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.

 

In 2015, The Center for Mental Health was recognized by Health Links as a Certified Healthy Business Leader. To become certified, the Center had to demonstrate that we met evidence-based benchmarks in leadership commitment, employee involvement and basic resources dedicated to running worksite wellness and safety activities.

 

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 30 hours per week)
  • Life/ADD (starting at 30 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 BENEFIT SUMMARY

 

For immediate employment consideration

  • Download application for employment and E-mail your resume, cover letter, and completed application to careers@centermh.org

                                    OR

  • Fax your application package to to 970.252.3208

                                    OR

  • Mail to PO Box 1208, Montrose, CO 81402

Employment Application (PDF fillable format)

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We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for any of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Current Job Postings:

  • WSCU Therapist -   Gunnison
  • OP and School Based Therapist - Travel between Norwood and Telluride
  • SUD OP Therapist - Montrose
  • Integrated River Valley Program Coordinator and Therapist - Montrose
  • Continuity of Care/OBRA Coordinator - Gunnison
  • Assistant Regional Manager - Montrose
  • DHHS Family Integrated Therapist - Gunnison
  • Emergency Services Assistant Program Manager - Montrose
  • Regional Manager - Montrose
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Montrose/Delta
  • Psychiatrist - Montrose

 

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WSCU 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; and improving the coping skills of individuals and families. May be assigned to give greater concerntration to one or more of the Center's priority populations and/or services.

  • Up to 40 hours per week during school year; up to 75 hours during the summer
  • Masters level degree in one of the recognized mental health professions
  • Colorado State Licensure required (LPCS, LMFT, LCSW)
  • Training in conducting mental health status examinations to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Critical and independent thinking skills required
  • Excellent communication, computer and writing skills a must
  • $30/hour
  • Conducts intakes and assessments, including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the entire system context

To view a complete job description, please click here. To apply please forward a cover letter, resume, and completed job application to careers@centermh.org or fax to 970.252.3208.

Employment Application (PDF fillable format

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OP AND SCHOOL BASED THERAPIST - SERVING CLIENTS IN NORWOOD AND TELLURIDE

  • Full-Time (3 days split between the Norwood and Telluride schools, 2 days OP)
  • 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.
  • Meets the Center’s standard for: Client Care hours, Missed Appointments: i.e. DNS, CBT, CBC, Services Plans, Completion of All Documentation
  • 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.
  • Collaborates with NSCBHC and Northside Elementary School staff on care of clients
  • Maintains professional licensure and certifications as required for the program
  • Maintains client charts/documentation according to the standards outlined in the record keeping procedures, administrative procedures, and quality assurance procedures of the Center (DAP notes, CCARs, Service Plans, Diagnosis, etc).
  • Attends staff meetings, in-service meetings and peer reviews, supervision sessions, and other meetings as requested/required
  • Responsible for processing referrals and scheduling client services
  • Masters level degree in one of the recognized mental health professions
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Experience in a school based program preferred
  • Training in conducting diagnostic evaluation to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Colorado State License or License eligible
  • Critical and independent thinking skills required
  • Excellent communication, computer and writing skills a must
  • Hiring range: $40,000 - $60,000, depending on licensure, certification and relevant experience

To view a complete job description, please click here. To apply please forward a cover letter, resume, and completed job application to careers@centermh.org or fax to 970.252.3208.

Employment Application (PDF fillable format

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SUD OP THERAPIST - Montrose

Utilizes a variety of treatment, educational and evaluative approaches to work with a diverse population of clients with substance use disorder issues. This may include services in the jail, DUI classes, Drug Court and other community/grant projects.

  • Full-Time
  • Master's degree, with CAC II or CAC III preferred
  • 1 year post graduate experience preferred
  • Colorado State License or license eligible preferred
  • Training in conducting mental health status examinations to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Experience in providing treatment for substance use disorders
  • Critical and independent thinking
  • Excellent communication, computer and writing skills a must
  • Hiring range: $40,000 - $60,000, depending on licensure, certification and relevant experience

 

To view a complete job description, please click here. To apply please forward a cover letter, resume, and completed job application to careers@centermh.org or fax to 970.252.3208.

Employment Application (PDF fillable format

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INTEGRATED RIVER VALLEY PROGRAM COORDINATOR AND THERAPIST - Montrose

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.

Serves as the Center’s onsite liaison with River Valley Family Health Center.

Responsible for a specific segment within a program area under the supervision of the Director.

