Clinical Supervisor at Vanguard University Counseling Center
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

DESCRIPTION: The Clinical Supervisor of the Counseling Center provides direct supervision to MFT trainees and doctoral practicum students. The supervisor may also on occasion see a student who comes to the counseling center in a crisis. This is a temporary position for the 2021/2022 school year.

Job Duties:

•       Provides clinical supervision and is responsible for regular scheduled weekly individual and group supervision.

•       Assures quality of clinical services provided by supervisees meets established standards, guidelines, and regulations, where applicable. This includes chart audits, observation of sessions, review of documentation and other supervisory activities to assure quality of care standards.

•       Reads and signs off on all clinical notes of supervisees.

•       Provide written evaluations to graduate programs where trainees and practicum students attend on a quarterly, trimester, or semester basis (depending on the program structure).

•       Assures that supervisees operate within their scope of practice.

•       Communicates with the Director of Counseling Services on personnel issues involving supervisees.

•       Provides direct counseling services to students who may come into the counseling center in crisis.

•       Maintains current knowledge regarding current legal and ethical standards through membership in relevant professional organizations and attendance at professional conferences and/or workshops.

•       Assist in interviewing future trainee and practicum applicants during the Spring semester.

•       Identify risks to the organization within the department and discuss risk reduction options with immediate supervisor.

•          Provide support by phone for urgent/emergency issues for supervisees handling crises of clients, suicidal ideation, and mandated reporting issues.

•       Perform other duties as assigned by DCC.


•       PhD or PsyD in Psychology

•       California license to practice as a Psychologist.

•       Demonstrated expertise in area of licensure with progressive leadership responsibility and ongoing professional development.

•       Demonstrated knowledge of college student development and residence life issues.

•       Demonstrated autonomy, effectiveness, and sensitivity in clinical work.

•       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

•       Excellent ability to work as a member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.

•       Knowledge and acceptance of principles and philosophies of Vanguard University, its programs, and requirements.

SALARY: Part-time hourly position (6-8 hours/week, 32-35 weeks, approximately August 16th through May 15th). Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicant should submit a completed VUSC Application for Staff Employment (this application form can be obtained from the Human Resources Office or downloaded from the web at, along with a resume, and statement of personal faith and testimony to: Human Resources, Vanguard University of Southern California, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, fax: 714/662-5215, phone: 714/556-3610 x303. Applications will be received until position is filled.

VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA is a private, co-educational, comprehensive University of liberal arts and professional studies that believes its evangelical Christian community offers a unique opportunity for academic achievement. Enrollment is over 2,100 students. Vanguard University does not discriminate on the basis of origin, ethnicity, race, gender, age, or physical challenge.

Revised 03/23/2021

COVID Safety Measures include: Daily health screening, mask wearing, social distancing; air purifiers, hand sanitizer and wipes in each room; virtual meetings and remote work when possible, in-person interactions in larger rooms or outside when possible


Vanguard University Counseling Center
55 Fair Drive Smith Hall Building
Costa Mesa, California 92626


Elizabeth Banks



Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Job type
Part Time
Pay rate
$70, dependent upon experience, negotiable
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
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