Outreach Behavioral Health Clinician II - Housing Intake and Placement, $5,000 Sign-on Bonus for LCSW/LPC

Denver, CO, USA Req #650
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves. 

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks an Outreach Behavioral Health Clinician II to work directly with the Housing Intake and Placement Department to identify and engage individuals living on the streets and other places not meant for human habitation that need behavioral health care but for a variety of reasons are unable to access care on their own.  This position will work directly with other care providers to provide assessments and related diagnoses, consultation, education, brief therapeutic interventions, and referral/linkage for individuals with mental/behavioral health and substance use issues. This position will assist clients in navigating community based behavioral health and health care systems for optimal care, complete a level of care assessment and make a recommendation for long-term care. This position will also facilitate a “warm hand off” of clinical care to a long-term housing case management team, or the Stout Street Health Center. This position is located at 2100 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80205 and reports to the Program Manager.

LCSW/LPC - $51,188 - $63,584 | Salary - Fully Licensed candidates are eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus

LSW/LPCC -  $18.94 - $24.06 | Hourly
 

Qualified candidates are eligible for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program.  Licensed health care providers may earn funds toward student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment at an NHSC-approved site through this program.

NOTE: In order to ensure that our consumers receive the best possible care the candidate chosen to fill this position will be required to complete our internal credentialing and privileging process prior to a start date.  The credentialing and privileging timeline is dependent on the selected candidate's submission of documents necessary for clearance.  Please note that a start date will be scheduled once credentialing and privileging is complete.


 

Coalition Benefits
 

In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:    

  • Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. We’re proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;
  • Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;
  • Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;
  • Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;
  • Extensive paid time-off, including 8 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year.

 

Essential Job Functions
 

  1. Provides street outreach to individuals in need of behavioral health care with the ultimate goal of connecting them to housing with a more comprehensive integrated health care system. 
  2. Conducts screenings and assessments including diagnostic evaluations and provides counseling services, as appropriate, using treatment models including motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Provides targeted brief interventions and therapy; treatment provided is frequently crisis recovery focus and episodic care, but may include some ongoing services, as needed
  3. Provides proactive collaborative services to patients with face-to-face and telephone contacts, or as otherwise appropriate.
  4. Provides individualized and enhanced coordination of care across the treatment spectrum with goals of maximizing functioning within the community and decreasing the need for emergent care.
  5. Conducts level of care assessments and provides recommendations to departments based on client need and preference.
  6. Supports HIPS Intake Team in facilitation of transfer of care to long-term care
  7. Demonstrates respect, cultural competence and knowledge of trauma informed care in interactions with patients, Coalition staff, and other community providers.
  8. Collaborates with the consulting psychiatric prescriber and primary care physicians in making diagnoses, formulating treatment plans, monitoring patient progress, and accessing direct psychiatric consultation.  
  9. Develops and maintains a partnering relationship with patients engaged through outreach in order to assist in the success of the treatment plan.
  10. Provides transportation in personal vehicle or CCH vehicle or arranges for other transportation assistance to help clients in accessing care and meeting treatment goals.
  11. Assists patients in accessing basic needs directly related to their behavioral health care needs such as shelter, food, obtaining prescriptions, etc.
  12. Utilizes the practice information system and EHR as appropriate, and follows Coalition and BHO/DBH guidelines regarding documentation of services provided.  
  13. Record all clinical services in a timely and complete fashion in the EHR. 
  14. Maintain up to date records in EHR.
  15. Record telephone and other clinical communications as needed in the EHR.
  16. Manage tasks, PAQ and scanning as needed to have a complete and current chart.
  17. Maintain accurate information regarding client’s insurance status and complete CCARs/DACODs and other clinical authorization documentation as needed.
  18. Utilize the EHR and any future upgrades as directed.
  19. Maintaining a passing score in all compliance audits.
  20. Participates in peer review and peer clinical audits as requested.
  21. Makes appropriate referrals to outside entities, including specialists and others, to provide additional appropriate supports, especially for the care of patients with complex or severe mental health, substance use or medical concerns.
  22. Attends meetings on time and participates in clinical and administrative meetings as deemed appropriate and necessary for the job.
  23. Documents appropriate non-clinical services in HMIS and tracks data elements required by various funders. 
  24. Participates in regular clinical and nonclinical supervision.
  25. Maintains a work environment that is marked by respect for others; that values inclusiveness and builds workforce diversity; and that fosters cooperation and teamwork
  26. Performs other duties as assigned.

​​Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Employee will perform job according to applied laws. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 

Qualifications Summary
 

  1. Master of Social Work, Counseling or Psychology degree required.
  2. Licensed as a LCSW or LPC preferred.  If not licensed, must already be registered with DORA as a candidate for licensure (i.re. LSW, LPCC and within 6 months of obtaining LCSW or LPC licensed.
  3. Previous experience interacting with patients in integrated health care, mental health care, or substance use treatment settings.

 



The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is committed to delivering services, making employment-related decisions, selecting volunteers, and selecting vendors without regard to age over 40, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, military status, or any other applicable status protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Behavioral Health
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Denver, CO, USA