Job Summary: Under supervision of SBIRT research program coordinator and program medical director, performs brief therapy, care plan development, case management, and referral coordination for alcohol and drug abuse clients receiving treatment at Denver Health. Provides addiction education to assist patients, as well as staff health educators gain a better understanding of the addictive disease process and resources available. May act as clinical lead for CAC-I, II and III clinicians.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of safety and infection control requirements. Knowledge of State and Federal and Agency mandated documentation. Knowledge of human behavior and performance. Skill in logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Ability to provide personal assistance and emotional support to patients. Ability to keep organized and detailed patient records while maintaining patient confidentiality.
Education: Graduation from high school or a GED certificate required. BA / BS preferred.
Experience: Typically, Two years of paid or volunteer casework and counseling experience in mental health, vocational rehabilitation or social services, including counseling work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Credentials: CAC III certificate issued by Colorado Department of Regulatory Agency.
Location: Denver CARES
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 783
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.