to the diverse UCSC undergraduate and graduate student population.  To address equity in mental health for students from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds, CAPS is expanding our organizational structure and adding two new positions – an Associate Director for Equity in Mental Health and an Associate Director for Outreach and Prevention. These positions will provide vision and leadership for CAPS and collaborate with campus partners to address equity in mental health for students from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds and develop outreach and prevention programs for UCSC students. These positions represent an important transformation for CAPS in addressing equity in mental health for UCSC students and expanding the organization within CAPS. 

CAPS, the Division of Student Affairs and Success, and the entire UCSC campus is pairing with the Steve Fund organization in prioritizing equity in mental health for all students. The Steve Fund organization focuses on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color, and UC Santa Cruz is taking an integrated approach for helping all students with diverse backgrounds and intersecting identities to succeed and graduate. In addition, the larger UC system has provided funding for each campus to address equity in mental health, and our campus is using this funding to support multiple efforts at addressing equity in mental health for all UC Santa Cruz students.

We are very excited about expanding our programs and services for CAPS to meet the needs of the diverse UCSC student population and expand the CAPS organizational structure to support our students’ mental health and emotional well-being.