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Outpatient Behavioral Therapist



What is the Goal:

As an outpatient therapist, you will provide direct services to Behavioral Health clients including individual, family, couples and/or group therapy. You will need to be able to effectively communicate with other Behavioral Health personnel regarding client needs. This all begins with an interest, a passion, and a willingness to learn about the client, so that you can effectively help them find stability in their lives.

What we are about:

We are Dedicated to Hope, Healing and Recovery. This means that everyone who walks through our doors has a universal right to respect and the fullness of attention from everyone they meet. Only then can we make sure that every avenue of care is directed and used to help the people of our community begin to grow in hope, begin to heal, and be placed on the road to recovery.

What do you get to learn?

In this position you will get to expand your knowledge of behavioral health care such as; addiction counseling, mental health counseling, as well as a plethora of progressive modalities in clinical client care.

Who Will You Work With?

You will have a diverse team of Behavioral Health Staff including: fellow clinicians, case managers, peer specialist, and support partners. All of whom are like-minded and share in a passion and desire to help others.

Who we are looking for?

The successful candidate is motived – driven to provide client centered care. We are looking for someone who truly has a passion for behavioral health and has strong advocacy skills. We want someone who can meet the clients where they are. Does this sound like you? Do you have passion for helping the under-served? Then, you might be the right fit for our great organization.

What We Offer?

As a non-profit organization, we are mission focused, and our employees are an amazing group of people who are highly engaged in their work. SLVBHG strives to be a culturally sensitive organization that provides a full benefits package which includes an Employment Assistant Program (EAP), extremely low deductibles and virtual medical care at no cost, just to name a few.

PAY RATE: $27.16/hourly (Licensed Candidates may be eligible for a higher pay rate)

Essential Job Functions:

  • You will provide direct client services to behavioral health clients including; individual, family, couples and/or group therapy. This also includes providing 27.10 emergency response as indicated.
  • You will need to be able to effectively communicate with other behavioral health personnel regarding client needs.
  • You will need to be able to utilize our Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for timely and accurate record keeping and report writing.
  • You will Identify community resources and facilitate client referrals.
  • You will also be required to meet performance standards as specified by your direct supervisor.
  • You will provide leadership in understanding and implementing SLVBHG's objectives, goals, mission and values.

Secondary Job Functions:

  • You will serve as a liaison and resource to the San Luis Valley community agencies and area educators concerning persons with behavioral health illnesses.
  • You may be required to offer behavioral health consultations on a planned, formal or informal basis to allied disciplines in the community.


Education/Skill Requirements

  • Master's Degree in social work, psychology, or counseling. (Required)
  • No experience is required, though experience in Human Services is helpful.
  • No Licensure is required, and you may work toward licensure or other credentialing.

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • Creative problem-solving.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply crisis intervention skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to provide 27.10 assessment
  • Ability to assess and establish diagnostic impressions
  • Ability to create measurable, time limited treatment plans
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use supervision to enhance own performance.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work closely and cooperatively with external agency representatives.
  • Ability to perform light physical work.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Basic Computer Skills in Microsoft Suite software.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED: (Including, but not limited to) Laptop, Docking Station, Cellphone, Agency Vehicles.

PAYRATE: $27.16/Hr.



Full Time
Salary Range
$28,000.00 - $33,000.00
per Year
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Alamosa, CO, 81101, US