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Behavioral Health Educator

Denver Health
retirement plan
United States, Colorado, Denver
777 Bannock Street (Show on map)
October 08, 2023
We are recruiting for a Behavioral Health Educator to join our team!

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CHS Behavioral Health Job Summary

Under minimum supervision, performs one-on-one patient centered needs assessment, care coordination, and behavioral health education, including psychosocial support. Primary duties include facilitating individualized behavior change interventions to meet patient needs using motivational interviewing. The Behavioral Health Educator will supervise clinic-wide screening of patients for substance use and addictions, depression, anxiety, and overall psychosocial functioning, promote staff engagement, and provide referrals to appropriate community resources. The Behavioral Health Educator provides Brief Intervention or Referral to Treatment for patients at-risk for chemical dependency. Other duties include collaborating with hospital wide health education initiatives as needed, identifying new and existing resources and organizations that serve patient health needs, and maintaining community partnerships.

Essential Functions:
  • Develop and deliver educational programs on a variety of behavioral health topics to individuals, families, and groups (20%)
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement behavioral health education initiatives (20%)
  • Provide support and resources to individuals and families who are impacted by behavioral health issues (10%)
  • Conduct assessments to identify training needs and develop training plans (10%)
  • Develop and distribute educational materials, including brochures, handouts, and online resources (10%)
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of training and education activities (10%)
  • Participate in community outreach activities to raise awareness of behavioral health issues (10%)
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives and peer review processes (10%)

  • Bachelor's Degree in public health, human services, health sciences, psychology, sociology or related field. Required

Work Experience:
  • 1-3 years Three years health care or health education experience. Required
  • 1-3 years 1-2 years conducting behavior change and/or health education. Required


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of comprehensive health education and substance use, and experience with behavior change counseling.
    • Ability to coordinate health education within the clinic and also with community resources.
    • Proficiency in MS Office applications; experience with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Experience facilitating one-on-one confidential visits and managing case loads.
    • Demonstrated ability as a self-starter who can prioritize and conduct multiple activities.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; a team player.
    • Exceptional organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and creative problem solving abilities.


    Work Type



    $50,600.00 - $73,300.00 / yr


    • Competitive pay

    • Outstanding benefits

    • Education opportunities

    • Shared leadership and advancement opportunity

    • State-of-the-art facilities

    • Immediate retirement plan matching

    • Professional clinical advancement program

    • Participation in evidence-based projects

    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer

    • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer

    Our Values

    • Excellence- We are better every day

    • Compassion- We care for everyone

    • Relentlessness- We fight for everyone

    • Stewardship- We use resources responsibly

    • Learning- We educate the next generation

    All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

    Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

    As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

    Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

    We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

    Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For read more about our commitment to diversity visit: