Job Description/ Outpatient Mental Health Clinician
Denver Family Therapy Center (DFTC) is a private Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Agency located in Wheat Ridge, CO since 1993. Our mission is to provide accessible and affordable outpatient psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. We aim to work equally with clients that are utilizing private insurance, Medicaid, or are uninsured. We are committed to a strength based and Systemic approach to therapy. We are looking for a clinician that shares our mission, who wants to be on a team and wants to grow and develop their strength based and Systemic skills.
DFTC is also committed to being an anti-racist organization and increasing the diversity of our staff. More information about the program can be found at www.denverfamilytherapycenter.com.
Position: Full-time Mental Health Clinician. 40 hours per week. Hours/days are flexible and may fluctuate, but include 2-3 evenings per week or possible weekend hours. The office location is 4891 Independence, suite 165, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Psychology or related field, Unlicensed Candidates are eligible for this position. Applicants are preferred if they have experience working with couples and families, and have training in the field of Family Systems Therapy. Spanish speaking applicants are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: This is a full time Clinical position. 75% direct treatment and 25% supervision and administrative. Treatment will be delivered in person primarily, but could also be done remotely and/or on location, such as in-home, or at a detention center, hospital, Residential Program, school, etc. This position is also responsible for keeping up treatment records, and attendance and billing records for the program. The therapist will be required to work collaboratively with the treatment team, and collateral agencies.
Supervision: DFTC will provide clinical support and team supervision. We are eligible to provide supervision towards licensing. (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, or LAC).
Starting Salary: $50,000.00 per year. Evaluations will be done at 6 months, and then annually.
Benefits: Supervision, Continuing education, Personal time off (PTO) including paid vacation , sick and/or personal days, paid holidays, IRA after one year. Health insurance is provided. CHSC Approved Site for Student Loan Repayment after one year of employment.
Start Date: Immediately
Send resumes and a Letter of Interest to: David Blair, LCSW, CAS
David Blair, LCSW, CAS
ASAP Internship Opportunity
DFTC offers internships in our Adolescent Substance Aubse Program (ASAP), as well as in our Outpatient Medicaid Program. Often students will work within both programs when they are interning.
Internships can begin and end at different times throughout the year. Commonly, we are looking for interns to start in the Fall (September- June) and the Winter (January-September). We prefer interns to be available for two continuous semesters, or 9 months to get the full experience of the internship. Additionally, we treat internships as possible job interviews post-internhip, for those students who may be interested, and at times when we are looking to expand our staff.
Interviews for the January start date are held each November, and interviews for the August/September start dates are held each February/March.
The Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP), is an intensive outpatient treatment program for adolescents. ASAP differs from most treatment programs because we approach substance abuse treatment from a family systems perspective, utilizing family therapy models as our overall treatment philosophy.
Because of this, we work with the whole family as the “client” and work to support change in the system as a whole rather than just the adolescent. We believe this leads to more lasting change for the whole family. Additionally, we believe that the family is the biggest resource in most cases and parents/caregivers are most connected and invested in the outcome of their adolescent’s treatment. We want to partner with the families to support the struggling adolescent.
Requirements for the internship position:
- Students must be interested in working with adolescents and their families and learning family therapy treatment models.
- The ideal candidate is a self-starter, flexible, and able to work collaboratively in a team.
- The position includes evening hours and Saturdays. Groups are held from 6-7:30 pm, and evenings are often the best option for working families and when adolescents are in school.
- Spanish speaking is a plus!
- Our team will review resumes and applications, and qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.
- If the candidate is offered a position, they will need to submit to fingerprinting and background checks, as well as show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
How to apply?
Our team will review resumes and applications, and qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. The candidate must submit to fingerprinting and background checks if offered a position.