Health District of Northern Larimer County
Are you an experienced behavioral health clinician with management experience who is looking for a new, unique position that has a tremendous impact on the local community? Are you an energetic leader with great organizational, relationship/partnership, and creative skills who is passionate about connecting people with mental health and substance use issues to the services they need? Our Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Connections Director position may be a great fit for you!
The Health District is seeking a talented and motivated Director of our Connections program, a service that is integral to helping community members understand their behavioral health situation, and connecting them to services that might best meet their needs. Connections includes both an Adult Team and the Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Connections (CAYAC) team, as well as the healthinfosource.com website. Connections includes about 21 passionate and highly competent team members, including psychiatric providers, psychologists, licensed therapists, care coordinators, and support staff.
Pay Range and Status
$98,383 to $103,000 per year DOQ
Full time exempt position
For full qualifications and responsibilities, please review the job description at www.healthdistrict.org/jobs.
Education and Experience
A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a behavioral health discipline.
Professional license in good standing as an LCSW, LPC, LMFT or other behavioral health clinical licensure; Colorado license will be required if coming from out of state. Minimum of three years of clinical experience in a behavioral health care setting Minimum of three years’ successful experience at coordinator, manager, or director level in behavioral health services (or closely related field)
The Connections Director:
Directs the Connections Program, working with others to create and implement strategic plans and methods of achieving goals; leading the Connections team; developing and managing the budget, and assuring that quality services are provided.
Maintains and develops important linkages with community partners, including behavioral health providers, primary care providers, schools, and many more.
Focuses special effort on increasing effectiveness with populations with populations most impacted by health equity disparities. Collects information on service gaps and unmet needs, utilizing it to adapt and improve Connections services, and work with community partners to address needs. Works with others to plan for and implement effective community Disaster and Critical Incident Response.
Oversees a robust community outreach and education effort, in order to help the community better understand mental health and substance use issues, and to be aware of the services available to them.
How to Apply
Provide a cover letter that details your professional experiences and how your qualifications align with this position. Applicants who do not provide a cover letter will not be considered. Submit your cover letter and resume to Search Coordinator,
Mail: Health District of Northern Larimer County, 120 Bristlecone Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524 (Attn: Search Coordinator)
Fax: 970-221-7165 (Attn: Search Coordinator)
Email to email@example.com.
Position open until filled; first consideration on January 4, 2022.
COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all covered employees. A new hire must be vaccinated, or at least have obtained the first dose prior to the start date.
Join our organization and help us accomplish our goals and make a meaningful impact in our community!
Why work for us
Our mission is to enhance the health of our community and to achieve this we provide health services that address unmet needs and opportunities in our community. We demonstrate dignity and respect for all people and focus on our employees, clients and community.
Employees are encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge that result in successful performance in their roles/positions.
We are committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The Health District does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law. Employment decisions at the Health District will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.
The Health District provides comprehensive benefits, including 100% (or prorated portion) of the cost of medical and dental insurance, 401(a) and optional 457(b) retirement plans, optional low cost vision plan, 11 holidays, generous flexible paid time off, and employee wellness and recognition activities.
An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities. Often rated as one of the best places to live in the U.S., Fort Collins boasts a strong economy, a thriving music and arts scene, and a vibrant historic downtown with numerous dining establishments. An outstanding local school system and many youth recreation opportunities make the area ideal for raising a family. Nearby are national forests, the ‘wild and scenic’ Cache La Poudre River, and Rocky Mountain National Park, which are prime locations for hiking, camping, fishing, and whitewater rafting. Fort Collins is known as a bike-friendly community, with miles of trails; and the area has multiple open spaces to explore.