Employment  and Internship Opportunities

Are you passionate about helping kids who need it the most?

The Tennyson Center for Children is dedicated to helping children who have experienced severe abuse, neglect and/or trauma so they can bravely, and safely, change their life’s story. For the past 112 years, our trained professionals have empowered children and families by providing a child-centered, customized approach to healing through our community-based, school, and/or residential programs. The primary goal of all TCC programs is to reintegrate our children back into safe families, supportive schools and vibrant communities.

Our positions range from clinicians, to youth treatment counselors, to teachers, to a variety of support staff positions.  A full benefits package is offered to employees working over 30 hours per week and includes medical, dental, health reimbursement account, health savings account, vision insurance, retirement/pension plan options, employee assistance program, paid time off and holidays, and optional insurance offerings such as accident, cancer/critical illness, disability and life insurance are offered with this position.  See below for details on how to apply for each available position.

School Social Worker/Public School Transition Coordinator

Provide case management, case coordination, and counseling services for children and families in the direct school district placement program (IDEAL) and other TCC programs, as appropriate. Coordinate all opportunities, experiences, and transitions for those children in the program who are ready for a less restrictive environment. Develop and implement activities to support post-secondary career and college goals for high school students. Offer support, care coordination and clinical support to internal treatment team. Provide weekly classroom groups for students and weekly therapeutic support to students and families based on needs assessment. Provide assessment, advocacy and coordination with community agencies as needed to ensure effective linkage.

  • MSW required; holds current CDE Special Services Provider license with a School Social Worker or School Psychologist endorsement.
  • Experience with special needs populations and an understanding of educational and programmatic issues relevant to the needs of emotionally disturbed (ED) children desired.
  • Must have a valid Colorado Driver’s license (or ability to obtain).
  • TCC requires that persons providing direct care of children be able to perform physical restraints or containment’s with an aggressive, physically acting-out child (age 5 – 18).

The Tennyson Center for Children provides a full benefit package including health, dental, Paid Time Off (PTO), supplemental insurance options, Employee Assistance Program, Pension and 403b with match, great training and strong team focus. Tennyson Center for Children is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background checks and drug screens for all new hires.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with the title “School Social Worker/Public Transition Coordinator” in the subject line.

Physical Education Teacher

Primary responsibility for teaching Physical Education skills for children assigned to an ED classroom. Participate as an integral part of the treatment/education team and responsible for implementing behavioral goals from the treatment plan within the context of the PE classroom and the child’s IEP.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide PE instruction, maintaining effective therapeutic rapport with students in classroom and a classroom structure conducive to learning.
  • Implement treatment plans and IEP’s in an appropriate manner as directed by the social worker.
  • Provide clean, safe and therapeutic learning environments.
  • Provide a therapeutic balance of hierarchy and affiliation, demonstrating an understanding of the emotional needs of the children at all times. Implement TCC procedures for behavior management (both verbal and non-verbal) and physical management, balancing client’s needs for structure, nurturing, learning and recreation.
  • Form trusting relationships with the children by forming a therapeutic alliance and demonstrating an appropriate and nurturing adult role model.
  • Administer, interpret and report assessments and progress.
  • May serve as designated emergency substitute teacher when requested.
  • Tutor individual students as needed and as schedule allows.
  • Assist with the supervision of students arriving and departing school.
  • Assist with organizing and preparing gym for school-wide events.
  • Participate as a member of team of support staff and teacher meeting.
  • Responsible for maintaining up to date applicable personal professional license and/or professional certification.
  • Respect racial, ethnic and cultural differences of all clients and staff.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • B.A. from an accredited university.
  • Valid Colorado Teaching Certificate with an endorsement for PE (K-12).
  • Ability to perform physical restraints or containments with an agressive, physically acting-out child (ages 5 -14).

The Tennyson Center for Children provides a full benefit package including health, dental, Paid Time Off (PTO), supplemental insurance options, Employee Assistance Program, Pension and 403b with match, great training and strong team focus.

Tennyson Center for Children is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background checks and drug screens for all new hires.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume via e-mail with the title “Physical Education Teacher” in the subject line.

