Assistant Clinician

Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) – Reflections for Women Program has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Assistant Clinician – position.

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Examples of Work Performed:

The University of Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for an Assistant Substance/Behavioral Health Clinician position at the ARTs – Reflections Program for Women. Please note – Three (3) Overnight positions are available – (12:00AM – 8:00AM).

  • Observe, monitor, and intervene in drug/alcohol treatment through acting as a support staff to the Substance/Behavioral Health Clinician
  • Addressing client behaviors
  • Assure compliance with program structure
  • Address gender specific issues in a trauma informed approach
  • Assist with crisis intervention related to mental health and trauma needs
  • Monitor and assist mothers with basic infant care when infant wakes in middle of the night
  • Ensure infant safe sleep practices are adhered to
  • Filing and auditing of charts
  • Assure safety of staff and clients
  • Assist counselors with cognitive/behavioral approaches and assignments
  • Support, monitor and document urine screens and BA screens
  • Monitor and document medication for clients
  • Perform routine inspections of residential premises both inside and out as well as conduct facility walk throughs, including client room and bed checks
  • Perform contraband searches, fire drills and safety inspections
  • Identify and respond to crisis and notify immediate supervisor/work leader of any unusual circumstances and violation of program rules
  • Transport clients off site as needed, attend staff meetings and individual and/or group supervision, and trainings
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Note: This is an essential services position.  The incumbent is required to respond after hours during emergencies and report to work for regular assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess a Certified Addiction Counselor I (now known as a CAT) certification or higher
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, counseling psychology or a related field.
  • Experience working in a substance use disorder treatment program with adult female clients
  • Experience using an Electronic Medical Record

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire
  • Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check. Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
  • Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.
  • In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), ARTS cannot employ individuals who may have contact with residents who have (1) engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other Institution (as defined in 42 U.S. C. § 1997); (2) been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or (3) been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in (1-3) of this section.  Material omissions regarding such misconduct, or the provision of materially false information, shall be grounds for
  • Must be able to provide a copy of your diploma, transcripts, or certificates at the time of hire

Because this position requires direct observation of females submitting specimens for urinalysis and nightly bed checks of female clients, being female has been determined to be a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification and only females will be considered for the position.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $37,087 – $40,104

This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

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.


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PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Diversity and Equity:

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​.

The University of Colorado Denver | 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 and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)     Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Job Category: Health Care

Primary Location: Denver


Schedule: Full-time

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3738 W. Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236

Weekdays 7:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: 303.336.1600
Fax: 303.762.2181