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Behavioral Health Counselor

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

Counseling and Psychiatric Services welcomes applications for a Behavioral Health Counselor. The Behavioral Health Counselor provides direct mental health services to university students in the primary care, sexual health, and physical therapy and integrative care clinics at Wardenburg Health Services and at the Williams Village. Wardenburg has an integrated care model in which patients are regularly screened for mental health concerns, and providers attend to the behavioral and mental health needs of their patients. The Behavioral Health Counselor works as a part of the interdisciplinary treatment team, assessing and treating patients as part of the medical visit. They provides a wide range of services including crisis intervention, skills training, behavioral medicine, case management, and brief therapy. The Behavioral Health Counselor collaborates closely with providers in both the Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) and Wardenburg Health Services.

Who We Are

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offers confidential, on-campus mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more.

CAPS fosters the well-being of students and helps them succeed by providing a full range of clinical services, consultation, and outreach to the campus community.  We also offer outstanding training to the next generation of mental health professionals. CAPS is a multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff.  We are committed to affirming diversity and seek to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone we serve.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

On-Call Triage 
  • Remain available to provide a wide array of direct mental health services to university students, who present to the Primary Care, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Physical Therapy/Integrative Care clinics at Wardenburg Health Services.  
  • Services may include any or all of the following:
    • Safety assessment
    • Brief functional assessment
    • Behavioral medicine
    • Crisis intervention
    • Clinical case management
    • Skills workshops
    • Follow up care within a brief model
    • Outreach programming
  • Accurate and timely documentation via the EHR.
  • Developing liaison relationship with a department on campus.
  • Serve on committees, as needed.
  • Attend staff and team meetings.

What You Should Know

  • No on-call or weekend hours are required.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Clinical Social Work, Psychology or Professional Counseling.
  • Licensed in the state of Colorado as LCSW, LPC, LMFT by the date of hire.
  • BLS Certificate within 3 months of hire.
  • Experience providing brief therapy.
  • Eligible for clinical privileges as determined by the Credentialing and Privileging Department.
  • Position requires basic functional computer skills (experience with Windows based systems) and experience with EMR.
  • Experience in providing crisis assessment and stabilization.

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrated multicultural competence and commitment to a multicultural organizational development.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong collaborative and communication skills for team based work.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience providing psychotherapy and psychological assessment in a mental health setting as a licensed LCSW.
  • One year of experience in providing Behavioral Health assessment and treatment services.
  • Experience working in an integrated care model and/or medical setting.
  • Experience working with a college-aged population.
  • Experience treating substance use disorders and/or eating disorders.
  • Experience in and preference for fast-paced and unpredictable working environments.
  • Training in motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, CBT, ACT, and other models suitable for brief treatment.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by April 30, 2019. for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer