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Crisis Center: Therapist (LCSW, LPC, LMFT)
Job Description

Position Summary: Provide direct and indirect services to victims of domestic violence to promote prevention of domestic violence. Services include crisis intervention, intake services, individual and group therapy, advocacy, referrals, and follow up. This full-time, salaried, exempt position and is directly supervised by Director of Programs. The position requires a person to split time between three (3) offices in Northern Douglas County (confidential location), Castle Rock and Elizabeth (Elbert County).
Duties and Responsibilities: Although all areas are addressed, duties may be added or deleted as deemed necessary for the proper functioning of the Crisis Center as decided by Director of Programs and Executive Director.
Key Responsibilities:
1. Provides crisis intervention, determines eligibility for therapeutic services, completes intake, and completes assessments with clients requesting therapeutic services.
2. Provides individual and group therapy to adult and/or child clients in an out-client setting. May also provide family therapy when appropriate. 70% of a clinician’s hours will be spent providing direct client services (therapy), with some adjustments for the make-up of one’s caseload and/or other assigned duties.
3. Provides advocacy and follow up services as liaison between local agencies and clients; adheres to Colorado mandatory reporting laws as it pertains to children, at risk adults (developmentally or intellectually delayed), and/or elder abuse.
4. Provides clients with information and referrals to other programs and services to address needs.
5. Works collaboratively with other team members (legal, community and/or shelter advocates) to meet the needs of clients being served.
6. Responsible for case management, treatment planning, assessing need for further services, and discharge planning.
7. Provides termination and follow up services to clients on an individual basis.
8. Maintains complete client files, including standard forms and progress notes in web-based client management system.
9. Completes monthly and quarterly statistical reports.
10. Insures that proper safety precautions and security procedures are followed.
11. Recommends additional program development as needed.
12. Supervise clinical interns as needed.
13. Provides training, direction and supervision to direct service volunteers.
14. Attends staff meetings, clinical meetings, and group consultation.
15. Rotates on-call duties (during the week, weekends and/or holidays) with other staff members.
16. 40 hours a week/2 evenings (at least 4 hours scheduled after 5 p.m.) required.
17. Other duties as assigned
Education: Master’s degree in a mental health field. Licensed LPC, LCSW or LMFT required.
Experience/Requirements:
 Two years’ experience in a human service area.
 Registered with Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as LPC, LCSW or LMFT.
 Crisis intervention, group and individual therapy experience.
 Experience with domestic violence and play therapy, with strong knowledge of trauma informed care and empowerment models.
 Basic computer skills, with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
 Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision and to carry out assignments with limited direction.
 Ability to work independently and as part of team to deliver services.
 CPR and First Aid Certification, preferred.
 Excellent written, verbal and organization skills.
 Bi-lingual, Spanish Speaking preferred
Hiring Requirements:
• Must pass background check, including Colorado Bureau of Investigation (fingerprint) and Colorado TRAILS.
• Most hold a valid Colorado State Driver’s License and provide proof of insurance. This position may require use of personal vehicle to transport clients. Must be considered an approved driver by Crisis Center, and as directed by agency insurance provider.
Salary: Range from $46,500-$48,600. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. Salary differential for Spanish speaking.
Benefits: Medical, vision and dental benefits eligible, paid time off, yearly training allowance.
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Jody Curl at jcurl@thecrisiscenter.org by February 29.  No phone calls, please.

