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11 Jan 2021

Full-Time Social Worker

Colorado Department of Human Services – Posted by DeptofHumanServ Golden, Colorado, United States

Job Description

This position exists to provide clinical services to youth in the facility that experience mental health related problems. In addition, this position is experienced in addressing criminogenic risk factors in the adolescentin adolescent population as well as family interventions. This position will understand criminal conduct in adolescents and be able to treat the youth from the perspective of lowering the criminogenic risks the youth presents with and addressing the relationship between mental health issues and criminal conduct. These youth often have behavioral and psychiatric problems resulting from trauma- related issues such as neglect, abuse, or severe family problems. This position completes an integrated and comprehensive strength-based treatment plan in the area addressing the highest risk of clinical needs. This position is also responsible for and providing expertise to staff in the area in integration of addiction issues, legal, mental health, behavioral, and family issues. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of discharge and parole reports and is required to liaison with DYS client managers, facility staff, residents and their families, and community programs. The position is also a key member in the clinical team at the facility and acts to assist in development and improvement of DYS Treatment Model, policy development, and licensing compliance concerns.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current, valid or recently expired licensure as a Professional Counseling (LPC) as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • One year of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor.
  • Current, valid or recently expired licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)\ will substitute for the Professional Counseling license (LPC) or the Clinical Social Worker license (LCSW).
  • One year of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

How to Apply

Please apply directly on our government jobs board:     Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process.  Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself.  Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered. Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position.  If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below. Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Behavioral Health, clinical social work, full-time, human services, LCSW, LPC, permanent, professional counselor, social work, and state of colorado. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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