Assistant Director Behavioral Health Team
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes applications for an Assistant Director of the Behavioral Health Team to manage the operations of the team within the health service clinics at Medical Services. The Behavioral Health Team is comprised of multidisciplinary clinicians responsible for providing a range of services to support the mental health care of CU students who present to the medical clinic.
This position provides development, oversight, and organization of all Behavioral Health services provided at CAPS/Medical Services. Services include crisis intervention and evaluation, brief assessments, interventions, and follow-up care, behavioral health-related workshops, and mental health consultation to medical services providers. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Associate Director of Clinical Services to continue to revise and develop clinic policies and procedures.
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
CAPS fosters the well-being of students and helps them succeed by providing a full range of clinical services, consultation, and outreach to the campus community. We also offer outstanding training to the next generation of mental health professionals. CAPS is a multicultural, multidisciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff. We are committed to affirming diversity and seek to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone we serve.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Administrative and Program Development
- Collaborate with the Associate Director of Clinical Services to revise, develop and expand CAPS’ mental health services including crisis intervention and evaluation, brief assessments, interventions, and follow-up care for students.
- Collaborate with CAPS and Wardenburg partners in the development and assessment of collaborative services.
- Provide in person and/or telehealth intervention/assessment to students being seen in the medical clinic who have indicated mental health concerns through assessments including safety and brief functional assessments, behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and clinical case management.
- Develop strengths-based crisis and treatment plans that are responsive to client goals and promote resiliency and engagement with formal mental health services and support resources within the CU Boulder community.
- Support student populations who are traditionally underserved by current systems to increase motivation for, and reduce barriers to, engaging in recommended mental health and support services.
Crisis Care Coordination:
- Provide crisis consultation to clinic staff in emergent situations and ongoing care of high acuity clients.
- Collaborate with multiple third-party agencies, university departments, and members of the student’s community (family, friends, faculty, etc.) to assess crisis reports and recommend appropriate crisis responses.
- Support students who are contacted by first responders and/or transported to hospital/crisis units to provide collateral information for continuity of care and coordinate aftercare.
- Develop collaborative working relationships with police, first responders, and local hospitals/crisis centers. Coordinate welfare checks and psychiatric holds.
- Coordinate referrals for resources internal and external to CU Boulder. Engage in collaboration and relationship building with community mental health resources and other CU Boulder departments to ensure outstanding care for CU Boulder students when referred.
- Provide leadership to the team and clinical supervision to CAPS trainees, including coaching and performance evaluations for team members. Provide urgent or emergency consultation and support to clinical team members during patient crisis situations.
- Support Associate Director of Clinical Services in completing peer reviews.
What We Can Offer
Starting salary is dependent on licensure and experience. For MSW/LPC's, salary range is $73,538 - $100,497; for psychologists: $98,942 - $135,214.
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What We Require
- Licensed as a Psychologist or LCSW or LPC or LMFT in the state of CO by date of hire.
- 2 years of professional experience providing psychotherapy and psychological assessment in a mental health setting as a licensed clinician.
- 1 year of supervisory experience, including providing group and individual supervision to staff.
- Experience providing crisis assessment and interventions.
- Experience providing consultations to faculty and staff.
- Experience providing brief therapy.
What You Will Need
- Excellent interpersonal skills with a history of strong collaboration and team involvement.
- Basic digital literacy and experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
- Demonstrated commitment to multicultural competence and social justice issues.
- Knowledge of Federal and State standards regarding mental health.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Experience with Program Coordination and Development.
- Two years of experience providing mental health services to a college or university student population.
- Experience in data gathering and analysis.
- Experience working within an integrated care model.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
- 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 student population is strengthened by contributions from diverse perspectives and life experiences. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice, as well as how you apply this to your work.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by April 19, 2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu