Careers

A career at Mount Saint Vincent begins with the desire to make a difference in this world, one child at a time. Here you learn the value of teamwork, the power of compassion, and how to work with our very special children.

Mount Saint Vincent is a Denver, Colorado-based treatment center for children aged 5 to 12 who face severe behavioral and emotional challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse, or neglect. We specialize in delivering behavioral health services to children and their families, helping children reach their full potential within their homes, schools, and communities.

Each day, our staff lives out our mission of strengthening the ability of families and children to emotionally and socially participate in the community, making life better for generations to come. We are committed to providing compassionate care, and we strive to produce positive, life changing results. Our vision is to help families and children experience tangible outcomes so that life becomes better. And our values are reflected in everything we do: embracing excellence, keeping a caring spirit, honoring integrity, stewarding our resources, and creating a joyful workplace with good humor. If our mission, vision and values align with your core beliefs, we encourage you to submit a résumé!

Our hiring managers review all résumés and select those candidates whose skills and experience most closely match the position’s requirements.

If you are selected for an interview, you can expect two to three interviews and two observation visits, an extensive background check, and review of physical requirements.

If you are hired, you will enjoy a generous benefits package, which may include:

  • Insurance: medical, dental, life, prescription drug, and disability
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement saving plan
  • Tuition assistance
  • Referral bonuses

Mount Saint Vincent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or national origin. Mount Saint Vincent is a member of Employers For National Service. We encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.


To apply for any position, please email your resume and cover letter to msvh-resumes@msvhome.org.

Current Opportunities

Animal-Assisted Therapist

Assistant Cook

Mental Health Worker – Education

Mental Health Worker — Residential

Para-Professional

Animal-Assisted Therapist

Position Summary

This role is responsible for day to day duties related to the Animal assisted therapy program. This includes but is not limited to, care for therapy animals and coordination of therapy animal individual and group sessions as well as schedules.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include the Following:
• Provides consistent therapy and case management for the children and their families. This may include play therapy, in-home therapy, individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Therapist may refer couples to marital therapy if indicated.
• Provides adjunct animal assisted therapy for 4-6 clients and 1-3 groups.
• Leads and coordinates treatment staffing and regularly attends team meetings to monitor children’s progress.
• Responsible for service plans and written reports including the initial evaluation, service plan, monthly and quarterly service plan reviews, treatment notes, discharge as well as all other required documentation.
• Collaborates and consults with program staff regarding a child’s treatment across day programs and cottages.
• Maintains professional communication with the Departments of Human Services and other referral sources regarding the child and family’s treatment. This includes collaboration and making treatment and discharge recommendations.
• Responsible for discharge planning, assisting with the recommendations, and providing aftercare as appropriate.
• Responsible for case review with the psychiatrist and other consultants and/or treatment providers.
• Maintains personal therapy animals’ certifications and trainings as well as tracking all in-house and volunteer therapy animals’ certifications/health records.

Education/Experience:
• A master’s degree or higher from a program of social work education or a master’s degree or higher in another mental health discipline.
• Preferably two years or more experience working in the mental health field with children and an Animal Assisted Social Work Certificate. Certified therapy animal preferred.
• Must have training in child development, psychotherapy, family dynamics, systems and cultural differences.
• Written and oral communication skills, an ability to organize, plan and evaluate. Able to teach others, understand the treatment milieu, appropriately delegate tasks and skillfully collaborate with a wide variety of teams and disciplines.

Assistant Cook

The assistant cook’s primary responsibilities are to create meals for the children/staff at Mount Saint Vincent and preparing field trip meals for the children. The Assistant cook will also help with general food preparation and assist with all kitchen chores. The assistant cook will also step in to assist the Kitchen Supervisor when needed. Hours are 7:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday-Saturday.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

• The assistant cook is responsible for general food preparation and assist with all kitchen chores under direction of kitchen supervisor.
• Works as a team member to provide the best possible food service program for the children and staff.
• On weekends, kitchen must be clean before leaving for the day. All sinks and counters must be clean, trash and boxes thrown out, and pilot light shut off.
• Able to speak and read English language; listens and gets clarification; participates in meetings.
• Attendance, Punctuality, Dependability, Teamwork, Safety and Professionalism are desired qualities in all of our team.
• Other duties may be assigned.

Education/Experience: High School Diploma or GED.

Mental Health Worker – Education

The Educational Mental Health Worker (EMHW) works directly with a credential teacher, School Director, and the Clinical manager to provide a structured and safe environment for learning. The EMHW will assists with the instructional, behavioral and social development of the children, this includes firm and consistent limits, clear expectations and follow through, and direct involvement with the child in educational and therapeutic experiences.

Direct Care:
• Assists with planning and instruction in all areas of the educational program–arts and academics, physical, affective, behavioral.
• Provides a structured therapeutic milieu/classroom environment to maximize individual success in regards to service plans and individual education plans.
• Monitors children’s behaviors, safety and progress, in the milieu/classroom and other settings (lunchroom, playground, and bathroom).
• Manages individual children and groups in the event of a crisis and provides direct, immediate, and effective intervention with therapeutic follow-up.
• Must safely transport children using agency vehicles.
• Assist Residential staff when school is not in session.
• Familiar with IEP goals; service plan goals; educational content and curriculum; in conjunction with the teacher and therapist.
• Attendance, Punctuality, Dependability, Safety and Professionalism are desired qualities in all of our team.
• Communicates professionally and effectively with therapists, agency staff, families and others outside the agency.

Education/ Experience –Bachelors’ Degree in the Education or Psychology or equivalent experience preferred. Also, experience working with children preferred, but not required.

Para-Professional

Follow your passion for life-changing work by joining our Mount Saint Vincent team as a Paraprofessional!

Mount Saint Vincent is a Denver, Colorado-based treatment center for children aged 5 to 12 who face severe behavioral and emotional challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse or neglect.  We are proud to have served the needs of more than 18,000 children since our early beginnings as an orphanage established by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1883. We continue that tradition today, providing treatment and help, as well as care and hope — for children in need.

As a Paraprofessional with us, you will be an integral part of the learning and development of the children we serve, assisting with their instructional, behavioral and social development while providing a structured and safe environment.  You will have the opportunity to directly impact the children’s educational and therapeutic experiences with Mount Saint Vincent Home through the work you do every day.

We invite you to join our legacy of caring today!  You will make a true difference in the lives of the children we serve while positively impacting your own life through meaningful work.

This is a full-time, temporary, 35-hour-per-week, non-benefitted position dependent on the client’s enrollment in our program. Bachelor’s degree and previous experience preferred.

Mental Health Worker — Residential

This position is responsible for teaching and monitoring the children’s routines, including hygiene, meals, household chores, and program rules. Involved in activities and supervision of children at play in individual and group scenarios. Following a treatment plan, the staff member will work to provide a supportive, structured environment for residents in order to promote growth, ensure safety, and establish therapeutic relationships with the children.

Requirements include: Ability to problem-solve, communicate, work with a team and be adaptable. Must be able to work a variety of shifts including nights and weekends. A bachelor’s degree (BA /BS) and preferably a minimum of one year of relevant experience with residential/milieu programming or serving children with psychological disabilities or a combination of college/work experience. Full time, overnight, and on-call positions.

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