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University of Colorado Encompass Therapist (OPEN RANK) in Aurora, Colorado

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine/Department of Psychiatry/ARTS/Adult Outpatient

Encompass Therapist (OPEN RANK)

Position #00216397– Requisition #23992

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers

  • The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.

  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.

  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

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.

Addiction Research and Treatment Services has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Substance Treatment Counselor (Open Rank) position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit www.cuanschutz.edu .

Jobs in this career family are responsible for performing a wide range of professional duties to support the university's teaching, research and/or service missions through the provision of health and wellness services, dealing with general, indirect patient care operations and management of healthcare services. Functions include hospital administration, healthcare regulatory compliance, patient relations, operational services, admissions, and medical records. Includes professional assignments in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, counseling and behavioral health, public health, dietetics and nutrition, other allied health fields, alternative medicine and therapies, and related disciplines.

Professionals at the entry level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. At the entry level, duties are limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals and are performed in a training and development capacity.

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. At the intermediate level, duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

Senior Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed fully independently.

Job Summary:

The University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS), is seeking applicants for a full-time Encompass therapist position in its adolescent continuum, Synergy Outpatient Services. The Clinician for this NIH-funded clinical effectiveness trial will receive training in Encompass: Integrated Treatment for Adolescents and Young Adults and participate in clinical team supervision in order to deliver this high-quality evidence-based treatment for adolescents with substance use disorders with fidelity. Encompass is an evidenced-based, integrated treatment for adolescents and young adults with substance use and mental health difficulties. It utilizes Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Contingency Management (CM). The Clinician will also engage in activities required to monitor treatment fidelity and retention (e.g., weekly on-line surveys, audio recording of treatment sessions), as well as qualitative research interviews regarding their perspectives on the treatment they are implementing.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Provide direct clinical treatment (to a caseload of 25 clients) using the Encompass treatment model and principles. This will include weekly individual therapy sessions lasting 50-60 minutes, in addition to periodic family therapy sessions, as clinically indicated. In addition, it will also require some engagement/contact with the adolescent and/or caregiver in between sessions. The treatment is manualized and sessions will be office-based and some may also occur via telehealth.

  • Given that this is substance use disorder treatment, urinalysis screens will also be administered weekly with the adolescent.

  • Use decision making skills in conducting a thorough assessment of the client and family, gather information on behaviors of concern and strengths in the family as well as any risks related to suicide and violence. Will also utilize structured assessment tools.

  • Balance job expectations around caseload, clinical contact and outcomes, case management (including paperwork) and any research related tasks.

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external teams and coordinate care as needed. This includes having knowledge of community resources to supplement therapeutic work.

  • Participate in training as well as ongoing clinical consultation. Engage in study activities required to monitor treatment fidelity and retention (e.g., weekly on-line surveys, audio recording of treatment sessions), as well as qualitative research interviews regarding their perspectives on the treatment they are implementing.

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.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Entry Professional:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution in psychology, social work, counseling, human services, or related field.

  • Eligibility to be credentialed as LAC, LPC, LCSW or LMFT with the State of Colorado within 2 years of hire.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

Professional:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution in psychology, social work, counseling, human services, or related field.

  • 1 year of professional level experience

  • Eligibility to be credentialed as LAC, LPC, LCSW or LMFT with the State of Colorado within 1 year of hire.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specific 1 year of experience.

Senior Professional:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution in psychology, social work, counseling, human services, or related field.

  • 2 years of professional level experience

  • Eligible to be credentialed as LAC, LPC, LCSW or LMFT with the State of Colorado

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis, but not for the specific 2 years of experience.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Competencies :

  • 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.

  • Conduct self in a professional manner with colleagues and outside organizations.

  • Remain objective while managing conflicting points of view.

  • Ability to develop appropriate therapeutic relationships with clients.

  • Ability to establish clear boundaries with clients.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and ability to learn software programs.

  • Experience using an Electronic Health Record.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado Driver's License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire.

  • Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check. Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

  • Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcoh ol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.

Note: This is an essential services position. The incumbent is required to respond after hours during emergencies and report to work for regular assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in psychology, social work, counseling, human services, or related field.

  • Registration with the Department of Regulatory Agencies to practice in Colorado.

  • One year of clinical experience treating families and/or adolescents.

  • Experience in treating substance use disorders.

  • Experience implementing evidence-based treatment interventions and participation in clinical supervision that includes assessment of fidelity and adherence measures

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range ( or hiring range ) for this position has been established at:

  • $47,025 to $51,000 (Entry Professional)

  • $51,175 to $54,000 (Professional)

  • $55,324 to $58,000 (Sr. Professional)

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range ( or hiring range ) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu ​.

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: Health Care

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Health Care

Department U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Posting Date Dec 7, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Alexis Devine

Posting Contact Email alexis.devine@cuanschutz.edu

Posting Number 00216397

Req ID: 23992

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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