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8 Apr 2022

Full-Time Behavioral Health Specialist TCR

Transgender Center of the Rockies – Posted by TransCenterColorado Sheridan, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Please note: we are hiring for TWO openings for this position.

Behavioral Health Specialist (Specializing in transgender and gender non-conforming individuals)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Seeking master’s level, full-time, behavioral health therapist to work with transgender and gender expansive clients at the Transgender Center of the Rockies. Utilizing trauma-informed care to increase accessibility, community resources, and connection, the behavioral health specialist will work with clients on an individual and group basis to address mental health, substance use, and/or co-occurring health needs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

· Treat all clients with dignity and respect.

· Provide mental health evaluations, crisis interventions, and assessments for gender affirming surgery using the WPATH standards of care; assess the need for on-going treatment or referral to other agencies.

· Conduct individual and group counseling sessions utilizing evidenced based, culturally humble curriculum.

· Provide telehealth counseling services to increase accessibility and serve clients across the state of CO who might otherwise not have access to gender affirming care

· Complete intakes during scheduled times, as well as providing clinical support during open office hours

· Provide case management services to clients to assist in accessing community support services and culturally competent health care.

· Collaborate with the client to develop, implement, and revise individualized treatment plans and monitor treatment progress.

· Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with OBH and Medicaid standards in all areas including, but not limited to: counselor admit notes, assessments, daily charting, weekly clinical staffing notes, discharge summaries, and progress reports for external referral sources.

· Participate in team/department meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.

· Collaborate with all clinical staff to ensure interdisciplinary care.

· Observe confidentiality requirements.

· Follow and uphold professional code of ethics and state laws governing mental health and substance use practice.

· Professionally represent the agency and program at resource fairs, Denver Pride Fest, and other department programming.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

Master’s Degree in social work or counseling. Behavioral Health licensure such as LPC, LSW, LCSW, or LAC. Dual licensure preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of two years of experience in clinical outpatient work. Experience working with mental health and substance use clients highly desired. Strong understanding of Social Justice principles and intersectionality of health disparities in Behavioral Health. Experience working with marginalized communities, particularly transgender and gender expansive folks.

SKILLS:

Knowledge of psychotherapy methods. Knowledge of community resources. Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately. Familiarity with the DSM V and differential diagnostic techniques as well as relevant historical knowledge of past DSM’s. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work flexible and on-call hours which may be required. Knowledge of transgender and gender expansive needs and HIV stigma, sexual health education, and treatment as well as understanding cultural responsiveness. Decentering areas of privilege to remain client centered and addressing needs of priority populations.

Preferred: Proficiency in Spanish

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

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, electronic health record, telephone and a variety of other office/clinical equipment.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching, ability to use office equipment.

TYPICAL MENTAL DEMANDS: Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate treatment plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans. Must demonstrate cultural responsibility and be able to communicate effectively with them.

TRAVEL: Some travel around the Denver Metro Area

WORKING CONDITIONS: Behavioral Health Specialist will be working with the clinical team at our Transgender Center of the Rockies located at 3460 S Federal Blvd, Englewood, CO 80110. This is a full-time position (40 hours a week).

COMPENSATION:

This is a full-time, hourly position with benefits.

QBIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply

MHBHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $48,000.00 – $56,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Sheridan, CO 80110: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Education:

  • Master’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • clinical: 2 years (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

How to Apply

Please apply via our Indeed listing: Mile High Behavioral Healthcare Jobs and Careers | Indeed.com

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Behavioral Health, colorado, Mental Health, peer, therapy, Transgender, and transgender center. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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