Mental Health Worker PRN

SCL Health
Denver, CO
Post Date:
January 17, 2022
Job Status:

To show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization, we will also offer up to a $1,000 sign-on when applicable.  





You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a residential Mental Health Worker.




Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your thoughts and prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.




You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.




You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun.




Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.








Mount Saint Vincent is the Rocky Mountain regions premier provider of mental health treatment, foster care services, K-8 education, and trauma-informed training  all focused on children and their families. We also operate a community early learning center that consistently earns a Colorado Shines four-star rating. Our innovative programs help children reach their full potential within their homes, schools and communities.




Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.








Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.




As a Mental Health Worker you need to know how to:



  • Communicate professionally and in a culturally sensitive manner with caseworkers, families, visiting friends, volunteers, and others outside the agency.
  • Supervise contact between children and families.
  • Supervise and be involved in childrens daily hygiene routines, chores, meals, play and bathroom monitoring when appropriate.
  • Monitor and document treatment / program progress in a timely, accurate and legible manner using agency forms such as but not limited to, physical holds, locked door time-outs and incidents in accordance with agency and state policies and procedures.
  • Document the following  daily progress notes, monthly medication consultation sheets, quarterly milieu reports, as well as shift and meal tracking, and daily debriefing logs.
  • Be responsible for tracking necessary trainings to maintain certifications.
  • Supervise, teach, monitor and be directly involved in providing hands on instruction and guidance including daily, weekly, and other house hold chores.
  • Monitor clients administration of prescribed medication.
  • Assist clients to understand and follow milieu program rules.
  • Implement crisis prevention / intervention techniques (i.e.TCI training, time-outs, locked door time-outs) as well as procedures (i.e. runaway, injury, emergency.)
  • Report unusual occurrences with clients per agency and state policy and procedure.
  • Transport children using agency vehicles.
  • Implement treatment according to defined treatment plans as assigned by the treatment team and provides a supportive structured environment for residents in order to promote growth and ensure safety.
  • Report promptly for scheduled shifts.
  • Tackle new therapeutic approaches / plans with body language and communication that communicates openness and willingness to try. Use non-verbal cues that consistently communicate professionalism.
  • Ability to differentiate personal and professional boundaries that are conducive to the creation and maintenance of a positive work environment.
  • Flexible with work schedule to accommodate the needs of the milieu and to ensure safety for all.
  • Maintain emotional stability and be able to function effectively with children who may have psychological, developmental and behavioral disorders. The staff must be able to demonstrate appropriate daily behavior, appropriate expression of emotions, and appropriate role modeling.
  • Knowledgeable in the Neurosequential model of therapeutics, including the use of somatosensory and regulating activities that meet the needs of the children in a developmentally appropriate manner. Therapeutic touch may include hand massages, back rubs, and hugs.



Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • To be considered for a Mental Health Worker position you must be at least 21 years of age
  • Current Drivers License and must obtain Colorado Driver's License within 30 days of moving to Colorado
  • Motor vehicle record and proof of automobile insurance coverage to be updated annually, required
  • At least one (1) year of relevant experience working with children, required


  • Bachelors degree (B.A. / B.S.) from four year College or university
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), First aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Qualified Medication Administration





Your next move.




Now that you know more about being a Mental Health Worker on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.




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