Mental Health Counselor

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
04 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University

Colorado State University is a public research university founded in 1870 and located in Fort Collins, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The university is the state’s land-grant university, and the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. As a land-grant institution, it is in the DNA of Colorado State University to promote education to anyone with the motivation and ability to earn a degree.

Our State is Colorado, but our Colorado State University Rams are built on a global scale. We unite in Fort Collins, where our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences strengthen our community. Fort Collins is a community that blends education and industry, hard work and recreation, tradition and progress. True to our land-grand beginnings, we’re focused on practical solutions for today and tomorrow.

Colorado State University employs over 7,000 full and part-time faculty, exempt and non-exempt professionals, and classified staff. The current enrollment is approximately 33,058 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students. The University has approximately 2,000 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Colorado State University, also known as CSU, offers more than 150 degrees in eight colleges. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in 65 fields of study, with master’s degrees in 55 fields. Colorado State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine.

CSU Health Network

The CSU Health Network at Colorado State University provides a full range of cost effective mental health and primary care medical services on campus, referral for community specialty care, and comprehensive health education and prevention services programming. Services such as physical therapy, dentistry, and optometry are available. The CSU Health Network is active in creating a healthy campus environment to support learning and success. For more information about the CSU Health Network at Colorado State University, see

Counseling Services

Counseling Services at the CSU Health Network provides clinical services, outreach and consultation and training services. Our professional staff includes licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional counselors, as well as graduate student staff from each of these disciplines. Our staff provides high quality mental health and substance use services that are easily accessible and support student success. We are dedicated to affirming respect, compassion, and acceptance for all, and we celebrate diversity with regard to all backgrounds and identities. Counseling Services supports the education and prevention mission of the CSU Health Network through presentations and training on mental health topics. Through outreach and consultation, we create collaborative relationships with offices serving students typically underrepresented in higher education and mental health services. Our training program provides post degree fellowship, internship, and practicum training to graduate students in psychology, social work, counseling, and student affairs. We recognize the importance of quality supervision and training in the education of future mental health professionals. For more information about CSU Health Network and Counseling Services, go to:

Position Summary

The position of Mental Health Counselor provides mental health services for Colorado State University students. Responsibilities include clinical services, graduate training, and outreach programming. This position reports to the Director of Counseling Services.

CSU offers full benefits which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement programs and more. The University’s Commitment to Campus benefits program offers a wide range of programs, discounts and special benefits available to eligible faculty and staff. For more detailed information about CSU benefits, visit and

Required Job Qualifications

  • Completed master’s degree in mental health counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy
  • Licensed as a Professional Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado or another State
  • Demonstrated commitment to, knowledge of, and experience with culturally diverse communities

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to, knowledge of, and experience with treatment of individuals with marginalized identities
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy at individual, group and/or community level
  • Experience providing mental health counseling to individuals and couples
  • Experience facilitating therapy groups
  • Experience providing outreach and consultation
  • Experience as a behavioral health consultant in an integrated care setting
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills, including experience with electronic health records

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Direct Service Duty/Responsibility

  • Provides on-call screening/triage services within a counseling center setting
  • Provides behavioral health consultations within a primary care clinic setting
  • Conducts intakes
  • Provides individual and couple counseling/psychotherapy
  • Facilitates interpersonal process, theme, support, and psycho-educational groups
  • Responds to campus crises
  • Provides after-hours crisis coverage as needed
  • Provides outreach, liaison, and consultation services consistent with the mission of Counseling Services
  • May develop formal teaching relationships with academic departments when consistent with the mission of Counseling Services
  • Provides supervision of assigned trainees in accordance with training policies and procedures

Percentage Of Time 70% Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Administrative Responsibilities Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation for all clinical interactions and consultations
  • Attends staff meetings
  • Serves on internal and external committees

Percentage Of Time 30% Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Additional Expectations Duty/Responsibility

  • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations and underrepresented students
  • Follows agency policies and procedures consistent with state mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, best practices, and HIPAA
  • Represents CSU at regional and national conferences as funding allows
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Percentage Of Time 0

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications must include:

  1. A cover letter addressing Required Job Qualifications, Preferred Job Qualifications and Essential Job Duties.
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Applicants needing assistance to submit application may contact Austin Hunt at

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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.