SOAR - Seeing Our Adolescents Rise Bilingual Mental Health Clinician Aurora, CO · Denver, CO · Part time

To provide trauma informed mental health counseling utilizing an Adventure Therapy modality to adolescents, between 10 and 18 years of age, involved with mental health, public school, and juvenile justice systems. To establish and maintain strong working relationships with families, agencies, and other key figures through regular communication in the form of documentation, direct and timely communication, and family coaching.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Clinician’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing adventure therapy and therapeutic adventure services to clients in the RISE Therapy program and CORE services. This will include individual, group, and family context.
  • Conducting mental health assessments.
  • Updating SOAR team members and RISE team during SOAR staffings in addition to updating the client’s professional team on status/progress.
  • Attending assigned client’s professional team meetings.
  • Supporting SOAR CORE experiential activities.
  • Utilize these opportunities to observe and meet youth 
  • Developing and conducting training for SOAR staff members related to mental health and responding to a variety of client needs. 
  • Referring clients as needed to appropriate care when necessary. 
  • Managing crisis situations in a trauma-informed manner. Takes appropriate initiative to manage crisis situations, including direct client intervention, obtaining assistance (or providing assistance as the case may be), staying with a crisis situation until it is resolved or relief is provided and filing incident reports with designated individuals and agencies on a timely basis.
  • Maintaining licensing and professional credentials, and currency of professional competency by participating in required continuing education offerings and through supervisory oversight. 
  • Preparing and submitting all required reports and documentation, including progress notes, treatment plans, behavior management programs and discharge planning in an accurate and timely basis. 
  • Proficiency with computer programs necessary to complete the above tasks.

Other Functions

  • Maintain open and consistent communication with the Executive Director, and members of the client’s professional team.
  • Travel as needed for in-person sessions in client homes or the community. 
  • Initiate and maintain effective communication with SOAR clients, families, Engagement Coaches, Program Director, and other staff members.


Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Master’s Degree and corresponding licensure as LSW, SWC,  LCSW, LMFT, LCMFT, or similar in Colorado. For provisionally licensed candidates, one year of supervised post-master’s practice is strongly preferred. 
  • Experience in mental health field and/or substance misuse preferred
  • Experience in adventure education, experiential education, or therapy field, strongly preferred
  • Experience working with youth and/or families, preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Desire and dedication to high quality client care
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrate strong negotiation skills
  • Task-oriented, motivated and a self-starter
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Have a personal vehicle in good operating condition for use during work
  • Valid Colorado motor vehicle license/proof of adequate motor vehicle insurance
  • Meet driving requirements - no suspensions/less than three (3) tickets in the past three (3) years
  • CPR/FA certification preferred, but not initially required

Positive Skills

  • Ability to work well with clients from different backgrounds - including but not limited to youth with sexual and/or violent offenses, gang-affiliated youth, runaway youth, and more.
  • Ability to be able to engage clients
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Time Management
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model for SOAR clients
  • Leadership
  • Ability to be patient
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Preferred - Bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish

Working Conditions

Special working conditions cover a range of circumstances from regular evening (approximately 3 evenings per week) and weekend (average 2 weekend days per month) work, working with challenging clients, and driving around the Denver Metro area as needed for client caseload. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively manage their own schedule and complete all job responsibilities within a timely manner.

Physical Requirements

Required to sit or stand for extended periods of time and occasionally lift heavy objects.

Must be able to drive for periods of time that may exceed 1 hour.

Must be able to hike 3-5 miles on uneven terrain. 

Must be able to obtain First Aid and CPR Certification and provide emergency response. 

Daily use of various office equipment. Bending, stooping, climbing up stairs, and lifting up to 25 lbs. required to complete daily tasks.

Must be able to perform duties while outdoors and exposed to a variety of weather conditions-hot and cold,

Must be able to lift and carry backpack (up to 50 lbs.) for up to 3 days on required backpacking expeditions); 

Must be able to swim; 

Must be able to physically respond to coordinate rescues when needed in course areas.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

SOAR complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact SOAR at [email protected]


  • Health Reimbursement (full-time)
  • Mileage Reimbursement 
  • 401(k) Retirement 
  • Sick Leave 
  • Paid Time Off

Job Details

Job Types: Part-Time, Non-Exempt


$30.77 - $31.73 per hour