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Behavioral Health Specialist (Specializing in transgender and gender non-conforming folks)
Seeking master’s level, full-time, behavioral health therapist to work with transgender and gender non-conforming clients on an individual and group basis addressing substance use, mental health, or co-occurring health needs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Treat all clients with dignity and respect.
2. 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.
3. Conduct individual and group counseling sessions utilizing evidenced based, culturally competent curriculum.
4. Provide case management services to clients to assist in accessing community support services and culturally competent health care.
5. Collaborate with the client to develop, implement, and revise individualized treatment plans and monitor treatment progress.
6. 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.
7. Participate in team/department meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
8. Collaborate with all clinical staff to ensure interdisciplinary care.
9. Observe confidentiality requirements.
10. Follow and uphold professional code of ethics and state laws governing mental health and substance use practice.
11. Supervise social support group volunteers and help coordinate social support groups
12. Professionally represent the agency and program at resource fairs and Denver Pride Fest and other department programming.
13. Perform other duties as assigned.
Master's Degree in social work or counseling. Behavioral Health licensure such as LPC, LSW, LCSW, or LAC. Dual licensure preferred.
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 non-conforming folks. Some clinical management experience a plus.
Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy. Knowledge of community resources. Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately. Familiarity with the DSM IV-V and differential diagnostic techniques. Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work flexible and on-call hours which may be required. Knowledge of LGBTQ+ needs and knowledge of HIV stigma, education, and treatment.
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 Integrated Care Clinic located at 3460 S Federal Blvd, Englewood, CO 80110
Integrity and Honesty – Displays high standards of ethical conduct, understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others, chooses an ethical course of action, and is trustworthy.
Conscientiousness – Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards performing work and demonstrates responsible behavior.
Interpersonal Skills – Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others and relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations.
Reading – Learns from written material and determining the main idea or essential message and recognizes correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Listening – Receives, attends to, interprets, and responds to verbal messages and other cues such as body language in ways that are appropriate to listeners and situations.
Writing – Uses correct English grammar to organize and communicate ideas in words that are appropriate to listeners and situations and uses appropriate body language.
Memory – recalls information that has been presented previously.
Reasoning – Discovers or selects rules, principles, or relationships between facts and other information.
Self-Management – Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals, monitors progress and is motivated to achieve, manages own time, and deals with stress effectively.
Teamwork – Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identify, fosters commitment and team spirit, and works with others to achieve goals.
Diversity – is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, general, sexual orientation, and other individual differences in the workforce.
Decision Making – Specific goals and obstacles to achieving those goals, generates alternatives, considers risk, and evaluates and chooses the best alternative in order to make a determination, draw conclusions, or solve a problem.
Oral Communications – Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively taking into account the audience and nature of the information, makes clear and convincing oral presentations, listens to others, attends to nonverbal cue, and responds appropriately.
Education and Training – Knowledge of teaching, training, research, making presentations, lecturing, testing, and other instructional methods.
Problem Solving – Identifies problems, determines accuracy and relevance information, and uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.
Teaching Others – Helps others learn through formal or informal methods, identifies training needs, provides constructive feedback, coaches others of how to perform tasks, and acts as a mentor.
Creative Thinking – Uses imagination to develop new insights into situations, applies innovative solutions to problems, and designs new methods where established method and procedures are inapplicable or are unavailable.
Volunteers are the backbone of our programs. We could not do the work we do at The Denver ELEMENT without the heart, dedication, energy and hard work of our amazing volunteers. Whatever your special gifts are, you can help make Denver’s LGBTQ+ community a healthier, stronger and more loving place for us to share.
You can contribute to the success of The Denver ELEMENT programs by
• Attending events and bringing your friends. Come visit us when we are doing outreach.
• Planning or helping in fundraising events
We’re glad you are here to help! If you would like to volunteer and start changing your corner of the world, call us or email today and we can talk about volunteer opportunities.
There are currently no other positions available within The Denver Element. You may find other opportunities with our parent organization, Mile High Behavioral Healthcare!