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University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus

Marcus Institute for Brain Health 



**Open to current CU employees only**


The University of Colorado Denver l 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.


The Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is an interdisciplinary clinical care and research institute for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and associated physical and psychological health conditions such as post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety. The primary focus of the MIBH is to care for former military personnel who have separated from active duty, with special consideration for those who were separated with “Other Than Honorable” or “Dishonorable” discharge status due to TBI or psychological conditions. The MIBH also serves civilian adults who have sustained mild to moderate TBI and are experiencing ongoing neurological problems and cognitive, physical, and psychological conditions. The MIBH provides comprehensive interdisciplinary intensive outpatient evaluation and treatment integrating novel medical, and complementary-alternative treatment modalities. This position will be work entirely within the MIBH but will be assigned to an appropriate academic home department within the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine.

MIBH currently seeks a Social Worker who will work within a comprehensive interdisciplinary medical team to assess patient needs. The position will provide screening interviews to identify at-risk social and behavioral patients being seen at MIBH.  The position will coordinate referrals to resources within the community to further address medical, mental health, behavioral health, and social needs of the patient. When identifying at-risk patients, this position must be able to make critical decisions regarding the patients’ mental/physical health needs to include enhanced social work assistance. The position must adhere to the State of Colorado Code of Ethics for Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to provide appropriate care to Veterans, family members and caregivers.
  • Assist Participants with navigating the admission process and paperwork prior to arrival at MIBH.
  • Assist Participants with navigating the University campus and MIBH appointments while engaged in treatment at MIBH.
  • Build relationships with patients that foster early communication and clarity of patient treatment goals.
  • Conduct and document biopsychosocial assessment in UCH electronic medical record system, including billing as appropriate.
  • Complete required documentation and electronic data entry to support continuity of care, program evaluation, and outcome data. Ensure providers receive pertinent information related to patient in order to create individualized and effective IOP treatment plan.
  • Conduct patient orientation for each treatment cohort.
  • Plan and lead patient care conferences and clinical rounds and ensure a clear and deliverable message for patients
  • Collaborate with the clinical team to prepare recommendations for after-care needs.  Meet with patients and their families to assess ongoing needs and provide community referrals and resources as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with MIBH VA Liaison to assist with patient access to VA services as recommended by the clinical team.
  • Serve as a liaison between patients and the referred resources to ensure psychological and medical continuity of care after MIBH participation.  This includes collaboration with MIBH VA Liaison to assist with patient access to VA services as recommended by the clinical team.
  • Use appropriate screening criteria, knowledge, and clinical judgment, to assess high risk behavior, such as substance use and suicidality, as well as monitor ongoing Care Plans.
  • Follow up with IOP patients for 1 year post discharge. Communicate clinically significant information to providers.
  • Create after-care plan with patients during IOP and follow up with IOP patients for one year post discharge.
  • Advocate on behalf of patients to ensure we are meeting their clinical goals and other personal needs while engaged in care at MIBH.
  • Collaborate with the MIBH Veteran Program advocate to establish relationships with veteran service organizations, regional providers, and national community organizations serving as collaborative resources for the MIBH patients. 
  • Empower Program participants to improve their quality of life and ensure an integrated approach to address ongoing medical and psychological health issues.
  • Establish strong relationships with university staff, providers, and community partners.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled clinical supervision, case consultations, case management and team meetings.
  • Represent the university and MIBH in a professional manner.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The Social Worker must be licensed or be able to obtain a license in Colorado and have knowledge of human development and psychological theory as it relates to traumatic brain injuries, human behavior, addiction, and PTSD. They should have an understanding of the traumatic brain injuries and its impact on physical and psychological states and relationships, and they should possess relationship-building skills across a diverse range of cultural settings.


    Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.Outstanding customer service skills.Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
    Ability to maintain a positive and cooperative attitudeAbility to organize and prioritize with minimal direction Ability to work in continually changing conditions Ability to work under moderate to high measures of stressAbility to problem-solve, use good judgement, and deal with diverse and difficult personalitiesKnowledge of military cultureUnderstanding of TBI and its impact on physical, psychological states, and social relationships across a diverse range of cultural settingsAbility to establish and maintain key relationships throughout the TBI community
  • Ability to search and critically review best evidence to guide clinical decision making and effectively share knowledge with colleagues as well as communicate relevant findings in appropriate language to the general public
  • Ability to set objectives, establish priorities and follow initiatives
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to work with a variety of applications
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $65,000 - $75,000. 

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation 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.


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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work and LCSW in Colorado
  • 1-2 years experience with case management
  • 2+ years experience working with military Veterans
Preferred Qualifications:

    2-3 years direct experience with mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injuries
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 7, 2021
Unposting Date: Jun 13, 2021, 12:59:00 AM




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Job No:
Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 6/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time