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Open Positions

Mount Saint Vincent is the Rocky Mountain region’s premier provider of mental health treatment, foster care services, K-8 education, and trauma-informed training — all focused on children and their families. We also operate a community early learning center that consistently earns a Colorado Shines four-star rating.

Our innovative programs help children reach their full potential within their homes, schools and communities.

Open positions are listed below. Complete job descriptions and requirements follow. If you are interested in one of the positions, fill out our Job Interest Form and let us know. A staff member will get back to you within two business days.

        • Mental Health Worker – Educational
        • Special Education Teacher – Full Time
        • Mental Health Worker – Overnight – $2,000 Sign-on bonus
        • Mental Health Worker – PRN
        • Mental Health Worker – Part-Time Day Shift
        • Mental Health Worker – Evening Shift
        • Mental Health Worker – Intervention
        • In-Home Therapist
        • Music Therapist

Mental Health Worker – Educational

Position Summary:

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 in our K–8 school. The EMHW 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Assist with planning and instruction in all areas of the educational program, including: arts and academics, physical, affective and behavioral development.
      • Establish a safe and structured environment where each child can thrive.
      • Be responsible for the classroom program in the absence of the teacher.
      • Manage individual children and groups in the event of a crisis and provide direct, immediate and effective intervention with therapeutic follow-up.
      • Coordinate with treatment leaders, teachers and therapists regarding therapeutic and milieu planning and complete milieu reports in conjunction with teachers.
      • Keep up-to-date records (attendance, logging, progress) which are accurate and informative, and assist with evaluation of children’s work.
      • Know and implement crisis prevention/intervention techniques (i.e. TCI, time-out, locked door quiet room) as well as procedures (i.e. runaway, injury, emergency).
      • Maintain current certifications (e.g., TCI, Lower levels, CPR, First Aid, AED, EVOLV and Universal Precautions) and trainings (e.g., NMT, Somatosensory).
      • Participate in Service Plan Quarterly Reviews and additional staffing related to children in their classroom.
      • Attend medication consults with the psychiatrist as needed.
      • Safely transport the children using agency vehicles as needed.

Your Experience:

      • Bachelor’s degree, required
      • Minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience with residential/milieu programming or serving children with psychological disabilities or a combination of college/work experience, required
      • Current driver’s license and must obtain Colorado Driver’s License within 30 days of moving to Colorado, required
      • Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required

Interested applicants are asked to fill out our Job Interest Form.

Special Education Teacher – Full Time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Assess children’s needs accurately and regularly.
      • Devise Education Plans or Individual Learning Plans accordingly and monitor progress.
      • Know Mount St. Vincent’s curriculum content plans and instruct children in all areas of the educational program – academic, affective, behavioral.
      • Actively plan for and participate in school and clinical staffing for children.
      • Communicate with therapists, unit staff, parents/guardians, and school district concerning children’s progress.
      • Provide direct, immediate, and effective intervention with children, monitor progress.
      • Incorporate the neurosequential model in educational practices and classroom milieu.
      • Assist with classroom upkeep, cleanliness and organization.
      • Maintain current certifications and trainings.
      • Know and implement crisis prevention/intervention techniques as well as procedures.
      • Participate in IEP meetings, staff meetings, school learning fair, back to school night and other school activities.
      • Attend medication consults with the psychiatrist when necessary
      • Participate in Services Plan Quarterly Reviews and additional staffing related to children in their classroom as needed.

Your Experience:

      • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, required
      • Colorado Teaching License, required
      • Current Driver’s License and must obtain Colorado Driver’s License within 30 days of moving to Colorado, required
      • Colorado Teaching License with endorsement in special education, preferred

Interested applicants are asked to fill out our Job Interest Form.

