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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.

Special Education Teacher

Responsible for the development and implementation of educational/therapeutic services to meet the needs of primary aged children within a self-contained classroom.  Provides strong classroom management, authors IEP’s, participates in educational meetings and works closely with two classroom assistants.  Works the school year plus six weeks extended summer. Seeking candidates with previous experience working with young children who have experienced trauma; residential or day treatment teaching experience highly preferred.  Must have a valid Colorado teaching certificate with a Special Education Generalist endorsement (or ability to obtain). All applicants must have a valid Colorado Driver’s license. To apply send resume to:

Family & School Support Specialist

Provide support, counseling, and interventions in the child’s home, school and/or other community locations that is focused on building children’s and caregiver’s competencies. Provide behavior management consultation, parent or life-skills training, and general support based on empowerment, strength-based and solution-focused frameworks. This includes individual support to students, behavioral consultation to teachers and school staff, classroom groups, crisis intervention, or specific services requested to assist students and families.  Maintain working knowledge of community resources; ranging from food and clothing to job training & recreational programs, provide assistance and support to families enabling them to access community resources. Provides feedback to the Family Therapist in order to assist with the development of the Service Plan goals and objectives.  BA degree and previous experience working with children that have experienced trauma required.   Ability to work independently and provide crisis intervention required. All candidates must have a valid Colorado Driver’s license.  Works a Sun-Thursday schedule.  To apply send resume to:


Clinician-Special Services Unit

Clinician responsible for providing family, individual and group therapy as well as clinical case management for high acuity clients (ages 5-18) in a short term stabilization unit. Facilitates intakes and admissions into the SSU, screens referral calls, coordinates treatment and discharge/aftercare planning, and coordinates med reviews with the consulting psychiatrist. Participates on the pager rotation as scheduled to provide on-call crisis consultation. Must be listed on DORA as a licensed clinician LCSW/LPC/LMFT. Will consider candidates that are eligible within 6 months. Must have a minimum of two years post graduate experience treating children and families, residential or inpatient experience highly preferred. Must have strong diagnostic skills and ability to problem solve in a crisis. Strong ability to multi-task required. All candidates must have a valid Colorado Driver’s license. Works a Tuesday-Saturday Schedule.  To apply send resume to:

Supervising Clinician-Residential

Responsible for supporting and building therapeutic milieu, group and individual programs for children in residential cottages in partnership with treatment team members. Provides the supervision of the direct care staff.  Provides a minimum of five hours of direct client contact each week (billing when applicable) which may include carrying cases, providing weekly group and individual therapy to assist residents who are struggling behaviorally or are in crisis, and individual, group and family therapy when assigned clinician is out of the office.  Collaborates with the treatment team to coordinate discharge planning to maintain stabilization.  LCSW required; Must be fully licensed and registered on DORA at the time your resume is submitted.  Must have three years’ experience with special needs, preferable EBD children, including supervisory and training skills.  Knowledge of family systems theory and solution focused therapy needed.  Requires strong organization and management skills, ability to handle crisis and make independent decisions. All applicants 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:

If you are contacted to come in for an interview, please download an application by clicking here, then print and fill it out and bring it with you to your interview with Human Resources. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Thank you.