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: This position would support the STAY SAFE Clinical Program. The STAY SAFE Clinic will serve youth and their families who are experiencing a recent suicide attempt or severe suicidal thoughts. The STAY SAFE clinic will be staffed by licensed mental health clinicians, a clinical case manager, a psychiatric medical provider, and a clinical supervisor. The Clinical Case Manager will provide an essential role in connecting families to support services and resources through the STAY SAFE Clinic. Case management services will include but is not limited to making initial and follow-up phone calls, providing resource support to families, coordinating with treatment team, means restriction evaluations, and providing some psychoeducation to families to support the clinician work.
CMI - $20.07/hr. - $24.11/hr. (Bachelor’s degree)
CMII - $22.00/hr. - $26.42/hr. (Master’s Degree)
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Proficiency in Spanish language preferred
- Provide community support and resources in the home, community and office settings for families referred to the STAY SAFE Clinic.
- Has basic understanding and comfort with suicide prevention.
- Provide supportive coaching and psychoeducation to families involved in the clinic.
- Stabilize family supports and environments to allow the child to benefit from and engage in other services.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners in support of the family’s case management and treatment needs. Provide advocacy, when needed.
- Research, create and maintain community connections to minimize hospitalization.
- Develop short-term treatment goals, continually monitor treatment progress, and coordinate transitions to other services as needed.
- 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.
- 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.
EDUCATION: Bachelor (CM I) or Master (CM II) Degree in psychology, social work, or other related human services degree.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years of experience working with youth with mental health challenges.
Must have valid Colorado Driver’s license and a recent clean driving record. Ability to transport the people we serve in your vehicle. Ability to obtain and carry Business Use coverage on your auto policy (additional cost is reimbursed).
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Proficiency in Spanish language preferred
- Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
- Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy and community resources.
- Ability to work effectively with families.
- Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
- Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Skilled at partnering with youth and collaterals to meet mental health needs.
- Can work autonomously.
- Must have valid driver's license and good driving record.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
PHYSICAL REQIUREMENTS: Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, drive a vehicle, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer, and other business machines. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs. Must have safe, dependable vehicle to transport consumers with a valid Colorado Driver License/good driving record.
WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening depending on program and consumer needs.