Temporary Behavioral Health Provider

Temporary Behavioral Health Provider

2130 Stout St, Denver, CO 80205, USA Req #387

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves.

Full-Time, Part-Time and On-Call opportunities available.  Position shifts are determined by business needs.  Weekend and Overnight shifts may be required for certain positions.  

This position may come into contact with COVID positive and negative individuals.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks a  Temporary Behavioral Health Provider  to fill an in-person Behavioral Health position at Colorado Coalition temporary housing facilities, with both potentially COVID positive and negative individuals. This will largely include milieu management and crisis intervention, as well as the job duties listed below.

This position works directly with primary care providers to provide assessments and related diagnoses, consultation, education, brief therapeutic interventions, and referral/linkage for individuals with behavioral health issues.  This position will also assist patients who would benefit from additional support to successfully meet the multiple demands of their medical needs or whose behavior adversely affects their medical illness.  This position will meet regularly and consult with the Integrated Health Services psychiatric prescriber to formulate treatment plans, monitor progress, and provide ongoing services for health center patients and assist patients and their families in navigating the Coalition and community health care systems for optimal care.

LCSW/LPC -  $51,188 - $63,584/salary
LSW/LPCC - $18.94 - $24.06/hourly

NOTE:  In order to ensure that our consumers receive the best possible care the candidate chosen to fill this position will be required to complete our internal credentialing and privileging process prior to a start date. The credentialing and privileging timeline is dependent on the selected candidate's submission of documents necessary for clearance. Please note that a start date will be scheduled once credentialing and privileging is complete.

Coalition Benefits

In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:  

  • Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. We're proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;
  • Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;
  • Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;
  • Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;
  • Extensive paid time-off, including 8 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Maintains current and complete COVID-19 vaccination(s), as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities.
  2. Conducts screenings and assessments (including diagnostic evaluations depending on licensure) and provides counseling services, as appropriate, using treatment models such as motivational interviewing, behavioral activation, stepped care, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and skills training.  Provides targeted brief interventions and therapy; treatment provided is frequently crisis focused and episodic care.   Delivers ongoing individual psychotherapy for a small caseload of individuals.
  3. Collaborates with the consulting psychiatric prescriber and primary care physicians in making diagnoses, formulating treatment plans, monitoring patient progress, and accessing direct psychiatric consultation.  Functions independently as the behavioral health counseling specialist on an integrated health care team
  4. Provides proactive collaborative services to patients and families with face-to-face and telephone contacts.
  5. Provides individualized and enhanced coordination of care across the treatment spectrum with goals of maximizing functioning within the community and decreasing the need for emergent care.
  6. Demonstrates respect, cultural competence, and knowledge of trauma informed care in interactions with patients, Coalition staff, and other community providers.
  7. Assists others with work that needs to be done at moments of urgency or crisis, including evaluating patients for mental health holds (commensurate with licensure) or facilitating linkage with other emergency services.
  8. Leads groups targeted to offering patient support; education; or substance use, mental health and behavioral health therapy.  May co-lead such groups with other Coalition or external staff, as appropriate (e.g., with a dietician or specialized nurse, and as appropriate with obtained or specialized license and experience).
  9. Utilizes the practice information system and Electronic Health Record (EHR) as appropriate, and follows Coalition and BHO /DBH guidelines regarding documentation of services provided.
  10. Maintains on-going competency in the use of the EHR and the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) which includes:
    1. Recording all patient visits, completing charting, and submitting all billing codes for clients within a 24-hour period;
    2. Maintaining up to date records in EHR on all current and active clinical clients.
    3. Recording telephone and other clinical communications as needed in the EHR.
    4. Managing tasks, PAQ and scanning as needed to have a complete and current chart.
    5. Maintaining accurate information regarding the client's insurance status and complete Medicaid authorizations, CCARs, DACODS, and other clinical authorization documentation as needed to sustain funding and provide services to individuals served in the clinic.
    6. Utilizing the EHR an any future upgrades as directed
    7. Maintaining a passing score (above 75%) in all QA compliance audits
  1. Participates in peer review and peer clinical audits as requested.
  2. Collaborates with staff at Stout Street Integrated Health Center, West End, Residential Services, and other CCH programs, to contribute to the design of the processes used to identify the targeted population and facilitate patient and family access to health-related behavioral counseling and treatment.
  3. Makes appropriate referrals to outside entities, including specialists and others, to provide additional appropriate supports, especially for the care of patients with complex or severe mental health, substance use or medical concerns.
  4. Develops educational training materials and disseminates information to healthcare staff on the behavioral aspects of health, disease, and recovery, as well as on health-related behavioral counseling.
  5. Meets formally with SSHC Integrated Behavioral Health Program Manager regularly for ongoing supervision.
  6. Attends meetings on time and participates in clinical and administrative meetings as deemed appropriate and necessary for the job.
  7. Performs additional duties deemed necessary and appropriate by SSHC Integrated Behavioral Health Program Manager. 
  1. Performs other duties as assigned by management .

Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  Employee will perform job according to applied laws.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications Summary

  1. Master of Social Work, Counseling, or Psychology degree required.
  1. Licensure as a LCSW /LPC strongly preferred. If not licensed, must already be registered with DORA as a candidate for licensure (i.e. LSW LPCC).
  2.  Certification for Addiction Counseling (CAC II, CAC III, or LAC) preferred
  3. Experience interacting with patients in integrated health care, mental health care, or substance use treatment settings.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is committed to delivering services, making employment-related decisions, selecting volunteers, and selecting vendors without regard to age over 40, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, military status, or any other applicable status protected by law.

Other details
  • Pay Type Salary

  • 2130 Stout St, Denver, CO 80205, USA

Denver, CO 80201, US