Mental Health Center of Denver
Child and Family Services - LCSW/LPC/LMFT
The Mental Health Center of Denver has an immediate need of Child and Family Advocates.
The Mental Health Center of Denver is a place for recovery, resilience and well-being, known locally and nationally as a model for innovative and effective community behavioral healthcare.
For the sixth straight year, Mental Health Center of Denver is named one of Denver’s Top Work Places by the Denver Post.
Provide a blend of therapeutic and case management support with youth and families that are involved in the Denver Juvenile Diversion and Probation. Services will include individual and family therapy including a range of interventions related to these systems. Case management services will include but not limited to attending school meetings, court appointments, resource development/connection and participation in monthly Accessing Resource and Community Help (ARCH) meetings. Collaboration with community resources and partners will be an integral part of this position. Responsibilities also include completing assessments, treatment plans and related documentation and collaboration with community partners.
Essential Position Functions:
Provide family/individual therapy and crisis management in the home, community and office settings
Collaborate with internal and external partners in support of the family’s case management needs. Provide advocacy when needed
Research, create and maintain community connections, with an emphasis on the behavioral health and legal domains, to minimize out of home placement and hospitalization
Develop short-term treatment plans, continually monitor treatment progress, and coordinate transitions to other services as needed
Stabilize acute conditions, family supports and environments to allow the child to benefit from and engage in other services
Take responsibilities for crisis with own clients and seek supports as needed
With supervision, learn and implement “best practices" among family/individual treatment models
Work with psychiatrists, nurses and other professionals to help coordinate medication/medical needs of clients with medical resources
Develop community resources that support the client and family’s needs in the behavioral health and legal domains that foster sustainable support and growth
Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with MHCD standards
Participate in team/MHCD meetings, in-service as well as relevant community meetings
Perform other related duties as assigned
Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, or other related human services degree
Licensure required: Must be licensed and/or licensed eligible as a LCSW, LPC or LMFT by the State of Colorado
Must have a valid CO driver license and a good driving record
Experience with cross agency collaboration with an emphasis on child welfare and juvenile justice systems
Expertise in treating clients with behavioral health issues, aggression, family conflict, depression and social anxiety
Bilingual – English/Spanish
Qualifies for FEDERAL LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM
Medical/dental/vision insurance (domestic partner included)
Generous paid vacation and holidays
Tuition reimbursement and educational leave
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