Partnering to improve quality of life as a nonprofit organization dedicated to mental health and wellness
Boulder County IMPACT is a multi-agency partnership that was created in 1997 to improve services and systems that work with high-risk children, youth and families. The partnership involves all of the public agencies that serve this target population. The IMPACT Therapist/Coordinator position is a team member of the IMPACT infrastructure team. The position is primarily based in Boulder, CO and will also have responsibility for completing mental health evaluations and providing short term therapy for youth at Platte Valley Youth Services Center (PVYSC), located in Greeley, CO, approximately two days per week.
• Responsible for program development and implementing program initiatives that are consistent with the program’s objectives.
• Conduct suicide assessment and monitoring of Boulder County detained youth at PVYSC
• Provide crisis counseling, brief solution focused interventions, and case management for Boulder County detained youth at PVYSC
• Coordinate and attend psychiatric medication clinic
• Assist in psychiatric medication monitoring of Boulder County detained youth at PVYSC
• Write court reports as needed
• Maintain data input and analysis for appropriate documentation to IMPACT board, and grant reporting when appropriate
• Other duties as assigned
• Complete up front valid assessments for youth i.e., MAYSI, SUS and CJRA when needed
• Complete court ordered Mini Mental Health Evaluations
• Facilitate multi-agency staffing when needed
• Collaborate on multi agency clinical consultation teams
• Participate on a variety of teams that support the IMPACT services continuum project. Participation may include:
• Providing valid, upfront assessments for juvenile justice involved youth
• Training and coaching partner agency teams to utilize valid assessments as a part of case planning processes
• Membership on the implementation team or associated workgroups
• Therapist I - Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field plus 1 to 2 year internship and 0 – 1 year prior experience in a clinical setting. Must be license-eligible (Licensed PhD or PsyD, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist (LMFT)) and actively working toward attainment of required hours/supervision to obtain license in a reasonable timeframe following hire.
• Therapist II - Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field plus 1 to 2 year internship and 3 – 7 years prior experience in a clinical setting. Licensed PhD or PsyD, Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist (LMFT) required.
• Training in CBT, MI, DBT, and Solution-Focused Therapy, preferred.
• Experience conducting mental health evaluations and suicide assessments for youth.
• Experience working with youth in mental health settings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to work with respect for cultural diversity
• Belief in the capacity of people to grow and change
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• Strong clinical skills
• Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations.
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as a strong team member
• Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, including the ability to interact in a professional, positive and effective way with all levels of personnel within and outside the organization
• Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks.
• Intermediate knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel
• Must have current CO driver’s license and safe driving record.
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
A MHP APPLICATION AND BACKGROUND CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO HIRE