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Aurora Mental Health Center is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Consequently, we do not discriminate against applicants or employees on any basis. This includes race, color, national origin (ancestry), gender, sexual orientation or expression, genetic testing, religion (creed), political affiliation, citizenship status, age 40 and over, size, genetic information, marital status, disability or military status, or any other status protected by state or local law. Reasonable accommodation may be made as appropriate to ensure any employee or applicant for employment can perform the job applied for successfully.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (Executive Director)

Aurora (Colorado) Mental Health Center is seeking a dynamic chief executive officer (executive director) and leader who embraces community values and diversity and can navigate the changing behavioral health environment.  This individual will be responsible for the overall direction of the organization, including programs, policies, procedures, funding and budgeting.

Aurora Mental Health Center is a private, nonprofit organization that has been serving the City of Aurora with a wide range of mental health services since 1975. We utilize proven programs and methods for helping people cope with mental illness and maintain good mental health. We also provide education, coaching and wellness services to help people remain emotionally healthy no matter what circumstances arise.

Guided by a 33-member Board of Directors and stakeholders, our 520 full and part time staff serve more than 25,000 individuals of all ages, races, and backgrounds each year. Our $45 million dollar budget supports services to our clients, 70% of whom live at or below the federal poverty level and 21% of whom are uninsured. Our highly qualified therapists, psychologists, nurses and psychiatrists provide individual, group and family counseling, medication-focused care, crisis services, and a variety of supportive services that help families navigate the challenges they face in their lives. Services are provided through 46 unique programs in 13 counseling centers, 10 residential facilities, 13 sites integrated with primary medical care, in public schools, through county human service departments, in criminal justice settings, in homes and foster homes, and at other community locations. Aurora Mental Health Center responds to emergencies and crises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at our walk-in crisis center, in our Crisis Stabilization Unit, and through mobile crisis response in a community of 375,000 citizens.

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborates with Executive Team to fulfill the Center’s mission and create goals and objectives that are clearly stated.
  • Ensures that program activities are focused on achievement of stated goals.
  • In conjunction with directors of adult and outpatient services, plans and develops programs and initiates changes in accordance with funding sources, as approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Implements policy directives and assumes overall leadership in guiding all administrative, fiscal and clinical program activities.
  • Provides vision, leadership and direction to all staff.
  • Collaborates with a variety of governmental and community agencies to ensure the Center continues to provide quality mental health services.
  • Represents the Center on a variety of committees and organizations throughout the state.
  • Provides Board of Directors with regular reports on program activities, financial status of Center and other areas of interest.

Qualifications: 

Master’s or Doctorate degree plus professional license in good standing in mental health field.  15 years’ minimum experience in community mental health field, most of which is in an executive management level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Successful experience running day-to-day operations in the nonprofit and managed care environment
  • Thorough knowledge of all facets of community mental health, managed care and social services
  • Competency in business development within a competitive environment
  • Demonstrated record of effective leadership to include creating a vision, mission and complementary planning
  • Experience navigating the complexities of the new healthcare environment on behavioral health
  • Clear understanding of new financing models for behavioral health, including value based payment, and how those models will impact all facets of the organization
  • Demonstrated experience effectively using data and analytics in decision making and organizational change
  • Proven experience as a community collaborator and working together with other CEOs in partnerships
  • History of political acumen and direct engagement with local and state entities and elected officials

Please submit the following by March 15, 2018

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • References (indicate level of confidentiality)
  • Salary history/requirements

To: Kat Torres, Human Resources Director, at CEOSearch@aumhc.org:

MEDICAL SERVICES

Psychiatrist or Psych Nurse Practitioner needed to work with adults and/or children at our fast paced Walk-in Clinic.  BC/BE required.  Full or part time.

Child Psychiatrist or Child Psych Nurse Practitioner needed to work with children in an outpatient setting.  BC/BE required.  Full or part time.

Besides the amazing skills you already have, we are looking for that special prescriber who is kind, humble and compassionate; passionate about helping people in a community mental health setting; loves challenging and complex cases; desires sharing ideas, asking questions and has a longing to learn more; is a positive force; and likes to collaborate and solve problems.  Not essential but a plus would be: multi-lingual and or multicultural background, ability to hold a certification and previous mental health center experience.  Aurora Mental Health is an innovative and visionary mental health center.  We value and encourage creative approaches to patient care and support community involvement.  We work hard, have fun and go home each night knowing we helped people!  Email cover letter and resume to LeslieWinter@aumhc.org.

