Open Rank- Instructor Series/Assistant Professor – Encompass Clinic Social Worker

Description
University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Psychiatry

Open Rank- Instructor, Senior Instructor, Assistant Professor 

 

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 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System, is the major academic medical center in the Rocky Mountain region. The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to the University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and a new Veterans Affairs Hospital, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive biomedical research and clinical care centers in the western United States. With world-class health sciences research, educational and clinical facilities, the CU School of Medicine has established distinctive and highly productive programs, receiving research awards of more than $350 million per year, including more than $200 million from National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. The School's total annual clinical and research revenue exceeds $1.2 billion per year.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry has just welcomed their new Department Chair, C. Neill Epperson, MD and is in the process of growing the Department of Psychiatry with new programs and expanding existing programs.

Department Of Psychiatry Diversity Equity Inclusion Information: 

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is to hold the Department of Psychiatry’s faculty, staff, and trainees accountable for promoting a culture of inclusive excellence and respect.  We are committed to continuous education, sustaining cultural humility, and action related to DEI topics including systematic review of policies and procedures to ensure they are in alignment with the DOPsych DEI mission and vision. 

https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/psychiatry/dei/mission-statement-and-vision  

Nature of Work 

The Encompass Clinical Social Worker of Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) will join the Encompass team with responsibilities for providing outpatient substance treatment and mental health care for adolescent and young adult patients with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders (SUD).  Responsibilities include clinical care, leadership in program development, and some administrative functions. The Encompass Clinic is located in building 500 on the AMC campus, is a clinical service in operation since 2018. We provide and coordinate in-person and telehealth mental health and substance treatment services to approximately 100 adolescents and young adults ages 13-29 each year. 

Encompass is a unique manual-driven, evidence-based treatment that consists of an initial comprehensive psychiatric and clinical evaluation followed by 17 weekly sessions of individual motivational enhancement (MET)/cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) (may include 1-3 family sessions) + contingency management (CM)/motivational incentives to reinforce abstinence and engagement in pro-social, non-drug activities. Encompass also uses a research-based approach to evaluate and fully integrate the treatment of SUD and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders. 

After completing a 2-day Encompass training the Encompass Clinical Social Worker will participate in weekly Encompass clinical team meetings that include case-driven clinical supervision with the Encompass Clinic Director to support clinical mastery and treatment fidelity. The Encompass Clinical Social Worker will also assist the Encompass Clinic Director in outreach efforts and brief consultations for youth referred by pediatric primary care providers and school-based health clinics.

Please note, this is an open rank position and could be categorized as Instructor, Senior Instructor, or Assistant Professor based on experience and qualifications as indicated below.  

Along with open rank, there may be an opportunity to work at additional clinical and/or research settings based on skillset and program needs.

Examples of Work Performed 

The duties and responsibilities of this full-time position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Direct patient care—conducting intake evaluations and provide Encompass treatment to adolescents and young adult patients with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders
  • After completing a 2-day Encompass training, participate in weekly Encompass clinical team meetings and case-driven clinical supervision
  • Assist the Encompass Clinic Director with outreach to patient referral sources and referred youth and families
  • Limited administrative duties
Salary Offered or Salary Range 

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at: 

Instructor: $58,000 to $80,000.  

Senior Instructor: $58,000 to $80,000.  

Assistant Professor: $58,000 to $80,000.  

This information represents the 25-50 percentile of the salary range which is reflective of a candidate with 1-7+ years of experience. 

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 (or hiring 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.

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

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

Diversity and Equity:

Please contact [email protected] for information on disability accommodations

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.

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.



Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications   

Instructor:

  • 1-3 years of clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience. 
  • LCSW or LPC with at least one-year clinical experience with adolescents in an outpatient mental health setting
  • Enjoy working with adolescent/young adult patients and their families
  • Willing to participate in two-day Encompass training and adhere to manual-driven procedures for delivering Encompass treatment including MET/CBT + CM and administration of valid repeated measures to evaluate changes in psychiatric symptom severity and substance use throughout treatment (with support).
Senior Instructor: 

  • 1-3 years of clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience
  • LCSW or LPC with at least one-year clinical experience with adolescents in an outpatient mental health setting
  • Enjoy working with adolescent/young adult patients and their families
  • Willing to participate in two-day Encompass training and adhere to manual-driven procedures for delivering Encompass treatment including MET/CBT + CM and administration of valid repeated measures to evaluate changes in psychiatric symptom severity and substance use throughout treatment (with support).
Assistant Professor: 

  • 1-3 years of clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience. 
  • LCSW or LPC with at least one-year clinical experience with adolescents in an outpatient mental health setting
  • Enjoy working with adolescent/young adult patients and their families
  • Willing to participate in two-day Encompass training and adhere to manual-driven procedures for delivering Encompass treatment including MET/CBT + CM and administration of valid repeated measures to evaluate changes in psychiatric symptom severity and substance use throughout treatment (with support).
Preferred Qualifications (applicable for all ranks)

  • Two or more years’ clinical experience with adolescents in outpatient mental health setting
  • Addiction training and clinical experience
  • Prior training and experience with cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following: 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and patients.
  • Knowledge regarding clinical research regulations and principals of ethical conduct. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, handle a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to problem solve, troubleshoot and think critically 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clinical faculty and staff in psychiatry.  
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 



Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jul 2, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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