Mental Health Worker – Overnight – $2,000 Sign-on bonus

Position Summary:

Responsible for teaching and monitoring the children’s routines including hygiene, meals, household chores, and program rules. Be 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Communicate professionally and in a culturally sensitive manner with caseworkers, families, visiting friends, volunteers, and others outside the agency.
      • Supervise contact between children and families.
      • Supervise and be involved in children’s daily hygiene routines, chores, meals, and play.
      • Keep all residential children safe by remaining awake for the entire shift (excluding break).
      • Keep children safe with 15-minute bed checks.
      • Maintain unit cleanliness by performing unit chores unable to be done during day shifts (i.e. clean kitchen, laundry, bathrooms, empty trash) as stated on unit bed check list.
      • Assist in tracking children’s medications by keeping accurate nightly count of all medications.
      • Administer medications according to agency policies and procedures.
      • Assist children who wake during the night with needs (i.e. bathroom, PRN medications, processing bad dreams, etc.).
      • Transport children using agency vehicles.
      • Provide a structured therapeutic milieu to maximize individual success in regards to service plans with direct and immediate intervention in crisis situations.
      • Implement therapeutic crisis intervention techniques (i.e. behavior support techniques, active listening skills, crisis co-regulation strategies, and therapeutic physical managements and locked door quiet rooms) as well as procedures (i.e. runaway, injury, and emergency).
      • Be knowledgeable in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, including the use of somatosensory and regulating activities that meet the needs of the children in a developmentally appropriate manner.  Therapeutic touch may include hand massages, back rubs, and hugs.
      • Attend and participate in agency meetings, committees, and mandatory monthly overnight meetings. These meetings may occur outside overnight hours.
      • Document using agency forms such as, but not limited to, therapeutic physical managements, locked door quiet rooms, and other significant incidents.
      • Attend and actively participate in initial, mandatory trainings and in-services as required and keeps current on certifications and trainings (i.e., TCI, QMAP, First Aid, and CPR/AED). These trainings may occur outside overnight hours.

Your Experience:

      • High school diploma or equivalent, required
      • Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with children, required
      • Current driver’s license and must obtain Colorado Driver’s License within 30 days of moving to Colorado, required
      • Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required
      • Bachelor’s degree and at least one (1) year of relevant experience with residential / milieu programming or serving children with psychological disabilities, or a combination of college / work experience, preferred

Interested applicants are asked to fill out our Job Interest Form.

Mental Health Worker – PRN

Position Summary:

Responsible for teaching and monitoring the children’s routines including hygiene, meals, household chores, and program rules. Be 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Communicate professionally and in a culturally sensitive manner with caseworkers, families, visiting friends, volunteers, and others outside the agency.

      • Supervise contact between children and families.
      • Supervise and be involved in children’s daily hygiene routines, chores, meals, play and bathroom monitoring when appropriate.
      • Monitor and document treatment / program progress in a timely, accurate and legible manner using agency forms such as but not limited to: physical holds, locked door time-outs and incidents in accordance with agency and state policies and procedures.
      • Document daily progress notes, monthly medication consultation sheets, quarterly milieu reports, as well as shift and meal tracking, and daily debriefing logs.
      • Be responsible for tracking necessary trainings to maintain certifications.
      • Supervise, teach, monitor and be directly involved in providing hands on instruction and guidance including daily, weekly, and other house hold chores.
      • Monitor client’s administration of prescribed medication.
      • Assist clients to understand and follow milieu program rules.
      • Implement crisis prevention / intervention techniques (i.e., TCI training, time-outs, locked door time-outs) as well as procedures (i.e., runaway, injury, emergency.)
      • Report unusual occurrences with clients per agency and state policy and procedure.
      • Transport children using agency vehicles.
      • Implement treatment according to defined treatment plans as assigned by the treatment team and provide a supportive structured environment for residents in order to promote growth and ensure safety.
      • Report promptly for scheduled shifts.
      • Tackle new therapeutic approaches / plans with body language and communication that communicates openness and willingness to try. Use nonverbal cues that consistently communicate professionalism.
      • Be able to differentiate personal and professional boundaries that are conducive to the creation and maintenance of a positive work environment.
      • Be flexible with work schedule to accommodate the needs of the milieu and to ensure safety for all.
      • Maintain emotional stability and be able to function effectively with children who may have psychological, developmental and behavioral disorders. Be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, and appropriate role modeling.
      • Be knowledgeable in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, including the use of somatosensory and regulating activities that meet the needs of the children in a developmentally appropriate manner.  Therapeutic touch may include hand massages, back rubs, and hugs.

