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Lead Clinician – Connect to Care is seeking a full time lead clinician. This role involves organizing, maintaining, and guiding the day to day workflow at the clinic; to ensure that client and clinicians’ needs are being met; to assist in program development; and to create and maintain team culture. These responsibilities include direct supervision, consultation, and training to clinicians, peers, case managers, and interns; triaging client needs and assigning cases as the clinic is primarily a drop in clinic; maintaining documentation and resources; assisting in communication of policy and procedures amongst rotating staff; providing direct intervention and outreach to clients; and maintaining a caseload of ongoing clients. This person should possess a strong understanding of crisis intervention, flexibility, and a passion for a non-traditional mental health service setting. This role requires specific knowledge about community resources, agency policies, crisis intervention, program development, clinical processes and supervision. This role will also include coverage of other tasks as needed within the clinic. Masters degree in counseling, social work, human services, or any closely related field is required, as is licensure in one of those fields. Experience in a non-traditional counseling setting, including a walk in or crisis center is a plus. Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus. Shift will require some evening hours. Please send resume and cover letter to erinralston@aumhc.org

Therapist – Connect to Care
Connect to Care is seeking a full time therapist to provide individual, family, and group therapy in a non-traditional setting to all ages of clients. As Connect to Care is predominantly a drop in clinic, this therapist will conduct screenings, intakes, assessments and crisis as well as carry a small caseload of ongoing clients. This therapist will develop and monitor treatment plans for ongoing clients; document services in a timely manner; meet billable service standards, and consult with internal and external professionals to proactively coordinate care. Applicant should enjoy working in a busy, fast-paced environment. Position will include coverage of other tasks as needed within the clinic. Masters degree in counseling, social work, human services, or any closely related field is required. Professional licensure preferred (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, licensed psychologist). Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus. Please send resume and cover letter to erinralston@aumhc.org

Full time Therapist, Crisis Services
Therapist needed for Aurora’s Walk in Clinic and Crisis Stabilization Unit. Duties include crisis assessment and evaluation for clients, responding to crisis calls, coordinating with case management for resources, and determining the most appropriate intervention and referral for individuals in crisis. Individual will also cover shifts in the Crisis Stabilization Unit which includes intakes, individual and group therapy and some case management. Shifts will vary and will include some weekends. Master’s or Doctorate degree in human services required, license preferred. Send cover letter and resume to sarahavrin@aumhc.org

Therapist, Mental Health/Substance Abuse – Community Transition Counseling Center – Substance Abuse Treatment Services (SATS) team is seeking a clinician to work with individuals who have co-occurring mental illness and/or substance use disorder.  These individuals are involved in the criminal justice system and/or are under some form of community supervision (e.g. Department of Corrections/Parole, Probation, Dept. of Human Services).  Clinical staff duties include: Intake and assessments, facilitation of group and individual therapy, working with clients to develop strength based-treatment plans, crisis intervention/safety planning, monthly reports to the referring agencies and clinical documentation. Minimum requirements of a Master’s degree with professional license (e.g., LPC, LMFT, LCSW, CACII, CACIII, LAC), 2 years+ experience in treating mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders in a correctional environment or population under community supervision. A CAC II, III or LAC and bilingual in Spanish is preferred. Shift M-F (8a-5p). Please send resume and cover letter to: derrickhinds@aumhc.org

Therapist, Mental Health/Substance Abuse
Community Transition Counseling Center – Substance Abuse Treatment Services (SATS) team is seeking a clinician to work with individuals who have co-occurring mental illness and/or substance use disorder. These individuals are involved in the criminal justice system and/or are under some form of community supervision (e.g. Department of Corrections/Parole, Probation, Dept. of Human Services). Clinical staff duties include: Intake and assessments, facilitation of group and individual therapy, working with clients to develop strength based-treatment plans, crisis intervention/safety planning, monthly reports to the referring agencies and clinical documentation. Minimum requirements of a Master’s degree with professional license (e.g., LPC, LMFT, LCSW, CACII, CACIII, LAC), 2 years+ experience in treating mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders in a correctional environment or population under community supervision. A CAC II, III or LAC and bilingual in Spanish is preferred. Shift M-F (8a-5p). Please send resume and cover letter to: derrickhinds@aumhc.org

Triage Case Manager – This position works directly with individuals and families identified as high utilization of emergency services.  This person’s goal is to provide the case management, housing case management, and mental health services required to decrease utilization and increase access of long terms services.  This is an intensive position with a clinical case management and harm reduction model that is provided primarily in the community and in the clients’ home.  Familiarity or willingness to learn Harm Reduction Theory, Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing.  This position requires a staff person with a high level of comfort working with people unmedicated and/or actively using substances.  Characteristics of staff that work well in this positions include being a team player, having an inclusive and compassionate outlook, ability to think complexly about safety, a person who seeks out supervision and support, someone with a passion for working with diverse, under-served populations and working in programs doing “on-the-ground” work. Those who have experience and comfort working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to Elisebecker@aumhc.org

