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Part-Time Behavioral Health Counselor /Instructor Adjunct / Senior Instructor Adjunct

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University of Colorado - Denver and the Health Sciences Center
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Denver, CO

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

College of Nursing

Position Title: Behavioral Health Counselor /Instructor Adjunct / Senior Instructor Adjunct

Position location: Sheridan Health Services - Southwest Denver

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

College of Nursing has an opening for a part-time (0.20 FTE) Licensed Behavioral Health Counselor / Behavioral Health Counselor /Instructor Adjunct / Senior Instructor Adjunct (Open Rank) within its federally qualified community health center, Sheridan Health Services (SHS), located in southwest Denver, CO (zip code: 80236).

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care.  Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work:

The University of Colorado, College of Nursing, is seeking a Behavioral Health Counselor (BHC) for a part-time (0.20 FTE) position at the Sheridan Health Services (SHS) Family Health Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center located in southwest Denver, CO (zip code: 80236). This position is clinic based as a mental health provider and includes an Instructor Adjunct / Senior Instructor Adjunct (Open Rank) appointment within the College of Nursing. 

Clinic Description:

Sheridan Health Services (SHS) is a multi-site, nurse-managed federally qualified community health center, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Healthcare; and is a collaborative effort between the College of Nursing and the Sheridan School District.  There are now ~60 employees at two convenient locations to serve community health needs primarily for residents of Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson counties.  A Youth Health Clinic is located in the Sheridan School District Administration building. The Family Health Clinic is located in southwest Denver on the Fort Logan campus and provides services to adults and children, 65% of whom identify at Latinx, and 42% of whom are best served in another language, with Spanish being the predominant second language.  Services offered include primary care across the lifespan; prenatal and postpartum, gynecology, dentistry, pharmacy, behavioral health, and outpatient substance abuse treatment.  Sheridan Health Services is a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), and as such we uphold a model of care that places the patient at the center, incorporating the values and beliefs of the patient in all decision-making. We extend the reach of the clinic through public health outreach where nursing students provide community outreach and health education.  https://nursing.cuanschutz.edu/patient-care/sheridan-health-services

Examples of Work Performed:

    Provide general outpatient behavioral health treatment via individual, group and family therapy, case management, crisis management, skill building, and psycho-education to adults and adolescents.Provide case management and care coordination with providers of service including but not limited to primary care providers, school personnel, family members, and other mental health and community partners.Evaluate crisis situations and take appropriate action to ensure client safety and the safety of all clinic users.Participate in scheduled behavioral health team meetings, interdisciplinary work groups, monthly staff meetings, and other required meetings.Complete all required clinical and administrative documentation to accepted standards of practice, accurately, legibly, and by established timelines on electronic health record system and paper as needed.Utilize best practices and provide all treatment within appropriate limits. Complete and follow through with financial and clinical information necessary to ensure reimbursement for provided services. Expected to demonstrate high quality customer service focus, good communication and professionalism with clinic users, coworkers and representatives from outside agencies and to enhance community relationships.Performs other duties as determined by the Behavioral Health Program Director or Executive Director.
  • Completes necessary documentation.
Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position has been established at :

Instructor: $28.85/hour.

Senior Instructor: $28.85/hour.

The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/human-resources/employee-relations-performance/ada-compliance

Office of Equity: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/offices/equity

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.



Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

 Instructor Adjunct:

    Master’s degree in social work, counseling or closely related field.Current licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, or similar.  Current licensure in good standing (any state).  Could be working toward CO clinical licenses during application process and registered with DORA-Department of Regulatory Agencies.  Must have CO licensures by date of hire.
Three years of experience providing behavioral health services in a clinic setting.Senior Instructor Adjunct:

    Master’s degree in social work, counseling or closely related field.Current licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, or similar.  Current licensure in good standing (any state).  Could be working toward CO clinical licenses during application process and registered with DORA-Department of Regulatory Agencies.  Must have CO licensures by date of hire.
Three years of experience providing behavioral health services in a clinic setting.Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with population-based outcomes.
  • Experience utilizing bilingual skills (Spanish/English) at a conversation level in a clinical setting.
  • One year of electronic health record experience.
  • Experience with care delivery that incorporates a social justice perspective around the intersectionality of racism, classism, LGBTQ issues, and other forms of oppression.
  • Experience with prevention and early intervention approaches, utilizing trauma informed care, and working with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be willing and able to obtain Colorado licenses by date of hire.
  • Must be willing and able to obtain valid NPI number by date of hire
  • Must be willing and able to complete CAQH by date of hire
  • Must be willing and able to obtain current BLS/CPR certification within one month of hire.
  • Must be willing and able to actively  participate in health plan contracts
  • Must be willing and able to remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current
  • Must be willing and able to ensure strict compliance with University and professional policies/procedures
  • Must be willing and able to work in a normal patient care environment with some exposure to biological hazards and infectious diseases.
  • Must be willing and able to  work weekends as required
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 



Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Part-time
Posting Date: Sep 16, 2021
Unposting Date: Sep 21, 2021, 10:59:00 PM
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