Staff Psychologist - Assessment Coordinator

University of Denver
Colorado, Denver, USA

Job Details

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. This position works a minimum of one 10-7 pm shift per week, one to two quarters during 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. The University of Denver is deeply committed to Inclusive Excellence and Equity and seeks a licensed psychologist who possesses cultural humility and a strong understanding of systems of oppression and can integrate those perspective into all their work.

Position Summary

The Staff Psychologist/Assessment Coordinator is a member of the Counseling Services senior staff and provides direct counseling/psychotherapy, crisis intervention, assessment, and outreach/prevention services to DU students, faculty, and staff. This position oversees the psychological assessment and testing services provided by Counseling Services (particularly for learning disabilities and ADHD) and supervises doctoral interns and other trainees on assessment. This position works within an integrated care model including primary care, mental health, advocacy, collegiate recovery program and health promotion in the Health and Counseling Center and works in close collaboration with the Disabilities Service Program (DSP) and the Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP). The staff psychologist serves as primary individual supervisor for psychology interns in an APA accredited internship position. This is a full-time, benefited, 40 hour per week position and reports to the Director of Counseling Services.

Essential Functions

  • Provides direct clinical services including individual, couples, and group psychotherapy to DU students.
  • Completes psychological assessments for students seeking evaluation.
  • Provides crisis intervention services via both our daytime crisis system (Counselor of the Day) and as a back-up to our after-hours on-call system.
  • Organizes and directs psychological assessment services (particularly for Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit disorders) for the DU Health and Counseling Center (HCC).
  • Assigns psychological testing cases, provides training related to all aspects of psychological assessment such as selection of appropriate measures, clinical interview, administration, scoring, interpretation, testing report writing, and providing appropriate feedback to clients.
  • Participates in intern recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation; including individual supervision for one doctoral intern.
  • Participates in Graduate Student Trainee recruitment, selection, training and evaluation as needed.
  • Provides consultation services as assigned.
  • Assists in creating and revising departmental policies and procedures and website revisions related to clinical care in all the above areas, particularly in assessment.
  • Assists with research activities within the Counseling Center as assigned.
  • Maintain client records in a timely manner and according to Counseling Center procedures.
  • Maintains competency and enhances professional growth and development through continuing education activities as required for area of specialty and maintenance of license.
  • Works collaboratively with various departments within Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence, particularly DSP and LEP.
  • Serves on the Disability Services accommodations committee.
  • Estimated Percentages:

  • Direct clinical service (psychotherapy/counseling/assessment): 50 %
  • Specialty area (assessment/supervision): 30%
  • Crisis intervention: 5%
  • Administration: (including 1 hour/week senior staff meeting; 1 hour/week full staff meeting; charting - intakes, progress notes, termination summaries; handling telephone calls and email; reviewing and cosigning supervisees charting; reviewing supervisees tapes; etc.): 15%
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence and Equity.
  • This position requires sophisticated written and verbal communication skills, and involves occasional outreach presentations; meetings with students, parents and administrators, and writing clinical case notes, reports and policies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with the ability to function independently with a broad perspective, maturity, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to function independently and to supervise and train several personnel.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with various students, coworkers, and departments with a positive attitude and to adapt to change with equanimity.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to the principles of anti-oppression, inclusive excellence and diversity through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiatives.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office environment, especially Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, and the ability to communicate effectively through email is essential. Familiarity and experience with electronic medical records systems is desirable.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Licensed or license- eligible within three months in the State of Colorado as a psychologist.
  • Expertise in psychological testing, especially in the areas of learning disabilities and ADHD.
  • Expertise in providing short and long-term psychotherapy/counseling.
  • Experience with supervision, crisis intervention, outreach/prevention, groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Inclusive Excellence and Equity.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supervising psychological assessment.
  • Expertise in treating anxiety disorders.
  • Experience working with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Two years experience in university/college counseling center.
  • Experience with outreach, prevention, and groups.
  • Work Schedule
    Typically M-F from 8am-5pm, with up to one evening until 7pm during the academic year. Minimal weekend work as needed.

    Application Deadline
    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 8:00 p.m. (MST) May 30th, 2022

    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 13.

    Salary Range:
    The salary range for this position is $85,000-$95,000.

    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 an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

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


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