This position provides substance abuse and mental health assessments, evaluations, and counseling for individuals, families, and groups (both legal and voluntary clients). This position will be providing primary counseling services and case management for clients referred from the Integrated Treatment Court (ITC). This position requires flexible hours with some evening availability. Bilingual Spanish/English skills are preferred but not required.
Examples of Duties:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Conducts client intakes and evaluations, including treatment planning, client histories, case notes, and follow-up services.
- Conducts educational programs for clients and the public.
- Testifies at court hearings or legal proceedings on behalf of the client or the court.
- Attends ITC pre-court staffing's, as needed.
- Coordinates action for medical and crisis situations.
- Networks with other agencies, including Mental Health Partners and hospitals.
- Provides crisis intervention counseling and ongoing counseling to a caseload of clients, including individuals, groups, and families.
- Maintains and updates client data.
- Performs related duties, as required.
- Ability to work well with minimal daily supervision.
- High level of skill in communications and counseling.
- Knowledge of addiction process.
- Ability to work with people and families in crisis and from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Ability to work effectively with angry, resistant, and/or intoxicated clients.
- Knowledge of psychopathology and ability to provide education, prevention, and intervention services.
- Experience and skill in providing evidence-based counseling interventions, such as DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, etc.
- Experience in assessment and evaluation of drug and alcohol clients.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including educational presentation skills.
- Good organizational skills.
- Ability to work well with other employees, outside agencies, and the public.
- Bilingual Spanish/English skills are preferred but not required.
- Male is preferred but not required.
QUALIFICATIONS: When submitting your application, make sure you explain how your qualifications adequately address the job requirements of this position, as applications are screened based on the qualifications listed in this position announcement.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with either a M.S.W. or M.A. in counseling, psychology, or related field (depending on position). Must be CAC II certifiable within (6) months of hire; CAC III or LAC is preferred.
Additional related education may apply toward required experience.
RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF AN APPLICATION. To be screened as an official applicant, you must submit a Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) application (preferably online, although paper applications will be accepted; see below for websites and information on submitting applications).
SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: To be considered, applications MUST be received by Boulder County Public Health Human Resources, 3450 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304, by the closing time and date listed above. Completed applications can be submitted online (a link to the application is included at the top of the online position announcement; see "current opportunities" website listed above), in person, or via FAX.
PAPER APPLICATIONS: Available at the following locations. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Boulder County Employment Information: www.bouldercounty.org/apply/jobs/pages/default.aspx
- BCPH Employment Information: www.bouldercounty.org/apply/jobs/pages/phcurrentjobopenings.aspx
- Current County Job Opportunities (including BCPH): www.bouldercounty.org/apply/jobs/pages/jobs.aspx
Boulder County Public Health
Boulder, CO 80304
Boulder County Human Resources
2025 14th Street (P.O. Box 471)
Boulder, CO 80306
BCPH EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
- BCPH Human Resources: 303-441-1140
- Email (NOTE: resumes submitted without application will be rejected): firstname.lastname@example.org
- BCPH Fax Number: 303-441-1452
- Hearing-Impaired Assistance: 1-800-659-2656
Boulder County Public Health is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.
- IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT: All new employees and rehires will be required to provide documentary proof of their eligibility for employment.
- CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: As an employee of Boulder County Public Health, you may be required to assist in response activities for disasters and emergencies (including acts of bioterrorism), which may occur outside of normal working hours. You may also be required to attend Incident Command Training (ICS) appropriate for your position.
- BACKGROUND CHECK: All new employees must agree to submit to and must clear all appropriate background checks.
- IMMUNIZATION POLICY: All new employees must receive required immunizations, as deemed necessary by BCPH, if proper proof of vaccination or disease is not provided prior to start date.
- SUPERVISORY POSITIONS: If this is a supervisory position, the successful applicant must complete Boulder County's Supervisory Certificate course within 24 months of hire.
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