Walk-In/Crisis Therapist

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Healthcare
Department: Counseling and Psych Services
Requisition Number: 10973
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 17-Jun-2018

Job Summary

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at the University of Colorado Boulder welcomes applications for a Walk-In/Crisis Therapist. This position will provide clinical care in a variety of settings at CAPS. These include primarily walk-in/crisis services as well as individual therapy and case management services as needed. The Walk-In/Crisis Therapist will ensure accurate and timely EMR documentation of the assessment, treatment, and referral process occur. This position will also collaborate with other Student Affairs departments as is appropriate for treatment of CAPS’ patients and ensure that issues of diversity and social justice are considered in all assessment, treatment, referral and training services provided.

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.

We offer services in several on-campus locations, at Wardenburg Health Center, the Center for Community (C4C), and various ad-hoc sites for our confidential, informal Let's Talk program.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Crisis Care/Walk-In

  • Responsible for all incoming or emergent clinical issues that arise during his/her shift, including telephone contacts that exceed routine information requests.
  • Lead and oversee the CAPS support staff for their participation in emergency assistance and prioritization of Walk-In issues.
  • Collaborate with the Office Manager to solve any problems emerging during the Walk-In shift.
  • Conduct welfare checks, including calls to and from the student, police, or when appropriate, family or friends.
  • Make community contacts when this is indicated at the time of the Walk-In appointment and with appropriate releases. Community contacts may include resident advisors, as well as other community resources.
  • Document Walk-In appointments.
  • Maintain responsibility for each client seen on Walk-In until an appropriate disposition is found.
  • Communicate with the incoming Walk-In therapist as necessary to inform him/her of any pending issues.
  • Be available for "bridge" appointments to both assess and provide support for more acute students needing support between regular therapy appointments.

Individual, Group Therapy and Clinical Case Management

  • Provide brief individual therapy, group therapy, facilitate workshops or provide clinical case management services to students in need of any of these services.


  • Maintain Electronic Medical Record according to CAPS standards.
  • Follow up with all administrative duties related to clinical work.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting annual salary for this position is $49,000, commensurate with licensure 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

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, Psychology or Professional Counseling.
  • Licensed in the state of Colorado as LCSW or LPC or Clinical Psychologist by the date of hire.
  • At least 2 years of experience in crisis care/stabilization and case management.

What You Will Need

  • Eligible for clinical privileges as determined by the Credentialing and Privileging Department.
  • Basic functional computer skills (experience with Windows based systems).

What We Would Like You To Have

  • 2+ years of experience in crisis care and case management.
  • Experience with involuntary holds and hospitalization process.
  • Experience with college-aged population.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 6/13/2018
Application Due: 6/18/2018
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