Home Based Mental Health Clinician in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 8/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: The Homebased Clinician provides intensive in-home family therapy and crisis intervention to families with children with serious mental illness and high-risk of out of home placement.

SALARY RANGE:

Mental Health Therapist II - $22.06 - $26.46/hour

LPC/LMFT  - $26.01 - $31.23/hour

LCSW - $27.55 - $33.06/hour

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide intensive family therapy and crisis intervention in the home at least three to five hours per week.
  • Research, create, and maintain connections to services and resources to minimize out of home placement and hospitalization.
  • Develop short-term treatment plans; continually monitor treatment progress, and coordinate transitions to other services.
  • Stabilize acute conditions, family supports, and environments to allow the child to benefit from other levels of care.
  • Take responsibility for crisis, including on-call duties with own consumers, and weekly rotating on-call duties for other home based clinicians’ consumers.
  • With supervision, learn and implement “best practices” among in-home family treatment models, e.g. Brief Strategic Family Therapy.
  • Coordinate with Psychiatrists, nurses and other clinicians around medication/medicinal needs of consumers with medical resources.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with MHCD standards.
  • Participate in team/MHCD meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
  • Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION:

Minimum Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, or other related human services field. Licensed as an LCSW, LPC or LMFT by the State of Colorado preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

One year experience with children and families affected by severe and persistently mentally ill preferred.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy.
  • Knowledge of community resources. 
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately. 
  • Familiarity with the DSM IV and diagnostic techniques. 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills. With those at all levels. 
  • Ability to work with intense situations, adapt to frequently changing consumer needs and environments. 
  • Ability to work evenings and on-call hours which are required. 
  • Ability to work independently, flexibly, and quickly adapt to changing situations. 
  • 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.

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

 MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:  Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

 TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching.  May require lifting up to 50 pounds.   Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, the telephone and other office and/or clinical equipment. 

 WORKING CONDITIONS:  May require occasional evening or weekend hours.