Overview

Join our dynamic team!  Would you like to work on a small, dedicated team that makes a big impact in the community?  Are you passionate about partnering with individuals, families, and community agencies to break-down barriers and improve outcomes?  Do you want to work for an organization that promotes a healthy work-life balance?  We are looking for Care Coordinators who will be responsible for responding to needs presented by individuals and families who have been seen by our Mental Health and Substance Use Connections Team. Care Coordinators are key in assisting individuals and families in navigating and understanding the behavioral health system and connecting with appropriate services.

Pay Range and Status

  • $50,423 to $53,642 per year DOQ
  • 40 hrs/wk
  • Two (2) Regular full-time positions available

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

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, public health, human services, or other human service related field.
    A minimum of two years of experience working in the behavioral health field.
  • A minimum of one year of experience working as a client navigator, or in care coordination/case management position in a behavioral health setting.
  • Written and oral fluency in English and Spanish language is desired.

Key Responsibilities

  • Links individuals and families with initial assessment providers via a warm hand-off.
  • Answers client/family questions and addresses concerns, provides educational materials and other information; and provides guidance in assessing options and making decisions.
  • Utilizes information and referral resources and knowledge in order to research possible options for services, support and treatment and works with client/family in the selection of options and determination of next steps.
  • Utilizes crisis intervention model to respond to clients in crisis and connects clients to appropriate crisis interventions.
  • Assists client/family in navigating complex systems to reduce barriers to improved mental, social, family, and physical functioning.  May include service-planning, advocacy, research, working with others in client’s treatment system, monitoring, follow-up, etc.

How to Apply

Provide a cover letter that details your professional experiences and how your qualifications align with this position.  Applicants who do not provide a cover letter will not be considered.

Submit your cover letter and resume to Search Coordinator,

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

Position will remain open until filled.

Please note that the Health District has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. A new hire must be vaccinated, or at least have obtained the first dose prior to the start date.

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

Why work for us

  • Our mission is to enhance the health of our community and to achieve this we provide 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 that result in successful performance in their roles/positions.
  • We are committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The Health District does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law. Employment decisions at the Health District will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.
  • 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.
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About Health District of Northern Larimer County

Overview:

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

Achievements:

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.

Awards:

2010
Joseph Jabaily Public Health Hero Award
Larimer County Department of Health and Environment

2011
Silver Well Workplace Award
Fort Collins Well City Task Force

2013
Spirit of Giving Award
United Way of Larimer County

2014
National Bike Challenge (for workplaces with 100-499 employees)
League of American Bicyclists

2014-2019
Silver Level Bike Friendly Business designation
League of American Bicyclists

2015
Best News/Talk Show Host or Team in a Major Market for “Community at Work” radio show
Colorado Broadcasters Association

2016
Silver Spotlight Award for Health District Compass Newsletter
League of American Communications Professionals

2020-Present
Gold Level Bike Friendly Business designation
League of American Bicyclists

2022
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.

Competitors:

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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The Community:  An hour north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities.  Often rated as one of the best places to live in the U.S., Fort Collins boasts a strong economy, a thriving music and arts scene, and a vibrant historic downtown with numerous dining establishments.  An outstanding local school system and many youth recreation opportunities make the area ideal for raising a family.  Nearby are national forests, the ‘wild and scenic’ Cache La Poudre River, and Rocky Mountain National Park, which are prime locations for hiking, camping, fishing, and whitewater rafting.  Fort Collins is known as a bike-friendly community, with miles of trails; and the area has multiple open spaces to explore.