Employment  and Internship Opportunities

Are you passionate about helping kids who need it the most? Then we want you!

Our positions range from clinicians, to youth treatment counselors, to teachers, to a variety of support staff positions. See below for details on how to apply for each available position.

Teacher – Adaptive Skills for People with Emotional Needs (ASPEN)

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

The ASPEN Teacher will serve students’ with Cognitive Impairments or Autism Spectrum Disorders in an elementary or secondary classroom. Will teach and practice adaptive skills. Students may need instruction and coaching with hygiene, social skills, humor, utilizing public transportation, money management and budgeting along with other adaptive life skills.

Position Requirements:

B.A. from an accredited university

  • Experience or certification for students with Cognitive Impairments or Autism Spectrum Disorders preferred.
  • 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 for Children 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

Manager of Spiritual Integrated Therapy

We are seeking a Manager of Spiritual Integrated Therapy!  This position is responsible for the development of Tennyson’s Spiritual Integrated Therapy initiative, including design, leadership and oversight.  The Manager of Spiritual Therapy will supervise the Chaplain responsible for pastoral care, integrating clinical services, as well as ecumenical and interfaith activities related to the spiritual growth, religious practices and the treatment goals of children and families.  The Manager of Spiritual Integrated Therapy will also be responsible for the development of outcome measures supporting the impact of spiritually integrated services for children with significant challenges including: trauma, neglect, mental health, etc.

Education and Experience Equivalencies

  • Masters in Divinity or commensurate AND Clinical Masters (LCSW, LMFT, or LPC track required).
  • Two years previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Two years previous experience with emotionally disturbed children preferred
  • Ecumenical experience preferred.
  • AAPC or CPE certification preferred.
  • Good standing in the Order of Ministry (or eligible to receive) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), or equivalent good standing within another denomination.

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

 

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

We are seeking a Family and School Support Specialist for Northern Colorado in the Greeley area. They are 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.
  • 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

Youth Treatment Counselors

We are seeking Youth Treatment Counselors for our residential and school-based programs. They are responsible for the implementation of a therapeutic milieu, group and individual treatment programs and the daily supervision and care of children in our treatment programs.

Schedule

Works either a Monday – Friday, Sunday – Wednesday, or Wednesday – Saturday schedule.

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

Director of Impact Measurement and Reporting

The Director of Impact Measurement and Reporting will work closely with the Quality Assurance department to develop comprehensive impact and outcomes measurement in accordance with the strategic plan. The Director of Impact Measurement and Reporting will lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive and harmonized strategy for measuring impact of TCCs site and community based programs to ensure the organization strengthens and expands its impact on the lives of children and their families.

The Director of Impact Measurement and Reporting, in collaboration with programmatic and other TCC departments, will identify key areas for evaluation, assist with bolstering the ability for ongoing self-assessment, and assist in efforts to conceptualize and implement a longitudinal strategic evaluation plan designed to improve internal program practices and to inform and enhance the areas of child residential treatment and community based holistic care for children and their families.

The Director of Impact Measurement and Reporting will also be responsible for developing reports to communicate the positive impact of programs for the community, including long term value to the Colorado community as a whole.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of expertise. In some cases, a position –specific master’s degree will be required. In cases where a Master’s degree is required, it will substitute for 2 years of experience.

 

  • 5 years experience working in an appropriate field with at least 2 years experience of overall responsibility for program direction, coordination and implementation of monitoring and reporting.

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.

 Classroom Teacher

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.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:00 – 3:30. Works 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 (or ability to obtain)
  • 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 or add the Special Education Generalist license by passing the PLACE test.
  • 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.

Clinician – Special Services Unit

Provides family, individual and group therapy, as well as client case management and case coordination. Primarily assigned to clients in the Special Services Unit, however may take on other residential or day treatment cases as needed. Works collaboratively with internal and external treatment team members to ensure continuity and consistency of care for clients. Provides clinical case direction, and actively participates in clinical supervision including Clinical Meeting, Group Supervision, and individual supervision. Participates actively in the admissions procedure, and is able to facilitate admissions to the SSU and screen referral calls. Coordinates treatment and discharge/aftercare planning, including assuring that the child’s service plan is being followed, that the contracted services are being provided at the indicated frequency, length of stay is kept within indicated parameters, and the efforts of all treatment team members are congruent with the identified disposition plan for that child. Maintains overall quality assurance for the child’s treatment.