Your Experience:

      • Bachelor’s degree, required
      • Current driver’s license and must obtain Colorado Driver’s License within 30 days of moving to Colorado, required
      • Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required
      • At least one (1) year of relevant experience with residential / milieu programming or serving children with psychological disabilities, preferred

Interested applicants are asked to fill out our Job Interest Form.

Mental Health Worker – Part-Time Day Shift

Position Summary:

Responsible for teaching and monitoring the children’s routines including hygiene, meals, household chores, and program rules. Be 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Communicate professionally and in a culturally sensitive manner with caseworkers, families, visiting friends, volunteers, and others outside the agency.

      • Supervise contact between children and families.
      • Supervise and be involved in children’s daily hygiene routines, chores, meals, play and bathroom monitoring when appropriate.
      • Monitor and document treatment / program progress in a timely, accurate and legible manner using agency forms such as but not limited to, physical holds, locked door time-outs and incidents in accordance with agency and state policies and procedures.
      • Document the following – daily progress notes, monthly medication consultation sheets, quarterly milieu reports, as well as shift and meal tracking, and daily debriefing logs.
      • Be responsible for tracking necessary trainings to maintain certifications.
      • Supervise, teach, monitor and be directly involved in providing hands on instruction and guidance including daily, weekly, and other house hold chores.
      • Monitor client’s administration of prescribed medication.
      • Assist clients to understand and follow milieu program rules.
      • Implement crisis prevention / intervention techniques (i.e., TCI training, time-outs, locked door time-outs) as well as procedures (i.e., runaway, injury, emergency.)
      • Report unusual occurrences with clients per agency and state policy and procedure.
      • Transport children using agency vehicles.
      • Implement treatment according to defined treatment plans as assigned by the treatment team and provides a supportive structured environment for residents in order to promote growth and ensure safety.
      • Report promptly for scheduled shifts.
      • Tackle new therapeutic approaches / plans with body language and communication that communicates openness and willingness to try. Use nonverbal cues that consistently communicate professionalism.
      • Ability to differentiate personal and professional boundaries that are conducive to the creation and maintenance of a positive work environment.
      • Flexible with work schedule to accommodate the needs of the milieu and to ensure safety for all.
      • Maintain emotional stability and be able to function effectively with children who may have psychological, developmental and behavioral disorders. The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, and appropriate role modeling.
      • Knowledgeable in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, including the use of somatosensory and regulating activities that meet the needs of the children in a developmentally appropriate manner.  Therapeutic touch may include hand massages, back rubs, and hugs.

Your Experience:

      • Bachelor’s degree, required
      • Current driver’s license and must obtain Colorado Driver’s License within 30 days of moving to Colorado, required
      • Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required
      • At least one (1) year of relevant experience with residential / milieu programming or serving children with psychological disabilities, preferred

Interested applicants are asked to fill out our Job Interest Form.


Mental Health Worker – Evening Shift

Position Summary:

Responsible for teaching and monitoring the children’s routines including hygiene, meals, household chores, and program rules. Be 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Communicate professionally and in a culturally sensitive manner with caseworkers, families, visiting friends, volunteers, and others outside the agency.

