WellPower 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. This full-time, benefits eligible position that works as a community navigator to support Denver police and co-responder units. In this role, you will provide brief case management to adults with mental illnesses, with a focus on short-term solutions, bridge services, coordinate service connection in support of supporting individuals that are accessing 911 services. Trauma informed principles are actively practiced and supported across all areas of WellPower.

WellPower 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. 

This role responds to Mental Health related 911 calls  and provide comprehensive psychological and behavioral case management services within a continuum of high to low intensity services designed to improve or maintain each mental health consumer’s abilities to function in the community. Assesses, monitors, and follows up with consumer’s ability to meet basic needs in moving toward recovery. Responsible for all clinical documentation of consumer interaction. 

 

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WellPower 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.

The Co-Responder program consists of a partnership between the Denver Police Department (DPD) and WellPower. The Co-Responder program supports an overall effort to expand specialized law enforcement and behavioral health strategies tailored to meet the needs of people with behavioral/mental health concerns in the Denver community. The Co-Responder Unit aims to reduce the number of people with mental health issues in the jail system; to improve information sharing and coordination, as appropriate, across systems and service providers; and to reduce overall costs relating to people with mental or behavioral health concerns, including the use of emergency services.  Clinicians work in close partnership with the Denver Police Department, responding to calls involving people who suffer from mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use issues.  Clinicians are trained to assist people in crisis and provide the most effective services for resolution. Clinicians and officers collaborate to provide treatment in a format that best decreases current stressors and replaces them with long term community-based supports. Co-Responders also help identify community resources, alternative treatment options, and long-term community supports in any area identified by the individual.  Co-Responders may work with one of the following agencies:

  • Denver Police Department
  • Denver Fire Department
  • Denver Sheriff Department
  • Support Team Alternative Response (STAR) Program
  • Regional Transit District (RTD) CHROME Team         

Pay Range & Benefits: 

Masters:  $28.89/hr  -  $60,091.00/yr

Licensed (LCSW/LMFT/LP/LAC)  $34.75/hr - $35.25/hr     $72,280.00/yr - $73,320.00/yr

Language Differential - $1 - $2.50/hr 

 

WellPower 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.

All full-time, benefits eligible employees will be eligible for WellPower’s benefits plan. For a full description of benefit offerings, please visit: https://wellpower.org/workplace-of-choice/.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide case management services to clients as needed or assigned as part of police response to mental health related 911 calls.
  • Develop crisis related treatment plans.
  • Provide psychological consultation to Denver Police officers while responding to mental health related calls.
  • Coordinate client's use of other WellPower programs and outside community resources.
  • Coordinate medication/medicinal needs of clients with psychiatrists, nurses, and other medical sources as part of crisis resolution.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with WellPower standards.
  • Participate in team/department meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
  • Assesses, monitors, and follows up with consumer’s ability to meet basic needs in moving toward recovery.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.  
  • Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • May require occasional evening, or weekend hours depending on program and consumer needs.

 

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, or other related human services degree.
  • Current license as a LCSW/LPC/LMFT in the State of Colorado, or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire
  • Minimum of one year’s experience in mental health or human services preferred.
  • Must have a valid Colorado Driver’s license and a recent clean driving record.
  • Ability to obtain and carry Business Use coverage on your auto policy (additional cost is reimbursed).       
  • Must have safe, dependable vehicle to transport person served with a valid Colorado Driver License/good driving record.

 

Why else might you want to consider working at WellPower?

  • Named Top Workplace - we have been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post for 11 consecutive years
  • Champion Social Justice Causes - we are committed to ending anti-Black racism in our community
  • 9 Paid Holidays – including Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and more
  • Robust Benefits Package – our benefits start at 30 hours per week and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a retirement match
  • Employee Resource Groups – our ERG’s offer a chance to connect, address workplace challenges and get support from individuals who share similar characteristics or life experiences
  • Gainsharing – we offer a bonus to employees if the organization meets certain requirements for the year
  • $53,435.00/year minimum wage for all employees – we believe that our employees should earn a livable wage conducive to the cost of living in Denver, Colorado
  • Free Licensure Supervision – for LCSWs/LPCs/LMFTs
  • Sports Leagues – we offer a variety of activities for our employees, including bowling, dragon boat racing, volleyball leagues, and more

 

Tuberculosis (TB) screening, testing  -  TB  screening and testing, is required and must be completed prior to hire ( i.e., preplacement), and maintained during employment

*This position may require additional background checks in order to be cleared to work along-side law enforcement officers.

 

 

 

 

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