Why Work at CEC?

Why Work At CEC?  100% of Staff surveyed 

  • feel that they are provided necessary training, resources and support to do their jobs

  • feel satisfied with their work schedules 

  • feel a sense of belonging and connection to their team

  • feel their supervisor is approachable and supportive

  • are satisfied with their employment at CEC 

  • would recommend working at CEC

Current openings

Clinical Intern

CEC is committed to training 10 interns per year: 5 beginning each spring, 5 beginning each fall.

What you will learn at CEC:
Individual counseling: CEC mainly provides individual therapy. You will receive training and supervision to help you provide effective therapy. Your caseload will eventually build up to 12 weekly clients (or more depending on school requirements). You will also work with children and adolescents as well. With the training, supervision, and consultation CEC provides, you will maintain one child and one adolescent client on your caseload during your time with us. If you find you enjoy working with one or both of those population you can certainly see more.
Family/couples counseling: We partner with a local marriage and family agency to provide consultation/training for couples and family work. During your internship you will be expected to see at least one or two couples or families. If you enjoy that work, you may certainly ask for more.
Group counseling: We also partner with Project 127 to participate in the EchoFlex group which provides support for adopted families. Each intern will help co-facilitate one of the the 8-week groups, which has been held in the evenings over one to two nights, for about 3 hours per week. Sometimes it has just been virtual, sometimes it has been one night in person and one night virtual per week. It is up to them how they run it for the 8 weeks.
Local collaboration: We are members of groups and councils in Grand Junction and attend monthly meetings. To a more limited degree, an intern could be a representative for our agency by attending a monthly meeting and giving and taking information on what they do and how we can be involved.

Job Description for Mental Health Counselor/Social Work Intern
REPORTS TO: Assigned Supervisor and/or Clinical Director
START DATE: Spring and Fall
POSITION SUMMARY: In accordance with CEC Employee and Agency Policies and Procedures this position will provide quality mental health counseling services.
EDUCATION AND JOB REQUIREMENTS: Participation in a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Family and Marriage Counseling, and or Social Work from an accredited or CACREP equivalent University
Must have proof of Malpractice Insurance and “No danger to children” fingerprint results
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY: Knowledge of modern counseling practices and method, which are guided by evidence of the best professional practices
Knowledge of existing professional ethical and legal standards
Knowledge of good customer service and excellent people skills
Ability to use a computer and other technology including cloud-based systems.
Ability to make good decisions based on CEC philosophy and procedures
Attend Intern Orientation and complete all required trainings
Attend weekly supervision and staff meeting
Provide individual therapy and maintain a designated caseload
Actively participate in Feedback Informed

Treatment and the utilization of My Outcomes, the Outcome Rating Scale and the Session Rating Scale. Work as a team member.
Promote the philosophy and mission of the Counseling & Education Center, Inc.
Maintain clear and accurate client records. Participate in CEC fundraising and promotional events as needed.
Participate in co-leading 8 week group education experience with our partner agency
Other Duties as assigned.
ABOUT THE AGENCY: The Counseling and Education Center (CEC) is a non-profit organization beginning it’s 43rd year of service to our community. CEC provides mental health counseling to anyone in need. There are no eligibility requirements and through access of a sliding scale work with people who have no insurance or are underinsured. Services for people ages 3 to 70+
BENEFITS: Weekly Supervision, 12-hour Orientation, 14+ hours of Online Training, Employee Assistance Program, eligibility for hire after graduation, and future participation Colorado Health Service Corp and Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs. To apply email resume to [email protected]


Clinical Supervisor

Reports to: Clinical Director
Supervises: Mental Health Clinical Interns and pre-licensure candidates
Pay rate: $33/hour ($68,640 annually full-time)
Job Overview: In accordance with CEC Employee and Agency Policies and Procedures this position will provide quality mental health services, which involves individual/child/family counseling, documentation, evaluations, and reports when necessary. In addition, this position will provide intentional and effective supervision to masters-level interns and pre-licensure candidates following the Noeticus Training Triangle™ model.

Must have a minimum of three (3) years’ post-licensure clinical experience in a mental health setting providing direct client counseling.

Must have gone through or be willing to attend the 45 hour Noeticus Clinical Supervisor training.

Active license in Colorado without restrictions, conditions, or stipulations from DORA for at least two years

Enrolled with Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and serving Medicaid clients

Completed and current CAQH profile Must:

Have proof of Malpractice Insurance

Have proof of “No danger to children” with fingerprint results

This position can either be full or part time, but is expected to maintain a clinical caseload of individuals, family, or couples.

Maintains a schedule of 36 hours and offers 28 client appointments/week for full-time, 20 hours per week and offers 14 client appointments/ week for half-time.

This position agrees to take on the supervision of interns and pre-licensure candidates as needed by the agency and will have a reduction of two clinical hours per supervisee to accommodate one hour of supervision and one additional hour of administrative work. MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides individual and/or family therapy and maintains clear accurate client records.
Actively participates in Feedback Informed Treatment and the utilization of My Outcomes.
Participates in developing relationships with University programs including completing any necessary training and applications.
In collaboration with the Executive Director, Clinical Director, and Supervisor Team, participates in interviewing, hiring, problem solving, and dismissing clinical interns and pre-licensure staff.
Assists in planning and facilitating annual internship orientation and any additional training needed.
Forms thorough and clear supervisory agreements with every supervisee, maintains notes of all supervision and records of hours of supervision provided.
Evaluates supervisees in terms of quality care for clients and best practice interventions. This includes completing any requested evaluations from an intern’s degree program.
Provides regular, scheduled supervision of interns and LPC candidates as assigned. The supervision will result in active billing of work completed by interns and candidates as allowed through this position’s credentialing with insurances.
Supports the supervisee in achieving requirements of degree program and/or license.
Reviews and signs off on all documentation completed by the supervisee, ensuring client records are clear, up to date, and meet regulatory standards.
Works with supervisory team to provide any administrative and clinical support to all interns and pre-licensure staff, including ensuring that intern is never providing clinical services without a licensed clinician in the building. Participates in a 24/7 emergency services coverage rotation.
Promotes the philosophy and mission of the Counseling and Education Center.
Performs other related job duties as need arises. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Ability to make good decisions based on CEC philosophy and procedures
Experience in supervisory duties, understands the legal and ethical requirements for mental health counselors in the state of Colorado, and is capable of providing supervision, encouragement, and help to the counselors.
Knowledge of modern counseling practices and methods, which are guided by evidence of best professional practices.
Ability to communicate with a wide variety of persons with varied lifestyles and to other staff members.
Ability to work as a team member.
Ability to form and maintain effective counseling client-relationships.
Ability to effectively communicate in writing and to prepare written documents.
Ability to respond to emergency situations in a correct and timely manner.
Ability to use a personal computer and other office equipment.
Ability to make good decisions based on CEC philosophy and procedures.
Benefits: 6 hours of PTO per month, 48 hours sick leave per year, contribution towards Appleton Clinic membership, Employee Assistance Program, paid holidays, 4 hours per week for wellness activities, continuing education, eligibility for Colorado Health Service Corp and Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs. To apply, email cover letter and resume to [email protected]


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