Domestic Violence Therapist – The Offenders Group at Aurora Mental Health is looking for a qualified individual to co-facilitate domestic violence groups, conduct domestic violence intakes/evaluations, provide case management and individual treatment sessions for domestic violence clients who need weekly or monthly contacts.  Ability to work within a team and independently are musts.   We are willing to train and provide supervision for the individual who is not yet approved by the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board but is willing and motivated to become a provider.  This is a fee for service position and you must be available to facilitate groups in the evening Monday through Wednesday.  If interested send resume to sheilapomeranz@aumhc.org

Full Time Overnight (11pm-7am) 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: jonathanjobe@aumhc.org.

Health Navigator Position – Bilingual Nepali/English 20 Hours Per week  Colorado Refugee Wellness Center, Colorado Refugee Wellness Center is an integrated primary and behavioral health care clinic serving refugees in Aurora. Metro Community Provider Network provides medical care in partnership with Aurora Mental Health Center which offers behavioral health services. We have a team-based, whole person approach to health. Our health navigators are key to reducing barriers and enhancing care. We are seeking a team member interested in serving the Nepali-speaking refugee community, who has strong bilingual and communication skills-both oral and written, and the ability to work well on diverse interdisciplinary and mental health teams. Job responsibilities include: interpreting in medical and behavioral health appointments, care coordination, health education, medical referrals, and participation on a grant involving refugees and employment. Educational/Certification Requirements:   a Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent, domestic or foreign; Medical Interpreter certificate, or willing to obtain. Work Experience/Skills Needed: Previous experience in medical, human services, patient navigation fields preferred; computer skills. To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to: Please send resume and cover letter to: bhanubhattarai@aumhc.org

Bilingual Therapist, Elmira Counseling Center – This full time position consists of conducting outpatient therapy on the Elmira Team and assisting in the Connect to Care (C2C) walk-in clinic. Individual will primarily see adult clients seeking therapy services, but may also see families, adolescents and children in the C2C Clinic on a walk-in basis. The successful therapist will: conduct intakes and assessments with assigned clients; develop and monitor treatment plans; provide individual, family and group therapy; participate in the C2C Clinic as assigned; document all activities and services in a timely manner; meet billable service standards; and have good time management and organizational skills. Experience providing therapy to adults is required as well as experience working with trauma and serious mental illnesses.  Qualifications: Master’s or Doctorate degree in social work, psychology or counseling; professional license preferred (LCSW, licensed psychologist, LPC, LMFT) but not required. Licensure supervision will be provided, if needed.  Bilingual Spanish-English required.  The Elmira Counseling Center Team is located at 1646 Elmira Street, Aurora, CO 80010. Email cover letter and resume to: KirstenAnderson@aumhc.org

Therapist – Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is seeking a full time masters level therapist.  Therapist will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide community based, wrap around services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness diagnoses.  ACT works with individuals who are the highest utilizers of hospitals, criminal justice systems, and detox to reduce utilization, and to improve quality of life in the community through therapy, clinical case management, and psychiatric care. The ideal candidate is comfortable balancing clinical and administrative duties, with dynamic and creative approaches to treatment, and with working primarily in the community.   The therapist must have the ability to travel to clients’ homes and other locations within the community.   Masters in Social Work or Counseling (or equivalent) required.  Please send resume and cover letter to MacKenzieMcGuire@aumhc.org

Peer Specialist – Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is seeking a full time Clinical Peer Specialist.   Peer Specialist will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide community based, wrap around services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness diagnoses.  ACT works with individuals who are the highest utilizers of hospitals, criminal justice systems, and detox to reduce utilization and to improve quality of life in the community.   The Peer Specialist’s role on ACT is to provide a supportive and compassionate relationship that instills hope for recovery.  Additionally, the peer supports clients in completing life skills such as grocery shopping, laundry, and also supports clients to attend appointments, to provide advocacy, and to assist in communication with other providers.  The ideal candidate is able to balance clinical and administrative duties, is comfortable traveling to clients homes and transporting clients, and is able to work collaboratively with a team.  Completion of Clinical Peer Specialist training required.   Please send resume and cover letter to MacKenzieMcGuire@aumhc.org

