Mental Health Counselor – Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Focus

CSU Health Network,

Counseling Services at the CSU Health Network
Last Posted:

Tue, Sep 14th, '21


For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Sep 14th, '21

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  • Full Time

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.

Direct Service:

  • 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

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:

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

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. 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: 



  • Minimum of a master’s degree or doctorate degree in a mental health related field (counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling psychology or closely related field)
  • Applicable mental health license acquired in Colorado, or the ability obtain one, within three months of employment


  • Two years of experience providing alcohol and other drug treatment services

Special Requirement

For the protection of patients and staff, the CSU Health Network follows CDC guidelines for employee health. Vaccinations must be up-to-date according to CSU Health Network Employee Health policy, or you must be willing to become current with requirements.



  • Experience providing mental health and substance use counseling to individuals, couples, and groups
  • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience providing clinical supervision
  • Experience working with mandated populations
  • Experience working with college age individuals

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the lived experience of persons with historically marginalized identities
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and experience with the treatment of individuals with marginalized identities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze policies, programs, and initiatives to make recommendations for quality improvement

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


Proposed Annual Salary Range:  $57,757 - 69,357

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 in the following University benefit areas: &


Applicants needing assistance to submit application may contact Valerie Lewis at 

Complete applications must include: 

  • A cover letter addressing Required Job Qualifications, Preferred Job Qualifications and Essential Job Duties 
  • Resume 
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references within your application 

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Sunday, September 26, 2021. 

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.