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We currently have the following career opportunities available. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  Aurora Mental Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/H/V

MEDICAL SERVICES

RN - Full time, Monday-Friday position for outpatient clinics.  Relief positions also available - all shifts, 8 and 12 hour shifts available in outpatient clinics and crisis stabilization unit.  Duties include coordinating total nursing care for clients; assessing clients in need of nursing intervention; performing medical/psychiatric screenings; accurately charting medications dispensed and prescriptions called in to pharmacy; medication monitoring/administering injections and STAT medications; working with clients on discharge planning.  Must have current Colorado license in good standing.  Previous psych experience preferred. Email cover letter and resume to: SarahPoffel@aumhc.org.

ADULT SERVICES

Licensed Therapist, Walk-In Clinic and Mobile Crisis Team - Seeking full time licensed therapist to work in a walk-in crisis mental health center and conduct evaluations both in the clinic and in the emergency department as well as conduct crisis interventions.  Master's degree and full Colorado professional license are required.  Experience working in crisis intervention and working with children 18 and under in a behavioral setting required.  Bilingual a plus.  Previous crisis/emergency experience preferred.  Some weekend, evening and overnight shifts may be required.  Email cover letter and resume to: SarahAvrin@aumhc.org.

Therapist, ACT Team - We are seeking a full time therapist with the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team.  Job duties include working on a closely-coordinated multidisciplinary team to provide community-based case management, individual therapy, vocational support and substance abuse counseling to adults with severe and persistent mental illness.  Many clients are unstably housed or homeless and often present with complex medical and psychosocial needs.  The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, excited by a fast-paced work environment and able to balance paperwork and other administrative duties wit the clinical demands of this population.  Individual must be able to transport clients in their personal vehicle and complete documentation in a timely fashion.  Master's degree in social work, counseling or a related field required; licensure preferred.  CAC II or CAC III strongly preferred.  Email cover letter and resume to: MacKenzieAndrews@aumhc.org.

Therapist, All Ages - The Elmira Outpatient team is hiring one full time and one part time therapist.  Individuals must be comfortable working with children, families and adult clients in individual and group settings. Professional license (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Psychologist) preferred.  Preference also given to bilingual Spanish-English candidates.  Email cover letter and resume to: LisaRincon@aumhc.org.

Behavioral Health Provider, Chambers Hope Health & Wellness Clinic - Individual will work as part of a multidisciplinary team in an innovative and highly integrated primary care clinic aimed at improving the health and wellness of adults with significant psychological issues.  This position will involve acting as a behavioral health provider in the Chambers Hope, Health and Wellness primary care clinic, which is embedded at an Aurora Mental Health Center location.  This includes collaborating with mental health therapists across the Center, assisting clients and their families in achieving behavioral health treatment goals, conducting a chronic pain group and other wellness groups facilitating client self-management of chronic illnesses and behavior change, coordinating very closely with medical providers, care coordinator, health navigator and peer specialist. Qualifications - Licensed mental health professional in Colorado.  Strong interpersonal and clinical skills, ability to work well with multi-disciplinary team, flexible, creative, enjoys working with severely mentally ill population, proficient with MI and other short-term behavioral health interventions, experience working in medical and integrated care settings, wellness and health focus.  Email cover letter and resume to: MargieKaems@aumhc.org.

Assessment Supervisor - Full time position available for a licensed psychologist who has a passion for and expertise in conducting and supervising psychological assessments.  The position requires a highly organized individual who is able to coordinate referrals, provide testing services to children and adults, and supervise testing cases for the APA accredited pre-doctoral internship and the APPIC member post-doctoral fellowship.  Send cover letter and vita to:  KirstenAnderson@aumhc.org.

Mobile Crisis Team Off Hours Therapists - CCC is hiring licensed therapists to join the off hours crisis evaluators to be on call overnights, weekends and holidays.  Shifts are 5p-1a and 1a-8a Monday-Friday; 8a-8p and 8p-8a weekends and holidays.  Therapists are expected to be able to be onsite within one hour of being contacted.  All staff receive a stipend for being on call and additional stipend for each evaluation completed.  Staff meets once a month to choose shifts.  interested staff need to have experience with crisis evaluations and mental health holds.  ER experience and familiarity with inpatient systems a plus.  Email resume to: SarahAvrin@aumhc.org.