  • Full-Time
  • 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
  • Collaborates with medical staff and medical care managers to coordinate client care plans
  • Collaborates with families and primary care staff to coordinate care
  • Collaborates with and refers to other human service agencies within the community to coordinate client care plans
  • Works with client and their systems to identify treatment goals and objectives
  • Participates in the design of client services through needs assessment and discussion with team members and supervisor
  • Is the Center’s liaison to the RVFHC, and attends their staff meetings, Board Meetings, and required training
  • Suggests recommendations for program development and improvement and reports progress of program objectives to supervisor
  • Responsible for processing referrals and scheduling client services, collecting and processing patient fees, and submitting to Administration Office
  • Masters degree in one of the recognized mental health professions
  • Colorado License required (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred; English required
  • Experience in a primary care setting preferred
  • Training in conducting diagnostic evaluations to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Hiring range: $50,000; commensurate with relevant experience

To view a complete job description, please click here. To apply please forward a cover letter, resume, and completed job application to careers@centermh.org or fax to 970.252.3208.

Employment Application (PDF fillable format

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CONTINUITY OF CARE/OBRA COORDINATOR - Gunnison

Responsible to provide discharge planning for all hospitalized clients from our catchment area; to coordinator PASRR evaluations center-wide; and to provide emergency service response for Gunnison area.

  • Full-Time
  • Maintains M-1, M-2, court document, etc. copies on file
  • Coordinates and monitors outpatient certifications with hospitals at discharge and court where client resides; checks that monthly service documentation is complete
  • Insures treatment providers are meeting the client monthly to encourage voluntary treatment
  • Coordinates discharge planning for client with the social worker at CWSU, CMHIP or other inpatient facility
  • Provides a 27-65 study for state (on Excel) each fiscal year
  • Provides a hospital admissions/follow-up report monthly to the specified departments
  • Coordinates/schedules an appointment with appropriate provider as soon as possible after discharge from CWSU, CMHIP or other facility if client is to return to an independent living situation and obtains hospital discharge summaries for treatment provides
  • Masters level degree in one of the recognized mental health professions
  • Priority will be given to graduate training and/or prior work experience in a Community Mental Health Center
  • Experience in de-escalating clients in crisis situations
  • Colorado State Licensure preferred
  • Must have excellent communication, computer and writing skills
  • Hiring range: $40,000 - $60,000, depending on licensure, certification and relevant experience

To view a complete job description, please click here. To apply please forward a cover letter, resume, and completed job application to careers@centermh.org or fax to 970.252.3208.

Employment Application (PDF fillable format

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ASSISTANT REGIONAL MANAGER - Montrose

Responsible for administrative and clinical supervision of staff as well as overseeing operations of the office and collaboration of services within the community.

  • Full-Time
  • Collaborates with Regional Manager in recruiting and hiring program personnel, subject to required review and approval
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision to assigned personnel. Accomplishes program staff strategies by determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures; carrying out staff selection, orientation, training, coaching, counseling, discipline, and communication methods following Center policies, procedures, and expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions
  • Directs practices and objectives that will provide a Mission-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, customer service, problem solving and implementing change.
  • Serves as a positive role model to other Center staff and public
  • Documents supervision contacts in the Center's performance management system and conducts annual reviews within the scheduled timeframe
  • Monitors: staff compliance with clinical record keeping and quality, program service activity to assure compliance with work load projections
  • Graduate degree in one of the recognized mental health professions with three (3) years post grad experience
  • Prior work experience in a community mental health center will be given priority
  • Colorado State License eligible
  • Must have excellent communication, computer and writing skills
  • Starting Salary: $58,000; commensurate with relevant experience

To view a complete job description, please click here. To apply please forward a cover letter, resume, and completed job application to careers@centermh.org or fax to 970.252.3208.

Employment Application (PDF fillable format

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DHHS FAMILY INTEGRATED THERAPIST - Gunnison

Responsible for working collaboratively with Gunnison Hinsdale DHHS caseworkers in providing home , community, and DHHS based comprehensive, flexible, and individualized services, including co-occurring, to adults, children, adolescents, and their families

  • Full-Time
  • Conducts assessments, including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the entire system context
  • Engages primary care giver and other key participants in active change-orientated treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement
  • Implements a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review, strategy revision in collaboration with client and caseworker
  • Delivers individual, group, family, therapy, case management and case consultation services to persons designated by DHC Welfare staff. These services will be home, community or DHHS based depending upon the needs of the client
  • Conducts mental health status examinations and diagnostic assessment to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Masters degree in one of the recognized mental health professions required
  • Colorado State Licensure or license eligible preferred
  • Training in conducting mental health status exams to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and families
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of clinical skills
  • Must posses critical and independent thinking
  • Excellent computer, communication and writing skills a must
  • Hiring range: $40,000 - $60,000, depending on licensure, certification and relevant experience
To view a complete job description, please click here. To apply please forward a cover letter, resume, and completed job application to careers@centermh.org or fax to 970.252.3208.

