Denver - CO Full Time 3 weeks ago

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.

BENEFITS STATEMENT: All full-time, benefits eligible employees will be eligible for MHCD’s benefits plan. For a full description of benefit offerings, please visit: [Link available when viewing the job].

COVID-19 VACCINATION NOTICE: Covid19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption is required for employment with the Mental Health Center of Denver. Applicants who are not vaccinated at the time of offer acceptance can ask for instructions on where to go to obtain vaccination or on how to request an exemption. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated (that is, at least two weeks past their final does of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen) and provide proof, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, on or before their start date.

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POSITION SUMMARY— This position is placed within the Child and Family Department and is a member of the El Centro de las Familias team, which provides bilingual (Spanish and English) mental health counseling, psychiatric, and case management services to the Latino/a/x and Hispanic communities. We serve people across the lifespan, working through a trauma-informed, strengths-based, relational, culturally attuned, and community responsive lens. The position provides outpatient therapy across the lifespan to children, youth, adults, couples, and families. These services are uniquely tailored to the needs of each individual or family being served. This position provides a wide range of interventions that include (but are not limited to): diagnostic mental health assessments; individual, family, play, couples, and group psychotherapy; connection to case management support and psychiatric services; crisis intervention; coordination and ongoing communication with appropriate collaterals. The individuals and families we work with present with a broad range of bio-psycho-social and mental health needs including trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral challenges, and substance abuse, among others. This position is also responsible for maintaining compliance to documentation standards for all work performed.

Hours: 40 hours per week

SALARY RANGE:

Mental Health Therapist II (Master’s) – $26.04/hr

LCSW/LPC/LMFT – $29.72/hr – $30.22/hr

Licensed Psychologist – $42.25/hr

Spanish Differential – $2.50/hr

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide diagnostic mental health assessments as well as individual, family, play, couple, and/or group psychotherapy along with crisis intervention and case management support to assigned individual/ family.
  • Develop treatment plans; monitor treatment progress and follow-up as clinically indicated.
  • Facilitate the individual and/or family’s growth and development with an emphasis on strengths, culture, resiliency, and wellbeing.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to support the growth and development of those we serve.
  • Facilitate the coordination of services for individuals/ families with supplemental needs in psychiatric, case management, and medical domains.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical documentation consistent with Mental Health Center of Denver standards.
  • Participate in team/department meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

Master’s Degree (or higher) in Psychology, Social Work, or other human service field. Licensed clinician (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) in the State of Colorado preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of one year experience working across the lifespan with children, families, and adults experiencing significant mental health challenges. Bilingual English & Spanish required.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Bilingual English & Spanish required.
  • Cultural proficiency working alongside the Latino/a/x and Hispanic communities.
  • Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy. 
  • Knowledge of community resources. 
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately. 
  • Clinical assessment and diagnostic skills utilizing the DSM 5. 
  • Ability to hold a strengths-based and person-defined approach.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work collaboratively on a team.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices. 

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: May require evening hours. Some local travel depending on position.

 

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