RN – Seeking RN, Relief, to work in our outpatient clinic. We are looking for someone who is positive, a problem solver, and has a collaborative focus. If patient care is your number one priority, we want you!! We work hard, have tremendous staff and we also have fun! Aurora Mental Health Center is an innovative and visionary mental health center. We value and encourage creative approaches to patient care and support community involvement. We offer flexible work schedules and have great benefits — who else do you know that has Colorado Day off?

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. Must have current Colorado license in good standing. Previous psych experience preferred. Email cover letter and resume to SarahPoffel@aumhc.org.

ADULT SERVICES

Full-Time Case Manager  – The Aurora Center for Life Skills is team that provides services to individuals with a developmental disability and a mental illness.  We are seeking a full-time Case Manager who will provide an array of case management services for clients including community outreach, meeting with clients to provide supportive contacts for their recovery, and linkage to community resources (i.e., food stamps, medical care agencies, social services agencies, and developmental disability benefits).  Other responsibilities will include building relationships with other community providers for developmental disability services in order to support client access to resources and mental health services.  The case manager will help with making outreach contacts to clients to support engagement in treatment following an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.  This position requires someone with a passion for working with people and who works well in a collaborative team process.  Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree.  Preferred: 1 year experience in providing services to individuals with mental illness and and/or a developmental disability.  Hours: 8:30-5pm, M-F. Please email cover letter and resume to: DawnONeil@Aumhc.org

Outreach Worker   is responsible for reaching out to the homeless community and ensuring they are provided appropriate referrals, services, and care during Homeless Services drop-in and street outreach.  The Outreach worker will have 3 shifts at the drop in center and required to do at least 10 hours a week of street outreach.  Other responsibilities will include building relationships with other community providers and organizations, document all client contact in required data bases, attend required trainings and staff meetings, and gather and manage donations as well as donation drives.  The Outreach Worker will serve persons within the city of Aurora, Adams County and Arapahoe County.  Looking for someone with a passion for working with people experiencing homelessness as well as street outreach. Someone who is positive, hard-working, a team player and has a collaborative focus.  Minorities and people with lived experience are encouraged to apply.  Bachelor OR lived experience required.  Please send cover letter and resume to EJ Becker at elisebecker@aumhc.org.

Full-Time Case Manager  – The Community Transitions Program (CTP) is seeking a full-time Case Manager who will provide an array of case management services to forensic clients who are receiving mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse treatment services. The case manager will perform client orientation, community outreach, psycho-education and skills training group, monitor transitional housing, crisis management and linkage to community resources (i.e., food stamps, benefits income, employment, housing and wellness).  Case Manager will maintain spreadsheets to track vocational employment, housing status and UA lab results; Monitor and facilitate a milieu environment conducive to healthy community transition and pro-social engagement, and serve as a positive role-model to clients.  Minimum requirements of a Bachelor’s degree.  Preferred: 2 years + experience in providing services to individuals with mental illness and and/or co-occurring substance use disorders in a correctional environment or population under community supervision, Q-MAP trained. Hours: 8-5pm, M-F (or modified schedule optional, M-Thu). Please email cover letter and resume to: DerrickHinds@Aumhc.org

Substance Abuse Clinician–AuMHC is seeking a substance abuse clinician for individuals identified by the court system. CAC III or LAC required.  Duties will include:  Perform substance abuse evaluations, determine appropriate level of care and refer to treatment, warm hand offs to treatment providers, recovery supports connections, data entry into project’s information system, consultation with caseworkers, attorneys, court staff, and assist with Medicaid enrollment when appropriate.  Please send resume and cover letter to Wendy Gielow at wendygielow@aumhc.org

Part time Administrative Assistant – needed for Crisis Services. Administrative assistant needed for Aurora’s Walk In Clinic. Duties include answering phones, welcoming clients, obtaining basic information and paperwork. Also tracking incoming clients, managing paperwork and maintaining effective communication with the walk in team.  Experience with individuals experiencing acute mental health symptoms required. Shifts may include weekends.  Send resume to Sarahavrin@aumhc.org.

