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Half-time Behavioral Health Specialist Half time Case Manager (Specializing in folks living with HIV/Transgender/Gender Expansive)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Seeking master’s level, full-time, behavioral health therapist/case manager. This is a hybrid position with half of the time spent providing direct, clinical therapy to clients and the other half providing case management for Ryan White clients. Therapist will specialize in treating clients living with HIV for mental health issues. Population of interest primarily transgender and gender expansive individuals, who may be on probation, who display mental health and/or struggle with substance use issues.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Treat all clients with dignity and respect.

  2. Provide mental health evaluations/problem identification, crisis interventions; assess the need for on-going treatment or referral to other agencies.

  3. Conduct individual and group counseling sessions.

  4. Provide case management services to participants as needed or assigned.

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

  6. Assist participants with psychological development, social development, and rehabilitation.

  7. Assist participants in accessing community support services and health care.

  8. Provide acuity screenings for clients to assess the impact of HIV in their daily functioning.

  9. Collect Ryan White eligibility documents and maintain current eligibility during treatment episode.

  10. Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with OBH standards in all areas including, but not limited to: counselor admit notes, assessments, daily charting, weekly clinical staffing notes, and discharge summaries.

  11. Build and maintain community partnerships for internal and external referrals

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

  13. Collaborate with peer mentors in client treatment goals.

  14. Coordinate Element’s LGBTQ+ probation program intakes

  15. Observe confidentiality requirements.

  16. Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

Master's Degree in social work or counseling. Working towards licensure as LCSW/LPC and/or CACII/CACIII in the State of Colorado.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of two years experience in clinical work. Experience working with the mental health and substance use participants and/or individuals involved with the judicial system as well as transgender and gender expansive individuals.

SKILLS:

Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy. Knowledge of community resources. Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately. Familiarity with the DSM IV-V and 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 as well as understanding cultural responsiveness.

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

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, 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 duties will be working with the clinical team at the Transgender Center of the Rockies at 3460 S Federal Blvd, Sheridan, CO 80110 and Case Management duties will be working with the clinical team at 4242 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80216.

TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter to jobs@mhbhc.org


Program Coordinator – Social Groups and Peer Recovery

The Denver Element Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all activities of the Positive Impact program as well as other HIV services. The Program Coordinator reports directly to the Deputy Director of Public Health and Community Engagement and the Team Lead.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Program Coordination:

  • Develop The Denver Element’s current Positive Impact social program with a broad range of social activities both in the office and out in the community addressing sexual health disparities as well as psycho-social education to those living with HIV

  • Develop new programming addressing the needs of those living with HIV from a holistic framework

  • Host the weekly Positive Impact group facilitating discussions or providing psycho education

  • Plan a minimum of 4 large scale community events with assistance of team annually

  • Other duties as assigned

Outreach:

  • Create and implement outreach plans targeting those living with HIV for program recruitment

  • Research and participate in tabling events to talk about The Denver Element programming

Peer Coaching:

  • Run weekly peer coaching groups for behavioral health clients of The Denver Element

  • Provide one-on-one coaching for clients utilizing the WRAP plan and Peer Coaching principles

  • Participate in bi-weekly team meetings

  • Plan and execute sober outings for clients

  • Plan and execute monthly activities with the Peer Recovery Team

  • Carry after hour pager four weeks a year to provide Warmline Peer Coaching

Record Management:

  • Maintain necessary data records in accordance with CDPHE’s standards for HIV services, Ryan White, and MHBHC policies

  • Input collected data into appropriate software for grant reporting within 10 days of collection

  • Provide monthly progress reports to Team Lead and Deputy Director

Social Media:

  • Under the supervision of the Team Lead, cultivate culturally competent social media campaigns across relevant social media platforms to provide information on safer sex education, and other Element programming

  • Maintain active social media presence on The Denver Element’s existing social media accounts

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Outgoing personality comfortable with starting conversations to unknown individuals

  • At least one year in recovery

  • Comfort in engaging people in difficult venues and discussing sexual health topics

  • Familiarity with LGBTQ cultural and health disparities including those living with HIV

  • Ability to speak in front of large groups of people

  • Experience in group facilitation on a wide variety of topics including sexual health

  • Excellent communication and computer skills including use of social media

  • Experience in sexual health work and/or Peer Recovery services

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Occasional travel (within Denver Metro)

  • Position will primarily work Monday through Friday with some evening and late night work

  • Assist other team members in program execution

  • Demonstrated ability to constructively work with persons in crisis situations

  • Preferred to have experience and knowledge in HIV and familiar with Ryan White services and requirements

COMPENSATION:

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

MHBHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PLEASE SUBMIT COVER LETTER, REFERENCES & RESUME TO:

jobs@mhbhc.org, attention Zane Guilfoyle


There are currently no other positions available within The Denver Element. You may find other opportunities with our parent organization, Mile High Behavioral Healthcare!


Internships 

Denver Element offers internship opportunities throughout the year. Check back here for internship opportunities as they arise!


Volunteering

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

  • Joining our volunteer core by emailing us at info@thedenverelement.org

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.