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.

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

Position Summary:

The ASPEN Clinician provides family, individual and group therapy, as well as client case management and case coordination, and works collaboratively with internal and external treatment team members to ensure continuity and consistency of care for clients.

The ASPEN Clinician provides clinical case direction, and actively participates in clinical supervision including Clinical Meeting, Campus-based Therapist Team, Mirror Team Consultation, and individual supervision. Participates actively in the admissions procedure, 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, and maintains overall quality assurance for the child’s treatment.

Position Requirements:

    • Master of Social Work or a graduate degree in a related field, required.
    • Experience with developmentally disabled, behaviorally challenged and lower IQ clients required.
    • Family therapy skills and theory base required
    • Must be license eligible.
    • Familiarity with children on the Autism Spectrum and Asperger’s Syndrome preferred.
    • Inpatient and outpatient therapy experience and supervisory experience preferred.
    • Post-graduate work experience treating families and children preferred
    • Must be able to perform physical restraints or containment’s with an aggressive, physically acting-out child (age 5 – 14).

To apply, send your resume and cover letter with the title of the position you’re applying for in the subject line to employment@tennysoncenter.org.

Human Resources Business Partner

The primary role of the HR Business Partner is to provide resources and build strong relationships with internal partners to ensure that TCC staff is equipped to carry out their role in helping children who have experienced severe abuse, neglect and/or trauma so they can bravely, and safely, change their life’s story.

The HR Business Partner is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in assigned areas and serves as a consultant to management on all human resource related issues including recruitment, onboarding and off-boarding, benefits, employee relations, retention, employee relations, leadership development, workplace injury and leave of absence management; and assesses and anticipates HR-related needs and communicates within the HR department while seeking to develop proactive and integrated solutions.

Requirements

  • BA in human resources, industrial psychology or a related filed, required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant human experience in a comparable role, required.
  • Non-profit experience a bonus.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) preferred.
  • Strong communication and public speaking experience.
  • Strong customer service, organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency.
  • Proficiency with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate change management concepts and techniques including the skill of facilitating others to respond to and adjust positively to new and changing situations.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including employee relations, organizational diagnosis, performance management, compensation, employee development, applicable federal and state employment laws, and the ability to respond to and resolve in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a group of individuals organized for a particular purpose to ensure a successful and effective outcome.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter with the title of the position you’re applying for in the subject line to employment@tennysoncenter.org.

Manager of Medical Records/myEVOLV

Programmatic Goal: To integrate and maintain all medical records systems including myEVOLV in order to increase overall compliance, usability, and utility of the data.

Position Summary: The Manager of Medical Records/myEVOLV is responsible for all medical records at Tennyson. This includes both paper medical records and electronic medical records. This position will oversee Tennyson’s electronic health record (Netsmart’s Evolv). The oversight of Evolv includes daily maintenance (i.e. entering new staff, deleting old staff, loading updates, etc.) and the development of new modules and templates into the (Electronic Health Record) EHR. It will also be necessary for the Manager of Medical Records to coordinate with program staff in order to make sure that the EHR is meeting the needs of the program and with regard to medical records requests being fulfilled.

Position Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in a related field of expertise is required. 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 of experience working in an appropriate field with at least 2 years of experience of overall responsibility for medical records direction, coordination and implementation of monitoring and reporting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of position requirements and be able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness of trends and influences.
  • Must be proficient in SQL and experienced at writing queries.
  • Skill in supervising, mentoring, and team building in order to provide guidance and instruction to others. Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced, routine and maintenance procedures. Ability to exercise initiative and resourcefulness necessary for prioritizing multiple and ongoing projects.
  • Assume personal responsibility for all outcomes; make effective and timely decisions; and learn how to effectively use technology. Skill in data manipulation and analysis with an ability to solve problems and make sound judgements. Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbal, written, and graphical thoughts, ideas, and facts. Write and present information in a clear and concise way. Interpret and understand written information and listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrate professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with others to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Reach compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate. Remain calm and is able to manage conflict, and work well with a diverse workforce. Approachable style that allows others to be open in sharing thoughts and ideas.

Community Based Supervising Clinician – Weld County

The Tennyson Center for Children has the exciting opportunity to provide mental health services to the Weld county as a part of the strategic initiative of #everychildforever. The #everychildforever initiative is a collaborative model for developing and engaging communities and providing mental health services to children and their families. Specifically Tennyson Center hopes to provide services, enhance pathways already available to children/families and engage community partners to reduce the negative impacts of mental health on their communities.

The Weld county community is an important partner with the Tennyson Center in assuring that communities across the state have access to quality mental health programs for their children. The Weld Community Based Program (CBS) is a satellite program developed from the Denver Community Based Program. The Weld CBS program began in October 2016 in connection with contracts with Weld County DHS and Colorado Access Medicaid. We are looking forward to the next year in developing and training a team of professionals who can provide high quality services to children and families, while working closely with community partners to build gaps in services accessible to children/families.

This position will provide 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. Be 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 each week including carrying an assigned caseload (up to 25% of the position) and complete all job duties described in the CBS clinician job description. Provide leadership in support of Tennyson clinical philosophy, adherence to CDHS regulations, Medicaid compliance, and referral contracts, and uphold COA standards and Best Practices.

The Requirements for this position are as follows:

  • LCSW or LPC required (providing MSW supervision).
  • 3 years prior experience, including crisis intervention, with emotionally or behaviorally disturbed children and families required
  • 1 year experience of supervisory and training skills.
  • 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.
  • All candidates 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.  Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@tennysoncenter.org.

Family School and Support Specialist Supervisor

We are currently looking for a Family School and Support Specialist Supervisor!!  This position is responsible for the training and supervision of staff members in the position of Family and School Support Specialist (FSS). This position specifically is part of Tennyson’s strategic plan for 2018-2022 and will play a critical role in developing clinical programming for one of the primary initiatives of the strategic plan. The purpose of this position is to create and build a program to bridge service gaps with Denver Public Schools and Denver Department of Human Services. Will supervisor and assist in program development with other components of the strategic initiative to include eliminating a waitlist for services and building a navigation system for behavioral health.

This is a Full Time position working Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.

The requirements for this position are as follows:

  • BA in Human Services or related field required; Masters degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years prior experience, including crisis intervention, with emotionally or behaviorally disturbed children and families required
  • Previous experience or responsibilities to include any aspect of supervisory experience
  • Strong background/understanding of clinical issues and family systems and community resources
  • Ability to work independently, communicate, coordinate, and make clinically sound decisions
  • All candidates must have (or qualify to obtain) a current Colorado drivers 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.

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.

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

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. 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

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 to accommodate for evenings and/or weekend times when families are available. Works either a Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday week.

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

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.

Youth Treatment Counselors – School-Based

We are seeking Youth Treatment Counselors for our school-based programs.  The School-Based Youth Treatment Counselor will collaborate within the framework of the educational and treatment team in the completion of instructional activities and behavior management in keeping with each child’s IEP and treatment plans during the school day. They will assist in implementing treatment plans and IEP’s in an appropriate manner as directed by the social worker, clinician and/or teacher while providing a clean, safe and therapeutic learning environment. Daily supervision/care of children living in the residential unit during school breaks will also be required.

Schedule: Works a schedule of Monday – Friday 7am-3pm or 7:15am-3:15pm.

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

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.

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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