Employment Application (PDF fillable format

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EMERGENCY SERVICES ASSISTANT PROGRAM MANAGER - Montrose

Assists the Emergency Services Program Manager in the coordination of the crisis services system within 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.

  • Full-Time
  • Collaborates with the ES Program Manager on the oversight and coordination of crisis services in six-county service area within guidelines of WCS/OBH contract for mobile crisis services to include: training, case consultation, scheduling on call staff and rotating on-call supervision
  • As a part of a rotating team, provides consultation, direction and leadership for on-call crisis services staff to include nights and weekends
  • Serves as Disaster Coordinator for Behavioral Health Disaster Response for six county catchment area in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Monitors treatment of clients on Certifications. Insures Certification are extended in timely manner by coordinating with treatment team, client and legal representative, court and DA
  • Maintains partnership with community agencies to provide crisis services; develops and maintains combined systems of care
  • Participates in monthly emergency staff meetings for report of crisis contacts and improved communication between team members
  • Assists the ES Program Manager with scheduling monthly on-call coverage for mobile crisis services
  • Provides community agency education to increase awareness of the Center's emergency services system (e.g. schools, jails, courts, emergency rooms, etc.)
  • Coordinates debriefing services within the community, as needed and requested
  • Provides crisis intervention, evaluation, and case management services to clients accessing the crisis services system. These services are delivered in the office and within the community
  • Coordinates with psychiatric staff for medication problems
  • 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 1 year emergency services/crisis intervention experience
  • Colorado State License or license eligible
  • Must possess critical and independent thinking
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of clinical skills
  • Excellent computer, communication and writing skills a must
  • Starting Salary: $58,000; commensurate with relevant experience
To view a complete job description, please click here. To apply please forward a cover letter, resume, and completed job application to careers@centermh.org or fax to 970.252.3208.

Employment Application (PDF fillable format

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 REGIONAL MANAGER - Montrose

Responsible for administrative and clinical supervision of staff as well as overseeing operations of the office and collaboration of services within the community.

  • Full-Time
  • Collaborates with Clinical Operations Director in recruiting and hiring program personnel
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision to assigned personnel
  • Directs practices and objectives that will provide a Mission-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, customer services problem solving and implementing change
  • Serves as a positive role model to other Center staff and public
  • Documents supervision contacts in the Center' performance management system and conducts annual reviews within scheduled timeframe
  • Graduate degree in one of the recognized mental health professions with three (3) years post grad experience and one (1) year administrative experience preferred
  • Prior work experience in a community mental health center will be given priority
  • Colorado State License eligible
  • Must have excellent communication, computer and writing skills
  • Starting Salary: $67,000; commensurate with relevant experience

To view a complete job description, please click here. To apply please forward a cover letter, resume, and completed job application to careers@centermh.org or fax to 970.252.3208.

Employment Application (PDF fillable format

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STAFF PSYCHIATRIST/MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Position is a practicing physician who is responsible for the clinical operational effectiveness and quality of care provided by Center physicians and mid-level prescribers. Participates with a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive psychiatric services to clients of the Center. Serves in a consulting capacity to Center staff and other health care providers.

  • Full-time position:  75% Clinical and 25% Administrative
  • Licensed in Colorado
  • Proficient with using an electronic health record
  • Hours are Monday-Friday, with no additional on-call expectations
  • $243,000 - $280,000 (depending on relevant experience)
  • PLUS excellent benefits

Please click here for view a complete job description. To apply, please send cover letter and CV to dgilkerson@centermh.org. For more information about the position of the Center, please contact Dawn at dgilkerson@centermh.org or 970.252.3222.

 

PSYCHIATRIC ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER: Montrose & Delta Outpatient Offices

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
  • Hire salary range dependent on relevant experience
  • PLUS excellent benefits

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

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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/AA/M/F/D/V

 

Degree Based Internships

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The Center supports degree based internships when available.

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