Health District of Larimer County-Connections Di

Health District of Northern Larimer County

Connections Director

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 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  

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)  

Key Responsibilities  

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  

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.  

The Community  

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.