Crisis Center: Clinical Program Manager
Job Description
ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND: The Crisis Center offers services to victims of domestic violence including crisis intervention, emergency shelter, therapy, legal advocacy, education and outreach to the region at-large. Serving Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties in Colorado, the Crisis Center is a proven leader in the domestic violence field, making significant and positive impacts in the healing and long-term self-sufficiency of victims.
POSITION SUMMARY AND CLASSIFICATION: The Clinical Program Manager provides therapeutic services to Crisis Center clients (limited caseload), oversees clinical programming, and provides clinical supervision to staff therapists and master’s level interns. This position is directly supervised by the Director of Programs. This is a full time (40 hours per week), salaried, exempt position.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsibilities include the following and other duties may be assigned as needed.
1) Clinical and Administrative Supervision:
a. Oversee clinical staff and interns.
b. With assistance from Director of Programs, hire, train, supervise and evaluate clinical staff and interns.
c. Oversee clinical training for clinical team, including interns.
d. In conjunction with the Director of Programs, provide input to policies that impact the clinical program.
e. Provide necessary clinical direction to staff and interns with the goal of assisting with clients.
f. Meet with internship supervisors and complete any required tasks.
g. Facilitates clinical team meetings and include members of the management team as necessary.
h. Review monthly and quarterly clinical statistics for accuracy and program enhancement.
i. Assist the Director of Programs with grant writing and quarterly grant reports.
2) Management Team
a. Act as a liaison between agency management and clinical staff.
b. In conjunction with Director of Program, develop program budget and oversee clinical budget.
c. Act as a clinical liaison to the management team in establishing program goals, and program development.
d. While specifically clinically program focused, provide leadership throughout the agency.
e. Attend management team meetings.
3) Direct Clinical Services (limited caseload):
a. Provide crisis intervention, determine eligibility for therapeutic services, complete intake, and complete assessments with clients requesting therapeutic services
b. Provide parent consultation, individual, group and family therapy to adults and children.
c. Works one evening per week, to 7 p.m.
d. Provide advocacy and follow up services as liaison between local agencies and clients; complete child abuse reports when necessary according to Colorado law requirements
e. Responsible for case management, treatment planning, assessing need for further services, and discharge planning
f. Provide termination and follow up services to clients on an individual basis
g. Maintain complete client files, including standard forms and progress notes. The Crisis Center utilizes an on-line client management system.
h. Complete monthly and quarterly statistical reports.
i. Insure that proper safety precautions and security procedures are followed
j. Attend staff meetings, clinical meetings, and individual supervision
k. Provides on-call coverage (weekdays, weekends and/or holidays) for crisis line, shelter and Lethality Assessment Program as needed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
1) Master’s degree, license required (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) and at least four (4) years post-licensure experience. Registered with DORA, as licensed therapist (LPC, LCSW, or LMFT)
2) At least two (2) years of experience providing clinical supervision to clinicians with knowledge of strengths-based performance evaluation.
3) At least (3) years of management/leadership, with experience in hiring, training, supervising and evaluating employees.
4) Two years experience with domestic violence, residential settings and non-directive play therapy is preferred.
5) Bi-lingual preferred.
6) Experience providing crisis intervention, group and individual therapy to children and adolescents.
7) Ability to multi-task and be flexible in a fast-paced environment.
8) Ability to work cooperatively with multi-disciplinary staff.
9) Ability to work with clients in crisis with multiple treatment and case management needs.
10) Strong written and verbal communication skills.
11) Computer knowledge to effectively utilize Microsoft Office.
Conditions of Employment:
• Must pass background check, including Colorado Bureau of Investigation (fingerprint) and Colorado TRAILS.
• Most hold a valid Colorado State Driver’s License and provide proof of insurance. This position may require use of personal vehicle to transport clients, travel between agency locations and/or attend meetings. Must be considered an approved driver by Crisis Center, and as directed by agency insurance provider.
Benefits: Eligible for medical, vision and dental benefits (shared cost by employee), paid time off & yearly training allowance.
Salary: Salary range $60,000-$65,000
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Jody Curl at jcurl@thecrisiscenter.org by February 29.  No phone calls, please.

Crisis Center: Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Job Description 

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator is a member of the Development Team and responsible for the successful, effective and consistent functioning of the agency’s volunteer program; including recruitment, retention, training, and data tracking, as well as outreach and education to the broader community to build relationships and grow the Crisis Center’s volunteer program.  This position reports to the Director of Development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Volunteer Coordination:

  • Manage all aspects of the agency’s volunteer program including: recruitment, training, and retention for direct service volunteers and administrative volunteers, including regular meetings/check-ins with volunteers. Goal is to increase the number of trained and reliable volunteers across all agency programs.
  • Serve as a liaison with other staff who will be working with volunteers in various roles (i.e., Program Manager, Advocates, Administrative Assistant) with quarterly check-ins.
  • Maintain and update volunteer training manual and all volunteer policies as needed, with direction from supervisor.
  • Attend volunteer fairs and coordinate volunteers for various community events (i.e., craft fairs, etc.).
  • Ensure proper screening of all prospective volunteers (i.e., interviews, references, and background checks).
  • Schedule and facilitate general orientations with prospective volunteers.
  • Work with direct service staff in scheduling direct service volunteer trainings.
  • Maintain and track volunteers and hours of services through statistical tracking database.
  • Oversee an annual volunteer appreciation event with minimal budget.
  • Rotates on-call duties (during the week, weekends and/or holidays) with other direct service staff members and volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Outreach Coordination:

  • Serve as the main point of contact for outreach and education activities to highlight the agency and grow the volunteer base and community partners; includes organizing and being the main point of contact for corporate group volunteer days, volunteer drives and coordinating with the Director of Development for volunteer assistance in collaborative events.
  • Work with the Director of Development in volunteer and outreach strategies, outcome measurements, evaluation protocol, and appropriate recognition and retention techniques.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. Work experience may substitute for education; preferred experience with volunteers working on a crisis line, victim advocacy, etc.
  • Two to three years experience in the coordination of volunteers or victim advocates.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and training skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; ability to work some weekend and evening hours.
  • Friendly, outgoing, and supportive personality; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and possess good attention to details.
  • Strong computer skills; knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, and the internet.
    • Experience, ability and willingness to work with a diverse group of staff, volunteers, and clients.
    • Ability to adhere to and uphold all policies and procedures and protocols of the agency.
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to good boundaries at all times.
  • Maintain supportive relationships and open communication with all staff/volunteers.
  • Gain and have a working knowledge of all agency programs and domestic violence.
  • Ability to participate in agency staff meetings, retreats, and applicable staff trainings.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
  • Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license and good driving record.
  • SALARY/HOURS:  Regular full-time non-exempt position at 40 hours per week, with occasional evenings and weekends.  Starting wage is $16.50 per hour plus a competitive benefits package. This position is located in Highlands Ranch, CO.

    TO APPLY:  Please send cover letter and resume to Amy McCandless, Director of Development, at amccandless@thecrisiscenter.org. by February 29.  No phone calls, please.

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