Psychologist (Assessment)

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Healthcare
Department: Counseling and Psych Services
Requisition Number: 12328
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 20-Aug-2018

Job Summary

Counseling & Psychiatric Services welcomes applications for a Psychologist. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Clinical Services, this position is responsible for the provision of psychological testing and assessment services at CAPS. They will work to ensure the timely provision of psychological assessment, manage the demand and wait list for services, administration of psychological testing, and provide clinical supervision to trainees on assessment. The Psychologist is responsible for ensuring that assessment services are provided in accordance with the standards of the American Psychological Association and are consistent with the policies of the department, as well as State and Federal guidelines.

This position provides direct mental health services to university students, including psychological assessment, psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and clinical case management.The position maintains accurate and timely EHR documentation of the assessment, treatment and referral processes as they occur. They will collaborate with other campus departments as appropriate for the treatment of CAPS's patients and ensures 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.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Direct Clinical Services

  • Provide mental health services to individuals, groups, couples, or families.
  • Provide crisis intervention to clients and families.
  • Evaluate patients for mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
  • Maintain thorough and confidential records of observations.
  • Remain available to provide an array of direct mental health services to university students which may include any or all of the following:
    • Mental health evaluation via walk-in, crisis intervention or scheduled intake.
    • Ongoing individual, couples, and/or group psychotherapy, and behavioral health screenings.
    • Providing LD and ADHD testing and assessment.
    • Writing and reviewing psychological assessment reports.
    • After-hours coverage on rotation as needed.
    • Accurate and timely documentation via the EHR.
    • Provide clinical case management as needed.
    • Providing at least 1 therapy group/workshop per semester to students.


  • Monitor and manage the demand for psychological testing and minimizing any wait list for services.
  • Provide direction and guidance for the trainees who are providing clinical and assessment services.
  • Supervise assessment trainees and review assessment reports to ensure that the assessment protocols and reports are consistent with APA standards and best practices.
  • Provide input to the Director of Training regarding performance and productivity of trainees who provide psychological assessment.


  • Complete clinical documentation, case management, and case disposition.
  • Work with the Associate Director of Clinical Services to develop and update clinical forms, templates, and procedures and policies to ensure high quality of care.
  • Coordinate special projects for areas of responsibility.
  • Attend staff meetings and other CAPS meetings.
  • Represent CAPS as a liaison in at least one department on campus.
  • May participate in campus committees or meetings as assigned.
  • May be asked to represent CAPS in other campus meetings on mental health issues.

What We Can Offer

This starting salary for this position is $70,000, commensurate with 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

  • Licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Colorado by the date of hire.
  • Two years’ post-licensure professional experience providing psychotherapy in a mental health setting.
  • One year of experience in providing assessment services.
  • Eligible for clinical privileges as determined by the Credentialing and Privileging Department.

What You Will Need

  • Position requires basic functional computer skills and experience with electronic medical records.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a history of strong collaboration and team involvement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to multicultural competence and social justice issues.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State standards regarding mental health.
  • Some knowledge or experience working with accreditation standards (i.e. AAAHC, JCAH, NCQA, APA, IACS, etc.)

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Two years’ experience providing mental health services to a college-aged population.
  • One year experience supervising mental health interns.
  • Completion of an APA accredited program and internship.
  • Experience conducting sessions in Spanish, Mandarin or Arabic.
  • Experience working with minority, international students and/or underserved populations.
  • Experience working with eating disorders.

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.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 8/12/2018
Application Due: 8/13/2018
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