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School-based Therapist, Denver, CO


Organization: Mental Health Center of Denver
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Denver, CO
Date Job Posted: November 19, 2021
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Mental Health Center of Denver

Our work enables adults to live more fulfilling and productive lives, children to be more resilient, and families to be happier and healthier.

Through multiple community sites, mental health providers in several Denver public schools, collaborations with community partnerships and home-based outreach, we provide treatment, prevention, outreach and crisis services to children, families and adults.

Top Workplace

The Mental Health Center of Denver has been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post nine years in a row! We believe that people are resilient - they can and do recover from mental illness. At the Mental Health Center of Denver, we hire people dedicated to working toward that goal.

Our benefits

Our generous benefits package starts at 30 hours per week. Some of the benefits include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free RTD EcoPass (bus/light rail)

We are currently recruiting the following key position

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School-based Therapist – Denver Justice High School – Licensed or within 6 months

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.

SALARY RANGE:

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

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

Spanish Differential: $2.50/hr

POSITION SUMMARY:

This is a full-time position for the 21-22 school year supporting pathways students at Denver Justice High School in Central Denver. Denver Justice High School targets students who are chronically truant, have been unsuccessful in the traditional school setting, or who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Denver Justice High School strives to take youth who have been labeled and believe they are “at-risk” into youth who believe they are truly “youth of promise”. Every child has a talent or an interest that, if nourished and encouraged, will result in excellence. We do this by providing each student with the opportunity to grow into respectful adults who have knowledge, will, and the self-esteem to succeed in college and in life.

The school utilizes high academic standards, tutoring and exceptional staff that create a diverse learning atmosphere which encourages acceptance and compassion for all human beings. Services will be offered through collaborative service agreements between DPS Family and Community Engagement, Denver Justice and MHCD. Programming addresses the hardest to meet barriers to ensure long-term family stability.

The qualified applicant will have up to 4 years of mental health therapy experience; specifically working with adolescent youth ages 14-18. Bilingual English & Spanish proficiency is preferred but not required. Substance abuse experience strongly preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Offer social-emotional supports for students attending Denver Justice High School, with a focus on substance abuse therapeutic supports and interventions
  • Provide intake assessments/problem identification, crisis interventions, and individual, group, and/or family therapy to assigned clients.
  • Provide case management services to clients as needed or assigned.
  • Develop treatment plans; monitor treatment progress and follow-up
  • Assist clients with psychological and social development, and rehabilitation.
  • Coordinate client's use of other MHCD programs and outside community resources.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with MHCD standards.
  • Participate in school/team/department meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
  • Offer a culturally responsive integrated service model utilizing multi-generation strategies to address individual and family needs
  • Work collaboratively with school administration when additional family/student support is needed
  • Assist with increasing school success/positive outcomes for school-based adolescents/youth
  • Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Master's Degree in social work, psychology, or similar field. Current license as a LCSW/LPC/LMFT in the State of Colorado or the ability to become licensed within 6 months. Bilingual English & Spanish proficiency preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of four years’ experience in clinical social work. Experience working with moderate to severe and persistently mentally ill populations.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • 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 V and diagnostic techniques.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible and on-call hours which may be required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Bilingual English & Spanish proficiency required

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

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