Careers

Our Mission: providing opportunities for growth and change that promote health and well-being in our communities.

We value people, excellence, stewardship, innovation, recovery, diversity, and principled and visionary leadership.

 

The Center for Mental Health is dedicated to offering employees an exceptional work environment, and offers competitive salary and benefits.

 

The Center for Mental Health (Midwestern Colorado Mental Health Center) is an approved site for Student Loan Repayment Assistance with the Colorado Health Services Corps and the National Health Services Corps.

 

Culture of Wellness

Our staff work in a culture of wellness where we intentionally bring out the best in ourselves and others by:

  • Seeing everyone’s strengths
  • Supporting and encouraging one another
  • Celebrating staff, accomplishments and diversity
  • Respecting ourselves and others
  • Listening to each other
  • Creating an environment of healthy and positive relationships and community partnerships
  • Believing everyone wants to be great
  • Being passionate about our mission and having fun in the process

Continuous professional development

  • Clinical and professional training
  • Licensure supervision
  • Management training
  • Growth opportunities

 

Benefits include:

  • Medical insurance (starting at 32 hours per week)
  • Life/ADD (starting at 32 hours per week)
  • Paid vacation and holidays (prorated benefit starting at 20 hours per week)
  • Smoke free environment (all employees)
  • 401(k) retirement match (all employees)
  • EAP (all employees)
  • Wellness Program (all employees)

CENTER 2014 BENEFIT SUMMARY

 

For immediate employment consideration

  • Download application for employment
  • E-mail your resume, cover letter and completed application to lsparks@centermh.org; or
  • Fax your application package to to 970-252-3208; or
  • Mail to PO Box 1208, Montrose, CO 81402

Current Job Postings: 

 

DAY TREATMENT INTEGRATED THERAPIST - Montrose

The Day Treatment Outpatient Therapist will provide direct services that include conducting assessments, providing individual or group therapy, parent-child interactive therapy, parents training and support groups, consultation and active case management with other service providers and the community. This position will be responsible for providing home and community based comprehensive, flexible, and individualized services to children, adolescents, and their families. The goal of this position is to work with the Montrose County School District and Department of Health and Human Services to reduce risk of out-of-home placement for at risk youth and to assist clients and families to improve their functioning and maintain them in the public school system and in their family system. This will include intensifying and engaging collaborative partners within the community to provide and develop coordinated services to this population.

  • Provides direct services to day program students and their families that include psychosocial and psycho educational modalities
  • May deliver person centered, culturally sensitive evaluations, and trauma informed services to individual, group, family, crisis intervention, and case management services to clients designated by the Center, DHHS, and Montrose County School District. These services may be delivered in various locations.
  • Provides direct classroom intervention for designated clients
  • Maintains all charts and records to agency standards
  • Works with client and their systems to identify treatment goals and objectives
  • Meets the Center’s standard for:
  • Client Care hours
  • Missed appointments: i.e. DNS, CBT, CBC
  • Services Plans
  • Completion of all documentation
  • Collaborates with other human services agencies in the community to coordinate client care plan
  • May, at times, need to use crisis de-escalation and restraint techniques
  • Maintains professional licensure and certifications are required for the program
  • Provide consultation to families, schools, medical staff, both within the Center and to external providers
  • Provide advocacy for families and children, to include assisting with appropriate benefits
  • Makes referrals to psychiatrists
  • Attend staff meetings, in-service meetings and peer reviews, supervision sessions, and other meetings/trainings as requested/required
  • Collaborates with and refers to other human service agencies within the community to coordinate client care plans
  • Collaborates with medical staff and medical care managers to coordinate client care plans
  • Works cooperatively and constructively as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Graduate degree in a recognized mental health profession and a minimum of three (3) years of mental health therapy experience required
  • One year administrative experience preferred
  • Experience in service delivery to severely emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children
  • Current First Aid Certification
  • Priority will be given to graduate training and/or prior work experience in a Community Mental Health Center
  • Colorado State Licensure preferred
  • Salary range is $37,000-$42,000 for an unlicensed therapist and $43,000-$51,000 for a licensed therapist

To view a complete job description please click here. To apply please send cover letter, resume and job application to lsparks@centermh.org or fax to 970-252-3208

Employment Application (PDF fillable format)

Employment Application (Word fillable format)

 

CRISIS TEAM PROGRAM MANAGER II

Responsible for supervision of the crisis services and coordination of the crisis services system in the Center, compliance with state, OBH rules and regulations. The goal of the Center’s crisis services system is to respond to emergency phone calls and face-to-face evaluations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and to divert hospitalization whenever possible by utilizing alternative care.