Food Services Assistant

 Summary of Duties: Responsible for preparing, serving and cleaning for full-service dietary operation, following all applicable health and licensing regulations in order to maintain a secure, safe, clean and healthy environment. This is a full time position working days and rotating weekends.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation and service of food.
  • Adhere to proper sanitation and kitchen safety program as defined by federal, state, local guidelines and rules including the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) program.
  • Complete checklists and follow standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure food is properly stored based on federal, state and local nutritional standards and guidelines. Check the quality and temperature of food as required, record measurements and take corrective action as necessary.
  • Assist in the daily cleaning of the kitchen and service areas which includes sweeping, mopping and trash removal.
  • Operate, clean and sanitize food service equipment, pots, pans and utensils.
  • Assist in cleaning of refrigerators, freezers and storerooms at regularly schedule intervals as designated.
  • Rotate all kitchen duties. Must be able to work rotating weekends and holidays.
  • Assist in the ordering of food and supplies and in stocking the food storage area, refrigerator and freezer.
  • Assist in the unloading of delivery trucks.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Respect racial, ethnic and cultural differences of all clients and staff.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Vocational training in food service and experience with USDA breakfast and school lunch program, preferred.
  • At least 1 year experience in quantity food service cooking required.
  • Must have (or qualify to obtain) a valid Colorado driver’s license.
  • Valid Food Handler’s Card is a plus.

The Tennyson Center for Children provides a full benefit package including health, dental, Paid Time Off (PTO), supplemental insurance options, Employee Assistance Program, Pension and 403b with match, great training and strong team focus.

Tennyson Center for Children is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background checks and drug screens for all new hires.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with the title “Food Services Assistant” in the subject line.

Senior Accountant

Summary of Duties

Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information. Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies to prepare for monthly GL close. Assists with banking activities. Assists in the preparation and distribution of financial statements. Ensures that all deliverables comply with regulatory guidance and professional standards. This role is also responsible for defining and implementing process improvements, including the enhanced use of the financial system and electronic health record systems, for the contracting/billing continuum to ensure timely invoicing and payment tracking.

The Senior Account plays the key role in optimizing and maintaining the entire billing cycle for TCC by:

  • Ensure that TCC maintains at least a 95% reimbursement rate on billing, while ensuring TCC invoices as much as possible so that TCC kids have the necessary resources to heal. This includes a major overhaul of contracting/billing processes to achieve more streamlined and accurate invoicing and payment methods that include partnerships with clearinghouses, Medicaid and other payors, including the use of their website portals and other electronic means.

Qualifications & Requirements:

    • BA and/or BS in Accounting; Finance or related field is required.
    • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required.
    • 4 to 6 years of progressively responsible experience in the accounting and medical billing fields are required.
    • Expertise with MS Excel software and functions is required.
    • Experience working with or in non-profit agencies is required.
    • Experience with Financial Edge, Raiser’s Edge and electronic health record (EHR) products software is required. TCC utilizes Evolv, a NetSmart software, for its EHR database.
    • Experience with process improvement initiatives and projects is highly desired.
    • Strong analytical and project management skills are required.
    • Strong interpersonal skills are required.

The Tennyson Center for Children provides a full benefit package including health, dental, Paid Time Off (PTO), supplemental insurance options, Employee Assistance Program, Pension and 403b with match, great training and strong team focus.

Tennyson Center for Children is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background checks and drug screens for all new hires.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with the title of the position you’re applying for in the subject line to employment@tennysoncenter.org.

Clinical Manager of Residential Services

The Clinical Manager of Residential Services supports the vision, mission, goals and values of the agency by assuring the provision of a therapeutic milieu for children and families receiving services at TCC that is safe and creates an environment that is conducive to growth and change. The Clinical Manager provides overall management, leadership and supervision of residential programming and staff, to assure a safe environment and positive work culture; provides implementation of milieu interventions, such as Attachment, Self-Regulation, Competency (ARC) and a Trauma Informed Care environment for all TCC programs.

This position requires an energetic professional with a passion for serving children and families and staff and is responsible for residential services, staff training and development, budgeting, program licensing, adherence to accreditation and regulations, and ensuring the implementation of best-practice interventions in campus wide milieus. The Clinical Manager is a member of Milieu Supervisor Team, Clinical Team and Program Team and supports and implements TCC’s strategic plan.

Masters of Social Work or a related graduate degree with licensure, required. 4 years post-graduate work with experience treating families and children required. Must have minimum of 2 years supervisory experience. High level skills in clinical assessment and intervention, treatment skills in family systems work and milieu management.

