School Counselor Part-Time, Ricks Center

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Teacher (Pre K-8)

Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is a Preschool to Grade 8 school serving the needs of gifted children since 1984. Ricks Center offers a progressive model of education focused on developing the intellectual, social, emotional, creative and physical needs of the gifted child. Our diverse student body benefits from small class sizes, expert teachers, a wide range of content offerings, integrated curriculum, and a focus on community, care and engagement.

Position Summary

We seek a school counselor to provide group and individual student support in social-emotional development for students who are identified as gifted and twice-exceptional. The school counselor will work closely in collaboration with the school psychologist to support the school in coordination of student services. This is a part-time, non-benefited position, approximately 10-20 hours per week for the 2022-2023 school year.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Work with classrooms, small groups, and individual students on social skills, self-regulation, problem solving, mental health and wellbeing.
  • Support students’ social and emotional development through the implementation of Tier 1 classroom interventions or targeted, short-term Tier 2 interventions.
  • Consult with teachers and parents regarding classroom accommodations and modifications to meet the social and emotional needs of students.
  • Meet regularly with the Student Support Team to address students’ social-emotional needs, as well as individual classroom and school needs.
  • Attend meetings with teachers or parents.
  • Collect data (through surveys or progress-monitoring tools) for Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in School Counseling
  • CDE Special Services Provider License – School Counseling Preferred Qualifications
  • 3-5 years of experience in school settings
  • Previous experience with gifted and twice-exceptional populations of students
  • Previous experience in independent/private school setting

Hourly Range

The hourly range for this position is $35-50.


The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.



The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.


Application Deadline

This position will remain open until filled, preference will be given to early applicants.


Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.


Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter


The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see


All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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