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1597 Cole Blvd suite 250

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compensation: $50,000 annually
employment type: full-time

Why Work at Parker Personal Care Homes?

What can we offer you?

We can offer you a diverse community and opportunities for growth! As a community, people share each other's triumphs and struggles. As an organization that takes pride in the community we’ve created, we are determined to remain true to our core values. We provide extensive training along with hands-on learning opportunities to our employees. As a larger organization, there are lots of opportunities for growth here, and we are always excited to promote from within. Our goal is to maintain a culture of happiness, career satisfaction and personal growth - all while providing excellent services to our customers.

Parker Personal Care Homes offers a wide range of behavioral services and supports. Our clinical team, headed by Dr. David Kalis, train and observe staff to ensure maximum service delivery. In addition to Individual Counseling and Behavioral Line Staff, our clinicians are also licensed to develop Behavior Assessments and Behavioral Plans. All of these services are available to help with especially difficult behaviors which have been identified as being barriers to residential and/or employment success.

About Dr. Kalis: Dr. Kalis has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a Masters Degree in Social Work and has conducted numerous seminars and trainings for employers, agencies, federal and state governments and educators who work with individuals with disabilities. He has practiced in many settings including: residential facilities, mental health hospitals, outpatient clinics and community mental health centers

Position Description: This position provides, oversees, and/or administers a wide range of psycho-social evaluation/assessment, diagnostic, counseling, behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, and/or case management services in a clinical environment which requires a high degree of independent decision-making and program administration. Leads and trains lower level counselors/therapists, staff, contractors and/or line staff engaged in related therapeutic care activities, as appropriate to the individual position. Works within a larger support team to ensure therapeutic progress of clients.

Therapist/Counselor - Licensed or Licensed Eligible. Our Behavioral Services Department accepts candidates who are LCSW, LSW, MSW, LPC, LMFT, BCBA, CAC or SOMB disciplines.

Job duties:

a) provision of intensive, integrated professional mental health services and treatment planning in a clinical and/or outpatient environment in accordance with Health Care Policy and Funding rules and regulation;
b) provision of professional leadership in the determination of appropriate therapeutic approaches and methods;
c) planning and implementing outreach/education programs, workshops, and activities;
d) supervising clinical activities of counselors/therapists, staff, contractors and/or line staff;
e) establishment and maintenance of case files and related documents for clinical and legal purposes.
Provides counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; prepares treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care programs; provides therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services as required.
Collects data about patients through interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
Consults with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework.
Provides and/or arranges for therapeutic interventions as appropriate for clients in a crisis condition and for those with serious disturbance problems.
Follows up to determine reliability of treatment used; changes method and degree of therapy when indicated.
Establishes and maintains case files, referrals, and other related documents for the treatment of clients; prepares related documentation for civil commitment hearings or other legal proceedings; keeps abreast of patient data to ensure appropriate treatment and care are delivered.
Consults with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities.
As appropriate to the position, performs various administrative functions such as monitoring Authorization Requests, Services Plans and preparing reports such as Behavioral Plans and correspondence; may propose changes to program policies and procedures.
May provide formal teaching, consultation, and in-service training to relevant staff/ families
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Must be able to see clients in the home, day program, office and work place as needed.


Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, or an equivalent field; at least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Must be a current State of Colorado Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license in good standing required or license eligible.
Should have some experience in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with some training in trauma work.
Knowledge and understanding of clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards.
Knowledge of psychological testing interpretation.
Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.
Knowledge of community mental health resources.
Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
Ability to create, compose and edit written materials.
Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.
Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
Knowledge of the principles and methods of social and vocational rehabilitation as they relate to mental health clinical practices.
Ability to observe, assess and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights.
Knowledge of community support services, Medicaid funding and Disability programs and resources.
Knowledge of community health care, and community based residential and vocational services.
Ability to read and write English proficiently
Good oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office components
Professional attitude and teamwork mentality
Dependable, patient and honest
Outstanding attendance and ability to self-direct
Current/Valid Colorado Driver’s License
Good driving record that meets the requirements of agencies insurance carrier
Ability to pass criminal background checks
Must be able to document your eligibility to legally work in the United States

Minimum Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Requires repetitive lifting and carrying of approximately 15lbs as it pertains to customer care items and/or office supplies.
Must be able to push/pull a wheelchair with a customer of moderate weight.
Requires moderate amount of reaching over head and away from body
May be required to bend, stoop, squat and climb as it pertains to assessing an environment.
Requires staff to sit for periods of time, walk for up to several hours at a time with breaks
May include repetitive motions such as typing and sitting at a computer,
Walking short distances
Driving for no more than one hour but may include several trips in one day.
Work is primarily indoors and out in the community, which does require driving and brief exposure to various elements and road conditions.
Must be able to operate a vehicle in varying weather conditions.
Must be cognitive and utilize safety skills while walking, driving and maneuvering through various weather conditions.
Daily significant contact with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities. Daily contact with community members and professionals within the community and/or in individual homes, work site locations and the community and requires exposure to various elements and road conditions.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

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