Mental Health Clinician
*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers.*
University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) / Peer I
Mental Health Clinician / Intake
Position #00214355 - Requisition 09368
This class series uses three levels within the Health Care Services Occupational Group and describes direct client treatment work in psychiatric care settings. Positions in this class series provide client care by participating in individual and group therapy sessions, planning and implement client treatment from admission through discharge. The work includes clinical coordination duties such as scheduling treatment plan reviews, programming, and activities so that all patients on a ward or unit are able to attend sessions; providing in-service training and serving as a resource to nursing staff on clinical topics; coordinating contacts with clients' family and community agencies in order to evaluate client placement sites and aftercare services following discharge or during transition; and serving as a liaison with other units on the transfer and continuing treatment of patients.
Peer I is a substance abuse treatment program for adult med with chronic histories of substance abuse/dependence; many serving some form of legal sentence with the state of Colorado. This full-time, University Staff (unclassified) position will conduct thorough interviews and obtain any and obtain any and all necessary collateral documentation, i.e., PSIR's, Mental Health Evaluations, Medical Documentation, Treatment Records etc; coordinate with staff as needed; interaction with multiple referral agencies, internal staff and individuals; interview on the phone or in person at a local county jail; complete initial intake file on new placements to include all required documentation, i.e., DCJ forms, Dacod, ASAM; SOA-Rs, GAIN, etc,; complete various record keeping and documentation as applicable to position; provide program information regarding referral, placement, and compliance to prospective clients, family members and/or interested parties when appropriate.
Examples of Work Performed:
Conducts thorough interviews and obtain any and obtain any and all necessary collateral documentation, i.e., PSIR's
Mental Health Evaluations, Medical Documentation, Treatment Records etc. Coordinates with staff as needed. Regular interactions with multiple referral agencies, internal staff and individuals. Interviews can e on the phone or in person at a local county jail.
*Completes initial intake file on new placements to included all required documentation, i.e., DCJ forms, Dacod, ASAM and SOA-Rs, GAIN, etc,. Completes various record keeping and documentation as applicable to position. Provides program information regarding referral, placement, and compliance to prospective clients, family members and/or interested parties when appropriate.
PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.
Salary and Benefits:
The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.
The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.
The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
*Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate's degree in human services or closely related field
*One year of experience providing therapeutic and related services to substance abusing clients in a substance abuse setting.
*Work experience which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may substitute for the education.
*Sixty semester credits or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, sociology, social work, behavioral science, clinical mental health, nursing, mental health, childhood development, human growth and development, human services or closely related field may substitute for the associate's degree but not for the one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
*Must possess and maintain a Certified Addictions Counselor II (CAC II) or higher.
*Must agree and pass fingerprint and criminal background check per licensing and governing agency standards. Program licensing authorities legally require these checks to be passed by employees.
*Individuals in recovery from substance abuse must have one year's abstinence from alcohol and drug problems.
*In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), ARTS cannot employ individuals (who may have contact with residents) who have (1) engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other Institution (as defined in 42 U.S. C. § 1997); (2) been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or (3) been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in (1-3) of this section. Material omissions regarding such misconduct, or the provision of materially false information, shall be grounds for termination
*Bachelor's degree or higher with experiencing assessing Mental Health disorders or a master's level degree in a Human Service field.
*Experience working with adult offender population
*Experience documenting behaviors according to established policies *Experience observing, monitoring and/or intervening in drug/alcohol treatment *Experience working in a Therapeutic Community
*Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally
*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
*Ability to manage difficult behaviors
*Outstanding customer services skills
*Attention to detail
*Ability to comply with established rules, policies, and procedures
*Ability to develop appropriate therapeutic relationships with clients
*Ability to establish clear boundaries with clients
*Ability to be open-minded and non-judgmental
*Demonstrated commitment and ability to advance diversity and inclusion
*Ability to be conversant with Electronic Health Records and data enty
Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Ken Gaipa at Ken.Gaipa@ucdenver.edu
Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.
Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References
Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Job Category: Health Care
Primary Location: Denver
Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20280 - SOM-PSYCH-ARTS SP/G
Posting Date: Apr 28, 2017
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Ken Gaipa
Posting Contact Email: Ken.Gaipa@ucdenver.edu
Position Number: 00214355