  • Oversees coordination of crisis services
  • Oversees and provides backup to Continuity of Care
  • Provides oversight of WSC/OBH contract for crises services
  • Maintains partnership with community partners
  • Reviews documentation for face to face contacts by staff
  • Facilitates bi-monthly emergency staff meetings for report of crisis contacts and improved communication between team members
  • Provides crisis services training to new crisis clinicians
  • Provides on-going supervision to crisis services staff for disposition of emergency contacts and Center policy procedures
  • Makes recommendations for program development and improvement
  • Masters level degree in one of the recognized mental health professions
  • Training in conducting diagnostic evaluations to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Minimum of 2 years emergency service/crisis intervention experience
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory/administration experience
  • Professional licensure required
  • Salary range is $60,000-$72,000 per year depending on relevant experience

To view a complete job description please click here. To apply please send cover letter, resume and job application to lsparks@centermh.org or fax to 970-252-3208

Employment Application (PDF fillable format)

Employment Application (Word fillable format)

 

SCHOOL THERAPIST/YOUTH SUPPORT SPECIALIST: Delta Schools
Provides school-based mental health services and substance abuse prevention services to the student population of assigned school. Services to include: individual, group and family therapy, social emotional group activities, skills groups, behavioral support, crisis management, care coordination and case consultation services. Service delivery will be school-based and service goals include, but are not limited to, improving the functioning and coping skills of students and linking students to needed services and agencies in the community. Position performs “floater” job duties, clinical and/or administrative, during times school is not in session.

  • Full-time
  • Masters level degree in one of the recognized mental health profession
  • Colorado License preferred (LPC, LCSW, LMFT), must be license eligible
  • One year administrative experience preferred
  • Participates in Day Treatment Management Team (comprised of representatives from CMH, MCHHS and MCSD) for receiving and processing referrals and team decision-making.
  • Provides leadership, initial and on-going training, supervision, and support to Day Treatment Team
  • Provides direction to Treatment Team in daily operation of classroom and other activities
  • Assures continuity of daily Program functioning
  • Facilitates daily staff meetings with treatment team
  • Facilitates meetings with school and DHHS personnel
  • Training in conducting evaluations and developing treatment plans
  • Experience with youth facing challenging situations
  • Experience in school based program preferred
  • Conducts evaluations and creates treatment plans in collaboration with students and school staff
  • Serves as a positive adult mentor for students and contributes to a supportive and constructive school culture
  • Facilitates mental health and substance use prevention activities
  • Assists school personnel and provides consultation, education and training
  • Annualized salary range $37,000-51,000 depending on relevant experience and licensure
  • Excellent benefits

To view a complete job description, please click here . To apply forward cover letter, resume, and job application to lsparks@centermh.org or fax to 970-252-3208.

Employment Application (PDF fillable format)

Employment Application (Word fillable format)

 

PSYCHIATRIC ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER/CHILD-ADOLESCENT EXPERIENCE: Montrose Outpatient Office
Participates with multi-disciplinary team to provide comprehensive psychiatric nursing services to clients of the Center and to serve in consulting capacity to agency staff and other health care providers.

