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Social Work/Counselor II - Grand Mesa Youth Services Center

Company: Colorado State
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Social Work/Counselor II - Grand Mesa Youth Services Center Print (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/colorado/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=3065116=0) Apply Social Work/Counselor II - Grand Mesa Youth Services Center Salary $4,729.00 - $6,203.00 Monthly Location Grand Junction, COJob TypeFull TimeDepartmentColorado Department of Human ServicesJob NumberIKA 00223 4/28/2021Closing Continuous + Description + Benefits + Questions Department InformationA residency waiver has been granted for this announcement. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.Under the direction of Governor Jared Polis, the Division of Professions and Occupations at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) has conducted a review of existing licensing exemptions that allow for individuals in the healthcare field who either hold licenses in other states or who have allowed their license to expire in Colorado to immediately resume work within their scope of practice, provided their out-of-state or expired license is/was in good standing.About UsIf your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs) (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:+ Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans+ Medical and dental health plans+ Employer supplemented Health Savings Account+ Paid life insurance+ Short- and long-term disability coverage+ 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave+ BenefitHub state employee discount program+ Employee Wellness program MotivateMeExcellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more*Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programsOur Culture & Environment+ We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.+ Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.+ We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.+ Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.+ We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.+ Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.About the Division of Youth Services: The Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides a continuum of residential and non-residential services that encompass juvenile detention, commitment and parole. DYS is the agency statutorily mandated to provide for the care and supervision of youth committed by the District Court to the custody of the Colorado Department of Human Services. The Division operates ten secure facilities that serve youth between the ages of 10 and 21, who are pre-adjudicated, sentenced, or committed. The Division also contracts with numerous private residential and non-residential service providers throughout the State. For pre-adjudicated youth, the Division is also responsible for the management and oversight of Senate Bill 91-94; a State-funded, locally administered program that provides services to youth at risk of further progressing into the juvenile justice system. In addition to residential programming, the Division administers juvenile parole services throughout the State.Division of Youth Services Mission: It is the mission of the Division of Youth Services to protect, restore and improve public safety through a continuum of services and programs that: Effectively supervise juvenile offenders, promote offender accountability to victims and communities, and build skills and competencies of youth to become responsible citizens. The Division also adheres to the concepts embodied in the Five Core Values and the Five Key Strategies, which are shown below.Overall function of the work unit:The overall function of the work unit is to provide behavioral health services to Division of Youth Services committed youth and their families. The unit consists of mental health professionals with competence confirmed by experience and expertise. Professionals are called upon to implement decisions, make recommendations, and evaluate treatment cases based on practice, theory, evidence-based principles, up to including experience at an advanced level confirmed by licensing, or being license-eligible. Overall service delivery includes assessment, delivery of clinical services, documentation, development of strengths-based treatment plans, individual, family, and group services, transition and integration of care within a multi-disciplinary team approach.Description of Job Opt in below to receive text message updates on CDHS recruiting events! CDHSCareers Summary of Work Unit:This position functions as a mental health counselor. This position provides mental health and case management services for juveniles committed to the Division of Youth Services. Services to be provided include: clinical assessment (recognizing signs and symptoms of specific DSM-IV diagnosis, identifying youth in need of additional assessment interventions such as neurological testing and medication evaluation), monitoring medication effectiveness in conjunction with the facility psychiatrist, individual, group, family and milieu therapies, suicide risk assessment and monitoring, report writing, and mental health service coordination with a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) of experts.Summary of the position:This position exists to provide mental health/crisis management services for a caseload of DYS committed youth. DYS committed youth often have behavioral and/or psychiatric problems resulting from trauma-related issues such as neglect, abuse, or severe family problems. This position provides individual, group and family services to this population. This position uses Evidence Based Curricula in working with this population.Job Duties:Maintains a caseload and conducts individual, group, and family therapy sessions using evidence-based treatment theories in mental health treatment for adolescents.+ Maintains a clear understanding of adolescent development, appropriate interventions for this population, and developmental needs.+ Uses theories relevant to the needs of the youth and their individual history, considering their age, ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual issues to affect behavior change. Interpret treatment issues, problems, expectation, and changes in behavior for residents and families.+ Document and assess the effectiveness of specific interventions toward program progression and youth stabilization. Therapy needs may include substance abuse, mental health issues, trauma histories, cognitive limitations, offense specific services for sexually abusive or violent youth.+ Clinical services are relevant to the needs of the youth and the individual needs and protective factors, when identified, considering their age, ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual issues to affect behavior change and the reduction of substance abuse activity and symptoms in the individual and family.+ This position addresses mental health and other needs identified, taking into consideration the estimated length of stay.+ Review assessment data, when completed, and recommendations with resident, gather additional historical information from resident, develop therapeutic rapport, ensure the resident is engaged in a supportive and educative manner, that confidentiality is maximized and problematic symptoms are thoroughly evaluated and handled in a sensitive and safe manner.+ Takes responsibility for being current on literature and emerging research in the best practices of treating juvenile mental health, substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders with a complex population.Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal RightsMinimum Qualifications: Current, valid licensure as a Social Worker (LSW) from the Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners AND One year of experience as a social worker. OR Current, valid, or recently expired licensure as a Professional Counseling (LPC) or current, valid licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) **Note, nothing in these Minimum Qualifications alleviates the criteria to transfer licensing or any requirements by the respective board under the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).Substitutions:+ Current, valid, or recently expired licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) will substitute for the Professional Counseling license (LPC) or the Clinical Social Worker license (LCSW).Highly Desired Competencies:+ CAC III or LAC to support coaching and oversight of Behavioral Health Specialists working towards CAC credentialingConditions of Employment:+ Full Background - Name check, TRAILS, Drug Screen and Fingerprinting+ Colorado Driver's License+ Essential Services Designation: Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.+ Transportation of youth in State vehicles, Travel to assigned trainings and/or alternate work sites.+ Social workers, addiction counselors, marriage family therapists, and professional counselors may practice in Colorado for a cumulative period of 20 days under C.R.S. 12-245-217(2)(e), as long as the services performed meet the individual's scope of practice. APPEAL RIGHTS:If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume to their application. Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process.Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.Supplemental InformationHow to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume to their application. Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process. Former employees of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on your application and may not be eligible for employment at CDHS.Comparative Analysis ProcessThe Assessment Process:Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.If you have recruitment questions about this position please contact heather.woolbright@state.co.usADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone 1-800-929-0791 or email cdhs_ada@state.co.us at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.~The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer~

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