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Co-Responder RTD - Licensed in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 5/2/2019

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Respond to Mental Health related calls with the Regional Transportation Departments(RTD) Security 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.  

LCSW - $24.21/hr. - $29.03/hr.

LPC/LMFT - $22.81/hr. - $27.35/hr.

Spanish Language Differential: $2.50/hr.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Respond to mental Health related calls with the Regional Transportation Departments(RTD) Security officers and provide psychological evaluations/problem identification, crisis interventions, referrals and linkage to resources for consumers
  • Provide case management services to clients as needed or assigned as part of response to mental health and public transit
  • Develop crisis related planning to establish least restrictive, low barrier access to community support.
  • Provide psychological consultation to RTD stakeholders 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 RTD Security to mental health related calls as needed.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

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 2 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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   Assist with program supervision of students/volunteers as determined appropriate.  

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, drive, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer, and other business machines.  Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.

TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS:  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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  May require occasional evening, weekend or on-call hours.  Some local travel depending on position. Will ride with Denver Police officers in response to mental health related 911 calls.  

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