US Government, Colorado Department of Human Services
- Full Time
This position has a residency waiver and will be accepting applications from residents and non-residents of Colorado. This announcement is open to potential candidates who are legal residents of the United States. All legal residents of the United States are eligible to apply and compete. If appointed to a position, applicants from outside of Colorado will be required to relocate to Colorado prior to their start date, at their own expense.
Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
Individual dignity and respect
Person-centered, evidence based care
Trauma informed recovery
Diversity and inclusion
Strong family and community partnerships
About this Work Unit:
The Social Work III position works in the 24-hour State psychiatric hospital with individuals voluntarily and involuntarily committed for treatment. Patients receiving treatment at CMHI-FL have severe and persistent mental illness and may have traumatic brain injury, trauma disorders, and other complex dynamics. Each treatment team is multidisciplinary, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, addiction specialists, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, creative arts therapists, nurses, physicians, and mental health clinicians. In addition, the hospital offers dietary, peer, and chaplain services.
The Social Work unit collaborates with patients, their families and/or support systems, and external stakeholders to plan, organize, and execute psychiatric treatment interventions and comprehensive aftercare plans with placement. Services include clinical assessment, treatment planning, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, counseling, and education. This work unit serves as a liaison between the hospital and Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC’s) and other governmental entities.
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