Instructor - Behavioral Health Clinician

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University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics - Section of Adolescent Medicine

Instructor - Behavioral Health Clinician

Position #747875 - Requisition #13888

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Adolescent Medicine has an opening for a full-time Instructor - Behavioral Health Clinician in the Adolescent Medicine Clinic. The position is grant funded to implement a comprehensive integrated behavioral health program based in the adolescent medicine clinic, which is a primary care medical home. Duties will include coordinating the integrated behavioral health program, working alongside medical providers, other behavioral health specialists (substance use/violence treatment), a family navigator, and nurse care managers. The clinical part of the job-approximately 70% time, includes engaging youth in psychotherapy targeting typical adolescent mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress management, and ADHD. Applicants must be trained in classic CBT and family therapy. Adjunct therapeutic modalities could include TF-CBT, MI, EMDR. Training and experience in collaborative, integrated behavioral health models of service delivery are highly preferred. We welcome applicants with interests in program development, quality improvement, and training practicum students, interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows .

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus 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.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

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.

Job Summary:

The Behavioral Health Clinician will coordinate the integrated behavioral health team, help track data, and provide clinical services, including individual and family therapy, and care coordination.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Coordinate Integrated Behavioral Health Team in the Adolescent Medicine Center
  • Supervise meetings of the IBH team
  • Develop treatment plans for clients
  • Communicate with primary care providers, and other members of the IBH team
  • Provide initial comprehensive assessment of the behavioral health needs of clients
  • Deliver individual and family therapy to clients
  • Refer clients and families to higher levels of care, if indicated.
  • Provide coverage for current social worker to administer typical social work duties if the social worker is not available

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 salary for this position is $58,000-$62,000 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. 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.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's in Social Work (MSW)
  • LCSW or LPC licensure in the State of Colorado; or ability to obtain before start date.
  • Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Family Therapy.

Condition of Employment:

  • Must successfully pass a drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado.
  • Must be willing and able to pass a national criminal background and sex offender registry check.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to understand patient needs and create proper care plans
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution and hospital
  • Ability to maintain therapeutic relationships with patients and families
  • Systems knowledge of the behavioral health landscape of the Metro Denver Area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a primary care medical home
  • Experience working in an integrated behavioral health system
  • Training in Trauma Focused CBT
  • Experience working with juvenile justice system

Special Instructions to Applicants:Special Instructions to Applicants *Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Required Application Materials: When applying at, applicants must include: 1. A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV or resume 3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references. Questions should be directed to Jennifer Woods at [email protected] and Eric Sigel at [email protected]

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

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

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: - Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20962 - SOM-PEDS Adolescent Med-GenOps

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 13, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Shauna Gingles

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00747875





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Posted: 6/14/2018
Application Due: 8/13/2018
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