Licensed Staff Counselor with Multicultural Focus

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 21, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Department of Human Resources encourages applications for a Licensed Staff Counselor with Multicultural Focus to join our outstanding team! The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) meets the psychological needs and well-being of university employees by providing culturally relevant counseling (1:1, couples, families), advising, and educational workshops.

This Counselor will specifically focus on identifying and supporting underserved and historically marginalized employees at the university. It is important that this position recognizes the effects that discrimination, prejudice, and systemic oppression has on marginalized individuals, and how these negative biases may lead to psychological trauma and stress.

This opportunity will also provide support and training in multiculturalism to FSAP staff to help ensure issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are considered in the services the FSAP office provides.

Based on our departmental, university goals, and dedication to diversity and inclusive excellence, we particularly welcome applications from candidates whose background/expertise and commitment reflect this work within and among communities that are historically underrepresented in counseling and mental health.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Human Resources at CU Boulder exists to build success through others as we all strive to achieve the goals and fulfill the mission of CU Boulder. We contribute leadership, ideas, and services that allow each person – whether an individual contributor or manager, a member of the faculty or staff – to do what they do…better.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Clinical Services
  • Provide individual, couples, and family counseling to employees.
  • Services are primarily offered within a brief therapy framework.
  • Provide crisis intervention, including suicide assessment, as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation via the electronic health record system.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community Engagement and Outreach
  • Identify, outreach, and develop relationships and programming for racial and ethnic populations that have historically underutilized mental health counseling.
  • Provide culturally responsive mental health services and outreach to UCB employees.
  • Develop and coordinate a culturally-competent campaign to de-stigmatize mental health.
  • Provide training and be a resource for diversity and inclusion work to employees.
  • Present at the Diversity and Inclusion Summit.
  • Liaison with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE).
  • Collect, analyze, and present relevant statistics regularly.

Supervision and Administration
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and case consultation with other team members.
  • Record client interventions and statistics by completing case notes, intake documents, and other documentation in a timely manner, as well as other duties as assigned.
  • Attend regular supervision with the clinical supervisor.
  • Provide support to FSAP master’s level counseling interns.

Professional Development
  • Join diversity action committees
  • Connect with local and national professional multicultural counseling journals and publications.
  • Attend multicultural counseling conferences, submitting presentations where possible.

Personal Growth
  • Engage in the self-work needed to uncover and dismantle personal biases.

What We Can Offer

The anticipated salary range is $51,000.00 - $65,000.00.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field from an accredited program.
  • Clinically licensed in the State of Colorado (Psychologist, LPC, LCSW, LMFT, or related) or transferable or eligible to the State of Colorado within six (6) months of the date of hire.
  • At least two (2) years of direct clinical experience.
  • Experience and interest providing clinical services for individuals from multicultural backgrounds and historically marginalized populations in mental health, including Black/African American, Asian American, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, and many others.
  • Experiencing conducting diversity and inclusion programming.

What You Will Need

  • Multicultural competence and humility.
  • Proven dedication to social justice and inclusivity.
  • Phenomenal interpersonal communication skills to build and maintain effective working relationships with clients and campus partners.
  • Role clarity in maintaining confidentiality in all job functions, all the while navigating possible dual relationships.
  • Strong administrative efficiency and organization.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with electronic record-keeping and documentation.
  • Experience working with a range of clinical issues, ranging across the spectrum of human experiences.
  • At least two (2) years of post-license experience providing direct clinical services.
  • Consultation and outreach experience or specific training and/or experience working with racial and ethnic populations who have historically underutilized counseling.
  • Experiencing providing counseling for an employee assistance program.
  • Experiencing working in a university or college setting.
  • Public speaking experience.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. A short essay (no more than 2 pages) that addresses the following statement:
    • Our department recognizes that our mission and ability to support a diverse employee population is strengthened by contribution from diverse perspectives and life experiences. This position emphasizes counseling and outreach responsibilities. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice, as well as how you apply this to your work. How will your life experiences and psychological theoretical orientation best support you in meeting the needs of underrepresented employees, particularly those from minoritized racial groups?

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by October 18, 2020 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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