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Staff Counselor/Trauma & LGBTQI Specialist (Part-time)

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado, USA

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Position Summary

The Counseling Services department at the University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is seeking a half-time (.5FTE), two year, benefited Staff Counselor/Trauma/LGBTQI Specialist. This specialist position is for licensed mental health providers with interest and expertise in treating trauma, especially racialized/identity-based trauma, gender-based violence and/or other interpersonal violence. Along with providing both short-term and long-term psychotherapy, particularly for the queer community, this counselor, along with other HCC counselors, will work in close partnership with The Cultural Center, The Pride Lounge and the Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment (CAPE). This position provides direct counseling/psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and outreach/prevention services to DU students and along with a specialty in trauma and LGBTQI populations, will involve some generalist clinical work with a range of issues. The .5 FTE schedule would ideally include 24-28 hours per week during the 33 weeks of the primary academic quarters and 8-12 hours per week during non-peak times. The .5 FTE schedule is negotiable.

This position is a 2-year appointment.

Essential Functions

The mission of the University of Denver's Health & Counseling Center is to enhance overall student well-being and success through inclusive physical and mental healthcare, prevention, education, advocacy, and recovery support services. The HCC is an on-campus facility with two counseling locations open 8am-5pm M-F with evening hours until 7pm two to three evenings a week during the academic year. The HCC provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services, along with advocacy, recovery and health promotion for the whole campus community.

Required Qualifications

  • Licensed in the State of Colorado as an LCSW, LPC, LMFT or psychologist (or license eligible within three months).
  • Experience providing short & long term counseling/psychotherapy.
  • Experience with crisis intervention.
  • 2+ years experience working with survivors of trauma, interpersonal violence, racialized trauma, and/or sexual assault.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with communities of color and other diverse populations.
  • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience supervising trainees.
  • Two years experience in university/college counseling center or similar clinical environment.

Work Schedule
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm with evening hours until 7pm two to three evenings a week during the academic year. This position will work approximately 24 hours/week during the 33 academic weeks and less hours during the break/holiday weeks. The position will be required to work one extended hour evening/quarter (Wednesday or Thursday evening).

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 12.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $37,500 - $42,500.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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