Education and Experience:

  • Master of Social Work or a graduate degree in a related field.
  • Post-graduate work experience treating families and children preferred.
  • Family therapy skills and theory base required; inpatient and outpatient therapy experience and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Must be license-eligible.

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.

Crisis Team Supervisor – Community Based Services

 Position Description: The Tennyson Center for Children provides residential and therapeutic services, as well as a K-12 school, to Colorado children ages five to 18. The children are survivors of severe abuse or neglect, or have significant mental health or developmental issues. The Crisis Team Supervisor provides clinical supervision and management of therapists assigned to Community Based Services (CBS) cases and in some cases when appropriate for continuity of care, residential and day treatment cases, and develop the crisis response team within the community based services program. This individual will serve as a point of contact for supervisees and interns. Maintain oversight of admissions process, course of treatment and transition/discharge planning for supervisees. Establish and maintain relationships with referral sources. Provide direct client contact on an as needed basis. Provide leadership in support of Tennyson clinical philosophy, adherence to CDHS regulations, Medicaid compliance, and referral contracts, and uphold COA standards and Best Practices.

Position Requirements:

  • LCSW required (providing MSW supervision).
  • Three years mental health experience required with children, including crisis intervention.
  • Two years supervisory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of family systems theory.
  • Excellent organization and management skills.
  • Demonstrated clinical focus and skills.
  • Collaborative worker.
  • Flexibility and ability to deal with emergencies and make independent decisions.
  • Demonstrated success in behavior management, assessment skills, crisis intervention and case management.
  • Must have (or qualify to obtain) a current 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.

To apply send resume to: employment@tennysoncenter.org

Clinical Interns – Day Treatment and Residential

We are seeking three 2nd Year MA Program Clinical Interns for the 2017-2018 academic year, to work with our Day Treatment and Residential populations.  As part of their training, DT/RCCF interns will begin shadowing their mentors and other seasoned therapists in clinical intervention and milieu support.  Interns will be provided the opportunity to shadow individual and family therapy session, case management activities, admissions assessments, and crisis sessions.  Then may then begin doing some client sessions independently and/or slowly taking over a case with the guidance of a seasoned therapist.  At their full capacity, they may independently carry a caseload of 2-3 day treatment clients.  As the clinician for those clients, they will participate in individual and family therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, case management, external multi-disciplinary team staffings, the completion of clinical DAP notes, and treatment planning.  Interns will be provided weekly individual supervision meetings with a licensed supervisor.  Additionally, they will be invited to attend weekly group supervision and clinical team meeting if their schedule permits.

Requirements:

Students must be enrolled in their second year of a MA Clinical program, or MSW program. We are currently accepting interns from:  University of Denver, Naropa University, Metropolitan State University, Regis Univesity and Denver Seminary.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: employment@tennysoncenter.org  by April 15, 2017.

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

Clinical Interns – Community Based Services

As part of their training, CBS interns will begin shadowing their mentors and other seasoned community based clinicians on client sessions. Interns will be provided the opportunity to shadow individual and family therapy sessions, case management activities, admission assessments and possibly some community-based crisis sessions. They will then begin doing some client sessions independently and/or slowly taking over a case with a clinician’s guidance. At their full capacity, they will carry a caseload of 2-3 community-based clients, for which they may serve as the second clinician or the sole clinician.  As the clinician for those clients, the intern will participate in individual and family therapy, case management, external multi-disciplinary team staffings, the completion of clinical DAP notes, and treatment planning.  Interns will be provided with weekly individual supervision, attend weekly program meetings and have the option of participating in the biweekly clinical group supervision meetings dependent on their schedule.

 Requirements:

Students must be enrolled in their second year of a MA Clinical program, or MSW program. We are currently accepting interns from:  University of Denver, Naropa University, Metropolitan State University, Regis Univesity and Denver Seminary.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: employment@tennysoncenter.org by April 15, 2017

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

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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