Riverside, California 92521

Job Description

The SWIFT Clinician is a new role within the Student Well-being, Intervention, and Follow-Through (SWIFT) department, a part of the Health Well-Being and Safety (HWS) division at UCR. This position provides clinical intervention, assessment, education, and prevention for a wide range of mental health challenges students may experience. In this role, the SWIFT Clinician will provide professional mental health crisis assessment, treatment/intervention, and prevention services in support of UC Riverside's commitment to re-envisioning campus safety and policing towards a welcoming service-oriented, and community-centric university campus. The incumbent will also promote a campus culture emphasizing fair, collaborative, and trusting community relationships, and respectful and humane methods for mental health and campus safety. The person in this role must be a skilled professional who is multi-culturally proficient/affirming, has experience with trauma-informed care, and demonstrates experience in providing crisis intervention services. The incumbent will play a critical role in achieving the unit's organizational objectives. The incumbent will respond to crisis situations and may deliver on- and off-site, immediate and personalized interventions within a framework of inclusion, excellence, and social justice. Because the nature of support needed for students in crisis may occur out of the office, services provided out on-campus will be in a co-response model with an accompaniment of the newly formed Campus Safety Responder (CSR) team member (a specially trained non-sworn professional trained in de-escalation). This role will also help students navigate resources on- and off-campus, and support students who have challenges related to post-hospitalization/discharge from state or local psychiatric hospitals. Additionally, this role will be asked to work outside of non-traditional work hours. 


Please be advised that applicants are required to submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume for full consideration. Candidates may be required to provide a work sample and/or conduct a presentation as a part of the interview process. Additionally, the classification title and salary range for this position are currently under review. The classification for this position is covered under the UPTE-CWA (Residual Health Care Professionals (HX)). 


The full salary range for the SWIFT Clinician is $78,700.00 - $145,100.00 annually. However, the expected pay scale for this position is $78,700 to $111,900 annually. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.


Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.


As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

Educational Requirements

  • Master's degree in related area. 
  • Masters or Doctorate in Psychology or other related Behavioral Health Discipline Required.



Maintenance of appropriate continuing education and ongoing education asrequired for licensure and credentialing/privileging at UCR. (required)



  • 6 - 10 years of related experience. (required)
  • Demonstrated commitment and experience in providing trauma-informed and diversity, equity and inclusive informed and valued care. (required)
  • Experience providing mental health crisis assessments. (required)
  • Experience and value providing multi-culturally proficient/affirming clinical care. (required)
  • Experience working in a university or college setting. (preferred)


License Requirements

  • Licensed in behavioral health counseling discipline. (required)
  • Current, valid license as a behavioral health professional in California (LCSW/LMFT/LPCC/Psychologist) or ability to gain licensure in California prior to beginning work. Note: maintenance of licensure in good standing is a requirement of continued employment. (required)


Minimum Requirements

  • Embodies a deep understanding and personal value that an institutional and personal commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as fairness and accessibility, is a true commitment to meaningful, lifelong learning. (required)
  • Demonstrated understanding and utilization of trauma-informed care in clinical services. (required)
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise assessing for mental health risk/suicidality. (required)
  • Advanced ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic approach and modify as necessary. (required)
  • Advanced verbal and written communication with the ability to influence and persuade. (required)
  • Skills associated with program development and implementation. (required)
  • Advanced ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops. (required)
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with diverse client group. (required)
  • Knowledge of business software and specialized applications/systems used in behavioral health settings. (required)
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights. (required)
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards. Advanced knowledge of a specific counseling domain.
  • Advanced problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. (required)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge in usage of electronic medical records systems for maintenance of clinical records. (preferred)



Education Required:

Masters Degree - MA

Salary Range:

$78,700.00 - $111,900.00

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 04/12/2024