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Adult and Child Play Therapist

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Crisis Center
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Denver Metro
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Position Summary:  Provide direct services to victims of domestic violence to promote prevention of domestic violence. Services include crisis intervention, intake services, individual and group therapy, advocacy, referrals, and follow up. This full-time (40+ hours per week), salaried, exempt position and is supervised by the Clinical Program Manager. The Crisis Center is seeking a candidate that has formal training and certification in play therapy.

Position requires a person to split time between two (2) offices- 4 days in Northern Douglas County (confidential location) and 1 day in Elizabeth (Elbert County).

Duties and Responsibilities:  Although all areas are addressed, duties may be added or deleted as deemed necessary for the proper functioning of the Crisis Center as decided by Clinical Program Manager, Director of Programs and Executive Director.  

All services provided by the Crisis Center are free for clients- no medical or insurance billing requirements.


Areas of Responsibility

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provides crisis intervention, determines eligibility for therapeutic services, completes intake, and completes assessments with clients requesting therapeutic services.
  2. Provides individual and group therapy to adult and/or child clients in an out-client setting. May also provide family therapy when appropriate. 70% of a clinician’s hours will be spent providing direct client services (therapy), with some adjustments for the make-up of one’s caseload and/or other assigned duties.
  3. Provides advocacy and follow up services as liaison between local agencies and clients; adheres to Colorado mandatory reporting laws as it pertains to children, at risk adults (developmentally or intellectually delayed), and/or elder abuse.
  4. Provides clients with information and referrals to other programs and services to address needs.
  5. Works collaboratively with other team members (legal, community and/or shelter advocates) to meet the needs of clients being served.
  6. Responsible for case management, treatment planning, assessing need for further services, and discharge planning.
  7. Provides termination and follow up services to clients on an individual basis.
  8. Maintains complete client files, including standard forms and progress notes in web-based client management system.
  9. Completes monthly and quarterly statistical reports.
  10. Insures that proper safety precautions and security procedures are followed.
  11. Recommends additional program development as needed.
  12. Supervise clinical interns as needed.
  13. Provides training, direction and supervision to direct service volunteers.  
  14. Attends staff meetings, clinical meetings, and group consultation.
  15. Rotates on-call duties (during the week, weekends and/or holidays) with other staff members.
  16. 40 hours a week/2 evenings (at least 4 hours scheduled after 5 p.m.) required.
  17. Other duties as assigned
  • Master’s degree in a mental health field. Licensed LPC, LCSW or LMFT preferred. ** Will consider candidates who are within six months of obtaining LPC, LCSW and/or LMFT licensure. Unlicensed candidates will be expected to apply for licensure w
  • Two years’ experience in a human service area.
  • Registered with Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as LPC, LCSW or LMFT or a candidate within six months of obtaining licensure.
  • Crisis intervention, group and individual therapy experience.
  • Experience with domestic violence and play therapy, with strong knowledge of trauma informed care and empowerment models.
  • Basic computer skills, with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision and to carry out assignments with limited direction.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team to deliver services.
  • CPR and First Aid Certification, preferred.
  • Excellent written, verbal and organization skills.
  • Bi-lingual, Spanish Speaking preferred
  • Must pass background check, including Colorado Bureau of Investigation (fingerprint) and Colorado TRAILS.
  • Most hold a valid Colorado State Driver’s License and provide proof of insurance. Must be considered an approved driver by Crisis Center, and as directed by agency insurance provider.

Salary:  $43,890 for unlicensed; $48,500 for licensed.  This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. Salary differential for Spanish speaking.

Benefits:  Medical, vision and dental benefits eligible, paid time off, yearly training allowance.

** Regarding clinical supervision towards licensure, the Crisis Center may be able to offer on-site supervision to unlicensed personnel, in the event the Crisis Center has a staff who meet the requirements to provide the necessary supervision. If on-site supervision is not available, the agency is willing to negotiate options for outside supervision.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by a person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements to the work of the Crisis Center and are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Crisis Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the Crisis Center will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Crisis Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender variance or identification, veteran status, age over 40, disability, 

How To Apply

Send email with letter of interest and resume to Jody Curl, Director of Programs.

Applications accepted through July 15, 2020

No phone calls please.

For more information about the Crisis Center please visit our website at

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