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Outreach Coordinator, Mental Health Therapist, Staff Psychologist/Psychologist Candidate

University of Northern Colorado
Job Location:
Greeley, 80639
Counseling and Psychological Services


COMPENSATION RANGE: 60,694.00 - 73,005.00 USD per year

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Professional Administrative

DEPARTMENT: Counseling Center Operation


BENEFITS: UNC's Career Hub

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/10/2024

Position Summary

The Mental Health Therapist/Staff Psychologist/Psychologist Candidate and Outreach Coordinator is part of a team of mental health professionals in our IACS-accredited Counseling Center dedicated to providing confidential, accessible, and culturally responsive mental health services and programs to UNC students as well as to UNC faculty/staff utilizing the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Team members tailor interventions to clients' individual strengths and needs. This position provides individual, couples and group counseling services to a caseload of clients, as well as consultation services in support of meeting students' academic and personal needs. This position provides guidance and support to students, staff, and faculty to ensure that community behavioral health needs are met with compassion, respect, and cultural sensitivity. This position coordinates mental health education and outreach programming for the campus community. This position is part of a team that is committed to addressing health inequities. The UNC Counseling Center is a part of the UNC Department of Student Affairs and strives to implement practices to remove barriers to care, create belonging among community members, and support student success.

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services (SAES) is a forward-thinking student success operation committed to its role as the leading custodial unit guiding the student experience at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). Staff members within the Division are expected to positively contribute to our mission of supporting students in the co-curricular environment and provide an experience that inspires students academically, intellectually, personally, and emotionally.

Job Duties

45% (20 hours): This position provides crisis/drop in counseling hours and ongoing clinical mental health counseling and psychological services for students and for staff/faculty utilizing EAP services. This professional provides individual, couples, and group counseling. The position provides culturally sensitive and informed mental health assessment and services, e.g., related to developing effective treatment plans, safety plans, and making appropriate referrals for clients. This position communicates and coordinates with campus partners to serve student clients when appropriate releases of information are in place. Clinical services may be provided at the Counseling Center and/or within a liaison role in other spaces at UNC to support students with marginalized identities in increasing access to services. Licensed staff provide the above services without weekly clinical supervision, while unlicensed staff engage in weekly clinical supervision designed to support service delivery.

30% (12 hours): This position is responsible for coordinating mental health education and outreach programming for the UNC community. This position provides direct consultation and outreach services to students, faculty, staff, and campus partners related to mental health issues and student concerns. This position may serve on university committees or subcommittees to support general mental wellness initiatives within the UNC campus community or provide liaison hours to key campus partners. This position develops and presents workshops on topics related to mental health and student success, and attends campus events to promote awareness of services offered at the UNC Counseling Center. This person may have special responsibility providing consulting services as a liaison to a cultural center, resource center, athletics, or the Center for Human Enrichment.

10% (4 hours): This position maintains timely and thorough documentation of activities, maintains knowledge of ethical and legal standards of care, provides all services in keeping with these standards, and obtains appropriate continuing education to maintain professional license and develop professional skills. This position contributes to the continued development and improvement of center policies and procedures and works collaboratively with the Executive Director, Clinical Director, Training Director, Office Manager, and other clinical staff.

5%-15% (2-4 hours): This position provides ongoing consultation to other Counseling Center staff. This position consults with Center leadership routinely and stays grounded in current practices and procedures of the Counseling Center. The position exchanges relevant information with other staff so that staff in leadership roles can support supervisees related to administrative supervision. In addition, licensed staff may

  1. provide clinical supervision to practicum students, interns, unlicensed staff working toward licensure, or other hourly clinical staff; and
  2. may engage in activities that support training program accreditation, including but not limited to, direct supervision, supervision preparation work, reviewing and providing feedback on clinical documentation, completing evaluations of supervisees clinical work, and providing feedback related to administrative evaluations.

As needed this position would collaborate with other Counseling Center staff to execute essential work duties of the Office Manager when the Office Manager is not available.

This position is designed to be a full-time position. However, we can accommodate candidates who wish to only work the equivalent of four days each week. In the latter case, the pay below would be prorated 80%.

Salary Range dependent on education level:
Master's Degree - $60,694 - $64,694 Doctorate Level - $69,005 - $73,005

Minimum Qualifications

  • A person hired into this position as a Licensed Psychologist or Psychologist Candidate must have a doctoral degree that qualifies them for licensure (or future licensure) in Colorado as a psychologist. A Mental Health Therapist hired into this position must have a minimum of a Master's degree in counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, or other closely related field that qualifies them for licensure either currently or in the future as a counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist in Colorado.
  • One year of counseling experience (at a minimum a candidate should have completed multiple practica and/or internships in providing counseling to a client population).
  • Experience providing clinical services to diverse populations.
  • Experience planning, delivering and evaluating outreach or consultation activities.
  • Experience responding to and managing client crises.
  • Prefer at least one year experience working in a university counseling center.
  • Must obtain license as a counselor, social worker, marriage and family therapist or psychologist in Colorado within 24 months of hire.

Strong, specialized skills are required to perform the following clinical responsibilities:

  • Must be able to provide high-quality clinical services, including mental health assessment, and individual, couples and group counseling.
  • Must be able to provide effective counseling services to clients from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, religious, ability, sexual and gender identities.
  • Must be able to develop appropriate treatment plans.
  • Must be able to build professional relationships with referral sources.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with center staff.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be able to develop, deliver and evaluate outreach programming.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent case management skills.
  • Must have skills in consulting and crisis intervention.
  • Must possess strong oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have basic word-processing, presentation, and e-mail computer skills and have ability to learn Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must have an ability to accurately assign DSM-V-TR diagnoses.
  • Individual must be able to function well under stress and work as a team player with other members of the department and the university.

Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans for all full-time positions. Employees at UNC receive sick leave, and other leave options may be available based on position. Full-time employees are eligible to receive tuition waiver benefits, as well as dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

About UNC
The University of Northern Colorado is a public doctoral/research institution located in Greeley, Colorado. UNC's commitment to education began in 1889 and continues to be a transformational force for our students. According to CollegeNet's Social Mobility Index, UNC ranked #1 in social mobility (2022). UNC is also committed to providing our faculty and staff with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. Please visit UNC's Career Hub,to learn more about UNC's strategic plan, school programs, and employee benefits. Go Bears!

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The University of Northern Colorado believes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is the pathway to achieving an inclusive community and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. UNC supports the growth of individuals who care about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability - to honor the intersectionality of our campus. Please visit UNC's Career Hub to learn more about UNC's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

AAEO Employer
The University of Northern Colorado is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body.

The University will not engage in unlawful discrimination in employment or educational services against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is the University's policy to prohibit discrimination in employment or educational services on the basis of sexual orientation or political affiliation. The University will likewise take affirmative action to ensure that student applicants and enrolled students are treated during the enrollment at the University without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. Such affirmative action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff, retirement, or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. Furthermore, the University will post in conspicuous places, notice setting forth the provisions of this University's Equal Opportunity Policy.

Federal regulations require that the University of Northern Colorado retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

Background Check
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.

Clery Act
In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. A paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

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