Post-Masters Social Work Fellow

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Healthcare
Functional Areas: Student Affairs
Department: Counseling and Psych Services
Requisition Number: 14492
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 16-Dec-2018

Job Summary

Counseling and Psychiatric Services welcomes applications for Post-Masters Social Work Fellows. Social Work Post-Masters Fellowships are for candidates who have completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work and who need supervised clinical experience to obtain licensure. The positions provide direct clinical services including walk-in services, intake, individual and group psychotherapy, behavioral health interventions and crisis intervention to students attending the University of Colorado Boulder. Training for Social Work Fellows includes regular seminars on specific mental health topics, weekly multidisciplinary case consultation, and one hour of weekly supervision with an LCSW. Additionally, Social Work Fellows attend a weekly group training program; and CAPS staff meetings and trainings.

The ideal candidate is a recent MSW graduate who has an educational background in evidence based psychotherapy practices and whose goal is to acquire necessary clinical/supervision hours for licensure. The candidate should also have relevant and significant clinical experience, providing direct psychotherapy services, including crisis intervention and group therapy. CAPS provides psychotherapy services in a brief therapy model, thus the ideal candidate must also have interest in utilizing short term interventions. CAPS is a multidisciplinary setting, thus Fellows must have interest in working on a multidisciplinary team, be familiar with electronic medical records, and be comfortable with managing a busy and demanding clinical schedule. Additionally, this position is a good fit for a candidate interested in gaining experience in group psychotherapy. This position participates in the CAPS group training program, a two hour weekly seminar highlighting didactic and experiential group experience. Additionally, this position will facilitate a minimum of one therapy group each semester.

Who We Are

CAPS is committed to the unique mental health needs of our student population, making us an unparalleled source of advocacy for student wellness at CU Boulder. We provide a comprehensive range of mental health services in several on-campus locations. CAPS offers confidential mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns such as academics, ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, relationships, substance use and more. Services include individual, couples, and group counseling, medication management, psychological testing, outreach and consultation, as well as professional training opportunities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Provide Psychotherapy and Outreach Services

  • Perform individual and group psychotherapy; initial therapy assessment, case management, and crisis intervention.
  • Provide behavioral health consultations in the Medical Services clinic.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational workshops and community outreach as needed.

Training and Administration

  • Receive weekly supervision, attend assigned program meetings, write electronic clinical notes.
  • Participate in CAPS group training program and professional development seminars with other mental health trainees.

What You Should Know

  • The start date for this position is August 5, 2019.
  • This position involves a 40-hour per week schedule with a two year commitment.

What We Can Offer

The salary for this position is $31,000 annually.


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

  • Completion of a Master of Social Work degree (MSW).
  • Licensed or in pursuit of licensure.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to work in clinical and outreach settings with both diverse and college student populations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other CAPS providers and campus partners.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Previous experience diagnosing, treating, and delivering services to a college student population.
  • At least two years of experience providing clinical services.
  • Strong desire to work in a university counseling center.

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.

Please apply by December 16, 2018 for consideration.

Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 12/8/2018
Application Due: 12/9/2018
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