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Psychotherapist - Denver, CO
Job Code:2021-BHW-002
FT/PT Status:Behavioral Health
Location:Denver (CO)

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Position Purpose

This position is full time position and serves the Denver location. The Therapist reports directly to the Director of Behavioral Health-Colorado. This position is responsible for service delivery, quality and integration of behavioral health and wellness services into the Colorado Medical Center.

The Therapist in the Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic provides competent, patient/group-centered, best-practice and evidence-based behavioral health and wellness services under the close supervision of the Director of Behavioral Health-Colorado.  The primary purpose of this position is to enhance the Clinic’s capacity to provide core psychotherapy including individual, couple, and family services in the clinic that are of high quality.  To this end, the Therapist will conduct intake, assessment, treatment planning and therapy throughout the care and discharge processes, including follow-up care.  However, the Therapist is also expected to participate in the delivery of other behavioral health and wellness services that are guided by educational, psycho-educational, and psychotherapeutic perspectives and at various levels of practice.  This is to include providing support to the psychiatric telehealth videoconference service and serving in a consultation-liaison role in the Medical Clinic. Furthermore, the Therapist has to have an appreciation for the “business behind the business” and be willing to engage in various administrative tasks and clinical duties that support and enhance departmental and agency functioning.

Scope of Responsibilities

Vivent Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $130 million and employing over 400 professionals.

The unique, nationally recognized Vivent Health HIV Medical Home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. Vivent Health also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection. 

Vivent Health currently operates in multiple states nationwide. It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes and achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states.


Position Responsibilities

  • Adhere to Federal, State, and local government regulations while assuring compliance with all Vivent Health service delivery standards. This includes complying with the Vivent Health Health Care Corporate Compliance Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic.  Act as the Colorado resource on rules and regulations related to behavioral health services for Vivent Health.  
  • Participate in the delivery of a variety of behavioral health and wellness services including educational, psycho-educational and psychotherapeutic at various levels of practice, giving primacy to individual, couple, and family psychotherapy.   This may require obtaining additional training, specialized expertise, certification, and/or licensure. 
  • Participate in administrative tasks related to a variety of behavioral health and wellness services (e.g. program and policy development/maintenance, marketing, research activities) including assisting with the financial/billing tasks of providing patient care.  
  • Ensure all documentation is current and adequate to meet the needs of billing, care coordination and care planning activities. 
  • Keep abreast of the changing developments in the treatment of HIV and mental health/substance use conditions.
  • Engage in clinical supervision in accordance with experience and needs of an individual and/or the population being served.  
  • The Therapist (in conjunction with the Director of Behavioral Health) ensures that all his/her clinic mental health patients receive quality assessments and an accurate diagnosis including initial screening and appropriate referral for chemical dependency and/or AODA issues, facilitate admission to treatment facilities and provide follow-up interventions as necessary.
  • Prepare, formulate and evaluate an appropriate treatment plan for each assigned patient, based on assessment and diagnosis, focusing on improving each patients’ total quality of life.
  • Manage each treatment plan in consultation with appropriate persons and service providers. 
  • Act as a liaison between patients and their collateral contacts.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reports, correspondence and patient record documentation.
  • Ensure that all necessary information, documents, and evaluations are in the official case record.
  • Develop knowledge of and maintain regular communication with the emerging specialized service providers and other circles of care/treatment providers (agency and community resources) to facilitate patient access and to continually coordinate care.
  • Actively participate in the Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic staff meetings, individual and group supervision sessions, and continuing education events/trainings.
  • Regularly report to the Director of Behavioral Health on all assigned responsibilities.
  • Any and all other duties assigned by the Director of Behavioral Health-Colorado. 


Required Qualifications      
  • An accredited Masters degree in one of the following disciplines: Social Work or Counseling. 
  • Current License or License Pending in Colorado as an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) or LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). Must be able to complete full hours and pass state licensure exam within 6 months of hire date. 
  • Knowledge of, and a skill base for behavioral health and wellness programming, especially mental health services.
  • Experience in providing behavioral health and wellness services, especially mental health services.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License
  • Insurable Driving Record and owns a reliable insured vehicle
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the HIV/AIDS patient population, and/or an eagerness to learn about this community.
  • Ability to work with a diverse patient population.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Colorado Licensure as an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) or LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist). 
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity and cultural accountability.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the HIV/AIDS patient population.
  • Ability to be flexible in hours.
  • Strong ability to work with a diverse population of colleagues, patients, and community constituents.
  • Experience using televideo therapy or willingness to learn. 

Salary Range

  • $62,700 - $68,400 annually

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*

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Vivent Health is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. Vivent Health complies with other expanded protected classifications that may be mandated by specific county or municipal regulations. As a recipient of federal funding, Vivent Health will not hire nor enter into a contractual relationship with any party that is debarred, suspended, or excluded from federal assistance programs.

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