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Behavioral Health Provider: Fort Lewis College - Student Health Center

Position Title: Behavioral Health Provider

Employer: Fort Lewis College - Student Health Center

Location: Durango, Colorado
Position Summary
The primary role of the Behavioral Health Provider will be to provide clinical consultations with primary care patients within the Student Health Center, working in concert with medical providers and mental health professionals on campus to provide an integrated approach to healthcare. This position works directly with the Counseling Center and collaboratively with Recreational Services, Student Wellness, and the Leadership Center to provide wrap-around care for students at Fort Lewis College.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or Mental Health Related Field
• Licensed to provide mental health counseling in Colorado by August 2019
• Minimum of two years post master’s experience in mental health counseling
• Minimum of 6 months experience in crisis evaluation, acute mental health issues, and severe and complex mental health issues

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working with college-age students
• Experience providing mental health counseling within a primary care facility
• Demonstrated experience in providing culturally competent services to a diverse client population
• Bilingual – Spanish and/or tribal languages
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with and respond to multiple constituencies both at the college and in the community
• Willingness to contribute to a team-oriented work environment
• Strong clinical and assessment skills
• Basic casework skills
• Possesses skills to provide vision, feedback and creativity to a growing and changing department
• Experience solving problems and dealing with a variety of variables
• Proven ability to interpret a variety of instruction in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
• Organizational and computer skills to manage timely and appropriate documentation

Major Responsibilities
• Provides screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment as needed
• Provides crisis intervention as needed
• Collaborates and consults with medical providers to track medication management as needed
• Works directly with other departments on campus to refer students to appropriate support services
• Manages suicide intervention trainings for all faculty and staff
• Assists Student Wellness Coordinator with outreach and promotion of on-campus health promotion and programming
• Provides direct support and training on mental health issues to Student Health Center staff
• Provides mental/behavioral health consultations for parents, staff, and faculty
• Keeps accurate and timely records on all contacts with clients
• Develops relationships and collaborate with other campus departments
• Supervises and facilitates training of graduate level mental health trainees/interns within the Student Health Center
• Perform other duties as assigned

Work Conditions
• Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers).
• Ability to work in a confined area.
• Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
• Ability to work in a fast paced and stressful environment.
• Ability to prioritize tasks in an ever-changing environment.
Salary range: $37,500 - $40,000 with an excellent benefits package.
Application Process
A complete application packet includes:
• Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
o Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
• Résumé
• Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Submit materials as ONE PDF file via email to:
Completed applications received by June 24, 2019 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts, and pass a background check.

About Employer:

The College and the Community Fort Lewis College, a selective public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,400 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Equal Opportunity

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment; applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

ADAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

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