To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and completed job application to
careers@centermh.org

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Fax to 970-252-3208 or
Mail to 2130 E. Main Street, Montrose, CO 81401.

Open Positions

Montrose County

PRN Peer Respite Transport Specialist

The PRN Peer Respite Transport Specialist is a person with lived mental health experience who provides as-needed companion care during transportation to and from facilities. They will use their recovery experiences as a means to help others diagnosed with a mental illness to find their own recovery process. This position is part of a multi-disciplinary team that participates in the planning and organization of individual and group activities that promote a range of self-help skills.

  • PRN – as needed 
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required
  • Mental Health First Aid training required; or, must complete first scheduled MHFA training after hire
  • Completion of Peer Specialist Training or willingness to obtain this training strongly preferred
  • Experience working with consumers of and/or family members of a consumer of mental health services a plus
  • Fluency in English required; Spanish strongly preferred

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Quality Assurance Director

The Quality Assurance Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining an effective quality program, and providing centralized oversight of the Center’s efforts. The position coordinates with other members of the Management Team to ensure that clinical services of the Center function in compliance and within the quality improvement and accreditation standards of the Center.

  • Full-time
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree – master’s preferred – in appropriate behavioral health field, psychiatric nursing, or other related behavioral health or health field is required, along with discipline-appropriate Colorado licensure.
  • Certification in Quality Assurance preferred. Must be willing to obtain certification within one year of employment.
  • Eight years post-grad experience in a mental health and/or health profession required.
  • Three years experience as a healthcare quality improvement officer, or similar discipline, preferred.
  • Minimum of three years experience in management level positions required.
  • Experience in managed care, systems planning and development, utilization management, and consumer issues required.
  • Priority will be given to graduate training and/or prior work experience in a Community Mental Health setting.

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Quality Improvement Specialist

Responsible for assisting management of the Center’s Quality Improvement and Utilization Management programs. Recommends strategies to ensure Best Practices approach within Center programs. Position is also the contact for Consumer Grievances.

  • Master’s degree in appropriate behavioral health field preferred; bachelor’s degree may be considered with minimum of 5 years relevant experience. 
  • Must have experience in managed care, systems planning and development, utilization management, and consumer issues.
  • Priority will be given to graduate training and/or 3-5 years work experience in a Community Mental Health Center.
  • Behavioral health experience preferred.
  • Fluency in English required; Spanish strongly preferred

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Outpatient Therapist

Utilizes a variety of person centered, culturally sensitive 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
  • Master’s level degree in one of the recognized mental health professions required
  • Training in conducting mental health status examinations to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Colorado state license or license eligible

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Registered Nurse

Under general supervision, provides professional nursing care to clients at the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU). Works with clinical and case management staff to coordinate care and assist in treatment plans for clients; performs other related work.

  • Full time; located at Crisis Stabilization Unit (Montrose)
  • Graduation from accredited program of registered nursing
  • Possession of valid, current Registered Nurse license issued by the Colorado Board of Registered Nursing (DORA)
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or health-related field preferred
  • 1 year nursing experience required; preferably in a psychiatric/mental health nursing setting
  • Current CPR certification
  • National certification as a Psychiatric Nurse a plus
  • Fluency in English required; Spanish strongly preferred

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Emergency Services Clinician

Responsible for providing 24-hour emergency services response to assigned areas within The Center’s catchment area. Responsible for responding to client requests for services within the Emergency Access guidelines.

  • Full-time
  • Master’s degree in a recognized mental health field required
  • Training in conducting mental health status examinations to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Minimum 2 years’ emergency and/or crisis intervention experience
  • Colorado state license or license eligible preferred – LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LAC
  • Fluency in English required; Spanish strongly preferred

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Gunnison County

PRN After Hours On Call Emergency Services Therapist

Responsible for providing emergency services response to the Gunnison County area on call as needed. Responsible for responding to client requests for services within the Emergency Access guidelines.

  • Provides emergency services on-call after hours as needed
  • PRN
  • Master’s level degree in one of the recognized mental health professions required
  • Compensation: $4 per hour on call; $100 per face-to-face consult

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San Miguel County

PRN After Hours On Call Emergency Services Therapist

Responsible for providing emergency services response to the San Miguel County area on call as needed. Responsible for responding to client requests for services within the Emergency Access guidelines.

  • Provides emergency services on-call after hours as needed
  • PRN
  • Master’s level degree in one of the recognized mental health professions required
  • Compensation: $4 per hour on call; $100 per face-to-face consult

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Office Coordinator

Provides a broad range of office duties and administrative support as directed by the Regional Manager to facilitate the operation of the office. Includes interaction with clinical staff and clients, handling of clinical and administrative paperwork, interaction with Administrative office of the Center, and medical services, and utilization of the Center’s electronic health record.

  • Full-time
  • Fluency in English required; Spanish preferred
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Office training or previous work in human service setting desirable
  • Two years’ previous office experience essential

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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.

Why We’re Awesome

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

The 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

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 starting at 20 hours per week)
» Smoke free environment (all employees)
» 401(k) retirement match (all employees)
» EAP (all employees)
» Wellness Program (all employees)
» **Moving Expense Reimbursement of up to $2,000**