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LCSW, LPC, or LMFT/ Behavioral Health Counselor

Job Description
Organization: 
The Delores Project
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

The Delores Project is Denver’s largest provider of safe, comfortable shelter and individualized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals who are experiencing homelessness. We are excited to have also recently broadened our programming to add 35 one-bedroom Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) units for to our organization. Permanent Supportive Housing is for individuals that have been chronically homeless, have a disability, and are earning under 30% of the area median income. Our PSH residents currently receive on-site case management, life skills and community programming. With the addition of a new Behavioral Health Counselor we are excited to be able to offer mental health support to our shelter guests and residents on-site at The Delores Project for the first time in our nineteen year history. 

The Behavioral Health Counselor will conduct intake screenings, clinical assessments, mental health counseling, and crisis intervention to shelter guests and permanent supportive housing (PSH) residents/families. This position will be integrated into the shelter and PSH programs and will collaborate with program staff to facilitate referrals and ensure continuity of care.

The hours for this position are 1:30-9:30pm, Monday-Friday, with time split equally between shelter and PSH programs.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Work in close collaboration with shelter and PSH team to identify shelter guests and PSH residents in need of behavioral health support
  • Conduct intake screenings, clinical assessments, and counseling services as appropriate
  • Refer shelter guests and PSH residents in need of more comprehensive support to behavioral health services in the community as necessary
  • Develop individualized care plans with PSH residents and transitional shelter guests and monitor progress through regular ongoing contact with individuals receiving services
  • Maintain appropriate documentation regarding progress, challenges, goal accomplishment, HMIS data entry, as well as any other reporting requirements
  • Facilitate individual and group sessions, as well as life-skills groups as appropriate
  • Meet regularly with Program Director for ongoing supervision
  • Other program-related tasks as assigned
  • Maintain a flexible schedule, including evening hours and some weekends, in order to best meet the needs of shelter guests and PSH residents

Working Conditions:

Work is performed primarily in an office setting and requires sitting for extended periods. However, this position works with and supports a residential environment and may include walking, standing, lifting up to 30 pounds, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping, and kneeling. Work also includes manual dexterity for typing/operating computer, holding, grasping, and turning objects. Work also requires the ability to speak and use normal or aided vision or hearing. Other hazards may involve exposure to occasional loud noise, exposure to illness or unsanitary hygiene, and exposure to common household chemicals.

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Colorado licensed LCSW, LPC, or LMFT. If not licensed, must already be registered with DORA as candidate for licensure and within 6 months of obtaining LCSW, LPC, or LMFT license
  • Two years working or volunteering experience with communities of color, indigenous peoples, LGBTQ and people experiencing poverty and/ or homelessness preferred
  • Minimum of two years direct human services experience required
  • Solid understanding of: strengths-based, trauma-informed, and Housing First model of service
  • Knowledge of Denver human services systems and providers, including low income housing options
  • Demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills, organizational and problem-solving skills, ability to exercise initiative and decision-making, ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and skills in a team-oriented work environment
  • Successfully pass background check.
Compensation/Benefits

The salary range for this full time/ exempt position is $46,000- $48,000, based on experience.

The Delores Project offers a generous benefits package including medical/ dental/ vision/ life insurance, PTO, 10 paid holidays per year, an optional Flex Spending account, partial paid parental leave, and an optional IRA. 

The Delores Project is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. People with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino, indigenous people, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates, please send a cover letter and resume as attachments to Emily Wheeland, Program Director, at emily@thedeloresproject.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and anticipated start date for this position is January, 2020.

 

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