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Behavioral Health Therapist

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Denver Indian Health and Family Services. Inc.
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Denver Metro
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Health & Mental Health
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Under general supervision, the Behavioral Health Therapist provides mental health and substance abuse prevention, intervention, and aftercare services to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children, youth and families that are eligible to receive counseling services through Denver Indian Health and Family Services (DIHFS). The Behavioral Health Therapist reports directly to the Behavioral Health Program Manager.

The Behavioral Health Therapist is responsible for evaluating, assessing, and diagnosing clients and provision of individual, couples, group, and family therapy, according to individualized treatment plans developed in coordination with agency, community treatment teams, and the client(s). Evidence and culture based services, provided by the Behavioral Health Therapist, support the psychological well-being and self-sufficiency of our clients. The clinician will provide services at DIHFS offices and in a variety of community settings.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Ability to provide mental health and substance abuse assessments, intakes and diagnoses. Able to develop effective treatment plans in partnership with families and other internal and external team members.
  • Ability to provide prevention and psychotherapeutic interventions, for children, adults, couples, families and groups; and provide referrals to external outpatient and residential services. Ability to document and bill for all aspects of a client’s treatment from intake summary through discharge summary and fully utilize the organization’s scheduling, documentation protocols, and electronic health records systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Facilitates behavioral health related systems improvement efforts.
  • Has strong written/oral communication skills with diverse populations including; families, team members, agency partners, and the public.
  • Adheres to DIHFS Behavioral Health policies and procedures and functions in accordance with Professional Code of Ethics.
  • Observes confidentiality requirements, maintains required documentation in all areas and participates in quality assurance procedures.
  • Contributes to the professional reputation of the agency.
  • Master’s degree in one of the following areas: counseling, social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy.
  • Appropriate professional Licensure (Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) and ability to supervise master’s level interns.
  • Must be familiar with DSM V diagnostic system and be able to provide appropriate diagnosis.
  • Professional certification as a Certified Addictions Counselor II/III or LAC.
  • Accredited Medicaid provider in the state of Colorado, or ability to secure this in 3 months. Ability to bill Medicaid and 3rd party insurance and provide reports required by DIHFS and behavioral health funders.
  • Knowledge of systems theory, evidence-based treatment models and culturally responsive intervention strategies.
  • Must possess extensive knowledge of American Indian culture or have experience working with AI/AN communities.

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

How To Apply

Apply on or on DIHFS website at

Phone calls, walk-ins, incomplete submissions, and/or faxed applications will NOT be considered


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