      • Supervise contact between children and families.
      • Supervise and be involved in children’s daily hygiene routines, chores, meals, play and bathroom monitoring when appropriate.
      • Monitor and document treatment / program progress in a timely, accurate and legible manner using agency forms such as but not limited to, physical holds, locked door time-outs and incidents in accordance with agency and state policies and procedures.
      • Document the following – daily progress notes, monthly medication consultation sheets, quarterly milieu reports, as well as shift and meal tracking, and daily debriefing logs.
      • Be responsible for tracking necessary trainings to maintain certifications.
      • Supervise, teach, monitor and be directly involved in providing hands on instruction and guidance including daily, weekly, and other house hold chores.
      • Monitor client’s administration of prescribed medication.
      • Assist clients to understand and follow milieu program rules.
      • Implement crisis prevention / intervention techniques (i.e., TCI training, time-outs, locked door time-outs) as well as procedures (i.e., runaway, injury, emergency.)
      • Report unusual occurrences with clients per agency and state policy and procedure.
      • Transport children using agency vehicles.
      • Implement treatment according to defined treatment plans as assigned by the treatment team and provides a supportive structured environment for residents in order to promote growth and ensure safety.
      • Report promptly for scheduled shifts.
      • Tackle new therapeutic approaches / plans with body language and communication that communicates openness and willingness to try. Use nonverbal cues that consistently communicate professionalism.
      • Ability to differentiate personal and professional boundaries that are conducive to the creation and maintenance of a positive work environment.
      • Flexible with work schedule to accommodate the needs of the milieu and to ensure safety for all.
      • Maintain emotional stability and be able to function effectively with children who may have psychological, developmental and behavioral disorders. The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, and appropriate role modeling.
      • Knowledgeable in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, including the use of somatosensory and regulating activities that meet the needs of the children in a developmentally appropriate manner.  Therapeutic touch may include hand massages, back rubs, and hugs.

Your Experience:

      • Bachelor’s degree, required
      • Current driver’s license and must obtain Colorado Driver’s License within 30 days of moving to Colorado, required
      • Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required
      • At least one (1) year of relevant experience with residential / milieu programming or serving children with psychological disabilities, preferred

Interested applicants are asked to fill out our Job Interest Form.

Mental Health Worker — Intervention

Job Summary:

      • Work under the direction of the Intervention Supervisor to support the school and residential milieus in providing a therapeutic, nurturing and structured environment rooted in Mount Saint Vincent’s philosophy.
      • Assist in teaching our children coping skills and practicing those skills. Through coaching and modeling, intervention helps teammates critically think through situations before, during and after a crisis to produce the best possible outcomes for our children.
      • Support staff and children environmentally and emotionally to help reduce stress and risk.
      • Take the lead role and guide staff members through a crisis situation with the children to a therapeutic and safe resolution.
      • Know and implement therapeutic crisis intervention techniques (i.e., TCI, time-out, and locked door quiet rooms) as well as procedures (i.e., runaway, injury, and emergency).
      • Model correct TCI techniques and therapeutic interventions.
      • Supervise contact between children and families.
      • Assist cottage and residential staff in working with children on daily hygiene routines, chores and meals.
      • Transport children using agency vehicles.
      • Complete administrative duties such as managing the Medication Administration Record (MAR), routine paperwork and data entry.
      • Maintain required certifications (i.e. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention(TCI), First aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Qualified Medication Administration Personnel (QMAP).
        Administer medication to the children in your care as prescribed by their physician.
      • Possess a high degree of emotional competence in order to work with children who have been affected by trauma.
      • Collaborate with teammates across programs in a professional manner.
      • Maintain professionalism during crisis situations.
      • Promote the NMT — the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Therapeutic touch may include hand massages, back rubs, and hugs.

Your Experience:

      • Bachelor’s Degree, required
      • Current Driver’s License and must obtain Colorado Driver’s License within 30 days of moving to Colorado, required
      • Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required
      • Minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience with residential / milieu programming or serving children with psychological disabilities, required
      • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention(TCI), First aid- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Qualified Medication Administration Personnel (QMAP), required within three (3) months of hire

Interested applicants are asked to fill out our Job Interest Form.

