Join our expanding team at Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. Fire Mountain sits on 35 acres just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. With gorgeous landscapes and access to outdoor adventures, our program works with adolescents, ages 12- 17 who struggle with substance abuse, addiction, and mental health issues. We are a 4-6 month program and work extensively with youth and their parents to help them learn coping skills, alter negative thinking patterns, and develop healthy communication.

In order to apply for an open position, please fill out the Background Check Authorization Form, our Job Application Form, and email these documents along with your resume and cover letter to the hiring manager listed at the bottom of the job description.

**(Benefits offered for full-time status include PTO, medical/dental/vision, IRA match, professional development, and free amazing shift meals.)

We also have housing packages available if you are in need of housing.

Current Job Openings at Fire Mountain Programs

Mental Health Worker (Direct Care)

Overnight Position

Are you a night owl? Do you enjoy having your days free? Is it important for you to make a difference in the lives of teens?

The Overnight Direct Care Counselor will supervise, counsel, and ensure personal and milieu safety for up to 18 youth, administer medication, conduct room searches, provide clinical documentation, and complete administrative projects during overnight hours. Other responsibilities will include attending (or listening to recordings) weekly staff meetings and attending required training. The ideal candidate for this position is an individual who enjoys the quiet of overnight work, loves to work with adolescents, has a calm demeanor, and can provide guidance to clients in a therapeutic program.

Job Type: Full-time or Part-Time

Shifts: Overnight

Please submit your full application to shari@firemountainprograms.com

Mental Health Worker (Direct Care)

Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center (FMRTC) is looking for a Direct Care Counselor, or more formally called a Mental Health Technician. FMRTC is an intense recovery program for teens dealing with addiction and co-occurring issues. We focus on attachment, family and individual therapy, holistic health, recreation/nature-based therapies, art therapies, and much more.

Job Type: Full-time, Part-Time, and PRN (Relief)

Shifts: Day, Evening

Qualifications for Mental Health Counselor:

  • High school diploma or similar and 1 year of experience in the human services field, or at least 2 years of a college education.
  • BA/BS in Psychology or similar preferred
  • Ability to exhibit strong boundaries with compassion.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • First Aid/CPR required once hired (class can be provided by Fire Mountain);
  • QMAP or willingness to take the class required
  • CAC I or II welcome.

Background check required.

Pay for Mental Health Counselor:
(DOE). Overnight shift make an extra $1 per hour

If you are interested in this position, please include your resume and a short paragraph on why you think you would be a good fit.

Please submit your full application to shari@firemountainprograms.com

 

 


 

Psychiatric Services

HIRING

Contract Adolescent Psychiatrist needed for 8-12 hours per week.

OVERVIEW

Fire Mountain Residential is a treatment center for youth, ages 12-17 with mental health, dual diagnosis, substance abuse, addiction, trauma, and self harm behaviors, located on 45 acres in beautiful Estes Park, Co. Psychiatric services are required per State Volume 7 Regulations. Telehealth services optional.

GOALS

  1. To provide psychiatric services that are comprehensive and consistent and that meet State and JCAHO guidelines.
  2. To provide services that address mental health and nutrition, using cutting edge research and current trends for adolescent development.
  3. Uphold the integrity of the program by ensuring youth are prescribed supplements, vitamins and a whole foods diet. Embrace both western and holistic medication philosophies.
  4. Utilize Psychiatrist to deliver consistent services to youth.

SPECIFICATIONS

Psychiatric services will occur at least 1x per week for RTC youth. Services to include:

  • Assessment of youth during face to face sessions
  • Medication management
  • Communication with parents (Occasional phone calls or emails to parents to answer medication questions)
  • Order/Evaluate blood work for testing
  • Sign Genomind orders (1x per client)
  • Write prescriptions
  • Weekly check-ins with Medication Manager
  • Become familiar with the Kipu system to review medical documents and incident reports
  • Bill Insurance companies for client services rendered
  • Periodic Doc to Doc consults for insurance companies
  • Periodic PAs for insurance companies

Clinical documentation to include:

  • History and Physical per JCAHO Regs
  • Psych Assessment per JCAHO Regs
  • Weekly Medication Management notes

DETAILS

  • Start date of March, 2021
  • Orientation and training for EMAR and KIPU system to begin upon hire

If you are interested in this position, please include your resume and a short paragraph on why you think you would be a good fit.

