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Counseling - Licensure required


STAR Institute
Posted: 08/11/2022
Salary/Range: $75,000 - $90,000

Position: Psychologist

Reports To: Director of Therapeutic Services/Executive Director
Location: 6911 S Yosemite St, Centennial, CO 80112

Type: Full-Time Clinical Exempt (40 hours/week)
Start Date: August 2022

The STAR Institute for Sensory Processing is a pioneering treatment, research, and education center supporting sensory health through the lifespan. The STAR treatment center is neurodiversity-affirming, trauma-informed, and sensory-informed. STAR provides intensive, short-term, sensory-based therapies (occupational, speech-language, and feeding) for individuals with differences in sensory integration and processing. A critical foundation of the STAR treatment approach is fostering positive emotional and social growth and experiences through the application of the DIR/Floortime approach. Central to the STAR process, “family support services” are incorporated into programs to help parents and families deal with issues related to neurodivergent lived experience.


STAR Institute for Sensory Processing is looking for a licensed psychologist experienced in DIR/Floortime or Infant Mental Health, to direct and manage family support services at STAR Institute for SPD.



  • Licensed Psychologist
  • At least 5-years of diagnostic assessment and relationship-based counseling with children and families.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Some managerial experience at a department or program level.

Proficient in:

  • DIR/Floortime certification (ICDL or Profectum) and/or Infant Mental Health Accreditation
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy training and experience
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Developmental and strengths-based approach to intervention
  • Training/consulting non-mental-health providers

Proficient working with:

  • Supervising mental health providers
  • Multidisciplinary treatment teams, including physicians
  • Neurodivergent populations, learning differences, disabilities, disorders in children and/or throughout the lifespan
  • DSM-5, DC 0-5, and ICD-10 codes (for billing and diagnostic purposes)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Mac and PC computer systems for managing documents (e.g., storing, sharing, faxing, etc.)

Current/contemporary awareness of:

  • Neurodiversity movement
  • Current best practices in strengths-based autism evaluations
  • Sensory integration and processing
  • Telehealth registrations highly beneficial
  • Family Systems mental health provision

Familiar with:

  • Functional Emotional Assessment Scale for Infancy and Childhood
  • (Greenspan, DeGangi and Wieder)Transdisciplinary models of work
  • Working collaboratively with teams of allied health professionals
  • Behavioral approaches to intervention

Desired Personal Qualities

  • Sensitivity and receptivity
  • Commitment and passion
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to plan and accomplish goals
  • Creative in problem-solving
  • Knowledge of, and openness to, individual differences
  • Able to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people and all levels of staff
  • Integrity with confidentiality and professional/personal boundaries
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing organizational needs
  • Ability to motivate and lead

Typical office environment, 40 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, M-F.

  • Must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs, and moving the whole body, such as lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling equipment and materials.
  • Must have the physical capacity to perform 6 hours of direct treatment in the gym per day


Be an emissary of goodwill for STAR

  • Participate in major STAR Institute events, marketing opportunities, and fundraising activities
  • Highlight the STAR Institute and the STAR Institute treatment approach in national and local speaking engagements and educational presentations
  • Maintain excellent relations with STAR Institute families to ensure treatment needs are met

Expand and enhance family support services and programs that support the STAR Institute treatment approach

  • Multi-Disciplinary Evaluations
  • Parent Education
  • OT/SLP Consultation and Co-Treatments
  • Liaison with external agencies
  • Mental health triage as needed for complex children and families
  • Parent-child psychotherapeutic intervention, short and long-term
  • Cooperate with research projects and processes for studies involving STAR clients.

Clinical Consultation

  • Consult with and support clinical staff weekly on issues related to family support.
  • Provide consultation as needed to clinical staff on mental health issues related to complex families and children (“red” flag families)
  • Facilitate discussions for solutions to complex treatment issues


  • Documentation of clinical consistency, thoroughness, and efficacy
  • Assure all company procedures are followed.
  • Mentor clinical staff in mental health concepts and roles
  • Assures HIPAA is being adhered to by mental health practitioners
  • Ensure departmental compliance with federal and state legislation related to mental health services

Program development
Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year

To Apply: Alexis Fila -