Therapist, Southeast Counseling Center – Adult outpatient program seeks therapist to provide individual, group, and walk-in therapy to a diverse clientele.  Flexibility of hours, the opportunity to receive and provide clinical supervision, and training possibilities are only a few of the benefits on this dynamic and diverse team.  Qualifications: LCSW or licensed Ph.D./PsyD.  Email cover letter and resume to: CarolReszka@aumhc.org

Therapist, Connect to Care – Seeking a full-time therapist to join the Connect to Care team at Viewpoint. LCSW or licensed psychologist preferred and evening availability required. Connect to Care is a developing and innovative program that provides services to community members who may need episodic, brief, or long-term treatment. Ideal candidate has a willingness to work with a diverse population, including adults, children, and families, and an ability to assess various levels of engagement and readiness for treatment and then provide appropriate intervention. Clinician carries a small caseload of non-traditional clients; provides brief and solution-focused interventions to clients who are initiating or dropping in for services; consults with and provides education to individuals and families about therapeutic interventions, agency programs, and community resources; conducts biopsychosocial evaluations and determines diagnoses; and provides crisis interventions including risk assessments and safety planning. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to ErinRalston@aumhc.org.

Part Time Addiction Technician I and II –  Position summary: To Provides milieu management and ensures safety of individuals or groups in a treatment program by performing the following duties; interacts with client population in order to provide guidance, safety, stability and direction, monitors milieu activities and ensures safety, monitors and documents client levels of intoxication, withdrawal status, vital signs, physical condition and behavior, as needed, documents all significant interactions with each client, conduct admission and discharge services and participate in promoting a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment. Education level; Bachelors’ degree or higher in a related (psychology, counseling, human services, or social work) or a CAC I addiction counselor or higher.  If interested please contact: EugeneMedina@aumhc.org.

Bilingual Phone Specialist- Connect to Care clinic – The Connect to Care clinic is seeking a full-time phone specialist that can provide phone support to consumers. The phone specialist will provide phone support by giving appropriate information about our services, register first time clients and provide over the phone assessments and screenings. They will be responsible to operate a telephone line, greet consumers, establish rapport, and assess safety of callers. This position requires someone with good communication skills and someone who is comfortable talking to people in various emotional states. Applicant should enjoy working in a busy, fast-paced environment. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in counseling, social work, human services, or any closely related field is required, as well as 1-2 years experience of social service activity. Experience in a call center a plus. Bilingual in English/Spanish required; Please do not apply unless you are a fluent Spanish speaker. Please send resume and cover letter to LorinTerrell@aumhc.org.

Outreach Therapist – Seeking an Outreach Therapist to work with up to 20 chronically homeless or formally chronically homeless individuals in AuMHC’s Homeless Services Programs. This position requires a willingness to provide a high level of clinical and case management services in participant’s homes and/or in the community.  Clinical tasks included in this position:  individual therapy, skill building, mood tolerance, crisis intervention.  Case management tasks included in this position:  linkage to medical care, mental health care and substance use treatment, assistance in transportation to and from appointments, advocacy for participants during appointments, and documentation of services provided.  Master’s degree in related field required. Preference given to those with passion and experience with homeless populations and/or those with a working knowledge of dual diagnosis, harm reduction and housing first. Ability to transport clients in personal vehicle required.  Email cover letter and resume to EJ Becker at elisebecker@aumhc.org.

Full Time Addiction Technician I and II –  Position summary: To Provides milieu management and ensures safety of individuals or groups in a treatment program by performing the following duties; interacts with client population in order to provide guidance, safety, stability and direction, monitors milieu activities and ensures safety, monitors and documents client levels of intoxication, withdrawal status, vital signs, physical condition and behavior, as needed, documents all significant interactions with each client, conduct admission and discharge services and participate in promoting a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment. Education level; Bachelors’ degree or higher in a related (psychology, counseling, human services, or social work) or a CAC I addiction counselor or higher.  If interested please contact: EugeneMedina@aumhc.org.

On-Call technician – Position summary: To Provides milieu management and ensures safety of individuals or groups in a treatment program by performing the following duties; interacts with client population in order to provide guidance, safety, stability and direction, monitors milieu activities and ensures safety, monitors and documents client levels of intoxication, withdrawal status, vital signs, physical condition and behavior, as needed, documents all significant interactions with each client, conduct admission and discharge services and participate in promoting a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment. Education level; Bachelors’ degree or higher in a related (psychology, counseling, human services, or social work) or a CAC I addiction counselor or higher.  If interested please contact: Edwin Chambers at EugeneMedina@aumhc.org or feel free to call him for additional question at 303-923-2970.

