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Behavioral Health Counselor

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 91403
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2023

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UCHealth is committed to expanding access to much needed behavioral health services. As a part of this commitment, a new 40 bed inpatient behavioral health program will be opening at the University of Colorado Hospital in 2023. This program will include two 20 bed adult units serving mood and thought disorders and a refractory depression program including ECT. We are looking for behavioral health clinicians who would like to join us in providing trauma-informed and evidence-based care in a healing, state of the art care environment. As a behavioral health clinician at UCHealth you will be a part of an interdisciplinary treatment team providing innovative patient-centered care to those experiencing mental health crisis. Whether an experienced behavioral health clinician or just starting in the field, UCHealth provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of a new program to establish and work in a collaborative and supportive working environment.

Work Schedule:Full Time, Part Time and PRN positions are available.


Behavioral Health Clinical Therapist

  • Minimum Required Education: Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Addiction Counselor (ACD), or other licensure/certification may be acceptable as approved by department leadership.
  • Minimum Experience: Preferred: 2 years’ relevant experience.

The pay range for this position is:$31.61 - $47.41/ hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

Behavioral Health Counselor


  • Minimum Required Education: Master's Degree.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPC-C), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate (LMFT-C), or Licensed Social Worker (LSW).
  • Minimum Experience: Preferred: 2 years’ relevant experience.

The pay range for this position is:$29.54 - $44.31/ hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • 5 year incentive bonus
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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