Employment Opportunities

Are you passionate about helping kids who need it the most? Then we want you!

Our positions range from clinicians, to youth treatment counselors, to teachers, to a variety of support staff positions. See below for details on how to apply for each available position.

 

MILIEU SUPERVISOR

Summary of Duties:

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. Collaborate with treatment team to coordinate discharge planning to maintain stabilization

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct supervision weekly to YTCs.
  • Provide on-the-floor training, support, coaching to staff to help residents gain measurable skills, increase pro-social behavior, improve functioning, and demonstrate ability to maintain a stable living arrangement in the community.
  • Participate in hiring YTCs
  • Lead weekly cottage team meeting
  • Oversee utilization of a behavior management system that is strength-based, developmentally appropriate and that focuses on teaching children new skills.
  • Coordinate treatment for children between cottage milieu, education, therapy, medical department recreation, volunteer coordinator
  • Attend and participate in various team meetings (depending on Masters or Bachelor level)
  • Provide daily oversight of medication management issues. Specifically, maintaining that medication is given as prescribed by physicians.
  • Obtain and maintain QMAP certification
  • Responsible for cottage environment meeting all licensing and COA standards.
  • Responsible for monitoring and responding to quality assurance issues for cottages.
  • Facilitate clinical group (1 x weekly), document. (For clinicians)

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Licensed Master’s level clinician preferred (or license eligible) or Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field with 3 years residential milieu experience with supervisory responsibility. Three years’ experience required with special needs population, preferably EBD children, including supervisory and training skills.  Knowledge of both family systems theory and solution focused/brief therapy models.
  • Excellent organization and management skills.
  • Demonstrated clinical focus and skills. Collaborative worker.  Flexibility and ability to deal with emergencies and make independent decisions.
  • Demonstrated success in behavior management, assessment skills, crisis intervention and case management.
  • All candidates must have (or qualify to obtain) a current Colorado driver’s license.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

Clinician Residential Day Treatment

Summary of Duties:

Provides clinical case management as well as individual and 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 cottage and classroom milieus as well as the MDT.

Actively participates in individual clinical supervision, clinical team meetings, and mirror team

consultation.  Plans and conducts weekly therapy groups. Maintains up-to-date documentation and

overall quality assurance for assigned clients.

Responsibilities

  • Able to conceptualize the therapeutic needs, strengths and direction of assigned cases. Identify case management needs, utilize CCAR, CANS and other assessment tools to formulate  effective treatment planning.
  • Develops and maintains an awareness of the admissions process and criteria for each level of care.
  • Establishes criteria for client discharge from the time of intake.
  • Conducts individual and family assessments and develops quality Service Plans, with particular attention to interventions, level of care and disposition planning.

Education and Experience Equivalencies:

  • Master of Social Work or a graduate degree in a related field is required.
  • Post-graduate work experience treating families and children is preferred.
  • Family therapy, residential or inpatient experience is also preferred.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

 

Intake Specialist- Community Based Services

Summary of Duties:

Taking and managing referrals, obtaining basic information, communicating basic information with appropriate parties, and adding clients to the waitlist for all CBS programming (in home programming in Denver, Weld, and El Paso counties)

Managing CBS staff caseloads/hours, communicating with staff and supervisors regarding caseloads, assigning cases to ongoing staff and obtaining initial authorizations for services

Completing admissions paperwork and psychosocial assessments in accordance with COA regulations for Denver metro area in home referrals

Completing crisis assessments for crisis response team as appropriate

Education and Experience Equivalencies:

  • 2 years minimum mental health experience; in home experience preferred; bilingual preferred
  • Intake and psychosocial assessment experience/knowledge preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills: team player, strong communication skills, public relations skills a plus
  • Ability to handle crises and work independently
  • Organized and flexible

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

Part-time Community Based Services Administrative Assistant

25 hours per week; Mon 12-4; Tues, Wed and Thurs 9-4

Summary of Duties:

  • Scheduling, organizing and taking minutes during meetings
  • Checking monthly services billing and tracking corrections
  • Tracking staff billable hours and bonuses
  • Reviewing mental health progress notes for billing components
  • Tracking clinical documentation completion for clinicians and sending reminders
  • Reviewing resumes for positions, coordinating interviews, point of contact for new hires and coordinating onboarding training
  • Tracking completion of timecards
  • Notifying staff and following up around agency vehicle maintenance, being aware of staff vacations and sending reminders to bring their agency vehicle to campus, tracking staff completion of monthly vehicle mileage logs

Education and Experience Equivalencies:

  • 1 year minimum administrative experience
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to anticipate and meet needs of a team

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

RELIAS – Learning Management Coordinator-Part-time

Summary of Duties:

Oversee the ongoing management of Relias, a learning management solution, for Tennyson Center for Children.  Manage training modules for all staff.

