Mental Health Therapist II - License Preferred - Team 227 at Mental Health Center of Denver

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Denver, Colorado





Job Description:

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.



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:





POSITION SUMMARY: Working primarily in a clinic, office or similar setting, provide direct mental health clinical assessment, treatment, and counseling to the severe and persistent mentally ill. Includes intake, some case management, and group and individual therapies to adult population. Substance abuse experience helpful.



SALARY RANGE:




Mental Health Therapist II (Master's): $21.57/hr - $25.90/hr




LCSW - $26.02/hr - $31.20/hr





LPC/LMFT - $25.13/hr - $30.13/hr



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.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:



  • Provide psychological evaluations/problem identification, crisis interventions, and individual, group, and/or family therapy to assigned consumers.

  • Provide some case management and coordination services to consumers as needed.

  • Develop treatment plans; monitor treatment progress and follow-up at disposition times.

  • Assist consumers with psychological development, social development, and rehabilitation.

  • Communicate with and help coordinate consumer's use of other Organization programs and outside community resources.

  • Working with psychiatrists, nurses, and other professionals, coordinate medication/medicinal needs of consumers with medical sources.

  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with Organization standards.

  • Participate in team/MHCD meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.

  • Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.




REQUIREMENTS:




EDUCATION:



Master's Degree in social work, psychology, or similar field. Current license as a LCSW/LPC/LMFT in the State of Colorado preferred.



EXPERIENCE: One year experience in mental health or human services preferred.



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 IV and diagnostic techniques.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work flexible and on-call hours which may be required.

  • Ability to work independently, flexibly, and quickly adapt to changing situations.

  • 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.




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 occasional evening, weekend or on-call hours. Some local travel depending on position.
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