Psychologist for Summer Camp

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Teacher (Pre K-8), Teacher (Early Childhood), Student Health / Counseling

Position Summary

The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver, is an exemplary program designed for gifted children. We provide nationally recognized gifted education to approximately 250 students aged three through eighth grade, demonstrating exceptional, differentiated abilities and learning needs. Our mission is to provide a dynamic and challenging educational environment that anticipates and responds to gifted children's individual, intellectual, social, emotional, physical, aesthetic, and cognitive needs. We seek qualified individuals to lead and assist with our summer programming at Ricks Center for Gifted Children. We are looking for energetic people willing to work full-time and part-time shifts.

This is a non-benefited position, to be at most 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Work with Assistant Director and Director on staff training, including a training session for staff to help them understand their role in our camper care system.
  • Assist counselors in problem-solving cases wherein campers need exceptional support.
  • Serve as an emotional resource to staff when needed
  • Communicate with parents along with the director to keep discussions open regarding camper challenges
  • Professional development training for staff in camper care and self-care
  • Record essential notes promptly through the camp database

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The ability to work as a team member and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate or higher-level degree in a mental health field
  • Previous experience in a camp, school or similar setting preferred.
  • Upon hire, complete First Aid and CPR certification or provide a copy of the current certificate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in education or a related field
  • Valid teaching degree and license, or working toward teaching degree/license

Physical Activities

Must be physically able to lead and participate in camp activities, including hiking, swimming, team-building initiatives, physical games, lifting, and sports / physical activities.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) May 1, 2023.

Work Schedule

The duration of this position is from June 1, 2023 to August 15, 2023.

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

Hourly Range 
The hourly range for this position is $26.00-$28.00.

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.

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. Resume

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 non‑discrimination‑statement.

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

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