EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

COMMITMENT TO PAY EQUITY: Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges.  We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.

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POSITION SUMMARY: The Homebased Clinician position provides intensive, trauma-informed in-home therapy to children and families experiencing a high level of mental health needs. Services will consist of individual therapy, family therapy, treatment with parents, and case management with a range of trauma-informed interventions. Case management services will include but is not limited to attending school meetings, resource development, etc. Responsibilities also include developing treatment plans and related documentation and collaboration with community partners. Licensed preferred.

 

SALARY RANGE:

Mental Health Therapist II (Master's): $22.00/hr - $26.42/hr

LCSW/LPC/LMFT - $26.35/hr - $31.59/hr

Spanish Differential - $2.50/hr

Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges.  We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide individual therapy, family therapy and crisis intervention in a home and community-based setting.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners in support of the family’s needs. Provide advocacy when needed.
  • Research, create and maintain community connections to minimize out of home placement and hospitalization.
  • Develop short-term treatment plans, continually monitor treatment progress, and coordinate transitions to other services as needed.
  • Stabilize acute conditions, family supports and environments to allow the child to benefit from and engage in other services.
  • Develop community resources that support the client and family’s needs in the educational/legal domains that foster sustainable support and growth.
  • Must function effectively in a highly autonomous role requiring accurate clinical judgments of mental health issues
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with MHCD standards.
  • Participate in team/MHCD meetings, in-service as well as relevant community meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

Master's Degree in social work, psychology, or similar field. Current license as a LCSW/LPC/LMFT in the State of Colorado preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Two to three years experience in mental health or human services preferred.

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Must be fluent in Spanish
  • Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
  • Familiarity with the DSM IV and diagnostic techniques.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, flexibly, and quickly adapt to changing situations. 
  • Skilled at partnering with youth and collaterals to meet mental health needs.
  • Can work autonomously.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with program supervision of students/volunteers as determined appropriate.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, drive, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer, and other business machines. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.

TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS:

Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans. Must understand people from all walks of life and be able to communicate effectively with them.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Requires occasional evening hours. Local driving required.

 

 

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