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Outreach Behavioral Health Provider I

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in Denver, CO USA


$39,400 to $55,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks an Outreach Behavioral Health Provider I to work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT) for patients with opioid use disorders. This position will work directly with care providers to provide assessments and related diagnoses, consultation, education, brief therapeutic interventions, and referral/linkage for individuals with mental/behavioral health and substance use issues. This position is located at 2130 Stout Street Denver, CO 80203 and reports to the MAT Program Manager.

NOTE: For compliance reasons, after a job offer has been extended, the candidate chosen to fill this clinical position will be required to complete our agency’s credentialing and privileging process prior to start date. This process can take up to four weeks to complete. Please note that start date will be scheduled once credentialing and privileging is complete.

Résumés without a cover letter may not be considered. In addition to information about qualifications, applicants must describe their interest in helping homeless people and should include language describing their understanding of the causes of homelessness. Please indicate where you first saw this job posting in your cover letter.

Coalition Benefits

In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:

  • Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. We’re proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;
  • Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;
  • Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;
  • Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;
  • A variety of voluntary, employee-funded, supplemental insurance plans to choose from;
  • Extensive paid time-off, including 8 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Provides outreach and eligibility screenings of individuals with opioid use disorders at CCH sites, in conjunction with staff from the Department of Outreach and Engagement Services, and at community agencies.
  2. As part of the MAT team develops relationships with organizations and groups providing services to opioid-dependent individuals. Facilitates referrals to outside agencies to assist patients who need a level of care that is not available at CCH.
  3. Enrolls individuals in substance treatment and mental health care, to include a comprehensive assessment and completion of paperwork mandated by state regulations. Communicates clinical assessments, interventions, and ongoing client contact through timely, thorough record keeping as well as verbal communication.
  4. Develops an individualized treatment plan for each enrolled client that includes all activities and services that are provided to meet the specific needs of the client. Monitors evaluate and updates the services included in the treatment plan in a timely manner; this may include assisting with case management support.
  5. Provides individual treatment for substance use and mental health disorders using various treatment approaches, including motivational enhancement therapy, twelve-step facilitation, relapse prevention, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and skills training. Provides targeted brief interventions and therapy; treatment provided is frequently crisis recovery focus and episodic care.
  6. Provides individualized and enhanced coordination of care across the treatment spectrum with goals of maximizing functioning within the community and decreasing the need for emergent care.
  7. Reviews consents and treatment contracts with patients and significant others, obtaining signatures and distributing copies as required.
  8. Participates in the day-to-day functioning of CCH medical sites to include working with other disciplines to assist patients in maximizing their health and functioning. Assist other providers in identifying potential MAT/AIMs consumers.
  9. Offers psychoeducation and answers questions via phone and face-to-face contact.
  10. Participates with other members of the MAT team in the development of program policies and procedures and program evaluation.
  11. Follows State and Federal guidelines in providing care to opioid-dependent patients in collaboration with other members of the team.
  12. Participates in care conferences, both within the MAT team and with other CCH staff at Stout Street Health Center, to coordinate and facilitate optimal treatment and outcomes.
  13. Utilizes the practice information system and EHR as appropriate, and follows CCH and BHO/OBH/ Medicaid guidelines regarding documentation of services provided.
  14. Participates in peer review and peer clinical audits as scheduled.
  15. Participates in regularly scheduled ongoing individual and group supervision with clinical supervisor and team members.
  16. Participates in Health Center and CCH clinical and administrative meetings as assigned.
  17. Demonstrates respect, cultural competence and knowledge of trauma-informed care in interactions with patients, CCH staff, and other community providers.
  18. Assists in providing transportation for consumers, if necessary.
  19. Maintains on-going competency in the use of the EHR (and possibly HMIS) which includes:
  • Recording all patient visits electronically in the EHR, using appropriate type of templates for the visit type;
  • Maintaining up-to-date records in the EHR on all clinical clients;
  • Recording telephone and other clinical communications as needed in the EHR;
  • Managing tasks/PAQ and summarizing outside records as needed to have complete and current charts;
  • Completing charting and submitting all billing codes for patients seen in the clinic within a 48-hour period.
  • Completing Medicaid authorizations, required forms such as CCARs and DACODS, and other clinical authorization documentation as needed to sustain funding and provide services to individuals served in the clinic;
  • Participating in required EHR training, including those related to new workflows and upgrades;
  • Maintaining a passing score (above 75%) in all QA compliance audits.

Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications Summary

  1. Master of Social Work, Counseling or Psychology degree required.
  2. CACII/III or LAC required.
  3. Licensure as an LCSW /LPC required.
  4. Two to five years of experience interacting with patients in integrated health care, mental health care, or substance use treatment settings.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is committed to delivering services, making employment-related decisions, selecting volunteers, and selecting vendors without regard to age over 40, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, military status, or any other applicable status protected by law.

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

About Colorado Coalition for the Homeless:

Our Mission
The mission of The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves.

Our History
CCH was established in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It was founded by a group of individuals with a will to take action on behalf of Colorado's homeless. They recognized the struggles of working people living in poverty. And they refused to tolerate the dangers faced by those people sleeping in their cars, in tents, or on the streets.

More than 30 years later, many of the underlying social causes of homelessness persist, like poverty, shortages of affordable housing, and unattainable healthcare. The Coalition's integrated housing, healthcare, and supportive service programs have been highly effective at responding to these conditions over time.

Our Philosophy of Service
We believe all people have the right to adequate housing and healthcare. We work to remove the barriers that restrict access to these rights. Society benefits when adequate housing and healthcare are available to everyone.

We create lasting solutions to homelessness by:

1. Honoring the inherent dignity of those we serve, affirming their capabilities, and fostering their hope that a better life is possible;
2. Building strong, caring communities through the integration of housing, healthcare, and supportive services;
3. Advocating for social equity and challenging the status quo on behalf of the individuals and families we serve;
4. Achieving excellence through continuous quality assurance, innovation, and professional development; and
5. Using resources judiciously and effectively.