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Unlicensed Therapist - Arapahoe County Detention - ADMIT - Sign On BONUS Available

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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.


The ADMIT Program (Arapahoe Diverts Mentally-Ill for Treatment) serves mentally-ill offenders of Arapahoe County Detention Facility (ACDF) who have been judicially approved to serve their sentence in the community while fully participating in mental health, substance abuse and forensic intensive case management services.


About the role.


The Licensed Therapist on the ADMIT team will be responsible for assisting adult clients with a severe and persistent mental illness who are court ordered and certified for treatment with the goal of supporting clients to attain an optimal quality of life, by providing clinical services and education. Develop and carry out a consistent plan of treatment, from intake and assessment to closure.

Areas of Responsibility



• Conduct diagnostic assessments, individual, family and/or group therapy with assigned clients.
• Develop and monitor treatment plans; update at required intervals.
• Consult with internal and external professionals and collaterals to ensure access to needed services and proactive coordination of care.
• Provide clinical case-management services as needed. Provide crisis intervention as appropriate.
• Provide comprehensive clinical services designed to decrease symptoms and improve quality of life.
• Assist clients to evaluate strengths and symptoms, and set their own goals.
• Guide and instruct clients in coping skills.
• Offer consultation to community partners and providers.

• Ensure that billing information is up-to-date for assigned clients. Seek insurance authorization for services as required.
• Write reports and other correspondence, as necessary, and with appropriate releases.
• Complete all requests to provide the necessary information and undertake the required activities to ensure timely and ongoing credentialing with third party payers.


About you.


The ideal candidate will have excellent clinical skills, be trained in evidenced based interventions in the treatment of mental health and co-occurring substance abuse disorder to criminal-justice involved clients. Must be able to provide trauma-informed care, exhibit good communication skills and show professional courtesy at all times. We are seeking a team player who is committed working collaboratively with others, maintains professional boundaries and contributes to a healthy team morale. Previous experience working with criminal justice referrals is a plus.

  • • Master’s degree in human services field.
  • At least one year relevant experience providing clinical care to appropriate client population, including conducting individual, family and/or group therapy.
  • • License eligible: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • • Knowledge of theories and evidence based practices related to clinical treatment.
  • • Ability to learn and utilize an electronic health record with proficiency.
  • • Solid understanding of mental illness and treatment modalities within multidisciplinary approach.
  • • Knowledge of DSM-V.
  • • High level of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • • Ability to understand and effectively respond to all client presentations and crisis situations.
  • • Ability to document interactions with clients, other agencies and mental health professionals.

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

  • Unlicensed Therapist: $45,000 - $48,000

Additional Compensation Opportunities:

Language Differential Pay (For Bilingual Candidates) : 10% of base salary up to $6,000/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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