Behavioral Health Provider, Medical Center of Aurora (MCA) - Full time position for individual to provide behavioral health support and services within the MCA system.  Responsibilities:  Provide triage, mental health and addiction evaluations for patients in Emergency Department; document evaluations/discuss cases with health care team; assist in disposition planning for patients presenting with behavioral health needs; provide mental health and addiction assessments with brief interventions; provide consultation and linkage regarding behavioral health and mental health services.  Requires Master's degree plus professional license.  Must have two years' experience in mental health or behavioral health acute care setting or related facility.  Must be skilled in conducting assessments and determining appropriate level of care.  Excellent knowledge of health psychology, integrated care and community resources needed.  Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team environment and strong documentation skills required.  Email cover letter and resume to: LaurenTolle@aumhc.org.

Outreach Therapist - Carry a caseload of chronically homeless individuals.  Primary tasks of therapist are providing basic clinical services and providing and linking the bulk of case management care in conjunction with case manager for homeless individuals transitioning from homelessness to potential long term housing and/or mental health options.  Transportation required.  This position primarily functions in the community and where the client is at.  Individual will also have office hours during PATH drop-in.  Master's degree in related field required.  Preference given to those with a passion for working with individuals experiencing homelessness and those with a working knowledge of housing first models, harm reduction and motivational interviewing.  Minorities encouraged to apply.  Email cover letter and resume to: elisebecker@aumhc.org.

Relief Milieu Counselors - Experienced, dependable and compassionate relief milieu counselors needed for Fitzsimons Crisis Services Center, a short-term, secured Crisis Stabilization Unit that serves a maximum of 16 adults presenting in mental health crisis.  Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in a human services field and possess proven milieu/behavior management, communication, treatment planning and group facilitation skills.  QMAP and CPR/First Aid certification preferred.  Ideal candidates will have a flexible schedule and salary is $12-$13/hour.  Email cover letter and resume to: KalliBenson@aumhc.org.

CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

Pediatric Behavioral Health Provider - The Integrated Care team is seeking a bilingual pediatric behavioral health provider for a part time, benefited position.  Ideal candidates are licensed mental health providers with pediatric expertise; in particular within an integrated primary care setting.  Bilingual Spanish-English speaking required.  Must have excellent communication, collaboration, documentation, assessment and brief, evidence-based intervention skills.  Email cover letter and resume to: AmberOlson@aumhc.org.

Bilingual Child/Family Therapist, Child/Family North - Provide individual, family and group therapy to children ages 6-18 and their families.  Bilingual Spanish-English required.  Licensed as an LCSW or Psychologist preferred, but not required.  Email cover letter and resume to: lauraknudtson@aumhc.org

Teacher, Metro Children's Center - MCC is a day treatment program serving children in grades K-8 with severe emotional and/or behavioral disabilities.  We are seeking a full time special education teacher.  We offer small classroom ratios, a supportive environment and opportunities for professional growth.  Responsibilities include: implementing state-approved curriculum, creating appropriate and engaging lesson plans; instructing students at their appropriate level using a variety of instructional methods; assessing and documenting student learning performance; collaborating with school districts, families, the educational team and the therapeutic team; utilizing effective classroom management techniques; co-instructing therapeutic groups, social skill activities and community based learning events.  Requirements:  Bachelor's degree in Education with Special Education Certification; Colorado Department of Education Teacher Credential.  Two years' experience working with students with exceptional needs and math endorsement preferred.  Must have experience with technology, IEPs and BIPs.  Email cover letter and resume to: KateNielsen@aumhc.org

Paraprofessional, Metro Children's Center - Individual provides classroom assistance in elementary and middle school day treatment program. Duties include: assisting with daily lesson plans and classroom management; providing feedback to students regarding behavior and academics; and maintaining records of student behaviors.  Requires Bachelor's degree in educational, human services or related field.  Must have previous experience working with special needs children, preferably in an educational setting.  Strongly prefer CPI training. Small classrooms, supportive team.  Email cover letter and resume to: KateNielsen@aumhc.org.

Childcare Provider - Early Childhood & Family Center is seeking a childcare provider.  Responsibilities include providing supervision and care of small groups of children while their parents attend therapy or support groups and maintenance of the childcare area including organizing and cleaning toys.  Hours for the position are varied, with some room to adjust hours to meet candidate's needs.  The position averages about 14 hours per week, but no more than 20 hours per week.  A bilingual childcare provider is valued and preferable, but not required.  Pay is $11.00/hour.  Individual must be reliable and independent, and enjoy working with a wide range of ages and temperaments.  Reliable transportation also preferred but not required.  We are a positive and supportive team and appreciate and value this service immensely, as do our families and clients.  Email resume or call for more information: BrendaPalacios@aumhc.org or 303.617.2491.

