Colorado Nonprofit Association

Substance Use Outpatient Clinician/Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

 Substance Use Outpatient Clinician/Licensed Addiction Counselor

Salary Range: $74,000-$81,000  

Denver, CO, US 


Tennyson Center for Children is a non-profit that has served children and families in Colorado for 119 years through residential, day treatment, and community-based services. Known for our clinical expertise and quality of services, we are a preferred provider for several counties and state agencies. Tennyson is well established in the community and leading an innovative movement in creating systems change for children and families. We are involved in policy, advocacy and several task forces and committees that influence county and statewide change.   


We are looking for a substance use outpatient clinician to join our dynamic team who is passionate about ensuring kids and families get the substance use services they need. This clinician will specialize in substance use and mental health services with children, adolescents and young adults with complex trauma and behavioral needs through a combination of telehealth and at Tennyson’s office location. This full-time position will be part of a team serving individuals throughout the Denver-Metro area providing individual therapy, resourcing, and care coordination. This position is unique in that it will play an integral role in
assisting in the development of substance use services and programming at Tennyson Center for Children.  

Essential Job Functions 

· Knowledge of, and experience with, evidenced-based, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive therapy and therapeutic interventions. 

· Collaborate with the Director of Community Programs and Chief Program Officer in the development of outpatient substance use programming at Tennyson Center for Children 

· Ability to complete substance use clinical assessments and trauma-informed, individualized treatment plans. 

· Clinical supervision for staff seeking addiction licensure/certification. 

· Willingness to take initiative and aptitude for working in a dynamic environment. 

· Ability to work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. 

· Possess a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. 

· Knowledge of and ability to implement conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills. 

· Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks, and independently manage own schedule. 

· Ability to create and maintain healthy boundaries with colleagues and clients. 

· Provide 25 hours weekly of direct services to clients with a varying number of clients on caseload (35 is average) 


Working Conditions 

· Sessions will be performed at Tennyson Center campus location. 

· Possibility of infrequent home or community-based session location for supervision purposes 

· Minimal travel requirements 

· Schedule is Sunday to Thursday or Tuesday to Saturday with evening hours on weekdays. 


Minimum Qualifications 

· Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or a graduate degree in a related field (Master’s
degree preferred, but not required) 

· Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in the State of Colorado required. 

· Licensed in the State of Colorado (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) preferred. 

· Bilingual Spanish preferred. 

· Prior experience working with children/youth required. 

· Prior community-based services preferred. 

· Prior outpatient experience required. 

· Trauma informed approach required. 


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Must demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify and
eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Tennyson Center for
Children currently does not sponsor work visas. Tennyson Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer; we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and prohibit discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, military status, conditions relating to pregnancy or childbearing,
and/or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. If you have any questions, please email our team at HRServices at We
appreciate your interest in Tennyson Center for Children. 

  Tennyson is intentionally committed to equity and inclusion, welcoming, and providing a safe workplace for diverse values, perspectives and backgrounds. These include gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nation of origin, religion, education, and socioeconomic status to name a few. As an agency, we are invested in providing an equal opportunity for each person diverse representation and provides equal access to services for families of all backgrounds and languages. It is important to us that our staff population is representative of the children and families we serve.  

Don’t meet all the requirements? We encourage you to still apply if you think you are the right person for the position. We are keen to speak to people who connect with Tennyson Mission and Values.