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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in applying for a position with Tennyson Center for Children. To apply, please submit your resume with a cover letter.  If you are contacted to come in for an interview, please download an application by clicking here, print and fill it out and bring it with you to your interview with Human Resources. All resumes will be kept on file for six months.

Director of Community Based Services

Provides leadership focusing on the areas of clinical philosophy, culturally-specific programming, budgeting, and outcome evaluation and  practice standards for the community based services. Provides supervision of the home-based staff and program including the day treatment program at Clayton Elementary. This position includes both supervisory and direct service responsibilities, coordinates admissions to the CBS program and maintains relationships with referral sources. Participates in program development and expansion, manages the budget, rates, and billing, in partnership with the  accounting department.  Is responsible for coordinating quality bilingual services to monolingual families. Master’s degree in Social work or counseling; LCSW, LPC or equivalent license required.  Must have three years prior experience working with children and families, in-home and community based experience preferred. Supervisory and/or leadership experience preferred. Must have the ability to work independently, have strong communication skills and ability to make clinically sounds decisions. All candidates must have a valid Colorado driver’s license To apply send resume to:

Clinical Director of Residential Services

Supports the vision, mission, goals and values of the agency by assuring the provision of a therapeutic milieu for children and families receiving services at TCC that is safe and creates an environment that is conducive to growth and change.  Provides overall management, leadership and supervision of residential programming and staff, to assure a safe environment and positive work culture. Provides implementation of milieu interventions, such as Collaborate and Pro-Active Solutions, and a Trauma Informed Care environment for all TCC programs. Requires an energetic professional with a passion for serving children and families and staff. Responsible for residential services, staff training and development, budgeting, program licensing, adherence to accreditation and regulations, and ensuring the implementation of best-practice interventions in campus wide milieus.  Member of TCC Management Team and Program Leadership Team. Support and implement TCC’s strategic plan. Masters of Social Work or a related graduate degree with licensure.  Seven years post graduate work with experience treating families and children required.  Must have minimum of 3 years supervisory experience. High level skills in clinical assessment and intervention, treatment skills in family systems work and milieu management. Must have a valid Colorado Driver’s license.  To apply send resume to:


Milieu Supervisor

Responsible for supporting and building therapeutic milieu, group and individual stabilization programs for children in Residential cottages in partnership with treatment team members.  Supervision of the direct care staff, ensuring that they maintain a therapeutic milieu for children. Provide a minimum of 5 hours of direct client contact each week (billing when applicable) which may include carrying cases, providing weekly group therapy, individual therapy to assist residents who are struggling behaviorally or are in crisis, and individual, group and family therapy when assigned therapist is out of office (MA level clinician only). Collaborate with treatment team to coordinate discharge planning to maintain stabilization. Master’s level clinician (must be license eligible) preferred.  Bachelor’s degree in a Human Service field with a minimum of five years residential milieu experience may be considered. Must have previous supervisory experience, strong organizational, behavior management and crisis intervention skills. All candidates will have a valid Colorado Driver’s license. Schedule to include three days 11am – 7:30pm, and two days 8:30am-5pm. Benefits include health/dental, Pension options with employer match; great paid time off and a community of staff dedicated to providing competent and caring services. To apply send resume to:

Special Education Teacher

Seeking a teacher to develop and implement the science curriculum for middle school/HS students with emotional/mental health concerns. Teaches core content to four rotating classes of up to 12 students.  Candidates will have a valid Colorado Teaching Certificate and a Special Education Generalist endorsement (or ability to obtain).  Seeking creative, hands on teachers with strong classroom management skills and ability to develop trusting relationships and work collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary treatment team.  Candidates with previous alternative facility experience highly preferred. All candidates must have a current valid Colorado Driver’s license. Will work the school year plus six weeks of the summer program. Competitive salary, health, dental, pension options with employer match, and training. Strong multi-disciplinary team approach and a community of professionals dedicated to providing competent and caring educational services. To apply send resume to:

Kitchen Lead & Cook

Responsible for working in a kitchen that serves children ages 5-17 attending an on-site school, some of whom also live on campus. Catered and prepared nutritionally sound and appealing meals will be served to clients, staff and guests on a weekly basis, including advanced planning and preparation of weekend meals.  Primary duties include; daily serving of catered and prepared meals and snacks with USDA regulated portions.  Serves as lead in the kitchen, verifies counts for catering orders, develops the food and supply shopping lists and assists with shopping and stocking food areas as needed.  Will fill residential food requisitions, perform prep cook functions and support special food requests for meetings, and special functions.  Must have a HS diploma or GED and a minimum of two years food preparation experience;  in a school or hospital setting preferred. Must have a current food handler’s card, or ability to obtain. USDA certification and USDA program experience preferred. All candidates must have a valid Colorado Driver’s license. Must be able to stand and walk prolonged time periods and lift at least 40 pounds.  Works Monday-Friday 5:00am-2:00pm (lunch break provided). Demonstrated high level of customer service skills a must.  Great benefits including health/dental, pension options with employer match and paid time off. To apply send resume to:

Family & School Support Specialist

Responsible for intensive therapeutic support, consultation, case management, counseling, and crisis intervention services for children and families in the home, school, and community.  Helps coordinate counseling with the family therapist to assure congruence with family therapy goals.  Participates  in team meetings, individual and group supervision, transition meetings and service plan reviews.  Works a Tuesday-Saturday schedule including 3-4 evenings.   Must have a BA degree and strong behavior management and problem solving skills. Must have previous experience with high risk youth; residential or day treatment experience preferred. All candidates must have a valid Colorado Driver’s license. To apply send resume to:

Youth Treatment Counselors

Full-time positions that works throughout the residential campus as assigned to gain and share experience and skills with all milieus, developmental age groups (5-18) and teams. Responsible for implementing treatment and educational plans for children with multiple emotional/behavioral concerns in a structured environment.  Participates in the daily supervision and care of children in the cottage. Responsible for planning and implementing therapeutic activities and groups, behavior management and crisis intervention, and teaching basic daily living skills. Will provide a therapeutic balance of nurturance and limit setting demonstrating an understanding of the emotional needs of the children. Must be 21. BA in a Human Service related field or equivalent experience required; related residential and/or day treatment experience preferred. All candidates must have or qualify to obtain a Colorado Driver’s License. Must pass CBI, FBI and abuse registry clearance. To apply send resume to:

Clinician-Bilingual (English/Spanish)-Community Based Services

Provides clinical case management, care coordination, and individual/family therapy for an evolving caseload of clients. Works collaboratively from intake to discharge with internal and external multi-disciplinary team (MDT) members to ensure continuity and consistency of care for clients and families. Provides clinical case direction and recommendations to both family support specialists as well as the MDT. Actively participates in individual clinical supervision and other required meetings. Maintains up-to-date documentation and overall quality assurance for assigned clients.  Works a Tuesday-Saturday schedule; includes 3-4 evenings per week. Master’s level clinician required: licensed preferred; LCSW/LMFT/LPC. Must be currently registered on DORA. Bilingual required. Family therapy skills and theory base required; inpatient and outpatient therapy experience preferred. Interviews from a framework that incorporates a solution focus and strength-based approach and formalizes the use of community resources. All applicants must have a valid Colorado driver’s license.      To apply send resume to:

If you are contacted to come in for an interview, please download an application by clicking here, save the form to your local computer, fill it out electronically and email it to  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Thank you.