Career Opportunities

Mental Health Careers In Colorado Springs, CO

Peaks Recovery Centers is dedicated to providing the highest level of addiction treatment services and mental health programming, and are always looking to expand our efforts and team. Those who have experience in substance abuse treatment and residential treatment are valued. At Peaks, you will gain immense insight into the individuals needing our help, our program, and how to refine your industry skills.

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Our team consists of individuals that are passionate, caring, and trained to provide the most exceptional services to those in need of addiction treatment. We believe all team members play a vital role, and when we work together, we can truly help our clients recover and go on to live fulfilling and purposeful lives.

Below you’ll find current open job positions. If there are no job postings, don’t worry. We encourage you to still submit the form below if you would like to become a part of our growing team.

Career Opportunities

Position Title:

Contracted Intensive Outpatient Therapist

Job Description – Pay: $50-$75 per hour

Peaks Recovery Centers is looking to hire a motivated, passionate, self-starter as we grow to expand our Intensive Outpatient Program in Colorado Springs. The primary hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 PM-9 PM.

General Purpose:

Utilizes a variety of person-centered, culturally sensitive treatment approaches to work with a diverse client population of Peaks Recovery Centers (PRC). Service goals include: providing effective behavioral health therapy to clients to improve their functioning and to prevent a higher level of care; linking clients to other services and agencies; and improving the coping skills of individuals and families.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

Assessment, diagnosis, case management, continuing care assessments and planning, group treatment planning, facilitate group therapy, referral assessments, documentation, discharge planning, recovery education instruction, and relapse prevention.

  • Delivers and documents crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, and case management services to the clients of PRC.
  • Conducts mental health status examinations, substance abuse/dependency status examinations, and diagnostic assessments to establish differential diagnoses.
  • Meets PRC standard for:
  • Client Group Care Hours,
  • Missed Group Appointments, and
  • Completion of All Documentation.
  • Facilitates new client pre-screens and documentation as needed.
  • Deliver person-centered, culturally sensitive evaluations, and trauma-informed care.
  • Works with the client and their systems to identify treatment goals and objectives.
  • Complete family contact once a week, or more as needed by the family.
  • Maintains client charts/documentation according to the standards outlined in Clinical Records Management Policy & Procedure and the Assessment, Treatment Planning, DAP Progress Notes Discharge, and Aftercare Planning Policy & Procedure of PRC.
  • Attends staff meetings, in-service meetings, peer reviews, supervision sessions, and other meetings as requested/required per week.
  • Participates in the design of client services through needs assessment and discussion with team members and Supervisor.
  • Collaborates with the Peer Recovery Coach to refer clients to other human service agencies within the community to coordinate client care plans, including but not limited to, sober living facilities, clinicians, psychiatrists, etc..
  • Works cooperatively and constructively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Center Wide Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for keeping client information confidential by adhering to Colorado law, HIPAA, and PRC policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws; professional practice acts and ethical guidelines; policies and procedures of PRC; and contractual guidelines.
  • Responsible for supporting PRC Mission, Vision, and Purpose by practicing and modeling a culture of wellness within a One Team Mindset.
  • Completes all clients records in Kipu, PRC electronic clinical records, as requested/required.
  • Completes required competency training and additional training as requested or selected by supervisor.
  • Reviews and acknowledges PRC policies and procedures as requested/required.
Misc. Duties as Assigned
  • Supports PRC staff in their efforts to collect client service fees.
  • May be assigned to community consultation and education projects.
  • Must be willing to commute to Colorado Springs for training.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education or Formal Training 
  • A Master’s level degree is required.
  • Maintain professional licensure and certifications as required.
  • Colorado State License or License eligible.
  • Two-year post-graduate experience preferred.
  • Training in conducting mental health status examinations in order to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability: (include materials and equipment directly used)
  • Possesses a working knowledge of the individual, group, family, and crisis treatment approaches and their application to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance use disorder problems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of clinical skills.
  • Has the ability to produce written documentation and/or electronic records of clinical work in a manner readily understood by other service providers and in a manner that meets federal, state, and PRC documentation requirements.
  • Ability to summarize service themes from a variety of client contacts and communicate suggested improvements for service delivery.
  • Ability to do mental status exams and differential diagnoses based on the DSM-5, service planning, assessment case management and treatment.
  • Ability to assess the level of risk and make an appropriate clinical judgment for resolution of client emergencies to effect a safe outcome.
  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills.
  • Ability to enter data on PRC computerized record-keeping system, Kipu.
  • Some knowledge of psychotropic medications and medical information relevant to mental disorders.
  • Ability to understand and utilize collaborative documentation when clinically justified and as requested by the client.
  • Ability to interact with people in a professional, friendly manner.
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and constructively in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to think critically and independently.
  • Ability to realize and activate potential in every interaction, every day.
  • Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Ability to use change as an opportunity for innovation and creativity.
  • Ability to inspire and model collaborative teamwork.
Working Environment/Physical Activities:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • May work extended hours in front of a computer monitor.
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
  • May need to provide services in noisy and unclean locations in the community.

