Behavioral Health Consultant/Staff Counselor

Job description

The Behavioral Health Consultant/Staff Counselor (BHC) offers mental health services to primary care patients within an integrated health care clinic. This involves using brief screening tools including the PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire), the Audit-C, and an HCC developed questionnaire to identify patients who are engaging in problematic substance abuse, high risk behaviors, trauma, disordered eating or experiencing emotional distress/mental health issues at the time of their medical appointment. The BHC performs brief assessments (typically 30 minutes) and solution-focused interventions aimed at addressing symptomatology identified at the time of patients medical visits. This position relies heavily on providing psycho-education and teaching skills to help patients manage their symptoms. Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Solution-Focused techniques form the basis of most interventions. Typically, patients are seen for one to four sessions and/or referred for other therapeutic services as needed. The BHC works closely with medical, counseling, and psychiatric providers to address the holistic, culturally sensitive health care needs of the University of Denver student community. This position is also involved in the daytime and after-hours crisis support system and at times participates in outreach and inclusive excellence related activities on campus as appropriate, including occasional weekend and evening requirements. This position is also responsible for assisting with case management, referrals and follow-up for students and EAP clients seeking treatment. This is a full-time, 40 hour a week, 11 or 12 month, benefited position and reports to the Director of Counseling Services.

Required Qualifications

  • Licensed or license- eligible within three months in the State of Colorado as a psychologist, LCSW, or LPC.
  • Experience in behavioral medicine in a medical facility or college health center.
  • Experience with supervision and crisis intervention.
  • Multiculturally competent, excellent collaboration and consultation skills, experience with the PHQ-9 or other brief screening measures used in medical settings.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology.
  • Experience in working with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Two years of experience in university/college counseling center.
  • Experience with outreach, prevention and groups.

Work Schedule

Typically, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, with up to two evenings per week until 7pm during the academic year.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) April 13, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.




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Job No: 004712
Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 5/28/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable