PURPOSE OF POSITION:
- Provide direct mental health clinical assessments and treatment to individuals experiencing a high level of mental health needs. Work with others in a shelter environment to help individuals move toward recovery. Services will consist of individual therapy, group therapy and case management with a range of trauma-informed interventions. Responsibilities also include developing treatment plans and related documentation and collaboration with community partners. 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.
- Obtains information about participants through use of interview, case history and observational techniques.
- Conducts counseling or therapeutic treatments, in either individual or group sessions as appropriate, to assist participants in gaining insight into personal problems, define goals, and plan actions reflecting interests, abilities, and needs and to discuss progress towards achieving goals.
- Acts as an advocate for participants and/or participant systems when appropriate.
- Develop treatment plans; monitor treatment progress and follow-up at disposition times.
- Assist participants with psychological and social development.
- Performs appropriate case management based upon accepted standards and program policies.
- Perform 27-10 (M-1) “mental health hold” evaluations.
- Documents participant contacts and progress in accordance with accepted charting standards.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with referral sources and community agents.
- Participates in clinical supervision, consultation and staff training as required.
- Supports, promotes, and adheres to Catholic Charities’ vision, mission, values and Code of Ethics.
- Uses creativity and innovation in program development and service delivery.
- Maintains confidentiality of participant and agency information.
- Regular and predictable attendance.
- Minimum of three years’ experience in clinical social work or related field. Experience with working with moderate to severe and persistently mentally ill populations. Master's Degree in social work, psychology, or similar field. Current license as a LCSW/LPC/LMFT in the State of Colorado
- 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.
- Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.
- Ability to establish rapport with participants
- Flexible and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
- Requires knowledge of computers to input data, write communications and generate reports
- Demonstrate skills and sensitivity to the cultural/linguistic differences of staff, participants, and community.
- Knowledge of the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and the appropriate techniques and practices for the participant population.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
- Colorado (DORA) Licensure in social work (LCSW), professional counseling (LPC), LMFT
- Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Salary: Starting at $55,000-$65,000 salary/year with increases commensurate with education and experience.
Schedule: Dependent on location, ability to work a flexible schedule
Training: We provide a robust training curriculum that will support our employees throughout their career. Training provided within the first year of employment includes: De-escalation & Safety; Public Speaking; Mental Health First Aid; Substance Abuse & Mental Health; Human Trafficking; Trauma Informed Care; and many more.
Benefits: In addition to being part of a higher purpose while working in a challenging yet rewarding environment, eligible Catholic Charities employees receive a generous benefits package, including:
- Extensive Paid Time Off including 9 Paid Holidays annually (4 weeks accrual for new employees - increasing yearly) promoting work life balance.
- 403b Retirement Plan with Agency contribution of 4% & match up to 2% of annual compensation.
- Choice of 3 PPO Medical Plans (90% of employee's and 75% of dependent’s premiums is paid by Agency), Dental, & Vision starting the 1st day of the month following start date.
- May be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through Federal Student Loans and many more benefits.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM? If you are ready to make answer the call and make a difference, please submit your application online at ccdenver.org/careers. We look forward to meeting you!
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