Master's Student-Intern/Extern-Second Street
Mental Health Center of Denver

Denver, Colorado


WellPower provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.

WellPower values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Tuberculosis (TB) screening, testing - TB screening and testing, is required and must be completed prior to hire ( i.e., preplacement), and maintained during employment

Learn more about WellPower:

POSITION SUMMARY: Facilitate and work with consumers on a variety of activities of daily living (ADLs) needed for consumers to become more self-sufficient and move toward recovery. Additionally, you will facilitate group and individual therapy, create a safe environment for the consumers, help coordinate treatment, and advocate for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Responsible for direct service care to consumers as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide individual psychotherapy with consumers to provide support and insight.
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions within the house.
  • Coordinate clinical care with case management services and other services both inside and outside of WellPower.
  • Assess consumers throughout the workday and provide appropriate interventions.
  • Encourage, support, and train consumers in activities of daily living (ADLs) - teaching consumers about hygiene, help make appointments, show how to do household duties/chores, such as cooking, cleaning, etc.
  • As part of a multi-disciplinary system, help facilitate the treatment and continuity of clinical care.
  • Document all significant consumer interactions toward recovery and continuity of care.
  • Complete necessary clinical documentation, such as the daily log, consumer record.
  • Respond to consumer and building emergencies and facilitate appropriate interventions. In emergency situations, contact other residential staff, your supervisor, or other clinicians when needed.
  • Advocate for acceptance and integration of individuals with mental illness within the neighborhood and community in which they live.
  • Required to attend scheduled team meetings.
  • Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION:

Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or similar field working towards master's degree.

Physical and TB required. (must be completed prior to hire, and maintained during employment)

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
  • Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and clinical skills:
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Attention to detail regarding clinical information.
  • Must have a clear understanding of personal boundaries and be confident and self-assured in a variety of situations.
  • Have the ability to de-escalate tense situations and remain calm.
  • Possess a high level of energy, with a positive and creative attitude.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, bending, lifting. Must be able to perform a variety of household tasks, climb stairs, move throughout the house, and quickly respond to emergencies. May require lifting 50 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Must meet qualifications under Chapter 7 of the Residential Care Facilities - Mentally Ill requirements.

Why else might you want to consider working at WellPower?
  • Named Top Workplace - we have been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post for ten consecutive years
  • Champion Social Justice Causes - we are committed to ending anti-Black racism in our community
  • Employee Resource Groups - our ERG's offer a chance to connect, address workplace challenges and get support from individuals who share similar characteristics or life experiences
  • Sports Leagues - we offer a variety of activities for our employees, including bowling, dragon boat racing, volleyball leagues, and more



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