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Adult Behavioral Health Provider / Instructor / Senior Instructor (Open Rank)

Adult Behavioral Health Provider / Instructor / Senior Instructor (Open Rank) in the Non-Tenure Clinical Practice Track - 29475 Faculty

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Sheridan Health Services- Southwest Denver

Job Title: Adult Behavioral Health Provider / Instructor / Senior Instructor (Open Rank) in the Non-Tenure Clinical Practice Track

Position #:00807792 – Requisition #:29475

Position Location: Sheridan Health Services (Southwest Denver)

3525 W. Oxford Avenue | Unit G1 Denver, CO 80236

Job Summary:

The University of Colorado 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.

Nature of Work:

The University of Colorado, College of Nursing, is seeking a full-time (1.00 FTE) Behavioral Health Counselor for full time, (1.0 FTE each) benefits-eligible position at the Sheridan Health Services (SHS) Family Health Clinic/Youth Health Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center located in southwest Denver, CO (zip code: 80236). This position is clinic-based as a mental health provider and includes an Instructor or Senior Instructor (open rank) level, non-tenure clinical practice track appointment within the College of Nursing.

Health care provider positions at SHS, such as this one, qualify for federal and state loan repayment (more info at:

Clinic Description:

SHS is a multi-site, nurse-managed FQHC, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Healthcare; and is a collaborative effort between the College of Nursing and the Sheridan School District. There are now 62 employees at three convenient locations to serve community health needs primarily for residents of Arapahoe, Denver, Adams, and Jefferson counties. The CU Youth Health Clinic is located in the Sheridan School District Administration building in Englewood, CO. The CU Belleview Point Health Clinic is located in southwest Aurora and the CU Family Health Clinic is located in southwest Denver on the Fort Logan campus and provides services to adults and children, 65% of whom identify as Latinx, and 42% of whom are best served in another language, with Spanish being the predominant second language. Services offered include primary care across the lifespan; prenatal and postpartum, gynecology, dentistry, pharmacy, behavioral health, and outpatient substance abuse treatment. SHS is a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and as such, we uphold a model of care that places the patient at the center, incorporating the values and beliefs of the patient in all decision-making. We extend the reach of the clinic through public health outreach where nursing students provide community outreach, health education, and home visitation services.

Supervision Received:

Direct supervision will be provided by the Adult Behavioral Health Clinical Lead, with general oversight by the Behavioral Health Program Director.

Supervision Exercised:

Student supervision is required during clinical placements. Clinical supervision of unlicensed Behavioral Health Counselors as needed.

Key Responsibilities:
    Provide general outpatient behavioral health treatment via individual, group and family therapy, case management, crisis management, skill building, and psycho-education to Adults, children and/or adolescents. Provide case management and care coordination with providers of service including but not limited to primary care providers, school personnel, family members, and other mental health and community partners. Evaluate crisis situations and take appropriate action to ensure client safety and the safety of all clinic users. Participate in scheduled behavioral health team meetings, interdisciplinary work groups, monthly staff meetings, and other required meetings. Complete all required clinical and administrative documentation to accepted standards of practice, accurately, legibly, and by established timelines on electronic health record system and paper as needed. Utilize best practices and provide all treatment within appropriate limits. Complete and follow through with financial and clinical information necessary to ensure reimbursement for provided services. Demonstrate high quality customer service focus, good communication and professionalism with clinic users, co-workers and representatives from outside agencies and to enhance community relationships. Performs other duties as determined by the Behavioral Health Clinical Lead, Behavioral Health Director or Executive Director. Completes necessary documentation according to established documentation timelines and in adherence with payor source(s) standards

Why Join Us:

