Mental Health Center of Denver
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Denver CO
At a glance
Location: US-CO-Westminster Map
Posted: 02/14/2018
Closing: 03/13/2018
Degree: Graduate Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 3 year(s)
Job description

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Denver CO

Mental Health Center of Denver

Co Responder – Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)/Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

The Mental Health Center of Denver has an immediate need of Co –Responders (LPC/LCSW/LMFT)

The Mental Health Center of Denver has been named a Top Work Place by the Denver Post five 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 towards that goal.

POSITION SUMMARY: Respond to Mental Health related 911 calls with Denver Police officers and provide direct mental health clinical assessments, treatment and crisis intervention to individuals encountered. Develop working crisis plans and provide referral, linkage and access to further treatment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Respond to mental Health related 911 calls with the Denver Police and provide psychological evaluations/problem identification, crisis interventions, referrals and linkage to resources for consumers who are not arrested
  • Provide case management services to clients as needed or assigned as part of police response to mental health related 911 calls.
  • Develop crisis related treatment plans.
  • Provide psychological consultation to Denver Police officers while responding to mental health related calls
  • Coordinate client's use of other MHCD programs and outside community resources
  • Coordinate medication/medicinal needs of clients with psychiatrists, nurses, and other medical sources as part of crisis resolution
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with MHCD standards
  • Participate in team/department meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required
  • Perform 27-10 (M-1) “mental health hold" evaluations in the community while responding with Denver police to mental health related 911 calls
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job requirements

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Denver CO

EDUCATION:

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

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in clinical social work. Experience working with moderate to severe and persistently mentally ill populations.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • 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
  • Ability to work flexible and on-call hours which may be required
  • Must have valid drivers license and good driving record
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • LAC or CAC III preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Denver CO