Status: Full-time position
Location: Denver, CO
Salary: LPC, LMFT $19.70 - $23.62 and LCSW $20.63 - $24.74
Deadline Date: Until Filled
Date Available: 6/7/13
Job Summary: Provides comprehensive psychological services, mostly with adults, which include a continuum of high to low intensity services designed to improve or maintain consumer functioning in the community. Assesses, monitors, and follows up with consumer�s ability to meet basic needs in moving toward recovery. Responsible for all clinical documentation of consumer interactions. Will mostly work with low intensity cases with occasional crisis management as well as outreach and a small therapy caseload. May complete intakes as needed. Experience with families and ages 5 through older adults strongly desired. El Centro de las Familias is a specialty clinic within the MHCD system providing culturally competent services to the Latino community in Denver for consumers ages 5 through the adult lifespan. MHCD provides a competitive Spanish language differential and El Centro is a site recognized by the National Health Service Corps for participation in their Student Loan Repayment Program. Bilingual Spanish differential $2.50 an hr.
Qualifications: Must have valid Colorado Drivers license and a positive driving record.
Must have own vehicle.
Master�s degree or above in Social Work, Counseling or related field.
Colorado license of LCSW, LPC or LMFT required, LCSW preferred. � Fluently bilingual in English and Spanish required.
CAC I, II or III helpful. Skills:
Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy. Knowledge of community resources.
Computer skills including typing, working knowledge of email and word procession
Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
Familiarity with the DSM IV and diagnostic techniques.
Effective written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.
Ability to work flexible hours which may be required.
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.
Must have a clear understanding of personal boundaries and be self assured in a variety of situations.
Have the ability to de-escalate and remain calm.
Someone who is energetic, with a positive and creative attitude is necessary.
Duties: Help consumers meet basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, personal safety, and general medical and dental care. Assist them with applications for income, medical, housing, or other benefits which they may need and to which they are entitled.
Identify consumers for whom establishment of a protective payeeship is necessary and arrange this assistance.
Ensure consumers access to needed services and community resources by arranging for transportation, or if necessary, by taking the consumers to the service in personal vehicle (business insurance on vehicle reimbursed by MHCD).
Provide comprehensive psychosocial services that include a continuum of high and low intensity services designed to improve or maintain consumers� ability to function optimally in their social roles. These will include, but be limited to, services which
Help consumers evaluate both their strengths and symptoms, and facilitate in consumers setting their own goals, and plan for appropriate services.
Help consumers develop social skills, interests, and leisure time activities to provide a sense of participation and personal worth, including opportunities for age appropriate, culturally appropriate daytime and evening activities.
Help consumers find and make use of appropriate employment opportunities, vocational rehabilitation services, or supported work environments where appropriate.
Assist consumers who need special living arrangements in locating a rehabilitative or supportive housing arrangement. The choices should be broad enough to allow each consumer an opportunity to live in an atmosphere offering the degree of support necessary, while also providing incentives and encouragement for consumers to assume increasing responsibilities for their lives.
Offer support, assistance, consultation, and education to families, friends, landlords, employers, community agencies, and others who come into contact with consumers, in order to maximize benefits and minimize problems associated with the presence of these persons in the community.
Identify and work with potential natural support systems such as neighborhood networks, churches, and community organizations.
Make full utilization of the consumer�s support systems in order to induce program engagement.
Reach out to program eligible consumers, inform them of and educate them about available services at MHCD and in the community.
Monitor psychiatry only cases.
Provide outreach and engagement services to include phone and letter outreach as well as occasional home visits.
May perform intake evaluations and carry a small therapy caseload.
Other duties as assigned.
Go to http://mhcd.org/jobs/lpc-lcsw-or-lmft-case-management-1638