In-Home Therapist

Position Summary:

      • Provide consistent therapy for children and their families.  This will include individual psychotherapy and family therapy. Refer couples to marital therapy if indicated.  Modalities utilized may include TFCBT, CBT, EMDR, MST, play therapy as well as others.
      • Implement TCI and NMT techniques in the home.
      • Lead and coordinate treatment staffings and regularly attend team meetings to monitor progress.
      • Write reports including the initial evaluation/assessment, treatment plan, monthly review, quarterly treatment plan reviews, treatment notes, discharge plans as well as all other required documentation.
      • Monitor all treatment plans for progress or regression and update plans as necessary in compliance with agency timelines.
      • Provide case management for the children and families on your caseload.
      • Maintain 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.
      • Be responsible for discharge planning, assisting with the recommendations, and establishing aftercare as appropriate.
      • Be sensitive to the cultural differences among the children, families and staff and respond appropriately and sensitively to those differences.
      • Accept children families referred for treatment in an expeditious manner.
      • Perform all responsibilities in a manner that is reflective of the mission and philosophy of Mount St. Vincent.
      • Continually update skills through supervision, education, reading, workshops, and in-services.
      • Maintains current certifications (e.g., TCI, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Universal Precautions), trainings (e.g., NMT, Somatosensory), and licensure if applicable.
      • Know and implement crisis prevention/intervention techniques (i.e. TCI training, time-out, locked door quiet room) as well as procedures (i.e. runaway, injury, emergency).

Your Experience

      • Master’s Degree or higher from a program of social work education or another mental health discipline, required
      • Training in child development, psychotherapy, family dynamics, systems and cultural differences, required
      • Ability to teach others, understand the treatment milieu, appropriately delegate tasks and skillfully collaborate with a wide variety of teams and disciplines, required
      • At least two (2) years of experience working in the mental health field with children, preferred
      • Current Colorado Driver’s License, required
      • Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required

Interested applicants are asked to fill out our Job Interest Form.

Music Therapist

Position Summary:

      • Provide regular therapy for the children and their families.  This may include music therapy, individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Provide adjunct music therapy, individual and group therapy for clients.
      • Regularly attend team meetings to monitor children’s progress.
      • Be responsible for written reports including treatment notes, discharge or transfer summaries as well as all other required documentation.
      • Accept children referred for treatment in an expeditious manner.
      • Maintain communication with the Departments of Human Services, school district, and other referral sources regarding the child’s and family’s treatment.  This includes collaboration and making treatment and discharge recommendations.
      • Monitor all service plans for progress or regressions and update plans as necessary in compliance with agency timelines.
      • Monitor and update treatment plans.
      • Collaborate with school staff regarding the child’s academic and social progress and goals.
      • Be responsible for discharge planning, assisting with the recommendations, and providing aftercare as appropriate.
      • Be responsible for case review with the psychiatric consultants and other treatment providers or outside consultants.
      • Participate in in-service training and, when appropriate, provides presentations to the agency.
      • Provide clinical supervision for graduate students in the mental health field, if able to meet the instructional criteria.
      • Participate in programmatic and policy planning for the agency which may include involvement with outside agencies or committees.
      • Provide internal and external training and consultation around music therapy topics.
      • Integrate music into program settings (school, day treatment, residential) and collaborates with recreation therapist to bring music related experiences to MSV.
      • Maintain and schedule the music therapy room.
      • Work as a team member with the Creative Arts Therapy team and the Clinical Team.
      • Provide clinical on-call duty one week every 6 months.
      • Participate in required Phase 1 Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics training and other trainings as assigned.

Your Experience:

      • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in the mental health field with children, required
      • MT-BC, required
      • Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy or related field of study, required

Preferred Experience:

      • Master’s degree or higher from a program of social work education or a Master’s degree or higher in another mental health discipline.
      • MT-BC, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW
      • At least two (2) years of experience working in a trauma-informed setting with children.

Interested applicants are asked to fill out our Job Interest Form.

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