Respite Care Providers - Respite care program providing respite to BHI consumers is seeking energetic, flexible individuals to provide respite to families of children with behavior challenges.  Candidates must have experience working with behaviorally challenged children ages 4-17, valid Colorado driver's license and have automobile liability, medical and uninsured motorist insurance.  Candidate must also be trained in CPR and First Aid.  Candidate must have flexibility of providing respite in their own home as well as weekends, evenings and possibly overnight visits.  Additional qualifications that are preferable but not necessary are:  Knowledge of developmental disabilities and/or special education, licensure in counseling and/or social work.  Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.

The applicant and every other adult in his/her home must submit to a background check with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Colorado Department of Human Service (CDHS) Child Abuse Registry for employment clearance. The applicant must submit a motor vehicle report  of recent accidents or traffic violations.  Applicant must be willing to attend mandatory trainings and work flexible hours.  Email cover letter and resume for respite position only to: RosanneSurine@aumhc.org.

Graduate Student Group Leader (unpaid), Fostering Healthy Futures Program - Graduate student needed to co-lead therapeutic skills group for 9-11 year old children placed in out-of-home care due to abuse and/or neglect.  This is an unpaid position; the hours can be coutned for internship hours if completed during your internship.  Dinner is provided each group night.  Position requires working: one evening (Monday) per week from 4-7 p.m.; one hour during week for group supervision by a licensed professional.  Successful candidates will be 1) working toward a graduate degree in human services field; and 2) have some experience leading skills-oriented groups.  an understanding and appreciate of clinically-oriented research and experience with cae management and high risk youth are also desirable.  This is a nine month position from September 2016-May 2017.  Email interest to Sarah Gallegos, LPC or Erin Wertheimer, LCSW, at: fosteringhealthyfutures@aumhc.org.

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Case Manager, Aurora Veterans Home - Full time position for individual to provide case management services to veterans in transitional housing.  Duties include: collaborating with VA personnel; helping veterans with structure and discipline; facilitating psycho-educational groups; linking veterans to community resources; providing assistance with benefits, housing, employment and transportation; conducting crisis interventions and building relationships with other community resources.  Email cover letter and resume to: MichaelOdonnell@aumhc.org.

Residential Counselor - Mrachek House is seeking a part time residential counselor to work weekends with developmentally disabled adults who also suffer from a mental illness.  Position requires a Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field, or someone with experience working in mental health field with DD population.  Must have a clean driving record and be a team player.  QMAP, CPR and First Aid certifications a plus, but will train if needed.  Email cover letter and resume to: AudreyBrewer@aumhc.org

Relief Residential Counselor - Thomas House is seeking a relief residential counselor to work with severe and persistently mental ill adults in a residential/hospital step-down setting.  This milieu setting assists our clients' stabilization post-hospitalization.  Clients include both civilians and veterans referred by the Denver VA.  Responsibilities include one-on-one crisis counseling, some casement management, weekly group leading, medication management and milieu management.  Hours:  10am-6pm.  Requirements: BA/BS in a human service field and/or two years' prior experience working with adults with chronic mental illnesses.  clean driving record a must!  QMAP/First Aid/CPR certified preferred.  Some weekend work required.  Please respond with both your cover letter and resume to: SonyaLove@aumhc.org.  No phone calls accepted.

ADMINISTRATION & ANCILLARY SERVICES

Youth Advisor, Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success - Aurora Mental Health under the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success (SPF-PFS) Grant through the Office of Behavioral Health is working to form and develop a Youth Advisory Board within the city of Aurora.  This position would serve as the youth advisor to the Center, its partner school districts and other state partners to provide unique youth expertise and feedback under this grant relating to youth substance abuse prevention.  Individual will maintain interactions with youth and collaborate with youth programs in order to assist in providing a youth voice to state programs and activities.  Position is open to youth and young adults 18-25.  Must have knowledge and ability to use social media.  Requires excellent communication skills to work with and engage other diverse youth between the ages of 9 to 25.  Must have a special interest in youth substance abuse prevention, be innovative in connecting people, organizations and resources to benefit all young people in Colorado.  Position will work in partnership with staff, youth-serving organizations and other young people from the community.  The focus of the work includes participation on the specifics of the SPF-PFS Grant with the goal of implementing an environmental prevention strategy within the community of Aurora.  Email cover letter and resume to: RachelUslan@aumhc.org.

 

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