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Opportunity Title: Behavioral Health Clinician
Location: Centennial
Department: 18th Judicial District Juvenile Assessment Center
Posted Date: 01/14/2020
Closing Date: 02/10/2020
Contact Information
Name: Meredith Velasquez
Title: Community Assessment Program Director
Brief Description

**This is a courtesy posting for the 18th Judicial District Juvenile Assessment Center**

The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a nonprofit organization contributing to the safety of youth, families, and the communities of Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties through early intervention, comprehensive assessment and improved access to appropriate services. The JAC’s Community Assessment Program (CAP) provides sustainable community and family connections as an intervention for school-aged youth exhibiting concerning behavior. CAP School- Based Behavioral Health Clinicians work within schools to identify root causes of behavior in students and serve, in collaboration with school professionals, as a guide to connect families to effective community-based services.  The salary range for this position is $43,500 - $50,000 per year.

Position Purpose and Objectives:

As a Behavioral Health Clinician, you will utilize a strengths-based approach to assessment to identify concerning behaviors and their underlying factors. As a clinician, you will conduct mental health, substance use, and trauma screenings to inform your recommendation of supportive services or practices to address identified concerns. You will prepare a summary of youth and parent concerns, screening and assessment results, and recommendations for the referring professional. As a behavioral health clinician, you will also assist in the coordination of systems of care for youth involved in juvenile justice and/or human service systems.

In addition to conducting early intervention assessments, you will provide professionals with information regarding youth behavioral health issues and resources available in their community. You will also work in collaboration with school professionals to develop strategies to meet the needs of students and families in their district. As a clinician, you will present on the initiative at resource fairs, parent coffees, parent/teacher conferences and other identified community events.

Reports To:

Meredith Velasquez, Community Assessment Program Director


  • Bilingual candidates fluent in both English and Spanish highly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; including above average oral and written communication skills a must
  • Knowledge of and experience in the mental health and substance use treatment systems preferred
  • Understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices preferred
  • Knowledge on the developmental phases of child and youth preferred

Minimum Educational/Professional Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree required. Licensure preferred. Must be able to obtain licensure within 12 months and register with required agencies to bill Medicaid.

         • Must pass a Background check. Required background check includes a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).

        • Bilingual candidates must be fluent in both Spanish and English and have demonstrated ability to translate written documents from English to  Spanish and Spanish to English.

How to Apply:

Qualified and interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Meredith Velasquez, Community Assessment Program Director at the Juvenile Assessment Center; All attachments should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or portal document format (.pdf). Applications will be accepted on first-come, first-served basis, and the job posting will be removed from our website when the position has been filled.

This job announcement is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

The Juvenile Assessment Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of applicants.


Detailed Job Information
NOTICE! Each person employed must present identity and employment eligibility verification.
NOTICE! Employees hired after March 1, 1988, must be on the payroll direct deposit program.
NOTICE! Disabled applicants: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the hiring authority.
NOTICE! All prospective employees of the Colorado Judicial Branch are subject to background investigation prior to hiring.

INFORMATION ALERT: Judicial Department employees may not hold office in a political party, nor may they promote one political party or candidate over another in partisan political elections. Employees may hold not-partisan public office provided that there is no conflict of interest or appearance of impropriety with the duties performed for the Judicial Department. In all cases, it will be within the discretion of the Chief Judge of the judicial district to determine whether such a conflict exists. Employees shall seek the prior approval of the Chief Judge before seeking or assuming any such office. Work related to any office held may not be performed on Judicial Department time. Membership on a board or commission that requires registration or party identification as a qualification is not considered to be partisan political office.
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