Clinical Counselor, Veteran Services

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Clinical Counselor, Veteran Services

CU-Denver Student and Community Counseling Center

Position #1341 - Requisition 12690

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

CU-Denver Student and Community Counseling Center has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Clinical Counselor, Veteran Services position.

The University of Colorado Denver is a public research university serving more than 14,000 students. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 100 highly rated degree programs through eight schools and colleges. In the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers-CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Jobs in this career family support students' emotional and physical well-being and intellectual, cultural and social development outside the context of the formal instruction program or traditional academic unit. Functions include student counseling, career guidance, residence life, multicultural affairs, support of student activities and organizations, recreation services and intramural athletics administration.

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the intermediate level, duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

Position Emphasis:

The Clinical Counselor, Veteran Services is a therapist in the CU-Denver Student and Community Counseling Center. This position provides culturally responsive mental health services and outreach to CU Denver students, with a focus on veterans, active military students and their dependents. The Clinical Counselor, Veteran Services provides direct individual, couple and family counseling, outreach and prevention for CU Denver military students and dependents. This position facilitates group counseling, conducts client intake evaluations, assesses and triages walk-in clients at the Center, and keeps accurate, timely records that comply with all state laws and ethical guidelines. The Clinical Counselor, Veteran Services coordinates prevention programming and mental health wellness services with the Veteran and Military Student Services Office, coordinates with Veteran Student Mentor Program and provides consultation and training for other campus groups, faculty and staff about the specific mental health needs of veteran students. This position participates in weekly staff meetings, and marketing, outreach, and campus awareness activities as requested.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position has been established at $ 45,000 to $ 52,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package including:

Medical, Dental, Disability, Vision, Life and Wellness

Retirement: 10% Employer Match

Paid Time Off

Tuition Benefit

ECO Pass

Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in counseling-related field from an accredited institution.
  • Licensure as mental health professional in Colorado (psychologist, LPC, LMFT, LCSW)
  • 1 year of professional level experience working directly with the veteran population in a clinical capacity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with undergraduate and graduate college students who are veterans or have other military status.
  • Multicultural counseling training, experience and demonstrated competence.
  • History of work with addictions and prevention programming, trauma and other mental health concerns faced by veterans.
  • Experience working with marketing through internet and social media.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Mental health knowledge, experience and skill in working with veteran populations and their families.
  • Ability to provide short-term psychotherapy, and work as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team.
  • Ability to provide culturally sensitive counseling for clients of diverse backgrounds, including race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability and socio-economic status.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by March 15, 2018. Those who do not apply by March 15, 2018 may or may not be considered.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications, 2. A current CV/resume, 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references). Questions should be directed to: [[email protected]].

Job Category: Student Services

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30203 - AVCASA-DOS Stdnt&Comm Counseln

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 19, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lindsie Haggerty

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00001341





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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