CU Nursing is an amazing place to be. We have the distinct advantage of being a part of a huge medical campus with three incredible hospitals – the VA, the nationally ranked University of Colorado Hospital, and the Children's Hospital Colorado where our nursing students and faculty learn every day. From our beginning 125 years ago as part of the School of Medicine at CU Boulder to our current home at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the college has been a recognized leader in nursing education (ranked #10 in online MS graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report 2023). Our faculty, students and staff have been instrumental in shaping the profession of nursing and teaching the next generation of nurses while treating patients in our own nurse-led clinics. Be a part of an innovative, dynamic, diverse, and exciting workplace -- helping make great things happen. Join us in our quest to boldly transform health together.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado 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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

This is an open rank position and could be categorized as Instructor or Senior Instructor based on experience and qualifications as indicated below:

Instructor (Unlicensed):
  • Master's degree in social work, counseling or closely related field.
  • Registered with Colorado's Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) within one month of hire. No grievances filed with DORA or any other state licensing governance board, Medicaid, or Medicare.

Instructor (Licensed):
  • Master's degree in social work, counseling or closely related field.
  • Current licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, or similar:
  • Have current licensure in good standing (any state), or have completed the number of hours mentioned above. Can be working toward CO clinical licenses during application process and registered with DORA-Department of Regulatory Agencies. Must have current active CO licensures within 6 months of hire.

Senior Instructor:
  • Master's degree in social work, counseling or closely related field.
  • Current licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, or similar.
  • Current licensure in good standing (any state). Could be working toward CO clinical licenses during application process and registered with DORA-Department of Regulatory Agencies. Must have CO licensures by date of hire.
  • Demonstrated leadership in area of practice.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with academic colleagues and students in practice activities.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
      Experience utilizing bilingual skills (Spanish/English) at a conversation level in a clinical setting.
    • Experience providing behavioral health services in a primary care setting, using brief treatment modalities with an emphasis on time effective, recovery oriented, evidenced-based treatment.
    • Experience with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, SUD subspecialty certification, and/or Certified Addiction Technician/Specialist certification.
    • Experience working with population-based outcomes.
    • Experience with care delivery that incorporates a social justice perspective around the intersectionality of racism, classism, LGBTQ issues, and other forms of oppression.
    • Experience with prevention and early intervention approaches utilizing trauma informed care.

    Conditions of Employment:
    • Must be willing and able to obtain Colorado licenses within six months of hire.
    • Must be willing and able to obtain valid NPI number by date of hire.
    • Must be willing and able to complete CAQH by date of hire.
    • Must be willing and able to obtain current BLS/CPR certification within one month of hire.
    • Must be willing and able to actively participate in health plan contracts.
    • Must be willing and able to remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials are current.
    • Must be willing to learn and adapt to telehealth services as needed.
    • Must be willing and able to ensure strict compliance with university and professional policies/procedures.
    • Must be willing and able to work in a normal patient care environment with some exposure to biological hazards and infectious diseases.
    • Must be willing and able to work weekends as required

    • Ability to use computer and clinic software, and to document in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) with thoroughness and accuracy.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of staff, faculty, community members, and clients.
    • Expertise in clinical assessment and therapeutic interventions with children and youth, families, and groups.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of primary care-behavioral health integrated programs, including fundamental elements of co-located and/or fully integrated services.
    • Ability to effectively utilize computer and electronic medical record.
    • Ability to maintain standard caseload of patients.

    How to Apply:

    For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):
      A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position Curriculum vitae / Resume Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address A copy of all current licenses and certifications (LCSW, LPC, CPR/BLS, etc.)

    Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

    Questions should be directed to: CON HR,

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Anticipated Pay Range:

    The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:

    $53,168 annually at Instructor of Clinical Practice, unlicensed

    $66,460 - $74,767 annually at Instructor of Clinical Practice, licensed/LCSW, LPC

    $67,124 - $75,514 annually at Sr. Instructor of Clinical Practice/LCSW, LPC

    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. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation unless it is non-exempt.

    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.

    Total Compensation Calculator:

    ADA Statement:

    The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

    Background Check Statement:

    The University of Colorado 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.

    Vaccination Statement:

    CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program.


    Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

    Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20468 - CON-DEAN ADMINISTRATION

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Sep 29, 2023

    Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: College of Nursing HR Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00807792

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