  • Full-time
  • Masters Degree in Nursing
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado/Advanced Practice Nurse or other Compact state
  • Certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and/or Child-Adolescent Specialist and Mental Health Nursing
  • Ability to provide services to children and adolescents required
  • Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Practice Nurses according to the requirements stipulated by state requirements, maintain Drug Enforcement Agency number, and have experience with drugs relevant to the scope of practice
  • Minimum two years psychiatric experience
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles of psychiatric nursing
  • Ability to travel from site to site, including client's homes
  • Conducts diagnostic evaluations for new clients and conducts regular follow-up sessions for enrolled clients
  • Consults with other health care providers and collaborates with care managers
  • Adheres to Colorado laws and Center policies of confidentiality
  • Salary range $83,000-104,000 depending on relevant experience PLUS benefits
  • Excellent benefits

To view a complete job description, please click here. To apply, send cover letter, resume and job application to lsparks@centermh.org

Employment Application (PDF fillable format)

Employment Application (Word fillable format)

 

BI-LINGUAL THERAPIST: Montrose Outpatient Office
This position requires strong fluency in both verbal and written Spanish and English, and will serve a diverse Hispanic population.
  Utilizes a variety of person centered, culturally sensitive of treatment approaches to work with a diverse client population.  Service goals include: providing effective behavioral health therapy to clients to improve their functioning and to prevent a higher level of care; linking clients to other services and agencies; and improving the coping skills of individuals and families. May be assigned to give greater concentration to one or more of the Center’s priority populations and/or services.

  • Full-time
  • Masters level degree in one of the recognized mental health professions
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required, both written and verbal
  • Experience treating children, adolescents and families required
  • One year post-graduate experience preferred
  • Training in conducting mental health status examinations to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Colorado State professional license required (or transferrable out of state license) preferred
  • Delivers and documents individual, group, family therapy, crisis intervention and case management services to clients designated by the Center.  These services may be delivered in the office or within the community.
  • Salary Range: $38,110-$52,530 depending on licensure and experience

To review a complete job description, please click here. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and completed Center job application to lsparks@centermh.org or fax to 970-252-3208.

Employment Application (PDF fillable format)

Employment Application (Word fillable format)

 

CARE MANAGERS - Montrose, Delta and Gunnison

This position is part of a multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive psycho-social services designed to improve or maintain client’s ability to function in the community. Assesses, monitors, and follows up with client’s health, psycho-social, mental health and/or substance use disorder, and functional ability to meet basic needs to move toward recovery.

  • Serves as a member of any assigned multidisciplinary treatment team. Self-initiates and follows through on assignments in a timely manner. Participates in and supports team meetings, activities and/or problem solving. Observes client behaviors to identify change or indicators of special needs and shares those observations with designated staff as needed in order to carry out necessary action plan.
  • Provides comprehensive psychosocial services that include a continuum of services designed to improve or maintain client ability to function. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Evaluating strengths and symptoms using DLA-20
  • Facilitating goal setting and planning for appropriate services
  • Developing and facilitating groups as needs are identified
  • Guiding and instructing client in daily living skills such as personal hygiene, shopping, cooking, budgeting, housekeeping, and use of transportation/community services
  • Working with the care team to support client’s care plan goals as related to improving health
  • Providing follow-up care with clients to assure services are maintained or are being provided
  • Developing social skills, interests, and leisure time activities to provide a sense of participation and personal worth, including age and culturally appropriate daytime and evening activities
  • Offering support, assistance, consultation, and education to families, friends, landlords, employers, community agencies, and others who may have contact with client with the goal to maximize benefits and minimize problems associated with integration in the community
  • Identifying and working with potential support systems to promote engagement in needed services
  • Assists clients in obtaining basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, personal safety, and general medical and dental care
  • Assists with applications for income, medical, housing, or other benefits which may be needed
  • Uses flexible contact strategies including home visits
  • Facilitate and implement behavioral change plan with client. Plan may include home visits, assisting client with attending appointments or other obligations that would enhance the opportunity to improve functioning
  • Deliver person-centered, culturally sensitive, trauma informed services as defined by position.
  • Maintains client charts according to the standards outlined in the Center’s record keeping policies and procedures
  • Maintains 100% compliance with client care hours, and documentation, as defined and referenced within the performance review instrument, employee handbook, and the Center’s Vision, Mission, Values, and Beliefs.
  • Bachelor’s level degree in social service, health education, or public health required
  • Must have a valid Colorado Driver License
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in mental health or human services preferred
  • Experience working with community organizations as an advocate for high-need individuals preferred
  • Case management tracking and documentation experiences or the ability to learn required
  • Salary Range $30,000-$34,000 per year depending on relevant experience

To view a complete job description please click here. To apply please send cover letter, resume and job application to lsparks@centermh.org or fax to 970-252-3208

Employment Application (PDF fillable format)

Employment Application (Word fillable format)

 

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT/CREDENTIALING CLERK (PART-TIME)

Responsible for all aspects of the credentialing and re-credentialing processes for all providers. Responsible for ensuring providers are credentialed, appointed, and privileged with health plans. Maintain up-to-date data for each provider in credentialing databases and online systems; ensure timely renewal of licenses and certifications. Assist with a wide variety of accounting department duties.