Ongoing responsibilities include:

  • Entering and maintaining all employee information into Relias.
  • Building training modules in the system for staff use.
  • Work with Manager of Training and PQI Coordinator to ensure agency is meeting training requirements.
  • Tracking all trainings for HR Files.

Education and Experience Equivalencies:

  • Two years college or HS diploma and minimum two years office support/customer service experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel. Database experience preferred.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail.
  • Must have strong organizational and prioritizing skills, good analytic ability, strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

Case Manager

Summary of Duties:

Responsible for the overall coordination of the admissions and discharges of the Special Service Units clients. Will collaboratively work with the Clinical Manager and unit clinicians to ensure all necessary paperwork and documentation is completed for admissions. In addition, the Case Manager will assist the Clinical Manager in overall functioning of the Special Services unit, including  directly supervise 4 YTCs, YTC development, crisis intervention and adhering to medication management protocols.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate referrals and admissions for the Special Services Units
  • Carry the Special Services Unit Admissions phone to obtain clinical information for referrals and potential admissions
  • Prepare admission packets and complete signature pages for admissions
  • Coordinate and effectively communicate with clinicians regarding admissions, 72 hour assessment information
  • Responsible for New admission emails and completing RDS
  • Ensure and maintain the appropriate paperwork/forms for units, including authorization for evaluation and treatment, transportation, medical release, insurance verification and care, custody and control
  • When available, participate in medication rounds with Nurse practioner, Clinical Manager and Clinician

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • A. in Human Services and two years prior experience working with children and/or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Must have or ability to obtain current QMAP certification & knowledge of agency medication protocols
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

RESIDENTIAL FLOAT CLINICIAN

Provides clinical case management as well as individual and family therapy for an evolving caseload of residential clients between the ages of 5-18.  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 cottage and classroom milieus, as well as the MDT. Actively participates in individual clinical supervision, clinical team meetings, and mirror team consultation.  Plans and conducts weekly therapy groups. Maintains up-to-date documentation and overall quality assurance for assigned clients.

This full time position consists of a shifted schedule, Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through Saturday.  Additionally, this position requires 2-3 evenings per week (approximately 10am to 6pm, or 11am to 7pm) to facilitate family, group, and milieu-based individual therapy sessions after school.

Responsibilities:

  • Able to conceptualize the therapeutic needs, strengths and direction of assigned cases. Identify case management needs, utilize CCAR, CANS and other assessment tools to formulate effective treatment planning.
  • Develops and maintains an awareness of the admissions process and criteria for each level of care.
  • Establishes criteria for client discharge from the time of intake.
  • Conducts individual and family assessments and develops quality Service Plans, with particular attention to interventions, level of care and disposition planning.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or related field required. Licensed preferred (LCSW, LPC, LMFT).
  • Post-graduate work experience treating families and children is preferred.
  • Family therapy, residential or inpatient experience is also preferred.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

Part-time Contract Occupational Therapist

Summary of Duties:

Tennyson Center for Children seeks a part-time Occupational Therapist (OT) on a contract basis. The occupational therapist will provide direct and indirect services in accordance with each child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), screen and evaluate students for the need of OT services, author evaluation reports, present levels, and goals/objectives for IEPs, and communicate professionally in IEP meetings.

Education and Experience Equivalencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Licensed by Colorado Department of Education as an occupational therapist
  • Two years of experience as an occupational therapist, preferably in a school setting.

To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

Chief Executive Officer

Tennyson Center for Children is one of the Rocky Mountain region’s leading treatment centers for abused, neglected and at-risk youth.  The organization is recognized for not only the healing and protection of children from abuse and neglect, but also in the efforts to help children with mental health and developmental issues. Tennyson provides residential and therapeutic services, as well as a K-12 school, to children ages five to 18.

Tennyson’s CEO will shape, guide and execute the organization’s vision for the future. This is an opportunity to build on a 100 plus year history of service, while accelerating the agency’s impact in the 21st century. The Board seeks a leader who will partner with them in thinking boldly, creatively and strategically about this organization’s future.

Tennyson is seeking an innovative leader who is a passionate advocate for Tennyson’s mission and will inspire others to support the organization’s impact. This individual has experience leading and directing complex organizations with diverse internal and external constituencies. S/He is a change agent, who is constantly scanning the operating environment to anticipate how the needs of Tennyson’s clients are changing. This individual has the capacity to implement effective organizational practices, while creating an agile institutional culture that can adapt to a changing strategic landscape.

