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Bilingual Behavioral Health Therapist

Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

OverviewProvide behavioral health services to primarily Hispanic consumers in Spanish and English. Serve as Care Coordinator and provide ongoing treatment to consumers. Work within the Centro Dones de Nuestra Comunidad Team to provide services and programming that meets the needs of an underserved community.ResponsibilitiesCore Competencies and Commitments: Possess working understanding of the concepts of Healthcare Equity, Health Disparities and Cultural Relevance and of their impact on service planning, service coordination and service provisionPossess awareness of the relationship between social indicators (such as immigration history, racism, access barriers, poverty, residency status, etc.) and biopsychosocial functioningPossess working understanding of the impact of trauma on consumers' lives and functioning and possess facility with trauma-sensitive/trauma-informed approachesEffective in multi-agency, multi-disciplinary and collaborative service environmentsKnowledge of Strength-based, Recovery/Resiliency-oriented, Wellness-enhancing treatment approachesKnowledge of culturally responsive models of care and commitment to provision of culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate servicesDuties: Provide services in clinic-based, school-based, primary care-based and community-based locales Mental health, behavioral health and wellness-promoting services provided primarily but not necessarily exclusively to Hispanic, Spanish-Speaking consumersCaseload might include non-Latinix/non-Spanish-speaking consumers in order to assure responsive care to all consumers seeking service Provide care and service coordination assuring effective, integrated and comprehensive treatment plansProvide initial screening, triage, and referral services for consumersActively engage consumers in treatment planning and goal setting to meet agreed upon outcomesProvide behavioral health counseling/psychotherapy using assessment, individual, group, couples, family, case management and community development modalities that most effectively and responsively serve the Hispanic/Spanish-speaking community and for other consumer communities as necessaryIdentify general and culturally specific health-promoting and risk-inducing factors that impact consumers' lives and functioningProvide psychoeducational/skills training and health promotion services to the communityActively coordinate care with other internal and external providersProvide and/or facilitate Spanish-language interpretation services as appropriateMaintain appropriate professional standards and provides timely, appropriate follow-up for consumers.Meet required number of consumer service hoursTimely completion of all clinical and reporting documentationIncorporate PCOMS into clinical service provision and supervision processCompliance with individualized training planParticipate in supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisorAttend mandatory trainings and engage in staff development to enhance professional growth.Help ensure that fee collections as necessaryMaintain effective interpersonal relationships with othersInitiate and maintain positive interactions with others including timely response to phone calls, email and other requestsExhibit enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment.Collaborate effectively with community resource provider agenciesProvide leadership in attending to the needs of un-served and under-served communities through service excellence and by providing consultation, training and support to other Jefferson Center teams/colleaguesThis position reports to the Cultural Relevancy ManagerQualifications Master's Degree or higher in social work, counseling, psychology or related field plus two (2) or more years of related experience and/or trainingClinical licensure as LCSW or Clinical Psychologist is ideal and preferredCAC II or higher is a plusFluidly bilingual in Spanish and English with language skill sufficient to effectively deliver complex mental health interventions. Language and communication proficiency testing requiredExperience working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients and with under-served communitiesExperience working with clients of all ages (children, adolescents, young adults, adults and older adults) who present with wide ranging acuity, severity and complexityExperience in effectively engaging clients as partners and forming strong therapeutic alliances to support existing strengths, encourage recovery and enhance treatment outcomesExperience coordinating complex care across various agencies in order to serve clients with multiple areas of need (e.g., health, mental health, substance use, domestic violence, social service needs, educational, housing, etc.)

Keywords: Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Denver, Bilingual Behavioral Health Therapist, Other, Lakewood, Colorado

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