The position of Mental Health Counselor – Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Focus provides mental health services for Colorado State University students. Responsibilities include the support of alcohol and other drug treatment services, general clinical services, graduate training, and some outreach programming.
This position reports to the Director of Specialty Counseling Services and serves as a staff member in Drugs, Alcohol, and You (DAY) Programs.
- Provides AOD treatment to individuals and supports treatment programs by serving as a clinician/case manager on a multi-disciplinary team
- Provides on-call screening/triage services within a counseling center setting
- Provides behavioral health consultations within a primary care clinic setting
- Conducts intakes and assessment services
- 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
- Provides supervision of assigned trainees in accordance with training policies and procedures
Professional and Administrative Responsibilities:
- Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations and underrepresented students
- Assumes responsibility for coordination of a treatment team, clinical service or training area as needed
- Develops specialty/expertise in a clinical or training area
- Mentors new professionals and acts as a senior consultant to staff and trainees
- Maintains accurate and timely documentation for all clinical interactions and consultations
- Attends staff meetings
- Serves on internal and external committees
- Follows agency policies and procedures consistent with state mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, best practices and HIPAA
- Participates in Health Network quality improvement activities
- Other responsibilities as assigned
ABOUT CSU HEALTH NETWORK
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-grant 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.
Colorado State University is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. For the health of our university community, the use of smoking, vaping or tobacco products is prohibited on CSU grounds or in buildings.
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees: https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf.
CSU Health Network
The CSU Health Network (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 http://www.health.colostate.edu.
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. We have a Multicultural Counseling Team which serves those with historically marginalized 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: http://health.colostate.edu/services/counseling-services/.