Physical Requirements:

TCC requires that direct care providers be able to perform physical restraints or containments in cases where imminent risk of physical harm is present in children ages 5-18 years. This may involve any of the following:

  • Wrapping arms around the young person to immobilize his/her arms.
  • Maintaining a firm bear-hug hold around the child from behind.
  • Having adequate strength and flexibility to hold the child while the adult drops to his/her knees, lowering the weight of the child backwards to the floor.
  • Supporting one’s own weight above the young person while securing lower legs.
  • Maintaining a firm hold of the wrists/arms of the child along the child’s sides.
  • Assuming a restraint for periods of time varying from 5-30 minutes.

Other Physical Requirements: Ordinary Talking, Hearing, Vision, walking, sitting, standing, talking, hearing, keyboarding.

The Tennyson Center for Children provides a full benefit package including health, dental, Paid Time Off (PTO), supplemental insurance options, Employee Assistance Program, Pension and 403b with match, great training and strong team focus.

Tennyson Center for Children is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background checks and drug screens for all new hires.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with the title of the position you’re applying for in the subject line to employment@tennysoncenter.org.

Night Cottage Supervisor – Special Services Unit

The SSU (Special Services Unit) Night Cottage Supervisor (NCS) provides mentoring, support, and crisis intervention to overnight staff in the SSU units. The NCS provides guidance and orientation for new overnight staff; ensures nighttime security, quality control, and coordination of coverage responsibilities; and assists with after-hours referrals and intakes to the Special Services Unit.

The primary responsibility of the NCS is to be responsible for SSU’s needs in times of crisis (not to cover open shifts), between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., including physical management of a child, runaways, trespassers, illness or other needs of overnight staff, as well as possible transportation of a child during the overnight to or from home/hospital/other facility.

This position requires the NCS to be flexible as the role and responsibilities may vary depending on census and acuity which may, at times, require the NCS to stay later than scheduled in order to ensure safety of cottages or to finish paperwork/reports.

Requirements

  • B. A. in Human Services and two years prior experience working with children and/or supervisory experience preferred.
  • TCC requires that persons providing direct care of children be able to perform physical restraints or containment’s with an aggressive, physically acting-out child (age 5 – 18).

Tennyson Center for Children is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires.  Please send your cover letter and resume with the title “Night Cottage Supervisor – Special Services Unit” in the subject line to employment@tennysoncenter.org.

Clinician – Bridge Services

This new position supports one of the five priorities of Tennyson’s new strategic plan under the vision of “Every Child Forever.” The philosophy of this programming includes the belief that all children and families should be served when they need the services without a delay- No Kid Waits, Tennyson can assist in filling service gaps with our community partners, and families need help navigating the behavioral health system to reduce strain on families and providers.

Services will be short-term (30-60 days) and primarily focus on safety planning, crisis stabilization and community resourcing prior to connecting to ongoing treatment services. This position requires skilled mental health professionals who not only believe in change but want to BE part of the change. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of having an impact on our community- our health system, provider partners, and most of all, children and families!

Summary of Duties:

The Bridge Clinician provides clinical case management, care coordination, and individual/family therapy for an evolving caseload of clients. The Clinician works collaboratively from intake to transition with internal and external parties to ensure continuity and consistency of care for clients and families and provides clinical case direction and recommendations to both family support specialists and external parties as needed. The Clinician actively participates in individual clinical supervision and other required meetings and maintains up-to-date documentation and overall quality assurance for assigned clients.

Education and Experience Equivalencies:

Master of Social Work, Counseling or a graduate degree in a related field is required. Post-graduate work experience treating families and children is preferred. Family therapy, residential or inpatient experience is also preferred.

Tennyson Center for Children is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires.  Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@tennysoncenter.org.

Teacher – Special Education

Primary responsibility for development and implementation of the identified educational and therapeutic services to meet the needs of children assigned to a classroom.  Participate as an integral part of the treatment team and responsible for implementing academic and behavioral goals from the Individualized Education  Program (IEP), Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and treatment plans.

  • Provide classroom instruction to identified core curriculum and implement IEP’s, PLP’s and treatment plans in an appropriate manner.  Provide a clean, safe and therapeutic learning environment.
  • Represent each student’s academic, social and emotional abilities and needs during monthly, annual reviews of the IEP and IEP reevaluations.
  • Administer, interpret and report assessments.
  • Provide a therapeutic balance of hierarchy and affiliation, demonstrating an understanding of the emotional needs of the children at all times.  Implement TCC procedures for behavior management (both verbal and non-verbal) and physical management, balancing client’s needs for structure, nurturing, learning and recreation.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:00 – 3:30. Work 6 weeks in the summer.

