Trauma-Focused Behavioral Health Therapist

Bright Future Foundation

Listing Expires on 04/16/2021

Position Summary:

Under the direction of Bright Future Foundation’s Clinical Director, the Trauma-Focused Behavioral Health Therapist position will support the mission of the organization by providing trauma-focused therapy services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse. The Behavioral Health Therapist is responsible for providing clinical therapy services for a diverse caseload of survivors including adults, adolescents, and families experiencing mental health difficulties. Working as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, the Trauma-Focused Behavioral Health Therapist will participate in agency-wide team meetings to ensure collaboration and effective case management for the survivors they work with. Additionally, the Behavioral Health Therapist will lead the court mandated Collaborative Parenting Workshop on a monthly basis. The Trauma-Focused Behavioral Health Therapist will also provide on-call coverage for the 24/7 crisis hotline and SANE response program, on a rotating basis. Job description is subject to additional responsibilities as assigned.

Trauma-Focused Behavioral Health Therapist Responsibilities

(100% of time/ 40 hours per week)

  • Provide culturally sensitive, trauma-focused therapy services to clients (adult, adolescents, and families)
  • Develop, monitor, and manage empirically supported treatment plans for clinical clients
  • Participate in weekly multi-disciplinary rounds
  • Document assessments and progress notes in electronic database in a timely and professional manner
  • Advocate a holistic view of healing, focusing on psychological, economic, legal, physical/medical, and educational ramifications of abuse
  • Provide coverage for the crisis line and SANE response programs
  • Lead monthly parenting workshops
  • Engage in prevention and outreach efforts
  • Actively promote Bright Future Foundation’s mission/vision by participating in awareness-building opportunities (trainings, forums, panel discussions, etc.)
  • Work with community agencies to determine appropriate collaboration, referrals, and treatment goals
  • Maintain compliance to HIPAA policy; develop records and maintain confidentiality relating to client identity and services

* Opportunities for teaching, clinical supervision, immigration evaluations, and program development may be available for qualified applicant.


Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in Social Work, Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or related field (MSW, MA, MS, Psy.D., Ph.D.)
  • Ability to become either independently, or provisionally, licensed in the state of CO (LSW; LCSW; LPCC; LPC; PSYC; LP)
  • At least 2 years of clinical experience either on the job or through internship training
  • Knowledge of counseling theories and practices
  • Knowledge of treatment principles, modalities and techniques
  • Knowledge of DSM-IV diagnoses and differential diagnoses
  • Ability to work with and relate to a culturally diverse environment of clients, staff, and community
  • Ability to engage in cultural humility
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in access to mental healthcare
  • Knowledge and adherence to APA/ACA/NASW ethical and professional guidelines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team
  • Ability to respond quickly and effectively in crisis situations, with a judgment free attitude
  • Ability to shift between clinical and non-clinical duties to meet organizational needs
  • Ability to work with and relate to a culturally diverse environment of clients, staff, and community
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to comfortably drive or commute to neighborhoods throughout the community and occasionally out of area travel. Must have own vehicle with insurance. (Mileage reimbursement available)
  • All Applicants must provide enough information for a thorough background check
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Strong, proven ability to: mediate differences of philosophy and opinion; maintain calm, efficient, and good-humored approach to work while managing competing priorities in a fast paced, highly productive work environment; think critically and with foresight; adapt to change; and be nimble and flexible


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with trauma-focused interventions
  • Experience with survivor-centered advocacy
  • Experience with program development and evaluation
  • Familiarity with state, federal and/or tribal laws, policies, and regulations impacting victims of crime
  • Ability to provide bilingual clinical services in both Spanish and English


NOTE: This job description is not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by a person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements to the work of the Bright Future Foundation and are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

E.O.E. – Bright Future Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary: DOQ

To apply:

To Apply: To apply, please submit the following package to

  1. Cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position:
  2. CV or Resume