Information & Responsibilities
The Counselor creatively serves a dynamic and diverse population of undergraduate and graduate art students, in a uniquely challenging academic/artistic environment. The successful candidate must be a well-rounded, seasoned, and energetic professional, highly skilled in a wide variety of services.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Provide counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation to individual students and groups with personal and educational concerns.
• Participate as a member of the CalArts CARE team, a behavioral intervention team that identifies and intervenes with students at risk.
• Develop and lead workshops/group counseling on a variety of issues relevant to art students.
• Consult with faculty and staff on dealing with students in distress.
• Serve on Institute committees, provide campus liaison and outreach services, and coordinate referrals to the local community.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Licensed to practice in the state of California, as an MFT, LCSW or Clinical or Counseling Psychologist.
• Strong diagnostic skills.
• Ability to work comfortably as an individual and as a team member with Institute faculty and staff.
• Strong case management organization skills and experience in technology platforms for record keeping
• Demonstrate a willingness to respond to the changing needs of college art students.
• Master’s degree or higher in counseling, psychology or a closely related field.
• Minimum three years of counseling experience.
• Experience counseling students in a college or university setting with a broadly diverse population.
• Background or experience in counseling people in interpersonal violence and/or addiction and/or LGBTQ+ issues
• Background or experience in the arts.
How to Apply
Position is available immediately. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject line: Counselor in order to be considered.
Equity & Diversity
CalArts is proud of its diverse student body and deeply committed to supporting the cultural and artistic aspirations of all its students. A
commitment to increasing opportunities for low-income students and currently disenfranchised groups is necessary, as is the desire to work
to support institutional goals of equity and diversity in an ongoing way. CalArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts
through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and
Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the
complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a
distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor
and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure
necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and
opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United
States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees
in all areas of visual and performing arts.