Colorado Nonprofit Association

School-Based Therapist (FT 32 Hours, 10.5 Months)

Who we are 

Project PAVE provides early intervention and violence prevention programs in the Denver metro area to further our mission of “ending violence by empowering youth to build healthy relationships”. At PAVE, we integrate our experts in therapeutic support and our passionate team of educators to help our community heal from trauma, develop healthy relationship skills, and feel less isolated. For more information, please visit projectpave.org.

Project PAVE grounds all or our work in our mission and our organizational values: collaboration, compassion, inclusivity & equity, innovation and integrity. All PAVE team members impact the communities with which we work, move forward our mission and vision, and live out our organizational values. PAVE’s workplace offers high flexibility and autonomy combined with high accountability to job responsibilities, to colleagues, and to the youth and communities in which we work. As an organization, we place high value on working together as a team, offering support and care for each other, taking initiative, and personal and professional growth.

What you’ll do 

As a School-Based Therapist, you will provide therapeutic and case management services to youth clients and families experiencing violence, trauma, and mental health concerns. You will report to the Deputy Director of Programs and Clinical Supervision and work collaboratively with all staff members and volunteers to further PAVE’s mission.

Key responsibilities are as follows:

Build and maintain an individual caseload of 12-15 clients per week

Conduct individual, group, and family therapeutic interventions in partner schools

● Provide case management, crisis interventions, and referral support services

● Collaborate with multiple adults within the school community and the family of clients ensuring client needs are met

● Track and document services data on a monthly basis

● Attend and actively participate in weekly individual clinical supervision and monthly group supervision meetings

What makes you a great candidate for this role

Master’s degree and at least one year of experience in counseling, social work, psychology, or other related field

Comprehensive knowledge of intervention strategies related to youth survivors of violence, marginalized communities and the systems that impact their lives

Strong communication, listening, and healthy relationship skills

Strong and effective strategies and tools for managing secondary trauma and self-care

Self-motivation and initiative skills

Ability to work independently while excelling within a team environment

Ability to speak conversational Spanish, preferred

Physical demands and work environment

Office and classroom settings

Lifting and carrying no more than 20 pounds at a time

Walking, standing and moving for long periods of time