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Licensed Counselor

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$53,769.00 - $53,769.00
Closing date
Aug 13, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Details

The Wolfpack Counseling Center provides individual counseling in a professional and confidential setting that meets the  psychological, emotional and developmental needs of students as they pursue their academic goals. They promote the psychological and emotional well-being of students and enhancement of students' academic and personal functioning.

The Counseling Center educates students regarding their emotional well-being and methods to maintain well­ being to enable the students to successfully meet academic, developmental and leadership goals.

This is a part-time, 73% FTE position.


 Description of Job: The counselor provides individual counseling to students, couples counseling when applicable and group counseling on occasion. The counselor will develop a diagnostic impression, treatment plan and goals with the individual student and document same. Documentation will include initial intake, treatment plan, goals and progress toward goals. Documentation will be in the Electronic Health Record and will reflect necessary information to allow billing for reimbursement, utilizing Medicare guidelines for mental health care visits.
Collaboration with other members of the mental health care and health care team will  allow the counselor to provide the highest level of care, refer when appropriate and determine level of care to meet the student's needs.

Primary Duties
  • Provide individual counseling services to students by completing initial intake information, establishing a diagnostic impression, developing a treatment plan with goals and determining progress toward individual  student's goals.
  • Collaborate with other counselors, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychiatrist  and, Director of Wolfpack Counseling Center to ensure the appropriate level of care is utilized to best meet the needs of the students. Refer for psychological testing when applicable and/or to other mental    health care providers to ensure the best outcome for the student.
  • Provide crisis intervention on campus in the event a student is imminently a  danger to self or others and arrange transport for immediate evaluation and    treatment in a safe environment for the student. This includes completing documentation of behaviors, impression, acuity of student need and reasons for transport.
  • Documentation of intake information, diagnostic impression, treatment plan and goals for individual students. Document progress toward goals in each session. Document interventions utilized to meet the goals and demonstrate progress in the treatment plan.
  • Documentation will be completed in the Electronic Health Care record and will follow Medicare guidelines for documentation of mental health issues. This requires a diagnostic impression or diagnosis, treatment plan with goals, documentation of visits to include behaviors of student and progress toward goals.
  • Determine need for referral for other services in the event that progress is not being shown and/or the student demonstrates the need for other services, i.e. psychological testing, medication, psychiatric intervention.
  • Provide education for student, faculty and staff regarding mental health  issues. This may include, but is not limited to, providing educational information and training to Residence Assistants, Hall Directors, Desk Attendants, student athletes, Greek Life and in classroom participation.
  • Attend staff meetings, department meetings and division meetings to assess how counseling is assisting in meeting departmental, divisional and university mission and goals.
  • Attend continuing education opportunities to enhance knowledge base and maintain licensure and/or certification, if applicable.


 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights: Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in social work, psychology or counseling
  • Successful completion of CACREP certification.
  • Licensure as LCSW or LPC in  the state of Colorado.
  • Electronic Health Care record experience or ability to adapt to   the EHR.
  • Two or more years of individual, couples and/or group counseling.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree.
  • Other certification in specialty counseling beneficial.


 Supplemental Information: All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. unofficial or official transcripts showing degree conferred; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
Applications submitted without the required attachments above or an application not completed in its entirety will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, July 3, 2021 will be given full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
 CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  
 Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
 At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans
  •  About Pueblo, Colorado 
     The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
     CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
     The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
     Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
     It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or
     In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: 
     Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.
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