Bilingual Mental Health Therapist, Elmira Outpatient Team – This full time therapy position consists of conducting outpatient therapy and assisting in the Connect to Care (C2C) walk-in clinic with both English and Spanish speaking clients across the lifespan. The therapist in this role will conduct intakes and assessments with assigned clients; provide individual, family and group therapy; participate in the C2C Clinic; consult with internal and external professionals; and document all services provided. Qualifications: Master’s degree in social work or a doctoral degree in psychology or other related field; professional license preferred (LCSW or licensed psychologist). Preferred qualifications are experience both assessing for and treating trauma, working with diverse populations, and cultural competencies. Experience with children and adolescents beneficial. Knowledge of DSM V and theoretical issues related to clinical treatment needed. Bilingual preferred but not required. Flexible work hours. The EOT Clinic is located at 1646 Elmira Street, Aurora, CO 80010. Email cover letter and resume to: MaryMcClure@aumhc.org.

Case Manager – Seeking two full time Case Managers to work with Homeless Services Program or Triage Project (targeting high utilizers of emergency services). Primary tasks of case managers include: linkage to medical care, mental health care and substance use treatment, linking and monitoring progress with other social service agencies, assistance in transportation to and from appointments, advocacy for participants during appointments, and documentation of services provided. These roles require willingness to provide a high level of case management services in participants home and/or in the community that assist participants in successfully linking to long term teams. Bachelors degree in related field preferred. Preference given to those with experience with homeless populations and/or high utilization and those with a working knowledge of dual diagnosis, harm reduction and motivational interviewing. Ability to transport clients in personal vehicle required. Email cover letter and resume to elisebecker@aumhc.org.

Outreach Van Drivers – Newly created detoxification treatment program seeks both full and part time van drivers to transport individuals to our detox unit.  Individual will transport clients; monitor and care for persons being transported; assist in maintaining outreach vans; assist with admissions/discharges as needed; de-escalate clients in crisis situations; assess clients as to alcohol/drug intoxication and other factors and transport to the appropriate facility, e.g., detox, hospital, etc.  Requires H.S. diploma or equivalent; six months experience; current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain within six months of hire; current Colorado driver’s license with good driving record.  CAC strongly preferred.  Email cover letter and resume to: JonathanJobe@aumhc.org

Relief Milieu Counselor – Relief Milieu Counselor positions are available in the Crisis Stabilization Unit. The CSU is a 16 bed unit providing treatment for adults presenting in acute mental health crisis. Candidates for this position must possess a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and have knowledge of working with individuals with a variety of diagnoses. The milieu counselors of the CSU provide supervision of the milieu and ensure the safety of the Unit, as well as perform other duties such as room checks and meal preparation. Must be CPR/First Aid certified. QMAP preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to KalliBenson@aumhc.org.

CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

Paraprofessional – Metro Children’s Center is looking to hire a paraprofessional. Metro Children’s Center is a day treatment program (a therapeutic school) at Aurora Mental Health Center serving youth 5 – 14 years of age. The paraprofessional position helps to support the teachers in the classrooms, helps the students when they are in crisis, and helps to run the day to day programming. This position is part of an interdisciplinary team of teachers, therapists and psychiatrists. The applicant must be able to communicate well, manage stressful situations calmly, learn and reflect on day to day incidents and conduct themselves in a professional manner. A bachelor’s degree is required. Please send resume to kelliperez@aumhc.org

Pediatric Behavioral Health Provider – This position is for a full-time pediatric behavioral health provider (BHP) with the Integrated Care team at Aurora Mental Health Center. The BHP will provide behavioral health services at one of our partner agencies, Children’s Hospital Colorado, in the Child Health Clinic. Responsibilities include conducting screenings, consultations, brief assessments, brief interventions, and case management for youth and their families. The BHP will work as a part of a multidisciplinary team that includes primary care providers, behavioral health providers, resource partners, and clinic staff. The BHP will provide consultation to medical providers, as well as assist in connecting youth and their families to longer-term therapeutic services through AuMHC. Requirements: Must be a licensed mental health professional in the state of CO (psychologist, LCSW, LPC), and have previous clinical experience working with children, adolescents and families. Must be able to demonstrate a history of and commitment to providing culturally responsive treatment to diverse populations, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to form relationships in a fast-paced environment. Previous experience in integrated care and ability to provide services in Spanish are preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to: amberolson@aumhc.org

Behavioral Health Provider, Integrated Care School-Based Health Clinics – Aurora Mental Health partners with Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics to support three School-Based Health Centers. These centers function as integrated primary care clinics staffed with medical providers, a dental care team and behavioral health providers. The clinics provide physical health, mental health and dental services to Aurora Public School students and their siblings. Patients range in age from newborn up through high school. The clinics serve a diverse patient population, including Latino youth, refugees and immigrants. We are seeking to fill the position of a part-time behavioral health provider who will be providing services at Central High School’s School-Based Health Clinic. Responsibilities include: conducting screenings focused on attentional, behavioral and emotional issues, substance use and postpartum depression as well as conducting brief assessments and interventions for youth with mental health concerns and mental health related medical issues. Individual works closely with medical providers in a collaborative environment, offers consultation services to medical staff and assists in connecting youth and their families to long-term therapeutic services through Aurora Mental Health Center. Requirements: Master’s degree in a behavioral health field, professional license (LPC, LCSW, LP) and bilingual Spanish-English. Email cover letter and resume to: AmberOlson@aumhc.org.