Apply with Peaks by filling out the form below.

Position Title:

Clinician (LPC, LAC, LMFT, LCSW)

We are looking for an experienced and compassionate individual to join our ever-growing Clinical Team. The schedule for this role is Sunday-Thursday, with Friday and Saturday off.

General Purpose:

Utilizes a variety of person-centered, culturally sensitive evidence-based treatment approaches to work with a diverse client population of Peaks Recovery Centers (PRC). Service goals include: providing effective behavioral health therapy to clients to improve their functioning and to prevent a higher level of care; linking clients to other services and agencies; and improving the coping skills of individuals and families.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

Assessment, diagnosis, case management, continuing care assessments and planning, treatment planning, facilitate individual and group therapy, referral assessments, documentation, discharge planning, group facilitation, recovery education instruction, and relapse prevention.

  • Delivers and documents crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, and case management services to clients designated by PRC. These services may be delivered in the office or within the community.
  • Conducts mental health status examinations, substance abuse/dependency status examinations, and diagnostic assessments to establish a differential diagnosis and treatment plans.
  • Meets PRC standard for:
  • Client Care Hours
  • Missed Appointments
  • Completion of All Documentation
  • Deliver person-centered, culturally sensitive evaluations, and trauma-informed care as defined by position.
  • Works with the client and their systems to identify treatment goals and objectives.
  • Will contact family members within 48 hours of admission, continue to provide periodic updates throughout treatment, arrange family sessions when the client has completed the first 30-days, and continue to be a point of contact for family members.
  • Maintains client charts/documentation according to the standards outlined in Clinical Records Management Policy & Procedure and the Assessment, Treatment Planning, DAP Progress Notes Discharge, and Aftercare Planning Policy & Procedure of PRC.
  • Attends staff meetings, in-service meetings, peer reviews, supervision sessions, and other meetings as requested/required per week.
  • Participates in the design of client services through needs assessment and discussion with team members and Supervisor.
  • Collaborates with and refers to other human service agencies within the community to coordinate client care plans.
  • Collaborates with the contracted Psychiatrist and Clinical Case Manager to coordinate client care plans.
  • Works cooperatively and constructively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Center Wide Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for keeping client information confidential by adhering to Colorado law, HIPAA, and PRC policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws; professional practice acts and ethical guidelines; policies and procedures of PRC; and contractual guidelines.
  • Responsible for supporting PRC Mission, Vision, and Purpose by practicing and modeling a culture of wellness within a One Team Mindset.
  • Completes all clients records in Kipu, PRC electronic clinical records, as requested/required.
  • Completes required competency training and additional training as requested or selected by supervisor.
  • Reviews and acknowledges PRC policies and procedures as requested/required.
Misc. Duties as Assigned
  • Supports PRC staff in their efforts to collect client service fees.
  • May be assigned to community consultation and education projects.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education or Formal Training 
  • Masters level degree is required
  • LPC, LAC, LMFT, LCSW preferred licensure, but not required for the right candidate.
  • Maintain professional licensure and certifications as required.
  • Colorado State License or License eligible.
  • Two year post graduate experience preferred.
  • Training in conducting mental health status examinations in order to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability: (include materials and equipment directly used)
  • Possesses a working knowledge of individual, group, family, and crisis treatment approaches and their application to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance use disorder problems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of clinical skills.
  • Has ability to produce written documentation and/or electronic records of clinical work in a manner readily understood by other service providers and in a manner that meets federal, state, and PRC documentation requirements.
  • Ability to summarize service themes from a variety of client contacts and communicate suggested improvements for service delivery.
  • Ability to do mental status exams and differential diagnoses based on the DSM-5, service planning, assessment case management and treatment.
  • Ability to assess level of risk and make appropriate clinical judgment for resolution of client emergencies to effect a safe outcome.
  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills.
  • Ability to enter data on PRC computerized record keeping system, Kipu.
  • Some knowledge of psychotropic medications and medical information relevant to mental disorders.
  • Ability to understand and utilize collaborative documentation when clinically justified and as requested by the client.
  • Ability to interact with people in a professional, friendly manner.
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and constructively in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to think critically and independently.
  • Ability to realize and activate potential in every interaction, every day.
  • Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Ability to use change as an opportunity for innovation and creativity.
  • Ability to inspire and model collaborative teamwork.
Working Environment/Physical Activities:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • May work extended hours in front of a computer monitor.
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
  • May need to provide services in noisy and unclean locations in the community.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year

Apply with Peaks by filling out the form below.

Position Title:

Client Care Aide

General Purpose:

The Client Care Aide is part of a multidisciplinary team that participates in the planning and organizing of individual and group activities that promote a range of self-help skills.  The Client Care Aide also plays the role of a mentor by sharing recovery experiences as a means to help others struggling with addiction.  

Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Directing and teaching skills that include self-management, social and interpersonal effectiveness, independent community living competencies and job readiness. 
  • Participates in crisis intervention plans that may include providing transportation and acting as a companion for a person needing additional support during a crisis.
  • Completion of all documentation, incident reports, and daily monitoring within the housing of the clients.    
  • Follows protocols for empowerment that align with PRC policies and procedures.
  • Observes client behavior to identify changes or indicators of specific needs and shares those observations with designated staff as needed in order to carry out treatment plan goals. 
  • Demonstrates positive role modeling for the clients through mentoring and coaching while utilizing recovery skills.  
  • Attend staff meetings, in-service meetings, peer reviews, supervision sessions, and other meetings as requested/required. 
  • Refer and link clients to needed community resources in order to maximize client functioning; serves as an advocate to provide support when asked to do so by the client.
  • Works cooperatively and constructively as part of an interdisciplinary team.  
  • At the end of each night the House Manager will write notes on what occurred throughout the day with each client and emails to the Residential Director, Clinical Director, Program Director, Executive Director, Human Resource Director, relevant Clinical Therapists and other House Managers.
  • Give individual time and attention to each client as needed to help the client through difficulties in early sobriety.
  • Provide transportation to clients to and from PRC facilities and work each day.
  • Help clients get their medications refilled and dispensed each day.
  • Facilitate & participate in night “circles”
  • Lead by example, provide the guidance so that all clients wake up on time, complete their necessary responsibilities in the house, such as (2) AA meetings per day, completing chores within the sober living homes, putting in the necessary amount of job applications (if they do not have a job yet), and having their necessary coffee dates with other people in recovery.
  • Facilitate a weekly Big Book study.
  • Facilitate deep cleans each week and ensure that all areas of the residence are thoroughly cleaned.
  • Transport clients to and from any necessary doctor appointments.
  • Handle all the clients’ money, and allotments. 
  • Make sure the house is always stocked with all the supplies needed, and that the house is in good condition, reporting if any repairs are needed.
  • When working on overnight shift, complete bed checks every hour, watching each client’s chest rise and fall for a minimum of 15 seconds.
  • All overnight shift CCA’s are to be awake for their entire shift.
  • Ensure that all clients are at home by curfew each night.
  • Monitor video surveillance footage.
  • General oversight of all client activities every day and throughout the week, knowing what their schedules look like.
  • Hold clients accountable each night for their daily review (11th step), their “I AM’s”.
  • Be on call throughout the day and ready to take any calls from the Residential Operations Director.
  • Transportation of clients to offsite functions such as hiking trails, CrossFit, yoga studio, etc.
Center Wide Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for keeping client information confidential by adhering to Colorado law and policies and procedures for the Center.  
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws; professional practice acts and ethical guidelines; policies and procedures of the Center; and contractual guidelines.  
  • Responsible for supporting the Center’s Vision, Mission, Values and Beliefs by practicing and modeling a culture of wellness within a One Team Mindset.  
  • Completes all administrative paperwork.  
  • Completes required competency training in Essential Learning and additional training as requested or selected by supervisor  
  • Reviews and acknowledges Center policies and procedures as requested/required  
Misc. Duties as Assigned

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. 

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education or Formal Training 
  • 1+ years of experience working in the addiction treatment field preferred, but not required.
  • High School or equivalent preferred, but not required.
  • Peer Recovery Support Certification is preferred, but not required. 
  • Current Certified Nurse Aide Licensure preferred, but not required.
  • Provide a safe driving record from the CO DMV.
  • Qualified Medication Administration Professional (QMAP) Certification is preferred, but not required.
  • Must maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license. 
Knowledge, Skill and Ability: 
  • Ability to lead in a supportive, professional manner.
  • Ability to work well with other agencies and businesses within the community. 
  • Ability to facilitate groups.
  • Ability to drive a 12 or 15 passenger van safely and comfortably
  • Ability to listen, problem solve, resolve conflict, and be solution focused.
  • Ability to meet due dates, time requirements, and commitments. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly with clients, staff and the public.
  • Ability to relate in a supportive and non-judgmental manner with persons in distress. 
  • Ability to observe and describe behavior and/or symptomatic changes of clients.
  • Ability to assess the level of risk and make appropriate judgment for resolution of client emergencies to effect a safe outcome. 
  • Ability to travel within the community. 
  • Ability to drive.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule. 
  • Ability to interact with people in a professional, friendly manner.
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and constructively within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to think critically and independently.
  • Ability to realize and activate potential in every interaction, every day. 
  • Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Ability to use change as an opportunity for innovation and creativity. 
  • Ability to inspire and model collaborative teamwork.
Working Environment/Physical Activities:
  • Must provide their own means of transportation. 
  • Required to drive company vehicles, usually 12 to 15 person passenger vans.

Apply with Peaks by filling out the form below.

Career Opportunities

We currently are not seeking to fill any positions, though we still encourage you to submit the form below if you would like to become a part of our growing team.

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