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Behavioral Health Clinical Co-Responder

Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 84055
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2022

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Description

***This position is eligible for a $5000 Sign On Bonus *** Certain criteria applies

Summary:

The City of Aurora believes in providing the right resources at the right time to citizens in need, especially for those in crisis. The City of Aurora and the Aurora Police Department partner with UCHealth and Falck Rocky Mountain to provide three different crisis intervention programs to ensure that Aurora citizens have access to the most appropriate resource regardless of their situation. The civilian-led Aurora Mobile Response Team, the Aurora Police Department’s Crisis Response Team, and the Targeted Violence Prevention program operate to provide a continuum of care through direct intervention, individualized crisis case management and resource referrals. The Aurora Mobile Response Team serves as an alternative response to law enforcement and pairs mental health professionals with EMTs/Paramedics to provide trauma- informed care for low acuity behavioral health calls for service. The Aurora Police Department’s co-responder program, the Crisis Response Team, pairs Mental Health professionals with Crisis Intervention trained law enforcement officers to provide on-scene trauma informed care to individuals experiencing behavioral health crises. 

Work Schedule: Full Time 

(4) 10 hour shifts 

Wednesday – Saturday (8am-6pm) 

Responsibilities:

Interviews and assesses patients and/or patient’s family, caregivers, and /or legal representatives.

Determines prioritizes and provides and/or arranges for needed internal and external services/interventions. Participates in case reviews to evaluate case management and progress. Consults with healthcare team members to promote, monitor and evaluate compliance with patient’s treatment plan.

Responds in the field as a co-responder with local law enforcement to patients in active crisis. Identifies appropriate resources including transportation, housing, healthcare, and social/spiritual services, and provides referrals as part of the field response.

Supervises and/or trains new staff, students and interns.

Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

Requirements:

  • Minimum required education: Master’s degree in Social Service or Behavioral Health related field.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor (LMFT) or Licensed Addiction Counselor (ACD).
  • Minimum experience: None Required. 
  •  Preferred: 2 years of relevant experience.

The pay range for this position is: $31.61 - $47.41 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • 5 year incentive bonus
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.


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