Behavioral Health Provider, Integrated Care School-Based Health Clinics – Aurora Mental Health partners with Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics to support three School-Based Health Centers. These centers function as integrated primary care clinics staffed with medical providers, a dental care team and behavioral health providers. The clinics provide physical health, mental health and dental services to Aurora Public School students and their siblings. Patients range in age from newborn up through high school. The clinics serve a diverse patient population, including Latino youth, refugees and immigrants. We are seeking to fill the position of a full time behavioral health provider who will be providing services at Crawford Elementary’s School-Based Health Clinic. Responsibilities include: conducting screenings focused on attentional, behavioral and emotional issues, substance use and postpartum depression as well as conducting brief assessments and interventions for youth with mental health concerns and mental health related medical issues. Individual works closely with medical providers in a collaborative environment, offers consultation services to medical staff and assists in connecting youth and their families to long-term therapeutic services through Aurora Mental Health Center. Requirements: Master’s degree in a behavioral health field, professional license (LPC, LCSW, LP) and bilingual Spanish-English. Email cover letter and resume to: AmberOlson@aumhc.org.

Skills Group Assistant, Fostering Healthy Futures – Two positions available for our therapeutic social skills groups.  Groups meet each Monday in Thornton and Tuesday in Aurora, 3:45-6:45 p.m.  We are looking for one individual to fill Monday position and one for Tuesday position.  Skills group serves preadolescent youth currently or recently placed in out of home care.  Pay rate is $12/hour.  Responsibilities: Set up group room, including video camera; copy/prepare group materials, seeking donations, filing/organizing information; facilitate youth time-outs and bathroom break;s implement behavior management/de-escalation skills; pick up dinner; clean up room; may need to drive one or two children to and from group.  Qualifications: Experience with and passion for helping youth; experience with behavior management; reliable vehicle and auto insurance; reliable, responsible, prompt and independent.  Email cover letter and resume to: SarahGallegos@aumhc.org.

Respite Care Providers – Respite care program providing respite to 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 or willing to be trained in CPR/First Aid and Medication Administration.  Candidate must have the flexibility of providing both emergency and routine respite in their own home as well as weekends, evenings and possibly overnight visits. Must be open to becoming certified as a foster care home in order to provide short term respite care.

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), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and and Colorado Department of Human Service (CDHS) Child Abuse Registry for employment clearance.  Applicant must be willing to attend mandatory trainings and work flexible hours.  Email cover letter and resume to: bearespiteprovider@aumhc.org.

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Relief Residential Counselors – The Aurora Mental Health Center is seeking relief residential counselors to work at various facilities, including their Thomas House facility, which serves veterans and other members of the community stabilizing after recent psychiatric hospitalizations.  Duties include crisis counseling, medication management, excellent communication with interdisciplinary team, professional documentation, and instructing community reintegration.  A Bachelor’s degree in a human services field or two years prior experience working with chronic mental illnesses required, as is a good driving record.  Some overnight hours offered (especially looking for a regular Sunday overnight shift).  Please send resume and cover letter to Ms. Sonya Love at SonyaLove@aumhc.org.  No phone calls please.

Residential Counselor – Mrachek House is a residential facility that serves the DD population with their mental health and life skills needs. Positions currently available include: Relief- work as needed and a full time benefitted 3-11p position. Duties: Included but not limited to assisting clients with room care, meal prep, medication administration as prescribed by the providers and 1:1 help with client’s specific program goals. Shared responsibilities includes: Transporting clients to appointments e.g vision , dental, medical, therapy/med management and community integrated activities. The candidate must have good communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with the clients ,co-workers, parents, other providers, case managers and other support people in the client’s life. The qualified candidate will have a Bachelors in Psychology or extensive experience working with the DD population/Mental Health field, a clean driving record is required to drive the Center vehicle. Certifications: QMAP, CPR/FIRST AID is a plus , will train if needed. Mrachek House serves a diverse population and encourages and welcome a diverse staffing team. Anyone with experience in these areas is encouraged to apply.  Email cover letter and resume to: AudreyBrewer@aumhc.org.

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