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Newsletter Article | Nov 05, 2013

COLORADO - The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (BHP)


The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks a Behavioral Health Provider to work directly with primary care providers to provide assessments and related diagnoses, consultation, education, brief therapeutic interventions, and referral/linkage for individuals with mental health and substance use issues. The Therapist will also assist patients who would benefit from additional support to successfully meet the multiple demands of their medical needs or whose behavior adversely affects their medical illness. The position is located at both 2100 Broadway, Denver, and 5050 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, and reports to the Behavioral Health Program Manager.

The Stout Street Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Care for the Homeless facility, has delivered high quality health care for more than 25 years.  This is an extraordinarily exciting time to join our team as we roll out our Integrated Healthcare Model in a newly constructed 54,000 square foot state-of-the-art health center.  This facility will enable the Coalition to expand its capacity and further enhance the quality of our integrated model of care

In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, Coalition staff currently enjoy a rich benefits package, including:
• Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment. 
• Dental, vision and flexible spending/dependent care accounts.
• Free basic life and long-term disability coverage.
• Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings.
• Extensive paid time-off, including holidays, sick leave, and three weeks of annual vacation.

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Conducts screenings and assessments (including diagnostic evaluations) and provide counseling services, as appropriate, using treatment models including motivational interviewing, behavioral activation, stepped care, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or skills training. Provide targeted brief interventions, treatment provided is frequently crisis recovery focus and episodic care.
2. Assist others with work that needs to be done at moments of urgency or crisis, including evaluating patients for mental health holds or facilitating linkage with other emergency services.
3. Provides proactive collaborative services to patients and families face-to-face, by telephone, or as otherwise appropriate.
4. Provides individualized and enhanced coordination of care across the treatment spectrum with goals of maximizing functioning with the community and decreasing the need for emergent care.
5. Demonstrates respect and cultural competence in interactions with patients, Coalition staff, and other community providers.
6. Collaborates with the consulting psychiatric prescriber in making diagnoses, formulating treatment plans, monitoring patient progress, and accessing direct psychiatric consultation.
Qualifications Summary:
1. Current Colorado licensure as an LCSW or LPC required. 
2. Current Colorado certification as a CAC II/III or licensure as a LAC strongly preferred.
3. Two to five years of experience interacting with patients in health care, mental health care, or substance use treatment settings.
4. Able to pass automobile insurance carrier’s motor vehicle record investigation.
Application Instructions:
Qualified persons may apply by sending a cover letter and résumé to Courtney Taucher, Behavioral Health Program Manager. Résumés without a cover letter may not be considered. In addition to information about qualifications, applicants must describe their interest in helping homeless people, including why they think people are homeless. Also, indicate where you first saw this posting.

Cover letters and résumés may be sent to the hiring manager as follows:
1. (PREFERRED) By e-mail to Attach documents in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or portable document format (.pdf). In the subject line of your e-mail, include the name of the position (in bold, at the top of this posting).
2. By mail to Human Resources, at 2111 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80205.

We regret that we lack the staffing resources to respond to telephone inquiries, including calls to follow-up on a previously sent application. Please follow the application instructions to ensure receipt of your cover letter and résumé.

You may download a PDF version of our Employment Application by clicking here. If contacted for an interview, please bring the completed application to the interview.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusiveness in its workforce.

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