Director of Mental Health Services
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The Director of Mental Health Services, in coordination with the Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for the development and facilitation of the new Mental Health Services Program at the Center on Colfax. This includes the development of policies and procedures, support groups, and individual counseling services, the recruitment and supervision of master’s level interns, and the management of the day-to-day operations of the program. The Director of Mental Health Services will work with the community and other community-serving organizations to guide the creation of programs, services, and referral resources. This position works closely with all Center staff including Senior Management. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Specific duties include, but are not limited, to the following. 

  • Provide management for daily operations of the clinical program 
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure quality services for clients and accountability for staff and interns 
  • Provide ongoing assessment and evaluation of the clinical program to ensure that client needs, agency standards and funding requirements are met 
  • Maintain documentation, client files, and reporting metrics as required by agency policies and funding sources 
  • Manage clients and outcome tracking in client database 
  • Working with program staff to develop crisis response procedures and respond to ongoing community needs. 
  • Use outcome data to manage staff and program performance 
  • Monitor trends and make informed decisions regarding service provisions 
  • Collaborate with administrative staff in grant writing and reporting 
  • Prioritize the use of best and evidence-based practices, including the researching of programming trends and current practices utilized in other jurisdictions 
  • Develop knowledge of and relationships with community service providers to facilitate appropriate referrals and effective community response to client situations and needs
  • Locate external resources and coordinate the delivery or transfer of service provision for complex client situations 
  • Develop and facilitate a community advisory group to assist program and service development 
  • Maintain a steady case load of individual therapy clients 
  • Provide clinically focused support groups based on community needs and interests       
  • Work closely with community agencies to coordinate and facilitate services for clients 
  • Build community relationships for collaboration, program promotion, referral sources and resources 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field
  • Licensed clinician in a respective discipline: LCSW, LPC, LMFT, LAC- preferred
  • Professional, non-profit experience and willingness to work as part of a collaborative team. 
  • Professional experience with the LGBTQ community preferred
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and/or ability to learn new computer skills as needed. 
  • Experience with database/data platforms; Salesforce preferred
  • Able to pass The Center's pre-employment screening process

Working Conditions: 

  • Responsible for the safety and security of both the physical location and online platforms 
  • Work in hybrid, physical and virtual environment as necessary  
  • Evening and weekend work required; 2-3 evenings per week. 
  • May work in outside areas 
  • Occasional lifting to 35 lbs.; Reasonable accommodation available 
  • Frequent giving, receiving, and analyzing of information. 
  • Frequent talking, writing, walking, standing, bending, and stooping.  
  • Frequent use of computers, standard office equipment and Microsoft office suite and      Salesforce 
  • May involve some travel in and around the Denver Metro Area  
  • Expected to work extended hours as needed  
  • Must be available to work PrideFest on the fourth weekend every June 


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, leadership reserves the right to revise the job or to require additional or different tasks be performed as assigned. Additional duties as assigned. 

How To Apply: Please apply thorough The Center’s online career website (link) and include a cover letter summarizing your skillsets and desire to work at The Center.


Benefits include: PTO, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Short term disability,?Long?term disability, and 403(b)

Closing Date: Until the position is filled

For more information on The Center on Colfax, visit our website at The Center on Colfax - LGBTQ Colorado

The Center on Colfax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Center that believes in developing and supporting a diverse workforce. 

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