Group Facilitator for Healthy Living – Dahlia Campus for Well-Being (Clinical Case Manager) in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 2/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides the creation, development, and facilitation of health and wellness groups in the Denver metro area and Park Hill community.  Must have knowledge of behavioral case management services within a continuum of high to low intensity services designed to improve or maintain each mental health consumer’s abilities to function in the community. Responsible for all clinical documentation of consumer interaction.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide psychoeducational groups both short and long term for the prevention of psychosocial services.  Need the ability to implement within the group content, practices and strategies to:
  • Help consumers evaluate both their strengths and symptoms, and facilitate in consumers setting their own goals, and plan for appropriate services if warranted;
  • Guide and instruct consumers in daily living skills such as diet, exercise, personal hygiene, shopping, cooking, budgeting, housekeeping, use of transportation, and other community 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.
  • Offer support, assistance, consultation, and education to families and individuals when needed.
  • 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 to encourage health and wellness and support treatment process when applicable.
  • Reach out to program eligible consumers, inform them of and educate them about available services at MHCD and in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, or another related human services degree.

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

EXPERIENCE:

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

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. 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.
    • Must 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.
  • Must be able to demonstrate cultural proficiency and have familiarity with diverse populations.
  • Have a general understanding of the 8 dimensions of Wellness.
  • Must be able to work well independently, efficiently and motivated to build up clientele.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

PHYSICAL REQIUREMENTS:

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 to 40 lbs. Must have safe, dependable vehicle to transport consumers with a valid Colorado Driver License/good driving record.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

May require occasional evening, or weekend hours depending on program and consumer needs.

CHECK OUT OUR SIMILAR JOBS

  1. Social Worker Jobs
  2. Case Manager Jobs