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Therapist – Long-Term Foster Care – Bilingual Spanish

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
Posted: 05/08/2024
Salary/Range: $54,000-$62,400 per year
Denver, CO

The Therapist position is responsible for providing culturally responsive and trauma informed, direct therapeutic services to clients in the program. This position administers assessments, individual, group and family therapy, as indicated. Additionally, this position coordinates with other professionals to ensure adequate coordination of services. This position is required to maintain a flexible, organized, and efficient work schedule and is subject to work extended hours and weekends.

Occupational Competencies

  • Meet standards of practice: Familiarity with social work practice, human development, child welfare system and family systems, including appropriate local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Apply therapeutic services: Familiarity with assessment, care planning, facilitation, coordination, and advocating for supports on behalf of and in collaboration with an individual.
  • Apply crisis intervention: Experience with crisis management, problem solving, and mediation best practices.
  • Legal requirements: Familiarity with the legal system as it applies to child welfare.
  • Deliver services within diverse cultural communities: Skills and sensitivity in working with youth and families from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds with a variety of challenges.
  • Communicate professionally with colleagues in other fields: Ability to communicate professionally and cooperate with members of the other professions involved with the youth.

Foundational Competencies

  • Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting.
  • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


  • Administer required behavioral and mental health assessments for youth.
  • Coordinate services for each youth in conjunction with the case management team.
  • Provide direct therapeutic services to clients and community as needed including group and family therapy.
  • Provide crisis intervention and guidance to UCs and foster families regarding clinical components of crisis intervention and long-term treatment strategies.
  • Ensure federal, state, and program’s internal documentation practices and reporting requirements are met in following with contract and licensing standards.
  • Participate in meetings with stakeholders and offer clinical feedback regarding client treatment needs.
  • May participate in on-call rotation.


  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is a program requirement.
  • Two (2) years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience strongly preferred.
  • Clinical License- LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or LP preferred. License eligible required.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish.
To Apply: Loretta Bozeman, 303-922-3433,