Education and Experience:

  • B.A. from an accredited university.
  • A valid Colorado Teaching Certificate with a Special Education Generalist endorsement.
  • Teachers who possess a valid Colorado Teacher Certificate without the appropriate special education endorsement must complete the TTE (Temporary Teaching Eligibility) as required by state regulations.
  • Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org.

Development Associate

As an integral part of the fundraising team, the Development Associate will record, process, and acknowledges donor gifts to Tennyson Center for Children (TCC) through Raiser’s Edge.  Additionally, this person will strengthen relationships between TCC and its stakeholders by providing extraordinary customer service to donors and by exceeding expectations in the areas of maintaining and managing confidential donor information.

The Development Associate maintains the agency’s donor database (Raiser’s Edge) and works to proactively manage and improve all aspects of the donor experience for TCC’s constituents. This includes gift data entry, processing and receipting; ensuring accurate database content; running queries, exports, and reports; proposing and creating systems that improve the donor experience; and working directly with TCC’s fundraising team and Finance department.

Requirements:

  • Two years college or HS diploma and minimum of two years office support using a relational database. Undergraduate degree preferred.
  • Experience in Raiser’s Edge required.
  • Two to three years experience in relational database required.
  • Demonstrated donor or customer service management experience, including donation management, gift acceptance policies, donor acknowledgement best practices, confidential handling of donor information and compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards.
  • Experience with and commitment to working in a very diverse workforce.
  • Commitment and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Must have strong data entry skills and be detail-oriented, with strong organizational, analytical and communication skills.
  • Exhibits skills of diplomacy and good judgment. Able to work productively with a wide array of different people and provide a superior constituent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through on projects and develop policies with good judgment.

Tennyson Center for Children is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires.  Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@tennysoncenter.org

Licensed Clinician – El Paso County

The Community-Based Clinician will be part of a small satellite office team of Tennyson Center for Children in Colorado Springs, CO to provide community-based services to local families. Clinicians will have a framework that incorporates a solution-focused, trauma- informed approach and is strength-based.

The Clinician will assist in connecting families with the use of community resources. Also provides individual and family therapy and case management, working collaboratively with both internal and external resources in the home, school, community, and within TCC. Will be provided with company vehicle (small fee associated with car), iPhone and laptop.

The Clinician will work a flexible schedule to accommodate for evenings and/or weekend times when families are available. Works either a Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday week.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Master of Social Work or a graduate degree in a related field required.
  • Two years or equivalent clinical work experience treating families and children preferred.
  • Family therapy skills and theory base required. Must have the ability to work independently, make clinically sound decisions, and have a teamwork approach.
  • Strong initiative in building positive relationships and maintaining excellent communication with community partners and team members.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires.  Please send your cover letter and resume to employment@tennysoncenter.org.

Family and School Support Specialist/Bilingual- Northern Colorado – Greeley Area

 

Family and School Support Specialist/Bilingual- Northern Colorado – Greeley Area

We are seeking a Family and School Support Specialist for Northern Colorado in the Greeley area. This position is targeted for candidates with mental health and social services experience, with a moderate use of education experience. They will be responsible for providing intensive support, consultation, counseling and crisis intervention services to children and families, in their home, school, and community settings. Will be part of a small team starting a satellite office of Tennyson Center in Weld County, CO to provide community based services to local families. Bilingual in Spanish and English required.

Education and Experience:

  • BA in Human Services or related field required. One year prior experience within Tennyson Center or three years prior experience with EBD children and their families in another setting/or equivalent combination of the two.
  • Training and demonstrated skills in crisis intervention.
  • Experience providing in-home services strongly recommended.
  • Strong theoretical background/understanding of clinical issues and family systems.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, make clinically sound decisions, demonstrate flexibility and have a teamwork approach.
  • Strong initiative in building positive relationships and maintaining excellent communication with community partners and team members.
  • Must be flexible to schedule appointments when families are available in evenings and on weekends when needed.
  • All candidates must have (or qualify to obtain) a current Colorado driver’s license.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

Licensed Clinicians – Community Based program serving mainly Kaiser clients

We are currently seeking a Licensed Clinician in our Community Based program! The Clinician will work with clients who are members of Kaiser.  The Clinician will provide clinical case management, care coordination, and individual/family therapy for an evolving caseload of clients. Works collaboratively from intake to discharge with internal and external multi-disciplinary team (MDT) members to ensure continuity and consistency of care for clients and families. Provides clinical case direction and recommendations to both family support specialists as well as the MDT. Actively participates in individual clinical supervision and other required meetings. Maintains up-to-date documentation and overall quality assurance for assigned clients.

