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Director of the UCCS Aging Center

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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
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Director of the UCCS Aging Center - 32825 University Staff

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Welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

In affiliation with the UCCS Psychology Department, the UCCS Aging Center is seeking a full-time Director who will oversee all activities within the clinic and directly provide clinical services, training, and supervision. The Aging Center is a community-based mental health clinic for older adults and their families and a university psychology training clinic. The Aging Center serves more than 1000 older adults and caregivers with 3,000 hours of service annually through four core service centers: Memory and Cognitive Assessments, the Aging Families and Caregiver Program, Psychotherapy, and Neuropsychological assessments. The Director will lead the Aging Center staff and trainees. Principal responsibilities include oversight of clinical instruction, management of clinical and fiscal operations of the clinic, development and management of community collaborations and marketing, and collaboration with faculty on training models, goals, and strategies.

Who We Are

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of different offices and programs. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here: https://hr.uccs.edu/work-at-uccs.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number nine Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2023, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song "America the Beautiful" and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities. Find out more about living in Colorado Springs through the Visit Colorado Springs page: https://www.visitcos.com/.

Job Duties:

This position supervises the following:
  • Assistant to the Director
  • Business Manager
  • Psychologist
  • Project Manager
  • Care Advocate

Collaborative Relationships

This position works closely with the following areas:
  • Psychology Department
  • Gerontology Center
  • The Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging
  • Gift & Grant Funders
  • Community Clinical Training Partners [e.g., Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Pikes Peak Elder Justice Center (PPEJC), Peak View Behavioral Health]

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

Administrative:
  • Responsible for day-to day operations of the Aging Center
  • Develops and revises Policies and Procedures, including compliance with pertinent state and federal regulations and standards
  • Prepares, oversees, and administers annual operating budget
  • Manages expenses; oversees expenditures for equipment and supplies, devises systems for their use, and oversees appropriate use
  • Monitors billing and income to the Aging Center; generates external funding from partner agencies and foundations
  • Addresses emergencies or other situations (e.g., legal matters) that might affect the Aging Center
  • Provides space, equipment, and resources needed to fulfill the functions of the clinic
  • Writes reports as needed
  • Attend monthly meetings with various groups - Lane Center directors and clinical supervisors
  • Oversees completion of funded programs as Primary Investigator

Academic:
  • Collaborates with clinical faculty to meet the academic purposes of the Aging Center to support training and research
  • Coordinates research activities within the Aging Center
  • Recruits, interviews, and selects students for Practicum placement at the Aging Center
  • Provides clinical supervision to graduate level students
  • Supports efforts for interprofessional collaboration

Clinical Services and Training:
  • Ensures and monitors quality of clinical services delivered
  • Establishes standards for training and practice in congruence with accrediting bodies, state laws, and national standards for excellence
  • Coordinates referral of cases to clinical students, staff, and contractors
  • Provides Medicare services
  • Plans, coordinates, and provides clinical training during orientation (June) and monthly didactics (including topics on the Caregiver Family Therapy model)
  • Supports community outreach efforts and provides opportunities for students' community presentations

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Work Location: On-site

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at per year $100,000-115,000

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals
  • Mandatory retirement plans
  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent
  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

Tentative Search Timeline:
  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by March 15, 2024. However, this posting will remain open until filled.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of March 25, 2024.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of April 3 or April 10, 2024.
  • The potential employee start date is May 1, 2024.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

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.


Qualifications
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Education: PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology or related field (e.g., neuropsychology, geropsychology, counseling psychology)
  • Experience: Working with older adults, Medicare provider or Medicare-eligible provider
  • Special Skills: Currently licensed as psychologist in Colorado, or license eligible

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical Geropsychology
  • One or more years of experience supervising graduate level psychology students in geropsychology

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Special Instructions to Applicants: · Applications submitted by March 15, 2024, will receive full consideration. · Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at cu.edu/cu-careers (job #: 32825). · Official transcripts will be required upon hire. · Upon request, please be prepared to provide three to five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions: Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions: Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting. To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting: 1. A current resume. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time. 2. A cover letter that specifically addresses a) how your experience meets the job requirements and outlines qualifications; b) brief description of your leadership and clinical supervision style; and c) brief discussion of your professional diversity, equity, and inclusion values in a clinical training setting. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document for the search committee members to see your materials.

Job Category: Health Care

Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40077 - LAS-Psychology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 29, 2024

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Jessica Zamzow Posting Contact Email: jzamzow@uccs.edu Position Number: 00484901





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