Counselor
Description

The Counselor is a full-time exempt position of Denver Rescue Mission (DRM) which must agree  with and abide by our Statement of Faith and Ministry Principles. In addition, all employees must  comply with policies as summarized in the DRM Employee Handbook. 


Who are we?

Denver Rescue Mission serves people experiencing homelessness and poverty through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, permanent housing assistance and community outreach. Since 1892, we’ve been changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. 


Every position at the Denver Rescue Mission is an opportunity for ministry and is vital for the fulfillment of our mission. As a faith-based, charitable non-profit organization, we are committed to providing emergency services as well as rehabilitative and transitional programs to individuals and families experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community. 


Life at Denver Rescue Mission

Here at the Denver Rescue Mission we treat our employees like family. We often refer to each other as the DRM Family. People who work at the Mission appreciate the opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ with other employees, guests and program participants. We have a weekly prayer list, fellowship events and many other opportunities to share our faith.

 

Hiring Range: $44,000 - $54,900 annually, based on qualifications and experience.
 

Benefits: Denver Rescue Mission Benefits  

  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits
  • Generous vacation, sick time, and holiday pay
  • Tuition reimbursement and child adoption benefits available
  • Employer paid term life Insurance and long-term disability
  • Health savings account and flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with 5% company match


Responsibilities:

  • Provide mental health evaluations for: Mental illnesses and at-risk behaviors which 
  • include: sexual disorders, suicide and violent behaviors.
  • Provide one-on-one evidenced based counseling services for program residents and 
  • graduates of one year or less.
  • Possess a basic understanding of addictive behavior (psychologically, spiritually, and 
  • emotionally) and related social issues.
  • Provide referral and professional support while acting as a liaison between area mental 
  • health agencies and residents or recent graduates suffering from major mental illness or 
  • who could benefit from psychotropic medications and/or outside psychotherapy.
  • Develop, maintain, facilitate, and support the structural format and goals of group 
  • therapy as conducted by self and staff members and interns of the counseling 
  • department.
  • Lead weekly Devotions, groups and psychoeducation or life skills classes as assigned.
  • Conduct and thorough bio/psych/soc and spiritual evaluation within the established 
  • guidelines through interviewing, record review and other appropriate methods. 
  • Recommend the necessary level of intervention by evaluating participant data.
  • Develop and regularly modify treatment/service plans for participants with the care team 
  • and implement as directed. 
Requirements
  • Possession of at least an M.A. in counseling or comparable degree in a related field. 
  • Preferable: LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LAC or CAC
  • Previous related experience.