The Clinician will work a flexible schedule of Tuesday – Saturday to accommodate for evenings and/or weekend times when families are available.

Requirements:

  • Master of Social Work, Counseling or a graduate degree in a related field is required.
  • LPC or LCSW required.
  • Post-graduate work treating families and children is preferred.
  • Family therapy, residential or inpatient experience is also preferred.
  • Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license.

Tennyson Center for Children is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires.  Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@tennysoncenter.org.

 Youth Treatment Counselors – Residential

We are seeking Youth Treatment Counselors for our residential programs. They are responsible for the implementation of a therapeutic milieu, group and individual treatment programs and the daily direct supervision and care of children living in the residential unit.  They will provide a therapeutic balance of hierarchy and affiliation, demonstrating an understanding of the emotional needs of the clients at all times.  They will implement TCC procedures for behavior management (both verbal and non-verbal) and physical management, balancing client’s needs for structure, nurturing, learning and recreation

Schedule: Works either a Sunday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Saturday schedule. The hours are around 1pm-10pm most days, except Wednesdays when you would work either 10am-6pm or 10am-10pm.

Education and Experience:

  • B. A. in Human Services field or equivalent experience required.
  • Prior experience preferred with special needs population, especially EBD children.
  • All candidates must have (or qualify to obtain) a current Colorado drivers license.
  • Colorado law requires that anyone working in the State of Colorado must have a Colorado driver’s license within 30 days of employment).
  • Must be certified in medication administration within 6 months of employment.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

 Night Youth Treatment Counselor

Responsible for implementing treatment plans for children with multiple emotional needs and/or mental health concerns in a structured environment. Performs routine cottage housekeeping chores and the overnight supervision and care of the children in the unit. Will provide a therapeutic balance of nurturing and limit-setting, demonstrating an understanding of the emotional needs of the children.

Education and Experience:

  • B. A. in Human Services field or equivalent experience required.
  • Prior experience preferred with special needs population, especially EBD children.
  • All candidates must have (or qualify to obtain) a current Colorado drivers license.
  • Colorado law requires that anyone working in the State of Colorado must have a Colorado driver’s license within 30 days of employment).
  • Must be certified in medication administration within 6 months of employment.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires. To apply send resume to:  Employment@tennysoncenter.org

Youth Treatment Counselor – Special Services Unit

Our Special Services Unit (SSU) is a short-term, residential program for children and families in crisis. SSU provides emergency and immediate access for children and their families during a mental health and/or behavioral crisis.

Our SSU team provides a safe, short term environment to stabilize the child’s current crisis situation. They work with the child and family to plan a successful transition back to the community. The length of stay for a child in the SSU ranges from three to 10 days.

An SSU Youth Treatment Counselor will deliver high-level services for clients requiring specialized care, including sub-acute, diagnostic assessment, or respite care. They are responsible for the implementation of a therapeutic milieu, facilitating multiple groups and individual treatment programs, as well as creating Medical Administration Records, assisting with intakes and discharges, case management duties as assigned, and the daily supervision and care of children living in the Special Services Unit.

Schedule

Day Positions – works Monday – Friday 7am-3pm

Evening Positions – works either a Sunday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Saturday schedule. The hours are around 1pm-10pm most days, except Wednesdays when you would work either 10am-6pm or 10am-10pm.

Education and Experience :

  • B. A. in Human Services field or equivalent experience required.
  • Prior experience preferred with special needs population, especially EBD children.
  • All candidates must have (or qualify to obtain) a current Colorado drivers license.
  • Colorado law requires that anyone working in the State of Colorado must have a Colorado driver’s license within 30 days of employment).
  • Must be certified in medication administration within 6 months of employment.

Tennyson Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and conducts full background and drug screens for all new hires.

If you are contacted to come in for an interview, please download this application, save the form to your local computer, fill it out electronically, save your information and email it to employment@tennysoncenter.org. All resumes will be kept on file for six months. 

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