Careers

Assistant Clinical Director

Alternative Homes for Youth (AHFY), a residential treatment center in Greeley, Colorado, serving adolescent males aged 14-20, has an immediate opening for a Full-Time (40 hours/week) Assistant Clinical Director position. Core responsibilities of this role include working directly with the Clinical Director and management team, assisting in admissions and other administrative decisions, treatment-planning, carrying a caseload of approximately 3 clients (including providing individual and family therapy and attending staffings), running a substance abuse treatment group, providing CAC supervision to 1-2 therapists, and participating in management and clinical team meetings.

Our mission is to provide struggling young men with a “sanctuary for transformation,” helping them achieve mental and emotional wellness, create lasting behavioral change, and develop a sense of empowerment to make positive choices and create their own healthy futures. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a client population with a variety of clinical issues, including trauma histories, sexual behavior problems, substance abuse, conduct issues, and other psychological and emotional struggles. We pride ourselves on having a highly positive, supportive, and relational work environment. We were awarded the “Outstanding Team” Award at the 2017 Division of Youth Services Annual Provider Conference, and we were recently featured on the front page of the Greeley Tribune for our work with youth in need.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Flexible work schedule, including the opportunity to have one work-from-home day per week
  • Manageable caseloads
  • Weekly individual and group supervision/consultation provided by a licensed psychologist and an SOMB Full-Operating Level Clinical Supervisor
  • Ability to attend trainings and conferences that match your clinical interests
  • Paid time off
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Life Insurance

Qualifications:

  • Masters or Doctoral degree in psychology or other behavioral health discipline from an accredited college or university
  • CAC III or LAC
  • Licensed or license-eligible (LPC or Licensed Psychologist)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Management/supervision experience
  • SOMB Full-Operating Level or Associate Level Treatment Provider
  • Specialized training and experience in working with adolescents, particularly youth with trauma histories
  • Residential treatment center experience
  • Experience/training in psychological assessment
  • Strong writing ability
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Responsible and reliable

For consideration for this position, please submit your résumé and cover letter to Dr. Arvind Karwan, Clinical Director.

 

Director of Special Education

  • Candidate must contain:
    • Current Masters Degree in Special Education
    • Current Colorado Teaching Certificate
    • Minimum two years of related teaching experience
    • Director of Special Education License or has completed an approved program for the preparation of special education directors

    This position is open to full-time or part-time candidates.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Attend monthly CDE meeting
    • Provide Supervision for all School Staff
    • Represent education department at agency Executive Team meetings
    • Weekly observation of teaching staff in classroom
    • Ensure that State Department of Education guidelines are followed to obtain funding for special education, as well as regular education students.
    • Develop and maintain adequate relationships with referral sources ensure appropriate referrals and maintain an adequate client census to meet budget requirements.
    • Oversee the implementation of special education requirements.
    • Responsible for curriculum implementation and oversight.
    • Teach classes as assigned.
    • Oversee student assessment and academic achievement.
    • Ensure within thirty days of placement the assessment and testing of regular education students and special education students in coordination with their student records to determine the educational needs and abilities of each student.
    • Complete all educational audits including Colorado Department of Education Excess Cost, October Count, December Count and Title One Annual Survey.
    • Responsible for hiring teachers and support staff to insure compliance with the requirements of State Department of Education and agency student/teacher ratios.
    • Oversee the procedures and compliance with State Department of Education Standards for complete student files for regular education students and special education students.
    • Oversee the procedures and development of teacher lesson plans and grade books.

    Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to Shayna.Miller@ahfy.org.

 

 

  • Full Time Youth Advisor

We are seeking full time candidates to work 30-40 regular hours per week. Schedules are typically Sunday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Saturday swing shift.

The ideal candidate for the Youth Advisor position has: The ability to utilize principles of behaviorism effectively, compassion and understanding for oppositional or deviant behavior, confidence and leadership abilities, healthy personal boundaries, high integrity, high dependability, and a strong work ethic.

This full time position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including: Paid time off, Medical, Dental and Life insurance. Starting Pay ranges from $12.50-$15.00 / hour and is commensurate with experience. Candidates accepting an offer of employment are expected to maintain a one year commitment to working with AHFY. Significant opportunities for promotion after the first year of employment.

Function: Responsible to the Program Director for the day-to-day supervision of clientele and to promote a therapeutic-based milieu that meets CDHS standards for offense specific or conduct disordered youth. Ensure the youth are provided a safe, aesthetically pleasing environment to enhance intrapersonal change.

Minimum Education Training/Experience: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, criminal justice, or closely related field, or four years work-related field experience, or a combination of accredited college or university education and work-related field experience totaling or exceeding four years.

Duties and Responsibilities: Ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws including licensing rules and regulations regarding child welfare, mental health services, alcohol and drug abuse, etc.-Responsible for making sure there is proper supervision of the youth.-Enforce program rules and consequences based on program procedures, individual treatment plan and individual education program.-Execute appropriate procedures regarding medication administration and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.-Responsible for providing a therapeutic milieu that promotes growth, empowerment and healing.-Attend weekly staff meetings and communicate pertinent information to Program Director.-Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned.

To apply, please submit your resume to Ben Smith, Program Director at ben.smith@ahfy.org.

  • Part Time Youth Advisor-

Candidate accepting the position is expected to maintain a minimum commitment of 12 months employment. Compensation is $16.00 – $18.00 / hour.

Schedule: Candidate is expected to be able to pick up a variety of shifts on a 24 hour schedule, including awake overnight, as coverage needs dictate.  Most hours are scheduled with notice. However, candidate is also expected to cover vacancies with less than 24 hours as they are able.  PRN employees are expected to maintain an average of 16 hours per week minimum .

Function: Responsible to the Program Manager for the day-to-day supervision of clientele and to promote a therapeutic-based milieu that meets SOMB standards for sexually abusive and conduct disordered youth. Ensure the youth are provided a safe, aesthetically pleasing environment to enhance interpersonal and interpersonal change.

Minimum Education Training/Experience: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or four years work-related field experience, or a combination of accredited college or university education and work-related field experience totaling or exceeding four years.

Upon employment, candidate is to become certified and remain current in:
Red Cross CPR/First Aid Training,
Medication Administration (QMAP) Training,
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Training.
Informed Supervision training

Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws including licensing rules and regulations regarding child welfare, mental health services, alcohol and drug abuse, etc.
Responsible for making sure there is proper supervision of the youth.
Enforce program rules and consequences based on program procedures, individual treatment plans, and individual education program.
Execute appropriate procedures regarding medication administration and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.
Complete report and data entry
Responsible for providing a therapeutic milieu that promotes growth, empowerment, and healing.
Communicate pertinent information to Program Director.
Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned.

To apply, please submit your resume to Ben Smith, Program Director at ben.smith@ahfy.org.

 

  • Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate interns with Alternative Homes for Youth are given the opportunity to observe the milieu shift and some offered therapeutic groups. Through direct observation, interns are able to develop their understanding of residential care, grow their professional development, attend trainings and gain healthy relationships with co-works and the clientele. If interested in applying for an internship position please contact Emily Griffith at (970) 353-6010 x207 or Emily.Griffith@ahfy.org