Peer Recovery Coach – Aurora Mental Health Center, East Metro Detox and Recovery Center is looking for qualify individuals to join our team as a peer recovery coach.  Position summary: To Provide recovery support service to individual in local emergency room departments by performing the following duties: interacts with client population, whom medical staff identifies has having a substance use issue, in order to provide support, guidance, safety and stability and direction to treatment services within our community.  Teaches and models daily living and recovery management skills with recoverees in real world settings.  Documents all significant interaction with each client, conduct admission and discharge services and participate in promoting a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment. Required skills; Knowledge of the disease of substance use through direct life experience and course work.  Knowledge of motivational interviewing, engagement strategies, co-occurring disorders, stages of change theory, and community resources.   Must be in long term recovery, a minimum of two years, from a substance use disorder and have documentation to support this.  Completion of Peer recovery coach training preferred, CACI would be beneficial or ability to receive certification within 6 months of employment, must have a valid Colorado Divers’ license, drivers record reviewed. If interested please contact: Eugene Medina at eugenemedina@aumch.org

Primary Counselor III – To provide substance disorder, co-occurring substance and mental health disorder treatment to individuals’ adults, adolescents and families. Job duties include but not limited to; providing behavioral and diagnostic assessment, treatment and discharge planning, treatment reviews, group/family/individual therapy services and level of care assessment and referrals. Education/Certification level; addiction certification II or III or LAC and license LPC, LMFT, LCSW. If interested please contact: Eugene Medina at eugenemedina@aumch.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 SarahAvrin@aumhc.org.

CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

Case Manager, Outpatient Division – This full time position consists of conducting case management services with clients at our Connect to Care Clinic and our child and adult outpatient teams.  Case management services may include helping people secure housing, access resources for food, apply for different programs and services coordinating their care with primary care providers, collaborating with school personnel and advocating for families within the education system, etc.  Experience working with individuals with trauma histories and serious mental illnesses is required.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, or a similar human services field is required.  Bilingual Spanish-English highly preferred.  Email cover letter and resume to: KirstenAnderson@aumhc.org

Therapist —The Child and Family North Counseling Center is seeking a full-time therapist to provide trauma informed care through individual, family, and group therapy services in an outpatient/intensive outpatient setting to children ages 6-18 and their families.   This position requires assisting in the Connect to Care (C2C) walk-in clinic one day a week.  The therapist will conduct intakes and assessments; develop and monitor treatment plans; document services in a timely manner; meet billable service standards; and consult with internal and external professionals to proactively coordinate care.   Qualifications:  Professional license preferred (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, licensed psychologist) but not required.  Licensure supervision will be provided if needed.  Bilingual Spanish-English preferred.  Experience and training in screening, assessment and treatment of trauma preferred.  This full time position has flexible work hours with evening hours up to 6:30 pm required on some weekdays. The Child and Family North Counseling Center is located at 1504 Galena St.  Aurora, CO  80010.  Email cover letter and resume to sarahgallegos@aumhc.org

Health Navigator Case Manager, Burmese and Karen speaker – The Trauma Resilience Youth Program is seeking a part time Health Navigator/Case manager who can provide culturally and linguistically appropriate interpretation and case management services as well as serving as cultural broker to children, youth and families from the immigrant and refugee community in Aurora and surrounding areas. Applicant must be fluent in English, Karen and Burmese languages, a bachelor’s degree,  medical interpretation certification OR willingness/ability to become certified through a certification program. Send cover letter and resume to PatriciaRuizdeSantiagoyNevarez@aumhc.org.

Health Navigator Case Manager, Spanish speaker- The Trauma Resilience Youth Program is seeking a part time Health Navigator/Case manager who can provide culturally and linguistically appropriate interpretation and case management services as well as serving as cultural broker to children, youth and families from the immigrant and refugee community in Aurora and surrounding areas. Applicant must be fluent in English and Spanish languages, a bachelor’s degree, medical interpretation certification OR willingness/ability to become certified through a certification program. Send cover letter and resume to PatriciaRuizdeSantiagoyNevarez@aumhc.org

Therapist, Child & Family South – The Child and Family South team is seeking a full-time therapist to provide individual, family, and group therapy in an outpatient setting to children ages 6-18 and their families.   This position requires assisting in the Connect to Care (C2C) walk-in clinic one day a week.  The therapist will also conduct intakes and assessments; develop and monitor treatment plans; document services in a timely manner; meet billable service standards; and consult with internal and external professionals to proactively coordinate care.   Qualifications:  Professional license preferred (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, licensed psychologist) but not required.  Licensure supervision will be provided if needed.  Bilingual Spanish-English preferred.  This full time position has flexible work hours with up to two evenings until 7pm. The Child and Family South team is located at 14301 E. Hampden Ave. Aurora, CO 80014.  Email cover letter and resume to ErinStaniszeski@aumhc.org

Behavioral Health Provider, Integrated Care School-Based Health Clinics – Aurora Mental Health partners with Every Child Pediatrics to support four 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 Behavioral Health Provider (35 hours per week) who will be providing services at both Crawford Elementary School’s School-Based Health Clinic and 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 and bilingual Spanish-English. Email cover letter and resume to: LizPritchard@aumhc.org.

