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Safety Coordinator, Denver, CO

Organization: WellPower
Category: Professional
Location: Denver, CO
Date Job Posted: May 12, 2022
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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

WellPower 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 WellPower, 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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Safety Coordinator

STARTING SALARY: $53,550 - $63,000/yr

POSITION SUMMARY: The Risk Management department within WellPower (MHCD) is seeking a full-time Safety Coordinator to join our growing team. The position will include coordination, implementation, and expansion of safety programs across the entire organization.

MHCD is a large, well-established, innovative, and vibrant community mental health center that provides outpatient mental health services to individuals recovering from serious and persistent mental illness. MHCD is rapidly expanding and adding services to their portfolio. The safety coordinator position will help the Risk Management team in providing support in development and implementation of safety programs and procedures to support our current and new service offerings. This position will primarily focus on supporting our residential and community-based teams.


  • Develop safety programs & procedures including development and maintenance of safety captain manuals, with expansion of these items into the residential and community-based teams.
  • Hold regular site-specific safety captain meetings and begin having these meetings with residential and community-based teams.
  • Conduct safety captain mini-drills (e.g. Revolution, panic buttons, overhead paging system, emergency door locks, emergency response checklists) and address deficiencies as needed, with expansion of these items into the residential and community-based teams, as appropriate.
  • Identify safety improvement opportunities, compliance concerns, and possible safety risks by conducting frequent audits.
  • Assist in identifying adverse safety trends and help develop plans to address them, collaborating with the appropriate Program Managers, Directors, and Vice Presidents.
  • Assist Manager of Strategic Safety Initiatives and other organizational leaders in addressing union representatives concerns regarding safety, when requested.
  • Assist in managing, auditing, investigating, and responding to safety related Confidential Incident Reports (CIRs).
  • Assist with facilitating and supporting annual drills including active threat, fire and severe weather drills.
  • Support Risk Management’s efforts to ensure compliance with organizational safety program expectations and applicable federal and state laws.
  • Manage the video surveillance system, including (but not limited to) trouble shooting camera errors, reviewing incident footage, and supporting MHCD staff with use of the system.
  • Develop urban safety programs and initiate outreach to other local organizations in collaboration to support these programs.
  • Serve as liaison between MHCD and local police departments, and emergency response departments, as appropriate.
  • Serve as an active member of the MHCD’s Emergency Response Team.
  • Assist in responding to contacts made to the Risk Management phone line and email address.
  • Complete administrative duties and special projects, such as participation in presentations, research, program development, and other related projects as requested by the manager.
  • Assist in maintaining an environment of well-being using the equity lens and trauma informed principle.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Minimum 1 year of health, safety and/or environmental related experience.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality in matters involving safety, security, and/or personnel issues.
  • Experience with OSHA regulations.
  • Frequent local travel between sites in the city of Denver is required.
  • Experience working in behavioral health field is a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a safety or security related field.


  • Highly organized, flexible, reasonable, and creative. Able to effectively manage large and complex workload. Ability to plan, prioritize, and schedule multiple work tasks.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable and skilled at presenting to groups and leading meetings.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with others and to work in an integrated team environment and with different teams in different Denver locations.
  • Enthused by a work culture that focuses on teamwork, collaboration, staff well-being, and a recovery focused, trauma-informed care approach to treatment of those we serve.
  • Ability to work with large degree of independence.
  • Ambitious, self-starter that is excited by program development opportunities and challenges that accompany a new position.
  • Demonstrates interest in behavioral health and wellbeing.


  • None


  • 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.

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