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Milieu Counselor - Crisis Stabilization Unit - Part - Time

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Aurora Mental Health Center
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Denver Metro
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Health & Mental Health
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Our Mission.

The Aurora Mental Health Center is dedicated to helping people Live Life to the Fullest. If you are passionate about our Core Values; Passionate Caring, Rising to the Challenge, Honoring and Respecting all Persons, Believe in Resilience and Putting Client and Community First, we would like to invite you to join our family!

About the team. 

Our Crisis Services division is a part of a statewide crisis initiative that provides resources for mental health, substance use or emotional crisis help, information and referrals. Our crisis services includes a Walk in Crisis Clinic that provides mental health assessments and referrals for individuals experiencing any self-defined crisis. We also operate a 24/7 16 bed adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) that provides inpatient mental health treatment as well as a 4 bed based adult respite program for individuals in crisis.

About the role.

The Milieu Counselor will provide general milieu management tasks such as observation of client behavior and progress towards treatment goals, being available to clients for one-on-one support as needed, and maintaining a safe, therapeutic environment.

Areas of Responsibility


  • Assist in the development and implementation of treatment and disposition plans.
  • Participate in crisis and behavior management/de-escalation interventions as needed, according to state regulations, training, and established best practices.
  • Develop and facilitate psycho-educational groups.
  • Collaborate with clients to identify personal strengths, unmet needs, and interventions that will support the client in regaining a sense of control.
  • Assist with intake and discharge procedures including: decontamination, documentation, inventory of client belongings, and orientation to the facility.
  • Conduct one-on-one’s to ensure that the treatment team has a comprehensive understanding of the client’s self-identified needs.
  • Provide trauma-informed interventions that minimize harm and restrictive measures and empower clients to share responsibility in their recovery plan.
  • Provide group and one-on-one education to clients based on the client’s individual treatment plan and goals.
  • Maintain a safe therapeutic environment that emphasizes recovery, resilience and building a sense of community.
  • Assist or take a lead role in meal preparation for clients.
  • Maintain a clean unit.

About you.

The ideal candidate should be comfortable working with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis in a bed-based program setting and be a team player. Candidates will preferably have some experience working in the behavioral health field and/or are willing to learn crisis intervention techniques and strategies with individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services field.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Professional and timely communication assessing and describing client observations to applicable staff.
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
  • Understanding and ability to work with differing behavioral health presentations.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Preferred: Bilingual.

Salary for this role (based on experience and company equity):

  • $16.70- $17.92 hourly

 Language Differential Pay (For Bilingual Candidates):

  • 5% of base salary up to $3,000/year


  • Health insurance: Kaiser
  • Dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts(dependent care & health care)
  • Company paid basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage*
  • 403(b) retirement plan which provides 100% vesting immediately, and matching contributions up to 4% after one year of employment
  • Paid time-off up to 12 days for full-time first year employees, including 9 Paid Company Holidays, 2 floating holidays, and 12 sick days (hours calculated pro-rata basis)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • Short term disability*

*Eligible for benefit if working 30 hours per week or more

Additional Perks:

  • Quality Supervision for clinical hours towards licensure at no cost to the employee
  • Loan Forgiveness
  • Continued learning benefit

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC) and subsidiaries are dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. We are committed to maintaining an environment that respects the dignity of each individual in our community. We do not tolerate discrimination in any form or context including harassment or exclusion.

Diversity Statement.

We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive to ensure that it is interwoven into the fabric of our organization. We support and nourish an inclusive and welcoming environment for employees from diverse backgrounds.


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