Licensed or License Eligible Mental Health Therapist – Child and Family Intensive In-home team is seeking a full-time, licensed or license eligible mental health therapist to provide intensive in-home therapy  using the Trauma Systems Therapy model.  Familiarity with the model is not required, but experience working with children and families with trauma is desired.  The therapist will work as part of an interdisciplinary team providing treatment to families with significant mental health challenges.  Many of the families are involved with other systems such as a department of human services.  Bilingual in Spanish preferred Please send a resume and cover letter to NatalieDodd@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

Milieu Counselors – The Aurora Mental Health Center is seeking milieu counselors in their Residential Services division.  Duties include crisis counseling, basic case management, thorough documentation, medication administration, and professional coordination with colleagues (both within Aurora Mental Health and outside agencies).  Residential Services caters to U.S. military veterans and private citizens in need of psychiatric stabilization.  Position requires a working knowledge of severe and persistent mental illness and a Bachelor’s degree in a human services field.  Previous experience, QMAP and CPR/first aid certified a plus.  Full-time positions include full benefits.  Competitive compensation.  Please send resume AND cover letter to Michael O’Donnell, LPC. michaelodonnell@aumhc.org  No phone calls please.

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.

ADMINISTRATION & ANCILLARY SERVICES

Employment Specialist – Assist clients of Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC) obtain and maintain competitive community based employment that is consistent with their vocational goals. Responsibilities: Engages clients establishing; collaborative relationships and assisting clients in obtaining and maintaining competitive community based employment. Assists with benefits acquisition. Assess long/short term employment goals and evaluates work, educational, criminal, developmental history and financial responsibilities. Provides education and support to family, friends and potential employers regarding clients needs and abilities when/and if applicable with client consent. Abides by all disclosure policies and information sharing with family, friends and other agencies. Develops an individual employment plan (IEP) with the client input, the mental health treatment team, DVR counselor when appropriate, family members, and friends. Updates the employment plan at a minimum quarterly or when there is a change the plan. Conducts individualized job development and job search activities, following the principles and procedures of IPS. Contacts at minimum six employer weekly and develops and establishes business relationships. Documents and submits all weekly employer contacts. Supports clients making employer contacts by applying for jobs, or learning more about jobs available in the community, within 30 days of program intake. Provides individualized follow-along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment. In accordance to the IPS. Negotiates workplace accommodates when necessary. Provides outreach services to reconnect with clients, as necessary. Participates in assigned weekly mental health treatment teams ( MHT team) meetings for continuity of care and to increase employment sustainability. Attends monthly meetings with DVR counselors to discuss possible referrals. Communicates with DVR counselors between monthly meetings. Spends at least 65% or more of total scheduled work hours in the community meeting with clients, job coaching or job developing. Demonstrates assistance with career development, educational goals and training programs. Provides supported education, using principles similar to IPS, for clients who express interest in education to advance their employment goals. Completes all monthly IPS, Mindlinc and Case management tracking documentation. Communication with other team member’s employment opportunities.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, or related fields. At least 2 years’ experience with job development and/or vocational rehabilitation with similar population or Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling vocational rehabilitation or related fields. Work with refugee and/or immigrant populations is helpful. Must have safe driving record and a current Colorado driver’s license. Send cover letter and resume to AntoinetteDow@aumhc.org

Truck Driver Specialist – Aurora Mental health Center (PRC) is seeking a Truck Driver Specialist: Responsibilities: Research and follow up on potential donations of furniture. Knowledge of the products on the showroom floor. Assist with retrieving, measuring, sorting/folding merchandise on work aisle when no customers are in the warehouse. Able to follow OSHA safety rules and regulations. Able to drive a 24 ft. truck with or without goods and product. Write invoices accurately for purchasers. Able to sell merchandise to public shoppers and members. Work well with others of many diverse backgrounds. Requires minimal supervision and takes initiative. Retrieve phone calls for operations manager for donations.  Experience: Have had a valid driver’s license for at least 5 years; good driving record. Be able to lift 75 lbs. using a dolly. Able to us/experience a pallet jack and fork lift. Able to lift up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Must wear a gait belt for safety when lifting or moving furniture. You will be on your feet for a majority of the day walking, driving the fork truck and/or driving to pick up or make deliveries. Send cover letter and resume to AntoinetteDow@aumhc.org

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