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Lead Milieu Counselor - Detox

Aurora Mental Health Center Aurora, CO

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Our Mission.

The Aurora Mental Health Center is dedicated to helping people Live Life to the Fullest. If you are passionate about our Core Values; Passionate Caring, Rising to the Challenge, Honoring and Respecting all Persons, Believe in Resilience and Putting Client and Community First, we would like to invite you to join our family!

About the Team.

Detox Center provides quality withdrawal management services to individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Trained professionals offer services 24/7 in a safe and supportive environment. Services include safe detoxification from drugs and alcohol, individualized treatment planning, 1 on 1 counseling, group counseling, case management, DUI education classes, DUI therapy, urine analysis and breathalyzer monitoring

Our on-site staff include Addiction Technicians, Case Managers, Peer Coaches, Shift Coordinators, Outreach Technicians, Drug Monitoring Technicians, Financial Coordinators, and Program Management.

About the Role.

The Lead Milieu Counselor provides milieu management tasks such as observation of client behavior and progress towards treatment goals, being available to clients for one-on-one support as needed, and maintaining a safe, therapeutic environment.

Provide support to the Clinical Manager by serving as Lead to the Milieu Counselor team.


  • Supervisor Accountabilities: Lead a work group and provide direction on a daily basis. Provide feedback to employees.
  • Assist Clinical Manager with reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates.
  • Serve as the primary trainer of all new staff, or designates a senior member of the team to provide this training.
  • Assist with scheduling.
  • Assist the Program Manager with the daily operations of the Unit, including identifying and organizing supplies needs, receipts from purchases and ensuring that all paperwork is accounted for and completed correctly.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of treatment and disposition plans that address the client as a whole-person.
  • Participation in crisis and behavior management/de-escalation interventions as needed, according to state regulations, training, and established best practices.
  • Develop and facilitate psychoeducational groups.
  • Assist with case management functions as needed.
  • Assist with intake procedures including decontamination, documentation, inventory of client belongings, and orientation to the facility.
  • Assist with discharge procedures.
  • Conduct one-on-one’s to ensure that the treatment team has a comprehensive understanding of the client’s self-identified needs.
  • Provide trauma-informed interventions that minimize harm and restrictive measures and empower clients to share responsibility in their recovery plan.
  • Maintain a safe therapeutic environment that emphasizes recovery, resilience and building a sense of community.

About You.

The ideal candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, along with an extensive knowledge of addiction treatment and resource coordination. Having previous experience, along with being compassionate and a team player are very important. The ideal candidate should have solid organization, computer, assessment, and documentation skills. Must be comfortable working with clients dealing with substance abuse and mental health challenges, and be willing to liaison with community partners (hospitals, treatment centers, law enforcement, OBH, Signal, etc.) as needed for the successful treatment of clients. Must have the ability to successfully manage clinic operations and a team of 3-5 staff in their treatment and care of clients.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, or HS Diploma and Certified Addictions Counselor II / CAS (or above)
  • Two years' of related experience and/or training.
  • Valid Colorado Driver's License with a driving record that meets organization's requirements.

Compensation, Benefits & Perks.

Salary for this role (based on experience and company equity):

  • $18.00 - $21.00 hourly

Additional Compensation Opportunities:

  • Language Differential Pay (For Bilingual Candidates): 5% of base salary up to $3,000/year


  • 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
  • Paid time-off up to 12 days for full-time first year employees, including 9 Paid Company Holidays, 2 floating holidays, and 12 sick days (hours calculated pro-rata basis)
  • 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

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC) and subsidiaries 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, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. We are committed to maintaining an environment that respects the dignity of each individual in our community. We do not tolerate discrimination in any form or context including harassment or exclusion.

Diversity Statement.

We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive to ensure that it is interwoven into the fabric of our organization. We support and nourish an inclusive and welcoming environment for employees from diverse backgrounds.


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Aurora Mental Health Center


Aurora, CO
80011 USA



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