Criminal Justice Mental Health Therapist

Jefferson Center for Mental Health
July 29, 2022
Denver, CO
Job Type




COVID-19 Vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption is required for employment with Jefferson Center for Mental Health. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated (Received final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen) and provide proof, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, prior to their first day of employment. Information on how to request an exemption will be provided at the time of offer.

At Jefferson Center, it is our policy and our mission to be inclusive and mindful of the diversity of everyone who comes through our doors. We are passionate about building a community where mental health matters and equitable care is accessible to all races, ethnicities, abilities, socioeconomic statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, religions, cultures, and languages.

The Criminal Justice Mental Health Clinician will provide assessment, referral, clinical/case management services to Jefferson Center consumers as deemed appropriate by the guidelines of accepted clinical practice. Will provide information, education, liaison, and transition services to various networks within Jefferson Center and with federal, state, and community-based agencies and resources. Responsible for meeting the contractual obligations of the Office of Behavioral Health to serve adults with serious mental illness, with or without co-occurring substance use, involved in the legal system.


Essential Duties:

  • Provide outpatient therapy and case management services including initial assessments, service planning, monitoring, follow-up, and crisis management for consumers involved in the legal system or at risk for legal system involvement
  • Provide services to meet need: office based, telehealth, and in the community
  • Make appropriate referrals to and act as liaison with community agencies, service providers, and natural support systems
  • Provide in-reach and out-reach at designated facilities as assigned/appropriate
  • Collaborate with consumers, family members, and significant others in identifying strengths and needs in developing personal treatment goals
  • Provide assistance in developing community-based resources for social, vocational, and leisure skills
  • Maintain communication and links with other JCMH programs e.g. Crisis and Recovery Center, Inpatient, Outpatient, Navigation and Wellness programs
  • Coordination for emergency services when clinically indicated/medically necessary, including ongoing risk/lethality assessment and crisis intervention
  • Assist consumers with basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, medical and dental care, legal, vocational, and psychiatric services
  • Participate in team meetings, clinical staffings, and clinical consultation as scheduled
  • Participate in Evidence Based Practices on the team and in the Center (i.e.: MI, DBT, CBT, etc.)
  • Utilize clinical practice guidelines, Center and State Division of Mental Health standards for appropriate service delivery
  • Coordinate consumer needs and foster relationships while working with Probation, DOC, Diversion, Intervention and other criminal justice representatives (police, courts, etc)
  • Manage and maintain accurate and timely data collection and documentation
  • Work with management team on reports, presentations as assigned including annual roll calls with local police departments within Jefferson County
  • Submit 90% of all Progress-to-Date forms within 3 working days (team specific)
  • Complete 95% of all paperwork by the due date
  • Satisfactorily complete 90% of peer review charts needing corrections within 14 calendar days (only areas for which staff is responsible)
  • Complete 95% of case closing within 90 days after last contact

Other Duties (Professional Growth/Development/Community/Relationships & Productivity Performance Measures):

  • Attend mandatory in-services, compliance with individualized training plan as required
  • Participate in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda.  Report high risk/problem cases, and utilize a problem solving approach/utilize feedback
  • Use language and behavior to promote dignity/respect with consumers, Center staff and external customers
  • Meet required number of consumer service hours as determined by Network Director and/or Clinical Manager
  • Exhibit enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment
  • Maintain effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public
  • Demonstrate cultural competency/awareness/skills in working with diverse caseload and utilizes Center resources/trainings as needed
  • Effectively respond to client/consumer needs and problems, initiate and maintain positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, pages, email, etc
  • Volunteer to work on Center committees

Note:  Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.


Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Masters Degree (from an accredited university/college) in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a related field, plus one to two years related experience and/or training
  • License (LCSW, LMFT, LPC) preferred but not required
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred
  • CAS or LAC preferred but not required

Salary & Benefits

Grade 51-Masters Unlicensed Clinician

  • $46,400 to $58,900**
  • *Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience.
  • *Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE.

Grade 52-Licensed Clinician (LCSW, LMFT, LPC)

  • $55,600 to $70,900
  • *Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience.
  • *Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE.

**BONUS OPPORTUNITY!! Three phase bonus paid out using the following schedule. ** Based on full time (40 hours/week). Prorate if less than 40 hours/week. Must work a minimum of 20 hours/week to be eligible for bonus.

Masters (Unlicensed)



$1,000 1 month anniversary

$1,000 1 year anniversary

($2,000 Total)

$1,000 1 month anniversary

$1,000 6 month anniversary

$1,000 1 year anniversary

($3,000 Total)

$2,000 1 month anniversary

$1,000 6 month anniversary

$1,000 1 year anniversary

($4,000 Total)

Benefits Include:

  • Flexible work schedule and remote work options (Jefferson Center will offer relocation assistance, up to $1,500, to out of state candidates willing to relocate to Colorado. Please contact Recruiting for more information.)
  • Medical (Kaiser or Cigna), Delta Dental, and EyeMed Vision insurance plans
  • Life, LTD/STD, and malpractice insurance paid by Jefferson Center
  • 401(k) plan with matching employer contribution and 403(b) option
  • 15% Wellness Discount on medical insurance plans for participating employees
  • 1 Paid Wellness Hour per week (based on FTE)
  • Health Insurance Reimbursement up to $125 per month
  • Generous Paid Time Off plus 13 paid holidays per year
  • Employees with 1 year of service are eligible for Supplemental Parental Leave up to 60 hours (based on FTE)
  • Extended Paid Bereavement Leave up to 20 days
  • Trauma Informed Care Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement after one year of employment
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Colorado Health Services Corps loan repayment plan options for participating employees.
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