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Therapist - Overnight Crisis/WIC

Company: Aurora Mental Health & Recovery
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

The Crisis Services division at Aurora Mental Health & Recovery (AMHR) is a part of a statewide crisis initiative that provides resources for mental health, substance-abuse and or emotional crisis health, information, and referrals. Our crisis services include a 24/7 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 mental health treatment in the form of medication services, individual and group therapy, and 24-hour support. All employees who work in crisis services are expected to work on site with clients and are provided all necessary PPE.

About the role.

We are seeking a Master's Level Unlicensed Therapist, Licensed Therapist (LCSW, LPC, or LMFT) or Unlicensed/Licensed Psychologist to work in our Walk-in Crisis Center to provide evaluations and triage to clients seeking crisis mitigation and management services. The WIC Therapist is primarily responsible for providing evaluation services to walk in clients, accurately assessing for client needs, completing safety plans, lethal means restriction assessments, Columbia screening assessments, and other assessments for consumers in crisis that would determine their needs. The WIC Therapist is also responsible for determining appropriate placement to AMHR CSU and optional other referrals for outside agencies where appropriate. Overnight therapists are expected to provide oversight and support of the CSU without other leadership working during these hours, including clinical decision-making for client care, and managerial-type support for other overnight clinical staff. The WIC therapist position works closely within a multidisciplinary team including other crisis triage specialists, milieu counselors, nurses, psychiatrist, and case managers to provide intensive mental health services.

Sign On Bonus Available! Not eligible for internal employees and re-hired employees within 90 days from separation.

Based on full time (40 hours/week). Prorate if less than 40 hours/week. Paid in two installments: 50% on first paycheck, 50% on paycheck following 6-month anniversary.

$5,000 for Unlicensed Therapist. $7,000 for Licensed Therapist.
$7,000 for Unlicensed Psychologist. $8,000 for Licensed Psychologist

Shift. The overnight shift is Sunday through Wednesday 8:30 PM - 7:00 AM, all shifts are Fully In-person/Onsite working 4x10 hour shifts.

Shift Differential Pay. The evening shift is from 11 pm to 7 am.

Overnight Weekday (Monday - Thursday): $4.00/hour
Overnight Weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday): $5.00/hour

All Crisis Services positions are paid hourly and are eligible for shift differentials.

Salary for this role. Wage is based on years of licensure and company equity. Shift differentials available for certain shifts.

Licensed Therapist: $31.35 - $42.90 per hour.
Licensed Psychologist: $42.90 - $51.15 per hour.

Bilingual Language Differential Pay. rate depends on language requirements for the position and candidate's fluency.

Will receive scheduled earnings on a bi-weekly basis for all hours worked (excluding non-productive hours paid but not worked, e.g., paid time off, holiday, administrative, etc.) in an amount equivalent to 5% of their regular base rate (hourly or salaried), to a maximum amount of $3,000.00 per calendar year. the annual maximum amount will be prorated based on full time equivalency (FTE).

About you.

The ideal candidate has experience in the mental health field, is well organized, has demonstrated experience in crisis management, de-escalation, withdrawal management, and is proficient in M1 hold procedures and regulations. This candidate should have a strong desire for knowledge and learning, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, be well organized and able to prioritize tasks, and be able to work well while around other clinical staff throughout the building.


Facilitate recovery and optimal quality of life in clients with behavioral health concerns, by providing clinical services, case management and education. In collaboration with the client, create and carry out a consistent plan of treatment, from intake and assessment to closure.
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.
Staff member will monitor and coordinate care for assigned clients in partnership with the other members of the clients care team.


Unlicensed Therapist: Masters degree in counseling and License eligible: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). At least one year clinical experience preferred in diagnosing, completing intake assessments and individual, family or group therapy.
Unlicensed Psychologist: Doctorate degree in psychology and License eligible: License eligible as Psychologist (PhD, PSYD). At least one year relevant experience providing clinical care to appropriate client population, including conducting individual, family and/or group therapy.
Licensed Therapist and Psychologist: at least two years clinical experience providing care including conducting individual, family and/or group therapy.
Professional licensure: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC.), Licensed Psychologist (PhD, PSYD).
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.
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.

Required Vaccinations and TB Test.

AMHR has prioritized the health and safety of our clients and staff and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, receive an annual influenza (flu) shot, and receive negative TB test results prior to their first day of hire. Proof of both vaccinations and negative TB test will be required upon your first day of employment. Medical and religious exemptions may be requested for either COVID 19 vaccine, annual flu shot or TB test.


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
Accrued Vacation pay up to 12 days and accrued Sick Pay up to 12 days per year, plus 10 Paid Company Holidays, and 2 floating holidays (hours calculated pro-rata basis based on full-time equivalency)
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, AMHR meets the definition of Deem Status provided by DORA for LPC, LCSW, and LMFT licenses.
Access to an online database of clinical trainings to help you meet the continuing education licensure requirements, reimbursement to attend conferences based on your specialty interests, regular in-person trainings on a variety of clinical topics and DEI trainings.
Because focusing on clients is what matters most, billing and administrative work is taken care of by your supportive team, so you don't have to worry about your own billing!

Our Mission, Vision and Core Values.

Mission: Deeply rooted in our diverse community, we deliver state-of-the-art care and meaningful outcomes that impact emotional well-being and addiction recovery.

Vision: To foster hope and healing through compassionate, quality care.

Core Values: Passionate caring; Rising to the challenge; Honoring and respecting all persons; Believing in resilience; Putting clients and community first; Commitment to collaboration and teamwork.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Aurora Mental Health & Recovery and subsidiaries (AMHR) 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 (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and length, protective hairstyles), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity . click apply for full job details

Keywords: Aurora Mental Health & Recovery, Aurora , Therapist - Overnight Crisis/WIC, Healthcare , Aurora, Colorado

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