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Behavioral Health Clinician II, Residential Services, $5,000 Sign-on Bonus for LCSW/LPC (Denver, CO)

 JOB TITLE: 

Behavioral Health Clinician II 

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT: 

North Colorado Station/Residential Services 

REPORTS TO: 

Residential Services Program Manager 

SUPERVISES: 

N/A 

PRIMARY WORK LOCATION: 

3999 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205 

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: 

Full Time/Exempt/Salary 

TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE: 

40 hours/week, M-F, 8-5 with some evening and weekend hours required 

Coalition Mission 

The mission of The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for families, children, and individuals who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness throughout Colorado. 

The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves. 

Our Philosophy of Service 

We believe all people have the right to adequate housing and healthcare. We work to remove the barriers that restrict access to these rights. Society benefits when adequate housing and healthcare are available to everyone. 

We create lasting solutions to homelessness by: 

1. Honoring the inherent dignity of those we serve, affirming their capabilities, and fostering their hope that a better life is possible; 

2. Building strong, caring trauma-informed communities through the integration of housing, healthcare, and supportive services; 

3. Advocating for social and racial equity, inclusivity, and diversity and challenging the status quo in partnership with our workforce members and those we serve; 

4. Achieving excellence through continuous quality assurance, innovation, and professional development; and 

5. Using resources judiciously and effectively. 

Job Summary 

The Behavioral Health Clinician II provides care to individuals with disabilities in the designated single “program units” of the CCH housing facilities and/or in off-site units. This position serves individuals who have chosen to live in recovery housing and therefore helps clients to address mental health and recovery goals. The goal is to assist these individuals in maintaining their housing and to provide the services, linkages, and clinical interventions necessary to prevent them from returning to homelessness and to live as independently as possible. This position will be responsible for the intake, assessment, treatment planning, and service provision to adult individuals with disabilities and working on recovery from past substance use issues. 

Essential Job Functions 

Employee must be able to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Employee will perform job according to applied laws. The primary job functions listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job and do not represent an exhaustive list of job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions. 

1. Provides excellent internal and external customer service. 

2. Works collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team to serve clients in a comprehensive, effective, and caring way. 

3. Provides ongoing clinical case management services to homeless persons with psychiatric diagnoses, including severe and persistent mental illness, and who have a co-occurring substance-related disorder. 

4. Conducts biopsychosocial assessments, intake screening, makes appropriate diagnoses according to DSM-5 guidelines and creates treatment goals with the client. 

5. Facilitates therapeutic meetings with clients in individual and group settings. 

6. Maintains accurate electronic health record with timely documentation and participates in audits and projects to help improve and maintain accurate records that meet standard of care. 

7. Record all services in a timely and complete fashion in the EHR 

8. Maintain up to date records in EHR 

9. Record telephone and other communications as needed in the EHR 

10. Manage tasks and scanning as needed to have a complete and current chart 

11. Maintain accurate information regarding client’s insurance status 

12. Utilize the EHR and any future upgrades as directed 

13. Monitors and maintains productivity required for position. 

14. Completes and maintains requirements to fulfill internal credentialing and privileging, which is necessary to provide clinical services. 

15. Meets formally with Program Manager regularly for ongoing supervision. 

16. Attends and participates in clinical and administrative meetings as deemed appropriate and necessary for the job. 

17. Assists others with work that needs to be done in moments of urgency or crisis. 

18. Completes Medicaid authorizations and client database entries as well as any other reporting requirements necessary to obtain and sustain funding and provide services to individuals served in the program. 

19. Assists clients in identifying and accessing goods and services for both immediate and long-term needs, such as physical health needs, psychiatric medication, etc. and facilitates connections with other service providers to help client meet needs, such as substance use treatment facilities if needed. 

20. Provides needed transportation for clients as appropriate. 

21. Navigates the Social Security, benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare systems on behalf of clients and serves as a liaison with collaborating agencies. 

22. Assist residents in problem-solving issues which may threaten their housing, and when appropriate serves as liaison between client and property management staff to advocate for client’s housing stability. 

23. Covers for other Behavioral Health Clinicians or Case Managers as necessary at the same or other CCH locations. 

24. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Education and Work Experience 

1. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or similar field. 

2. Licensed as a LCSW or LPC required. 

3. Experience and interest working with disenfranchised persons. 

4. Experience working with SUD issues, CAS or LAC preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

1. Sound critical thinking and decision-making skills. 

2. Consistently superb customer service skills; excellent interpersonal/assertive communications skills demonstrating a high degree of emotional intelligence. 

3. Knowledge of homeless issues and demonstrated sensitivity to and a desire to work with underserved populations. 

4. Knowledge of behavioral health issues (diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, and special needs). 

5. Able to prioritize multiple job responsibilities, work independently, and exercise good professional judgment. 

6. Able to listen effectively, synthesize and analyze information, and respond creatively to challenging issues. 

7. Skills in operating office equipment, including computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, email), and multiple database systems (EHR, HMIS, Case Manager Toolbox etc.). 

8. Able to function as an effective and constructive member of an interdisciplinary team. 

9. Able to advocate and negotiate in an assertive but tactful manner, both internally and with community agencies, to have clients’ needs met. 

10. Able to maintain client confidentiality. 

11. Able to demonstrate a sincere desire to help people. 

12. Able to pass automobile insurance carrier’s motor vehicle record investigation and criminal background investigation. 

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