University of Colorado Clinical Counselor in Denver, Colorado

*University of Colorado | CU Denver *

Student and Community Counseling Center

Clinical Counselor

Position #700547 – Requisition 15732

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY

The University of Colorado Denver l 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 Student and Community Counseling Center has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Clinical Counselor position.

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown.Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. /Read CU Denver Quick Facts here/.

Position Emphasis:

The Clinical Counselor is a therapist in the CU-Denver Student and Community Counseling Center. This position provides culturally responsive mental health services and outreach to CU Denver students. The Clinical Counselor provides direct individual, couple and family counseling, outreach and prevention for CU Denver students. This position facilitates group counseling, conducts client intake evaluations, assesses and triages walk-in clients at the Center, and keeps accurate, timely records that comply with all state laws and ethical guidelines. The Clinical Counselor provides prevention programming and mental health wellness services, and provides consultation and training for other campus groups, faculty and staff about the mental health needs of CU Denver students. This position participates in weekly staff meetings, and marketing, outreach, and campus awareness activities as requested.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

PLEASE NOTE:Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position has been established at $50,000 to $56,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

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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*Minimum Qualifications: *

  • A master’s degree in a counseling related field from an accredited institution.

  • Licensure as a mental health professional in Colorado (psychologist, LPC, LMFT, LCSW)

  • 1 year of professional level experience working directly with a college student population in a clinical capacity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with undergraduate and graduate college students

  • Multicultural counseling training, experience, and demonstrated competence

  • History of work with addictions and prevention programming, trauma, and other mental health concerns

  • Experience working with marketing through internet and social media

  • Familiarity with Titanium electronic record system


  • 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.

  • Mental health knowledge, experience, and skill in working with college populations and their families

  • Ability to provide short-term psychotherapy

  • Ability to work as part of multidisciplinary treatment team

  • Ability to provide culturally sensitive counseling for clients of diverse backgrounds, including race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, and socio-economic status

Diversity and Equity:

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

The University of Colorado Denver | 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.

Job: *Student Services

Organization: *D0001 -- Denver Campus

Title: Clinical Counselor

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 15732