Under general supervision, assist individuals who are chronically homeless and abusing substances to develop the necessary skills and acquire the necessary resources to live independently. Begin working with clients while in residential substance abuse treatment and continue support as the client transitions into the community. Assist clients with obtaining benefits, employment and ultimately permanent housing. Occasional evening and week-end work might be required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of basic counseling skill; knowledge of community resources for homeless and low-income Denver residents; knowledge of research techniques (ability to effectively determine what information is needed and then gather and analyze desired information); able to use basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook and database input.
High School or GED required. Bachelors Degree preferred.
Typically two years of direct care experience with homeless and/or substance abuse populations required; previous case management duties in areas of long term, ongoing support and linking to other resources preferred.
Certifications and Licenses:
Colorado Drivers License, current insurance and reliable vehicle required.
Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) preferred.
Location: Denver CARES
Work Type: Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 3788
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.