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University of Colorado Mentor Supervisor (Kempe Center) in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse & Neglect

Mentor Supervisor

Position #00764672 – Requisition #16772

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY

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.

*The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect//has an opening for a part-time (.60-.75FTE) University Staff (unclassified) Mentor Supervisor (Academic Services Principal Professional) position. *


The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care./Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here/

Position Emphasis:

The Mentor Supervisor co-directs the Fostering Healthy Futures (FHF) program in conjunction with the Group Supervisor. The individual will oversee the implementation of the FHF mentoring program and will be responsible for the supervision and training of all graduate level students (“mentors”). This is a part-time position, between .60-.75 FTE. This position is dependent upon available funding.

Fostering Healthy Futures (FHF) is a positive youth development program for preadolescent youth, ages 9 to 11, at risk for or in out-of-home care. The program uses a combination of screening assessments, individual mentoring, and group-based skills training to promote healthy development and reduce risk factors for adverse outcomes.

Examples of Work:

  • Supervise graduate student interns (“mentors”) (each of whom spend 18-20 hours/week on field placement)

  • Typical weekly responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

o Provide individual supervision for each mentor (approximately 8-10 hours per week)

o Provide group supervision including debrief and dinner sessions with Group Supervisors (approximately 4 hours per week)

o Plan and attend weekly seminar for mentors (approximately 3 hours per week)

o Co-facilitate Administrative Meetings for mentors on issues including upcoming activities, paperwork completion, preparation of children for program breaks, etc. (approximately ½ hour per week)

o Attend Sparks Meeting with Group Supervisor and mentors (1 hour/biweekly)

o Attend clinical meeting with Group Supervisor to coordinate future weeks’ seminars, prepare for skills group, and discuss clinical issues (approximately 2 hour per week)

o Review mentors’ documentation before weekly supervision

o Ensure mentors are completing required documentation in a timely manner

  • Ongoing duties with variable time commitments:

o Conduct family visits to enroll youth and families in FHF program

o Plan and co-lead 3-day orientation for mentors

o Attend meetings (e.g. IEPs, clinical planning, Family Group Decision Making)

o Complete intern/mentor evaluations required by universities for course credit

o Monitor mentor paperwork for clinical content, style, and completeness

o Manage mentors’ evaluations of the training program

o Serve as a liaison with caseworkers, therapists, and school personnel

o Provide case management to ensure children’s needs are met, especially for urgent/acute clinical matters and/or when hotline reporting may be necessary

o On-call after hours for mentors should crises arise in the field

o Conduct ongoing outreach to graduate programs; cultivate intern applicant interest and screening; conduct prospective intern/mentor interviews

o Communicate with field supervisors from mentors’ graduate schools

o Co-manage daily operations of program including, but not limited to, problem solving clinical challenges and arranging for the replacement of child participants or mentors if the need arises

Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support for the teaching and/or educational service missions of the university. Functions include academic, advising/counseling, student personnel administration, recruitment and admissions, registration, financial aid, faculty affairs, library services, curriculum administration, and others involving direct support of the educational mission of an academic unit.

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PLEASENOTE: Candidates may be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

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.


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Diversity and Equity:

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TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusis 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 and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusis 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work

  • Licensed clinical Social Worker

  • Minimum 3 years supervising graduate students, therapists, counselors, or any combination

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior knowledge and/or experience with Fostering Healthy Futures (FHF)

  • Experience working with maltreated and child welfare populations

  • Experience with children who have emotional and behavioral challenges

  • Experience providing supervision to clinical students, working with field placement liaisons, and/or providing didactic training

  • Experience implementing social emotional curriculum with children

  • Experience implementing evidence-based programs


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution

  • Outstanding customer service skills

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion

  • Strong working knowledge of current Social Work principles

  • Ability and enthusiasm to teach and supervise mentors

  • Ability to be flexible and work well within a dynamic team environment

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

Job: *Academic Services

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Mentor Supervisor (Kempe Center)

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 16772