Refugee and Immigrant Therapist – Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Bethany Christian Services
May 26, 2020
Denver, Colorado
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Kristin Verburg


Refugee and Immigrant Licensed Therapist - Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Requisition #: req2982

Location: Denver, CO

Hours: Part-time (20 hours/week with potential to become full-time)

**** We are actively hiring for this position during the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this time, this position would be remote or virtual (using HIPAA compliant, secure video application Zoom)***
Bethany Christian Services strengthens and equips families to be the answer for vulnerable children, both in local communities and around the globe. We do this by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services. Thousands of children are in need of the support and safety that comes from being part of a family. Bethany is on the front line of providing solutions.

As a Therapist for Wraparound Stabilization Services, you will be primarily responsible for providing therapy and clinical support to refugee and immigrant adults and families in the Wraparound program. Your role would be to assist clients from the refugee and immigrant population with a wide range of issues including trauma related issues and/or mental health disorders in accordance with federal, state, and agency requirements. This individual may also be responsible for providing trafficking and/or outpatient screenings as needed for clients where trafficking, torture, and/or any informed trauma are suspected.

  • Maintain an awareness of current trends and relevant evidence-based practices to recommend changes in agency policy and practice to advance the use of appropriate clinical interventions and training;
  • Provide regular feedback to staff writing professional reports, including clinical depth and breadth of service and concrete clinical progress and goals;
  • Coordinate outside professional consultations, to include psychiatric and psychological when needed while ensuring documentation for consultations is completed in a timely and effective manner;
  • Conduct monthly education prevention groups;
  • Conduct trafficking and/or trauma assessments for clients, while also assisting in the pre and post outcome measurements;
  • Report on outcome measures to the national program coordinator on a weekly basis;
  • Provide individual counseling sessions based on caseload and/or coverage needs utilizing the trauma model for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT);
  • Collaborate with the external BI Case Managers for referral follow-up and opportunities;
  • Conduct the eligibility screening for in-person intake for potential and/or new clients;
  • Maintain up-to-date clinical notes and records for all clients on a weekly basis;
  • Notate the service needs and on-going service needs for all clients, while reporting on these measures weekly to the national program coordinator;
  • Stay abreast of all agency, federal, and state regulatory requirements related to social services;
  • Attend internal and external trainings, and apply newly gained knowledge on the job;
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field of study from an accredited college;
  • Active professional licensure in the state of Colorado in accordance with therapy licensing requirements (applicable by state requirements);
  • At least three (3) years of post-educational experience counseling;
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish;
  • Demonstrated experience within a therapeutic setting while utilizing interpreters;
  • Prior experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations;
  • Prior experience with co-occurring disorder treatment, strongly preferred;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated clinical, therapeutic, and crisis intervention skills;
  • Must have an ability to provide excellent and compassionate customer service;
  • Ability to work independently and exercise a high level of confidentiality;
  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions;
  • Active motor vehicle license and a reliable vehicle with adequate insurance coverage;
  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries;
  • Willingness to submit to an intensive background check process through the Department of Homeland Security;
  • Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.

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