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Staff Psychologist/Counselor, Multicultural Specialist

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

CU Boulder welcomes applicants for a Multicultural Specialist role within Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)! The multicultural specialist provides direct clinical services to university students, including individual and group psychotherapy, triage and walk-in services, crisis management, and workshops. This very crucial role provides outreach, consultation and mental health support to diverse, historically marginalized, and under-represented populations at the university. This position also provides support and training in multiculturalism to department staff. Additionally, this position provides clinical supervision and training seminars to psychology and social work trainees.

The multicultural specialist collaborates with other campus departments as appropriate for the treatment of CAPS patients and ensures that issues of diversity and social justice are considered in all assessment, treatment, referral, and training services provided.

Who We Are

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

Clinical Services and Outreach
  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, triage/walk-in, workshops, and consultation to students, faculty, staff, and parents. Services are primarily offered within a brief therapy framework.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation via the EHR. 
  • Provide clinical consultation to trainees. 
  • Provide and coordinate multicultural outreach, training and consultation on mental health and wellness issues, with particular focus on serving the needs of diverse, historically marginalized, and underrepresented student populations.
Supervision and Administration
  • Complete clinical documentation, case management and case disposition; coordination of special projects or areas of responsibility. 
  • Provide supervision to CAPS trainees. 
  • Participate in campus committees or meetings as assigned.
  • Provide training and consultation to CAPS staff to further develop and promote cultural competency in service delivery. 
  • Provide trainings on multiculturalism within the CAPS training program.

What We Can Offer

Salary will be commensurate with skills and 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

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program, or master’s degree in counseling or social work. For psychologists, completion of an APA-accredited internship.
  • Licensed in Colorado prior to hire. If not licensed in Colorado, then licensed in another state with the ability to be licensed in Colorado within 6 months.
  • Interest and experience providing clinical services and outreach programming to students representing diverse socio-economic, racial/ethnic, international, and LGBTQ+ identities.
  • Experience with a range of clinical issues, ranging from developmental issues to more serious psychopathology.
  • Experience providing brief therapy.

What You Will Need

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues.
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence and commitment to a multicultural organizational development.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Previous experience in a University Counseling Center.
  • Candidates with diverse identities and language skills are highly desired.
  • Experience conducting sessions in Spanish, Mandarin or Arabic.
  • Experience providing group and individual supervision to trainees.
  • Experience working with minority, international students and/or under-served 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 October 31, 2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.