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Post-Doctoral Fellow - The Collaborative

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado, USA
$52000 - $58000 per year

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The DU Collaborative for Mental Health and Wellness is teaming up with Thriving Families, a local non-profit aimed at helping women and their young families flourish. Thriving Families offers an evidence-based curriculum to mothers during the pregnancy and post-partum time periods aimed at cultivating healthy romantic relationships and positive parenting practices. They also provide trauma-informed, evidence-based therapy services through their WiseWellness program.

Learn more about Thriving Families here:

MotherWise program here:

Many of the clients Thriving Families serves hold minoritized identities and need culturally responsive treatments. Additionally, many
clients primarily communicate using Spanish. The DU Collaborative is an inter-professional initiative that aims to more effectively
address mental health service, workforce development, research, and policy needs for Colorado and beyond. Our approach is wholly inclusive of diverse perspectives, including elevating voice and access for individuals from traditionally underrepresented racial, ethnic, linguistic, socioeconomic, nativity, gender, sexuality, and ability groups and across the lifespan. Learn more about The Collaborative

The Collaborative is excited to work with Thriving Families to create a sustainable, inter-professional model that effectively infuses research, training, and clinical service provision into community mental health.

Position Summary

Thriving Families and The Collaborative are looking to welcome a Post-Doctoral Fellow to our team! The post-doctoral fellow will be primarily based at Thriving Families center within the WiseWellness Program. They will provide trauma-informed, culturally responsive clinical care to women and their families during the pregnancy and postpartum periods; supervise graduate trainees and other clinical staff; provide administrative oversight for many of Thriving Families programs; help expand program accessibility (e.g., look into making Thriving Families services Medicaid reimbursable); and seek other avenues for client flow to expand the reach of mental health services to the greater Denver-metro area. In addition, the post-doctoral fellow will work with faculty and post-docs from various mental health departments at the University of Denver when completing inter-professional trainings and collaborating on projects. Trainings will be determined based upon the post-docs interests and professional goals, and some professional development funds will be made available. In addition, the post-doc will receive 2 hours/week of supervision by a licensed clinical psychologist.

This position is a 40-hour a week, benefitted position that lasts up to 3 years.

Essential Functions

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be responsible for:

  • Providing and coordinating therapeutic services offered by the WiseWellness
  • Providing clinical supervision, including supervision to paid clinicians and
    graduate student trainees from social work, psychology, and counseling programs.
  • Supporting and enhancing trauma-informed, culturally-responsive therapeutic
    services for traditionally underserved individuals, couples, and families.
  • Supporting the sustainability of these services going forward by identifying
    potential funding sources.
  • Maintaining confidential client records, overseeing client management and billing
  • Onboarding new trainees and paid staff.
  • Participating in opportunities for inter-professional training and community-university collaboration.
  • Related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge related to mental health disciplines and services (social
    work, counseling, psychology, education).
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with faculty,
    peers, supervisees, and community members.
  • Demonstrated skill as a therapeutic service provider with members of diverse

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in psychology and licensed or license eligible as a psychologist
    in Colorado.
  • Prior experience providing trauma-informed psychotherapy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience working in community mental health or a similar environment.
  • Experience working in maternal and/or infant mental health.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision.
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary/interprofessional teams.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 28, 2022. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

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 8.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $52,000 - $58,000.

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
3. Letters of Recommendation will be requested from referees upon application submission

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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