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Applying for Position:

This opening calls for specific administration qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Santa Barbara area of CA is seeking a Director of Counseling to begin in October 2021 and for the 2022-2023 school year. 


  • Doctoral degree in counseling, psychology, psychiatry, or closely related field and five years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Licensed clinical psychologist, school psychologist, adolescent psychiatrist.
  • Experience working with students from different backgrounds, cultures, and academic needs, including students with learning differences or giftedness.
  • School counseling experience preferred.


  • The Director of Counseling will oversee the School Counselor and collaborate with and direct adjunct and off-site counselors.
  • The Director of Counseling will promote student success, provide preventative services, and respond to identified student needs using leadership, advocacy and collaboration.
  • The Director of Counseling works closely with the medical director, director of campus life, the dean of students, the health center, and outside mental health practitioners to coordinate care.

CalWest and our partner schools are unable to respond to all applicants.

Candidates may be submitted to multiple positions during their time with CalWest. Also, candidates may not be chosen to move forward in the search they initially expressed interest in pursuing.

Our client schools make the final decisions.

Deciding to Apply

At minimum, applicants should have:

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