  • Compiles and maintains current and accurate credentialing data for all providers
  • Completes provider credentialing and re-credentialing applications; monitor applications and follows up as needed
  • Maintains copies of current professional licenses, certifications, DEA certificates, and any other required credentialing documents for all providers and therapists
  • Maintains current copies of certificates of liability to include medical provider certificates of coverage
  • Maintains knowledge of current health plans and agency requirements for credentialing providers
  • Sets up and maintains provider information in online credentialing databases and system data bases
  • Conducts monthly OIG check on all staff, volunteers and provider contracts, within the first week of each month
  • Tracks license and certification expirations for all providers to ensure timely renewals
  • Ensures practice addresses are current with health plans, agencies and other entities
  • Facilitates timely completion of Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH).
  • Performs office duties including, but not limited to: telephone answering, assisting with front office coverage, typing, filing, copying, bank deposits, and mail collection and disbursement
  • Provides insurance certifications upon request
  • Assist with daily and month-end accounting functions, as needed
  • High School Graduate or equivalent. Certified Medical Credentialing Specialist (CMCS) certification preferred but not required, one year previous office experience
  • 20 hours per week
  • Hiring range is $11.53-$13.94 per hour, depending on relevant experience

To view a complete job description please click here. To apply please send cover letter, resume and job application to lsparks@centermh.org or fax to 970-252-3208

Employment Application (PDF fillable format)

Employment Application (Word fillable format)

 

CO-OCCURRING THERAPIST - Gunnison

Utilizes a variety of person centered, culturally sensitive of treatment approaches to work with a diverse client population. Service goals include: providing effective behavioral health therapy to clients to improve their functioning and to prevent a higher level of care; linking clients to other services and agencies; providing comprehensive treatment to persons with a co-occurring disorder, and improving the coping skills of individuals and families. May be assigned to give greater concentration to one or more of the Center’s priority populations and/or services.

  •  Delivers and documents individual, group, family therapy, crisis intervention and case management services to clients designated by the Center. These services may be delivered in the office or within the community.  
  •  Conducts mental health status examinations and diagnostic assessment to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • May deliver person centered, culturally sensitive evaluations, trauma informed services as defined by position. These services may be delivered in various locations.
  • Works with client and their systems to identify treatment goals and objectives.  
  • Utilizes centralized scheduling
  • Maintains client charts/documentation according to the standards outlined in the record keeping procedures, administrative procedures, and quality assurance procedures of the Center
  • Attends staff meetings, in-service meetings and peer reviews, supervision sessions, and other meetings as requested/required
  • Masters level degree in one of the recognized mental health professions
  • One year post graduate experience preferred
  • Training in conducting mental health status examinations to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Colorado State License or License eligible
  • CAC II preferred (must be licensed if does not have a CAC)
  • Hiring range $37,000 to $51,000 depending on relevant experience and licensure

To view a complete job description please click here. To apply please send cover letter, resume and job application to lsparks@centermh.org or fax to 970-252-3208

Employment Application (PDF fillable format)

Employment Application (Word fillable format)

 

Jobs are open until filled unless otherwise noted. The Center is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. Employment with the The Center for Mental Health is At-Will. The Center or the employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, without reason or notice. 

Applications are only accepted for open positions. The Center for Mental Health does not hold unsolicited applications for future openings. Successful applicants will be subject to background checks and verification of eligibility to work in the United States through the federal E-Verify system. EOE/M/F/D/V

Degree Based Internships

Application for Internship

The Center supports degree-based internships in our outpatient clinics. For more information, please contact Marge Hanna, HR Director, at mhanna@centermh.org.

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