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: https://mhcd.org/workplace-of-choice/.
COVID-19 VACCINATION: or an approved medical or religious/faith-based exemption is required for employment with the Mental Health Center of Denver. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated (that is, at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen) and provide proof, or have an approved medical or religious/faith-based exemption, within their first three (3) days of employment. Information on how to request an exemption will be provided at the time of offer.
Learn what it is like to work at the Mental Health Center of Denver:
IDEAL CANDIDATE: We are seeking individuals who are Clinical Social Workers, Additions Counselors, Masters Level Practical Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists. The ideal candidate must either be upon hire or on track to receive their license within 12 months of hire. MHCD provides free licensure supervision. Candidates who have passed their licensure exam and are receiving supervision, and can be licensed in less than 12 months may be considered for this position.
POSITION SUMMARY-- Provide direct mental health clinical assessments and treatment to individuals with mental illness. Work with others in a clinical team environment to help individuals move toward recovery. This position works Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday overnights from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. and receives an additional $2/differential for the overnight shifts.
MASTERS SALARY RANGE (MHCD provides free licensure supervision): $26.05/hr
LICENSED SALARY RANGE: $30.93/hr - $31.43/hr plus $2/hr overnight differential (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.)
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Provide triage services including psychological evaluations/crisis identification, crisis interventions, brief therapeutic interventions, and disposition for persons at 24 hour Walk-In-Center. Obtain collateral information and avoid harm and re-traumatization of persons presenting in crisis.
- Perform 27-65 evaluations.
- Develop strength-based crisis/ treatment plans that promote recovery, resiliency, and engagement with formal and informal systems.
- Conduct individual and family interventions that employ evidence-based practices.
- Provide telephonic case management services to persons as needed.
- Work jointly with treatment team to resolve the crisis including consultation with nursing and on-call psychiatrist as needed.
- Assist team in developing safe disposition plan to least restrictive setting.
- Coordinate person/family’s use of outside community resources and behavioral health programs.
- Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with MHCD and CCC standards including demographic information needed for billing purposes.
- Participate in team/department meetings, training, and supervisory sessions as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Master's Degree in social work or related field. Current license as a LCSW/LPC/LMFT in good standing in the State of Colorado. CAC II, CACIII, or LAC helpful but not required. Bilingual helpful but not required. Lifespan experience helpful.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year experience in behavioral health setting. Experience working in fast-paced, assessment and triage environment helpful.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Ability to triage crisis situations and intervene appropriately including competence in de-escalation, assessment, crisis intervention and disposition planning.
- Familiarity with the DSM IV/V and diagnostic criteria.
- Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with program operation as determined appropriate.
MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.
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.
WORKING CONDITIONS: May require occasional evening or weekend hours.