  • This individual will have at least ten years of progressive leadership experience in nonprofit, corporate or government sectors. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate effectively within a nonprofit governing environment. This individual has personally produced fundraising results and will build durable relationships with partners, donors, stakeholders and constituencies. Candidates must have knowledge and experience of nonprofit fundraising strategies and practices. This leader should demonstrate experience working inclusively with spiritual communities. Specific experience in social service or child welfare management is preferred but not required.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is expected. A degree at the graduate level is preferred.

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, visit http://kittlemansearch.com/CEO-Tennyson-Center-for-Children.html

Community-Based Family Therapist

We are seeking a Community-Based Family Therapist. They are a clinician with a framework that incorporates a solution-focused, trauma- informed approach and is strength-based. Skills in connecting families with the use of community resources.  Provides individual and family therapy and case management, working collaboratively with both internal and external resources in the home, school, community, and within TCC.  Will be part of a small team starting a satellite office of Tennyson Center in El Paso County, CO to provide community based services to local families.

Schedule: Flexible schedule to accommodate for evenings and/or weekend times when families are available

Education and Experience:

  • Master of Social Work or a graduate degree in a related field required.
  • Two years or equivalent post-graduate work experience treating families and children preferred.
  • Family therapy skills and theory base required.. Must have the ability to work independently, make clinically sound decisions, and have a teamwork approach.
  • Strong initiative in building positive relationships and maintaining excellent communication with community partners and team members.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to: Employment@tennysoncenter.org

Community-Based Family Therapist-Weld County-Denver

Provides individual and family therapy and case management, working collaboratively with both internal and external resources in the home, school, community, and within TCC.  Carries a caseload of both English and Spanish speaking cases.  Position requires working ability to speak and understand Spanish language and Latin-American culture. Will be part of a small team starting a satellite office of Tennyson Center in Weld County, CO to provide community based services to local families.

Education and Experience Equivalencies:

  • Master of Social Work or a graduate degree in a related field, license required.
  • Two years or equivalent post-graduate work experience treating families and children preferred.
  • Family therapy skills and theory base required; inpatient and outpatient therapy experience preferred. Looking for a clinician with a framework that incorporates a solution-focused, trauma- informed approach and is strength-based.
  • Skills in connecting families with the use of community resources.
  • Fluent in Spanish required.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate for evenings and/or weekend times when families are available. Must have the ability to work independently, make clinically sound decisions, and have a teamwork approach.
  • Strong initiative in building positive relationships and maintaining excellent communication with community partners and team members.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to: Employment@tennysoncenter.org

Family and School Support Specialist – Northern Colorado-Denver

We are seeking a Family and School Support Specialist for Northern Colorado. They are responsible for providing intensive support, consultation, counseling and crisis intervention services to children and families, in their home, school, and community settings.  Position requires working ability to speak and understand Spanish language and Latin culture. Will be part of a small team starting a satellite office of Tennyson Center in Weld County, CO to provide community based services to local families.

Education and Experience:

  • BA in Human Services or related field required. One year prior experience within Tennyson Center or three years prior experience with EBD children and their families in another setting/or equivalent combination of the two.
  • Fluency in Spanish required.
  • Training and demonstrated skills in crisis intervention.
  • Strong theoretical background/understanding of clinical issues and family systems.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, make clinically sound decisions, demonstrate flexibility and have a teamwork approach.
  • Strong initiative in building positive relationships and maintaining excellent communication with community partners and team members.
  • Must be flexible to schedule appointments when families are available in evenings and on weekends when needed.
  • All candidates must have (or qualify to obtain) a current Colorado driver’s license.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

Youth Treatment Counselors

We are seeking Youth Treatment Counselors. They are responsible for the implementation of a therapeutic milieu, group and individual treatment programs and the daily supervision and care of children living in the residential unit.

Schedule: Various shifts available.

Education and Experience:

  • B. A. in Human Services field or equivalent experience required.
  • Prior experience preferred with special needs population, especially EBD children.
  • All candidates must have (or qualify to obtain) a current Colorado drivers license.
  • Colorado law requires that anyone working in the State of Colorado must have a Colorado driver’s license within 30 days of employment).
  • Must be certified in medication administration within 6 months of employment.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

If you are contacted to come in for an interview, please download this application, save the form to your local computer, fill it out electronically, save your information and email it to employment@tennysoncenter.org. All resumes will be kept on file for six months. 

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