Employment

Thank you for your interest in Bright Future Foundation. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Bilingual Advocate

Position Summary: Under the direction of Bright Future Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, the Bilingual Advocate will support the mission of the organization by ensuring respectful, compassionate, survivor-centered responses to all persons seeking residential and non-residential services. The advocate will meet regularly with the Advocacy Supervision Team to create survivor-driven treatment plans. The advocate will work to identify psychosocial needs of survivors, provide supportive services during court/legal proceedings, and assist with the coordination of additional services. Additionally, the advocate will attend regular staff meetings, maintain a client database, institute assessment and quality assurance measures, and provide general office support duties as needed. The advocate will also provide emergency, on-call coverage for the 24-7 crisis hotline on a rotating basis.

Bilingual Advocate Responsibilities

(100% of time)

  • Conducts intake and needs assessments with new survivors
  • Provides advocacy services for survivors including safety planning, building support networks, processing trauma, and healing from abuse
  • Advocates a holistic view of healing, focusing on psychological, economic, legal, physical/medical, and educational ramifications of abuse
  • Provides community-based mobile supportive services to survivors including transportation assistance, resource coordination
  • Works with the Housing Manager to coordinate housing assistance
  • Creates survivor-driven treatment plans focusing on both short and long-term goals
  • Creates a safe, empowering living environment for all survivors in the shelter
  • Provides advocacy services at court and legal proceedings as needed
  • Assists survivors with obtaining additional services such as TANF, food stamps, Medicare/Medicaid
  • Provides translation as needed
  • Provides referrals for counseling and legal services as needed
  • Provides emergency, on-call coverage for the 24-7 crisis hotline on a rotating basis on-call services
  • Responds to emergency calls/situations as needed
  • Completes appropriate paperwork with all survivors in a complete and timely manner
  • Utilizes assessment or quality assurance measures regularly and maintain responses in Café database.
  • Collaborates with community organizations and staff to identify clients/populations that would benefit from therapeutic services
  • Conducts basic administrative/maintenance tasks to contribute to the functioning of office operations
  • Actively promotes Bright Future Foundation’s mission/vision by participating in awareness-building opportunities (trainings, forums, panel discussions, etc.)
  • Performs all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with Bright Future Foundation’s mission and philosophy

 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of one year’s experience and demonstrated competence in survivor-centered advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations
  • Strong, proven ability to: mediate differences of philosophy and opinion; maintain calm, efficient, and good-humored approach to work while managing competing priorities in a fast paced, highly productive work environment; work independently and as a team member; think critically and with foresight; carry out assignments with limited direction; adapt to change; and be nimble and flexible
  • Excellent oral communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Ability to comfortably drive or commute to neighborhoods throughout the community and occasionally out of area travel. Must have own vehicle with insurance. (Mileage reimbursement available)
  • All Applicants must provide enough information for a thorough background check
  • Valid Colorado driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Ability to prepare reports
  • Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations with a judgment free attitude.
  • Familiarity with community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with survivor-centered advocacy and management in shelter or other housing models

NOTE: This job description is not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by a person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements to the work of the Bright Future Foundation and are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

 

E.O.E. – Bright Future Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

This position can be full or part time (24 – 40 hours).

Salary: DOQ

To Apply: To apply, please submit the following package to sheri@mybrightfuture.org

  1. Cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position:
  2. Resume

 

Behavioral Health Therapist 

Position Summary:

Under the direction of Bright Future Foundation’s Clinical Director, the Behavioral Health Therapist position will support the mission of the organization by providing trauma-focused therapy services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse. The Behavioral Health Therapist is responsible for providing clinical therapy services for a diverse caseload of survivors including adults, adolescents, and families experiencing mental health difficulties. Working as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, the Behavioral Health Therapist will participate in agency-wide team meetings to ensure collaboration and effective case management for the survivors they work with. Additionally, the Behavioral Health Therapist will lead the court mandated Collaborative Parenting Workshop on a monthly basis. The Behavioral Health Therapist will also provide on-call coverage for the 24/7 crisis hotline and SANE response program, on a rotating basis. Job description is subject to additional responsibilities as assigned.

Behavioral Health Therapist Responsibilities

(100% of time/ 40 hours per week)

  • Provide culturally sensitive, trauma-focused therapy services to clients (adult, adolescents, and families)
  • Develop, monitor, and manage empirically supported treatment plans for clinical clients
  • Participate in weekly multi-disciplinary rounds
  • Document assessments and progress notes in electronic database in a timely and professional manner
  • Advocate a holistic view of healing, focusing on psychological, economic, legal, physical/medical, and educational ramifications of abuse
  • Provide coverage for the crisis line and SANE response programs
  • Lead monthly parenting workshops
  • Engage in prevention and outreach efforts
  • Actively promote Bright Future Foundation’s mission/vision by participating in awareness-building opportunities (trainings, forums, panel discussions, etc.)
  • Work with community agencies to determine appropriate collaboration, referrals, and treatment goals
  • Maintain compliance to HIPAA policy; develop records and maintain confidentiality relating to client identity and services

* Opportunities for teaching, clinical supervision, immigration evaluations, and program development may be available for qualified applicant.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in Social Work, Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or related field (MSW, MA, MS, Psy.D., Ph.D.)
  • Ability to become either independently, or provisionally, licensed in the state of CO (LSW; LCSW; LPCC; LPC; PSYC; LP)
  • At least 2 years of clinical experience either on the job or through internship training
  • Knowledge of counseling theories and practices
  • Knowledge of treatment principles, modalities and techniques
  • Knowledge of DSM-IV diagnoses and differential diagnoses
  • Ability to work with and relate to a culturally diverse environment of clients, staff, and community
  • Ability to engage in cultural humility
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in access to mental healthcare
  • Knowledge and adherence to APA/ACA/NASW ethical and professional guidelines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently, as well as in a team
  • Ability to respond quickly and effectively in crisis situations, with a judgment free attitude
  • Ability to shift between clinical and non-clinical duties to meet organizational needs
  • Ability to work with and relate to a culturally diverse environment of clients, staff, and community
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to comfortably drive or commute to neighborhoods throughout the community and occasionally out of area travel. Must have own vehicle with insurance. (Mileage reimbursement available)
  • All Applicants must provide enough information for a thorough background check
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Strong, proven ability to: mediate differences of philosophy and opinion; maintain calm, efficient, and good-humored approach to work while managing competing priorities in a fast paced, highly productive work environment; think critically and with foresight; adapt to change; and be nimble and flexible

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with trauma-focused interventions
  • Experience with survivor-centered advocacy
  • Experience with program development and evaluation
  • Familiarity with state, federal and/or tribal laws, policies, and regulations impacting victims of crime
  • Ability to provide bilingual clinical services in both Spanish and English

 

NOTE: This job description is not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by a person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements to the work of the Bright Future Foundation and are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

 

E.O.E. – Bright Future Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary: DOQ

To Apply: To apply, please submit the following package to sheri@mybrightfuture.org

  1. Cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position:
  2. CV or Resume

We are always looking for volunteers! Please visit our Volunteer page for more information.

Internships

Bright Future Foundation utilizes interns in all of our program areas. In general, Bright Future Foundation interns are doctoral students in Psychology or Master’s level students in Social Work or Counseling. For more information regarding our COPIC doctoral clinical psychology internship, please click here. While most of the internships are for clinical positions, we also have a need for administrative interns. Prospective interns should work through their school internships programs. For more information, please contact us at 970-949-7097 or admin@mybrightfuture.org.