Would you like to work on a small, dedicated team that offers support to individuals and families experiencing mental health needs or substance use concerns? Are you seeking autonomy, flexibility, and variety in your clinical work?  The Connections program is seeking a Behavioral Health Provider who is passionate about helping and supporting individuals and families. Join our team and work for an organization that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

For two decades, the Connections program has been highly responsive to meeting community needs, serving all ages regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Behavioral Health Providers are responsible for providing clinical assessments, brief therapy, care coordination, referrals to outside providers/agencies, and psychoeducation to individuals and families who call in seeking mental health and substance use services.

Pay Range and Status

·       $67,145 to $71,448 per year DOQ

·       40 hrs/wk

For full qualifications and responsibilities, please review the job description at www.healthdistrict.org/jobs.

Education and Experience

·       Master’s degree or higher in a behavioral health discipline

·       A minimum of three years clinical experience in a behavioral health setting is required.

·       A Colorado unrestricted license in a behavioral health profession and/or addiction counseling certification

Key Responsibilities

·       Provides immediate support to individuals and families who don’t know where to turn or how to navigate behavioral health services in the community.

·       Performs initial client intake and assessment to identify the client’s strengths, supports, risks, and needs.

·       Works with clients (and families) to determine appropriate treatment and support recommendations based off the assessment.

·       Provides crisis intervention and crisis management to respond to clients in need providing appropriate intervention(s) to help stabilize client. May perform assessment for mental health holds as necessary and facilitate the process of admission to hospital.

·       Provides behavioral health intervention for appropriate clients utilizing a brief therapy and/or solution-focused approach.

Provides care coordination to reduce barriers to improve mental, social, family, and physical functioning. May include service-planning, advocacy, research, work with others in client’s treatment system, monitoring, follow-up, etc.
·       Provides Disaster Mental Health Response services as necessary.

Why work for us

·       Our mission is to enhance the health of our community by providing behavioral health services that address unmet needs and opportunities in our community.

·       We demonstrate dignity and respect for all people and focus on our employees, clients, and community.

·       Employees are encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge which result in successful performance in their roles/positions.

·       Opportunities for professional development and continuing education.

·       We are committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals.

·       The Health District provides comprehensive benefits, including (100% or prorated portion) of the cost of medical, dental, low-cost vision, 401(a) and optional 457(b) retirement plans, 11 holiday, generous flexible paid time off, and employee wellness and recognition activities.

How to Apply

Provide a cover letter that details your professional experiences and how your qualifications align with this position.

·       Submit your cover letter and resume to Attn: Search Coordinator,

Mail: Health District of Northern Larimer County, 120 Bristlecone Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524.  Fax: 970-221-7165, or Email to searchcoordinator@healthdistrict.org.

·       The position will remain open until filled.

Join our organization and help us accomplish our goals and make a meaningful impact in our community!

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About Health District of Northern Larimer County


The Health District is a public health agency that provides residents of northern Larimer County with dental, mental health and preventive health services, in addition to connecting people to more affordable prescription and health insurance options.

Products and services:

·         Sliding-fee and Medicaid dental services

·         Prescription Assistance

·         Sliding-fee mental health counseling and mental health referrals

·         Low-cholesterol screening

·         Quit tobacco counseling

·         Assistance with low-cost health insurance options

·         Online health information resource

Divisions and departments:

·         Advanced Care Planning Team

·         Family Dental Clinic

·         Health Promotion

·         Integrated Primary Care/Mental Health Program

·         Larimer Health Connect

·         Mental Health Connections


The Health District is viewed as a cutting-edge, model public health agency in many areas, from its collection and use of local health statistics to its commitment to collaborative community problem solving around mental health and dental care.


Joseph Jabaily Public Health Hero Award
Larimer County Department of Health and Environment

Silver Well Workplace Award
Fort Collins Well City Task Force

Spirit of Giving Award
United Way of Larimer County

National Bike Challenge (for workplaces with 100-499 employees)
League of American Bicyclists

Silver Level Bike Friendly Business designation
League of American Bicyclists

Best News/Talk Show Host or Team in a Major Market for “Community at Work” radio show
Colorado Broadcasters Association

Silver Spotlight Award for Health District Compass Newsletter
League of American Communications Professionals

Gold Level Bike Friendly Business designation
League of American Bicyclists

Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year Award (with Homeward Alliance)
BizWest Media

Future of company:

Health District strategic priorities are determined by a publicly elected board of directors based on a variety of information, including data from a triennial community health survey.


The Health District is a gap-filling agency that is not in competition with other organizations. However, it does partner with many other local entities, including the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, Poudre Valley Hospital/University of Colorado Health, SummitStone Health Partners and others.

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