Mental Health Clinician-Jail Based Behavior Service

North Range Behavioral Health - Greeley, CO3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $39,000 - $54,000 a year

North Range Behavioral Health - Where Hope Begins and Change is Possible

Program: The Jail Based Behavior Service (JBBS) Program is a state-funded program and is a collaboration between North Range Behavioral Health and Weld County Jail. JBBS is designed to provide treatment for incarcerated individuals whose offenses are due to or influenced by the use of substances or by mental health problems, or a combination of both.

*Position Summary:
*Works as a member of the Jail Based Behavioral Health Services team in collaboration with the Weld County Jail, local providers, community agencies and program participants to provide ongoing support and eliminate fragmentation, duplication or gaps in care and treatment. Enhances the quality of inmate's care coordination from within the jail environment and maintains involvement through an individual's release from incarceration to community-based services. Performs behavioral health consultation, screening, short-term targeted interventions, and case management functions dedicated to transitional care and a seamless re-entry in treatment services in the community.

Provides on-going assessment, crisis intervention, individual, group therapy and case management services. Develops strength-based service plans, monitors treatment progress, documents interactions and maintains electronic clinical records and other reporting data for individuals with mild to severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Coordinates with internal as well as external supportive services to deliver needed services to clients. Collaborates with clinical supervisor, other team members and psychiatrist regarding treatment.

*Minimum Qualifications:
*- Master's degree in the human services field from an accredited college or university required
- Colorado clinical licensure in appropriate discipline preferred (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)
- CAC II preferred
- Bilingual/Spanish preferred (Monetary incentive available)
- Valid Colorado drivers license and driving record that meets with hiring requirements as set forth for someone that must transport customers/program participants
- Ability to become credentialed with various health insurance companies if licensed

*- 2 years experience with jail/inmate population and/or the criminal justice system highly preferred
- Experience in coordinating behavioral health intervention plans and services with other agencies

*Knowledge of:
*- Mild to severe mental health and/or substance use disorders/disabilities and the recovery process.
- Professional and ethical guidelines as outlined by the State of Colorado.
- Basic and routine computer keyboarding, programs and software.
- Basic, routine, and advanced records maintenance and filing practices.
- Basic, routine, and advanced office management practices and operating procedures.
- Workplace policies and professionalism.
- Organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures.
- Effective de-escalation techniques.

*Skills and Abilities to:
*- Identify and support appropriate diagnostic assessment using current diagnostic system.
- Coordinate mental and/or behavioral health intervention plans and services with other agencies.
- Plan and use effective interventions with clients. Appropriately assess the need for law enforcement involvement.
- Provide treatment and case management in routine and crisis situations.
- Plan, organize, time manage and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments. Use effective follow through. Endure periods of heavy workload.
- Visually assess responses to mental illness or reaction to substance abuse medications.
- Read, analyze, and interpret related professional periodicals, journals, technical procedures or government regulations.
- Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
- Communicate effectively and positively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies, including when under emotionally charged and stressful situations.
- Work with diverse populations and be culturally sensitive.
- Maintain confidentiality.

Working Conditions:

Services may involve travel to offsite locations for assessments, service provision, and crisis management. Service delivery environments and conditions may vary based on program assignment. Work hours can vary, and may require some on-call scheduling including weekends, evenings, and holidays per program requirements. Residential assignments may require on-duty meal periods.

*Compensation is dependent upon skills and qualifications. North Range Behavioral Health offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more! Bilingual skills may be compensated additionally.

North Range Behavioral Health is among the largest employers in Weld County, and provides compassionate, comprehensive care for people who face mental health and addiction challenges. Our team members are hard workers, and we strongly believe in the importance of a healthy work/life balance. We provide cutting-edge tools, training and thoughtful supervision to our employees to assist them in their professional development. Our open environment encourages employees to share ideas.

*Our values are:
- Customer First. We help our customers achieve recovery, every day.
- Compassion. We treat everyone with kindness, empathy, and dignity.
- Collaboration. We build strong relationships, internally and externally, to ensure effective care for our customers.*

North Range Behavioral Health promotes a philosophy of giving… to the community, to our customers, and to each other. If you're driven to help others, have high standards and a desire to work in a collaborative environment, we hope you'll consider a career at North Range Behavioral Health. Visit us at to learn more.

North Range Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time


  • jail/inmate population and/or the criminal justice system: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Master's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Store Discounts

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off