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Denver Springs - Lead Assessment Specialist


Englewood, CO
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Title: Denver Springs - Lead Assessment Specialist
JobID: 8a7883a86a9aab4c016a9ef69ba43add
Location: Englewood

Lead Assessment Specialist
Full Time positions now available
Sun, Mon, Tues 4:00pm - 4:00am
Wed,  Thur., Fri 4:00pm - 4:00am
Denver Springs is a 96-bed behavioral hospital located in Englewood, CO. The hospital offers inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction treatment to adults, adolescents and their families. At  Denver Springs we are dedicated to Changing People’s Lives®.
The Assessment department plays an essential role in helping fulfill our mission of “Changing People’s Lives®”.  Assessment team members assess the needs of walk-in and phone callers and completes initial psychiatric assessment on patients seeking treatment.  The responsibility of the Assessment Lead is to perform the evaluation and admission process in conjunction with the on-call physician.  Assists the Director of Assessment and Supervisor in directing all department activities and monitoring the quality of services provided. So, do you have what it takes to become part of a team dedicated to Changing People’s Lives®?
Members of our team Enjoy:
  • Working with a highly engaged staff
  • Healthy staffing levels
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Career growth
  • Competitive compensation
    A Comprehensive Benefit package offered to Full and Part time team members
    Position Details:
  • Receives inquiry calls and assists the caller with scheduling a face-to-face assessment or triage to the appropriate community referral.
  • Assesses or ensures assessment by a qualified mental health professional of patients who present for assessment.
  • Screens for medical and behavioral emergency conditions.
  • Performs a comprehensive assessment and quality therapeutic care to patients seeking treatment of substance abuse, dual diagnosis or psychiatric or emotional disorders; coordinates with the clinical team/on-call physician to ensure these needs are met either at the facility or other appropriate community provider.
  • Interprets treatment to patient and family to help reduce fear and other attitudes obstructing acceptance of care and continuation of treatment
  • Completes the administrative processes of admission and precertification of care with external payers, as necessary.
  • Master’s degree in social work or counseling required.
  • Current unencumbered clinical social work, counseling license.
  • Valid driver’s license and a favorable Motor Vehicle Report (MVR), along with proof of insurance when using own auto.
  • Ability to meet typing keyboard expectations.
  • CPR and CPI certified within 30 days.
  • Prior experience in a psychiatric healthcare facility working with adult and adolescent patients preferred.  
  • Must have strong clinical assessment skills. .

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