Bilingual MSW Student Extern - Spanish Required
Mental Health Center of Denver

Denver, Colorado

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WellPower provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.

WellPower values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Bilingual MSW Student Extern

Starting Salary: Unpaid Internship

POSITION SUMMARY: This is an outpatient clinic offering a hybrid of in person and telehealth services including clinical assessments and mental health treatment primarily for children/youth 6 to 18 years old, as well as caregivers of youth in our services on a weekly or biweekly basis. The team provides family, individual, and group therapy. Team culture includes a collaborative and supportive learning environment for clinicians seeking to provide services to underserved communities. The team has a commitment to addressing cultural and implicit biases to improve the quality of services. Student placements have the opportunity to learn and join in all team activities during their time. There is a minimum request of 10 hours per week (15 to 20 hours preferred) with a minimum of a 9-month commitment from start to finish of the internship. Most positions follow the academic year (Aug/Sept to May/June) but other timeframes are acceptable. Current availability is for September 2023-June 2024


Following an initial period of training and shadowing opportunities, the position will ultimately participate in all core clinical services offered through our Child & Family Outpatient Services. These duties will be tailored to the developmental level and training interests of individual students and may include any to all the essential job functions listed below.

  • Provide diagnostic evaluations, crisis interventions, individual, family, and group therapy for a caseload of individuals and families receiving weekly therapy. Caseload size varies depending on students' experience and needs.
  • Provide case management and coordination services to consumers as needed or make appropriate referrals to ensure basic needs are met both to internal and external resources
  • Develop treatment plans; monitor treatment progress and follow-up at disposition times.
  • Collaborate with youth and families on safety assessments and safety planning.
  • Assist youth and families with social/emotional/psychological development and problematic behaviors that cause difficulties with school, home, or community.
  • Assess level of care and acuity to identify the most appropriate and least restrictive level of care.
  • Collaborate with other clinicians on the team, psychiatrists, nurses, service coordinators and other professionals within the Child and Family department and the larger organization.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with Medicaid and organizational standards. This includes a 24 hour turnaround time for notes.
  • Weekly team meetings are optional depending on schedules. Individual supervision weekly required. Group supervision up to 2x monthly optional depending on schedules.
  • Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: BA in Psychology, Social Work, Family Therapy or other related human services field required. Enrollment and good standing to start 2nd year for Masters in Psychology, Social Work, or Family Therapy required.

Experience: 1+ year of experience in direct interactions with young people and/or their families preferred.

Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency required.

Typical Physical Demands: Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, drive, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer, and other business machines. Ability to learn new technology systems like electronic health records (EHR) software. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.

Typical Mental Demands: Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans. Must be open and able to develop self-care practices and work to address personal experiences to address any vicarious trauma or needs that may arise.

Working Conditions: Afternoon time for appointments is essential and potentially working until 6 or 7 pm one or more days of the week. No on call or crisis work outside of business hours. Location of current opening is at 1405 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80118.

Why else might you want to consider working at WellPower?
  • Named Top Workplace - we have been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post for ten consecutive years
  • Champion Social Justice Causes - we are committed to ending anti-Black racism in our community
  • Employee Resource Groups - our ERG's offer a chance to connect, address workplace challenges and get support from individuals who share similar characteristics or life experiences
  • Sports Leagues - we offer a variety of activities for our employees, including bowling, dragon boat racing, volleyball leagues, and more
Tuberculosis (TB) screening, testing - TB screening and testing, is required and must be completed prior to hire (i.e., preplacement), and maintained during employment.

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