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Laradon Social Worker in Denver, Colorado

Position: Social Worker

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Starting Salary Range: * $60,000 - $70,000 annually

*pay is based on education and experience

If you genuinely care about providing youth and/or adults with a sense of direction and hope, then you’ll get huge satisfaction from this role. Your influence will not only impact the lives of youth and/or adults, but the community as a whole. Laradon staff work extremely hard and are challenged every day, but they play a key role in supporting the well-being of the individuals that we serve.

As a Social Worker you will be a valuable asset to Laradon’s mission by coordinating the mental health and behavioral treatment services of the individuals in Laradon’s Adult Services.

No day is ever alike but you can generally look forward to the following responsibilities:

  • Provide evidenced based counseling services to individuals in Adult Programs, creation and implementation of strategies to change behavior and development of long-term plans. Continuous assessment and modification of plans.

  • Provide case management services to a designated caseload.

  • Conduct social emotional/behavioral assessments and gather developmental histories.

  • Develop, train Adult Program staff on Behavioral Individual Service and Support Plans and restrictive procedures including Rights Suspensions and Safety Control Procedures. Oversee and review monthly and revise.

  • Provide counseling for individuals who have this targeted need.

  • Participate in the Service Plan (SP) meetings including determining amount of Prior Authorization Request units needed for each individual, complete monthly, quarterly reports and trend analysis.

  • Consult with parents and team members and complete required paperwork.

  • Prepare information on behavioral supports and services to present to the human rights committees (HRC)

  • Provide proactive support and crisis intervention to Adult Program staff and caregivers as needed.

  • Seek input and maintain effective communication with teams and outside entities.

  • Work collaboratively with other professionals, psychiatrist and other medical professionals to meet the needs of individuals.

  • Provide consultation and progress reports in order to bill Prior Authorization Report (PAR) units for each individual needing Behavioral Services.

    We proudly support our employees by providing the following benefits for this position:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance/FSA

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Company Paid Short Term Disability

  • 401(k) + 4% Match

  • 11 Paid Holidays and 16 Days Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Bilingual Pay Differential

  • Wellness Reimbursement - $100 per calendar year

  • Tuition and Certification Reimbursement

  • Student Loan Assistance

  • Development, job growth, and internal training opportunities

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding environment alongside other Laradon staff – one where everyone is truly appreciated

  • CDC and CDPHE protocols to ensure the safety and welfare of all employees

    We believe in providing continuing education and development opportunities for our employees. To start you off right in your position, we’ll make sure you are trained in the following:

  • Orientation

  • Mandatory Reporting

  • Mistreatment, Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation/Incident Reporting

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Safety Care Behavioral Safety Trainer Training

  • Defensive Driving

  • Person Centered Training

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • 20 hours on the job training

    We ask that you bring the following assets to our workplace:

  • Masters in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling and Professional Licensing required

  • Preferred 2 years of treatment-oriented experience.

  • Experience supporting adults with special needs preferably in day treatment setting.

  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team preferred.

  • Valid driving license, good driving record, vehicle insurance preferred.

  • Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full work days; ability to complete training and perform physical management of participants as necessary, including physical restraints; ability to speak or exchange information in an audible manner.

    Our commitment to you once you get here:

    Laradon is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our DEI policy supports and strengthens Laradon’s mission of promoting advocacy, community access and independence for the individuals we serve and celebrating the unique differences and abilities of our employees. We honor and celebrate the contributions of ALL individuals in our workplace and in the community.

    To provide culturally competent services to individuals, students, guests, and staff/employees, our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, veteran status, religion, citizenship, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel a sense of belonging and value. We applaud everyone.

    Our Values:

    Inclusion | Compassion | Advocacy | Respect | Empowerment

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