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.
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 generous benefits package starts at 30 hours per week. Some of the benefits include:
We are currently recruiting the following key position
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.
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
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:
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:
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.