Mental Health Therapist II - License Preferred - Stay Safe Youth Program
Mental Health Center of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Posted in Health and Safety

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EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

COMMITMENT TO PAY EQUITY: Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges. We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.

BENEFITS STATEMENT: All full-time, benefits eligible employees will be eligible for MHCD's benefits plan. For a full description of benefit offerings, please visit:

COVID VACCINATION NOTICE: Under the COVID-19 mandate issued by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment on August 2, 2021, current MHCD personnel must be fully vaccinated, or be approved for exemption, no later than September 30, 2021. "Fully vaccinated" means two weeks (14 days) after receiving the final dose of vaccine. The "final dose" is the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or the single dose of a one dose vaccine (J&J).

APOSITION SUMMARY: This position would support the STAY SAFE Clinical Program. The STAY SAFE Clinic will serve youth and their families who are experiencing a recent suicide attempt or severe suicidal thoughts. The STAY SAFE clinic will be staffed by licensed mental health clinicians, a clinical case manager, a psychiatric medical provider, and a clinical supervisor. The STAY SAFE Clinician will provide an essential role in supporting youth and families in acute stabilization after a suicide attempt and/or suicidal thought utilizing the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) model. Clinician will build a safety plan with youth and family while offering psychoeducation on suicide, etc. Responsibilities also include developing treatment plans and related documentation and collaboration with community partners. Licensed preferred.


Mental Health Therapist II (Master's): $22.00/hr - $26.42/hr

LCSW/LPC/LMFT: $26.35/hr - $31.59/hr


  • Provide intensive individual therapy, family therapy and crisis intervention in the home, community and office settings for families referred to the STAY SAFE Clinic.
  • Utilize the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) model. Training in model will be provided.
  • Provide supportive coaching and psychoeducation to families involved in the clinic.
  • Stabilize family supports and environments to allow the child to benefit from and engage in other services.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners in support of the family's treatment needs. Provide advocacy, when needed.
  • Research, create and maintain community connections to minimize hospitalization.
  • Develop short-term treatment goals, continually monitor treatment progress, and coordinate transitions to other services as needed.
  • Develop community resources that support the client and family's needs in the educational/legal domains that foster sustainable support and growth.
  • Must function effectively in a highly autonomous role.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with MHCD standards.
  • Participate in team/MHCD meetings, in-service as well as relevant community meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Master's Degree in psychology, social work, or other related human services degree, licensed as an LCSW, LPC, LMFT, PsyD or, Ph.D. by the State of Colorado preferred.


Minimum of two years of experience working with youth with mental health challenges.

  • Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy and community resources.
  • Ability to work effectively with families.
  • Familiarity with the DSM V and diagnostic techniques.
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skilled at partnering with youth and collaterals to meet mental health needs.
  • Can work autonomously.
  • Must have valid driver's license and good driving record.



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