We are recruiting for a Coordinator I, Counseling Services to join our team!
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Denver CARES ProvidersJob Summary
The Coordinator, under direct supervision, assists individuals who are chronically homeless and abusing substances develop skillsand acquire resources to live independently. The Counselor assists clients while in residential substance abusetreatment and continue to support as the client transitions into the community. Assist clients with obtaining benefits, employmentand ultimately permanent housing.
Client AssessmentAssesses client's strengths and challenges and develop individual service plan to address any necessary medical, social, employment, and housing needs in order for client to move towards independent living. Meets regularly with each assigned client, including in-home visits, to assist and provide support with service plan progress and basic life skills. Monitors assigned clients' sobriety and, when appropriate, refer for detoxification and/or treatment services. (30%)
CounselingEstablishes and re-establish motivation for change following relapses. (30%)
DocumentationMaintains thorough and complete records of clients' activities and progress. Enters client data into online databases. (20%)
Community Partner EngagementResearches and stays abreast of available community services and resources. Builds relationships with representatives of external community partners. Coordinates with other organizations and/or other parts of Denver Health in order to ensure clients have access to all available resources. (20%)
High School Diploma or GED Required
1-3 years Direct care experience with homeless and/or substance abuse populations Required and
DLR-Colorado Driver's License Class R - DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles Required and
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of basic counseling skills.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
Knowledge of community resources for homeless and low-income Denver residents.
Problem solving - the ability to systematically analyze problems, draw relevant conclusions and devise appropriate courses of action.
Knowledge of research techniques (ability to effectively determine what information is needed and then gather and analyze desired information).
Good communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with others.
Basic computer skills including Excel, Word, Outlook, and complete database input, required.
Varies (United States of America)
$20.19 - $27.26 / hr
Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
Immediate retirement plan matching
Professional clinical advancement program
Participation in evidence-based projects
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
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, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located near 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).
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.Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer At Denver Health we pride ourselves on our commitment to diversity. Equal opportunity is a fundamental principle of Denver Health. As an equal opportunity employer, Denver Health is committed to recruit, hire, promote and administer all human resource actions in a non-discriminatory manner. Denver Health is committed to providing equal opportunities in all business practices and to all persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, pregnancy, disab...ility, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or veteran status (collectively “protected status”). Denver Health strives to maintain a work environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination and will not tolerate any such conduct by employees or directed at employees within the scope of their employment. Read the full Human Resources Employee Principles and Practices policy.