Behavioral Health Navigator - MHT I/II in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 9/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Behavioral health navigator (BHN) provides planned linkages, advocacy, brief case-management/ system navigation and referral coordination to persons living with mental illness who are incarcerated and being released back to the community from the DDC. BHN will complete evaluation and assessment during incarceration and ensure a warm hand off to the new treatment team upon release. BHN will also provide cross agency and system coordination. If the consumer is currently incarcerated, BHN will coordinate through the appropriate channels including legal representatives. BHN will also coordinate with the appropriate Probate Court stakeholders, Office of Behavioral Health and related treatment providers as necessary to improve continuity of care which may or may not include continuation or re-instatement of long-term certifications thru Probate Court.


MHT I (Bachelor's): $18.90/hr. - $22.70/hr.

MHT II (Master's): $21.13/hr. - $25.37/hr.

Additional Job duties:

  • BHN will provide support and resources to at risk/High utilization individuals (specifically dealing with trauma, opiate addiction, homelessness and severe and persistent mental illness) on site at various community locations as needed.
  • BHN will collaborate with jail psych team as necessary to connect frequent utilizers of the criminal justice system to mental health treatment.
  • BHN will identify obstacles to treatment and will work with stakeholders to develop creative solutions.
  • BHN will provide brief case management to the people we serve in the Denver Downtown Detention Center in order to develop a comprehensive re-entry plan.
  • BHN will collaborate with community partners to develop strong working relationships and connections.

Job Requirements


Bachelor or Master Degree in psychology, social work, or other related human services degree.

Must have valid Colorado Drivers license and a recent clean driving record. Ability to transport consumers in dependable vehicle.


Minimum one-year experience in mental health or human services preferred.


• 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. Understanding of consumer’s right to privacy and confidentiality (basic HIPAA principles).
• Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work flexible hours which may be required.
• Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, maintain confidentiality, 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 HIPAA, confidentiality, 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.
• Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.




Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, drive a vehicle, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer, and other business machines. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs. Must have safe, dependable vehicle to transport consumers with a valid Colorado Driver License/good driving record.



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