Senior Clinical Instructor

University of Colorado

Senior Clinical Instructor  31369 



University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Psychiatry

Job Title: Therapist- Student Resident Mental Health

Clinical Sr. Instructor

Position #:00816373 – Requisition #:31369  

Job Summary:

The therapist at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Student and Resident Mental Health (SRMH) will join the team with responsibilities for mental health care of our graduate and doctoral level health professional students, residents, and fellows.  The primary responsibility of this clinician is to provide individual and group therapy for adult students dealing with psychosocial stressors, and mental health and substance use problems. . Additional responsibilities include leadership in program development and coordination of and participation in outreach efforts. SRMH is a clinical service in operation since 2008 and provides and coordinates mental health and wellness services to approximately 4500 health professional students and more than 1000 CU GME and Denver Health residents and fellows.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist learners with coordination of care and admission to a higher level of care as needed.
  • Provide consultation for faculty and staff.
  • Lead treatment/therapy groups.
  • Evaluate crisis situations and take appropriate action to ensure client safety and the safety of all clinic users.
  • Develop a treatment plan with each patient to include health promotion, disease prevention, patient education, appropriate use of psychotropic medications, self-care, provision of appropriate follow-up, and referral to other needed services and therapies.
  • Provide general outpatient treatment via individual and group therapy, case management, crisis management, skill building and psychoeducation.
  • Document patient visits using an electronic medical record within 24-hours of the visit.
  • Develop programmatic benchmarks and outcomes of effectiveness.
  • Participate in quality and performance assessment projects.
  • Develop and/or organize wellness talks, courses, and consultation processes.
  • Provide outreach to the University’s schools, college, and programs. 
  • Participate in other programs and service development.
  • Provide case management and care coordination with providers of service including but not limited to primary care providers, school personnel, family members, other mental health team members, campus and community resources, and peer assistance programs (CPHP and Peer Assistance).
  • Participate in scheduled individual supervision, health team meetings, interdisciplinary work groups, staff meetings, and other required meetings.
  • Utilize best practices and provide all treatment within appropriate limits.  Complete and follow through with financial and clinical information necessary to ensure reimbursement for provided services.
  • Demonstrate high quality customer service focus, excellent communication, and professionalism with clinic users, co-workers, and representatives from outside agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Why Join Us:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System, is the major academic medical center in the Rocky Mountain region. The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to the University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Veterans Affairs Hospital, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive biomedical research and clinical care centers in the western United States. With world-class health sciences research, educational and clinical facilities, the CU School of Medicine has established distinctive and highly productive programs.  

The SRMH team members include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and a psychiatric advance practice provider. The team provides initial psychiatric evaluations, ongoing mental health care, and referrals as necessary. SRMH supports the missions of all the schools, helping them effectively address mental health issues that arise in their programs or with their students.  The therapist will coordinate with the CU Anschutz CARE team, student services, the Student Health Promotions Manager, and other school faculty and staff as needed.

The SRMH therapist will be expected to work at least one evening a week (until 8pm).  Otherwise, the typical schedule is M-F, 8am-5pm. The therapist will provide both in-person and telehealth appointments. 

CU Anschutz Psychiatry Student and Resident Mental Health  

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit: .

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado 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, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Department Of Psychiatry Diversity Equity Inclusion Information:

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is to hold the Department of Psychiatry’s faculty, staff, and trainees accountable for promoting a culture of inclusive excellence and respect.  We are committed to continuous education, sustaining cultural humility, and action related to DEI topics including systematic review of policies and procedures to ensure they are in alignment with the DOPsych DEI mission and vision.  


Minimum Qualifications:  

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.  

Clinical Senior Instructor:

  • 1-3 years of related clinical experience at rank or equivalent experience. 
  • Minimum degree qualifications: LCSW, LPC, LMFT.
  • Candidates must have a master’s degree in social work, counseling, or a related field from an accredited University. 
  • Candidates must have a Colorado clinical license or be license eligible for LCSW, LPC, or LAC/CAC in addition to one of these licenses is preferred. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ clinical experience with adults in a mental health setting/agency.
  • Candidates must have a Colorado clinical license or be license eligible for LCSW, LPC, or LAC/CAC in addition to one of these licenses is preferred.
  • Prior training and experience with cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing.
  • Experience as a clinician is paramount. In addition, leadership skills and experience in program development, excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills, and experience in wellness are preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be knowledgeable about adult student mental health.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity and work effectively with a diverse population of staff, faculty, and patients.
  • Must have skills in risk assessment including suicide and violence risk assessment.
  • Expertise in clinical assessment and therapeutic interventions with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
  • Must be comfortable with case management and coordination of care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understand of primary care-behavioral health integrated programs, including fundamental elements of co-located and/or fully integrated services.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to learn and use an Electronic Medical Record.
  • Must develop knowledge about health schools on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
  • Must be able to work closely and collaboratively with students and faculty.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with all constituencies in the Department of Psychiatry including Departmental Chair, Program Directors, and administrative staff.
  • Should be comfortable developing wellness programs and with public speaking.
  • Self-directed and flexible.
  • Must remain credentialed by the health plans and ensure credentialing materials stay current.
  • Experience with telehealth appointments.
  •       The Therapist will have the professional and personal qualities to work effectively with faculty, administrators, and students.
  •       The clinician will be passionate about the importance of learners’ well-being in professional health. Faculty appointments in the Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry are commensurate with experience and qualifications.


How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

1.      A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position.

2.      Curriculum vitae / Resume

3.      Five professional references including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address.

Questions should be directed to: Matthew Nichols, [email protected].  

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at .

Screening of Applications Begins:


Immediately and continues until 10/07/2023 at 11:59pm.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range ) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:

·         Sr. Instructor: $62,000 to $80,000.

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 unless it is non-exempt.

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.

Total Compensation Calculator:

ADA Statement:

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 [email protected] ​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado 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.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases . If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program



      Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References 
Job Category
: Faculty 
Primary Location
: Aurora 
: Part-time 
Posting Date
: Oct 2, 2023 
Unposting Date
: Oct 8, 2023, 1:59:00 AM 
Posting Contact Name: Matthew Nichols 
Posting Contact Email: [email protected] 
Position Number: 00816373

To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.