Please submit your full application to shari@firemountainprograms.com

 

 


 

Secondary Educator-General Education

Reports To: Education Director

Department:  Education Department

Location: Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center – Estes Park, CO

Salary Range: TBD based on experience

Full Time position:  Full time with benefits (32-40 hours per week)

Are you concerned about returning to teaching in these highly uncertain times? Are you looking for an alternative education experience? Are you #readytowork?  Consider joining our expanding team at Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center in gorgeous Estes Park, Colorado. Fire Mountain sits on 35 acres just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park with some of the most stunning landscapes and access to outdoor adventures anywhere in the country. Our program works with adolescents, ages 12-17 who struggle with addiction and mental health issues. We are a 4-6 month program and work extensively with youth and their parents to help them learn coping skills, alter negative thinking patterns and develop healthy communication. Fire Mountain has a competitive benefit package, IRA with a 3% company match. A delicious, gluten free, organic meal is provided to all employees when working. 

We operate a small accredited school within the treatment program, which allows our clients to continue to earn credits and keep their academic lives active while taking time out to heal. This is a unique, dynamic, highly demanding and rewarding opportunity for a passionate dedicated educator.  These are unprecedented times, and our young people need support and connection and meaningful learning more than ever.  Fire Mountain has taken extraordinary measures to keep our clients, their families and our staff safe throughout the pandemic. We have capacity to serve 18 youth and have a staff of about 25 people.  Many staff actually live on campus, and the majority work as direct care staff, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in staggered shifts in small teams. Our small group and stringent health protocols have proven effective at keeping our community safe and our program open during the pandemic, allowing us to continue to provide our essential service to these young people and their families. We are absolutely committed to continuing our efforts to keep a safe, healthy environment always, and especially now. 

Position Summary: 

This full time position will be responsible for teaching and/or supporting general education classes. Delivery of instruction is a mix of direct instruction as well as on-line classes. Direct instruction offerings include neuropsychology, integrated language arts and social studies, which focuses on the Hero’s Journey, life and job skills, art, PE and more.  Direct instruction may require some curriculum development depending on the specific class and changes or additions to existing offerings. Online classes will be utilizing Edgenuity online curriculum to access specific core classes needed for fulfilling graduation requirements (i.e history, government, math, science, english, LA, etc.), and will require direct support and tutoring of students. This position will also be engaged in design, planning and implementation of outdoor education opportunities on campus, the surrounding area and throughout the state (currently limited somewhat due to coronavirus pandemic). 

Qualifications: 

Required -  

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education, Psychology, or related field
  • Experience in secondary education: teaching and creating curriculum

Preferred -

  • Experience working with youth in a residential/therapeutic setting
  • Experience teaching in an alternative school environment
  • Teaching certificate (endorsements in any of the areas listed above in position summary)
  • Experience teaching a variety of topics
  • Experience teaching special education
  • CPR/First Aid Certification

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities - General

  • Ensure and maintain the safety of the residents by knowing and consistently following all Fire Mountain policy and procedures.
  • Demonstrate commitment to our Bear Tribe and the “Got Your Back” principle by bringing a positive, grounded, healthy and supportive attitude to work every day.  
  • Build positive rapport with clients that supports and contributes to their therapeutic experience.
  • Contribute to maintaining clean and organized building, office and work space.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities - Instruction

  • Instruct classes as needed, according to skills and job offer.
  • Provide and/or update curriculum pertinent to classes taught. 
  • Engage the students in class with enthusiasm and creativity.
  • Develop and maintain a positive learning environment in the classroom.
  • Utilize innovative, experiential and effective approaches that address a wide variety of learning styles and abilities, including learning disabilities, ADHD and giftedness.   
  • Enforce rules and disciplinary action with compassion without engaging in power struggles (Love and Logic , Motivational Interviewing are examples)
  • Input grades, attendance and  contribute comments to monthly report cards.
  • Attend quarterly parent/teacher conferences and school meetings.
  • Attend Bear Tribunals when possible 

Knowledge

  • Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. 
  • Ability to execute and train to differing learning styles.
  • Effective class and behavior management tools (Motivational Interviewing, Love and Logic or similar).
  • Advanced understanding of psychology of addiction, mental health and at-risk adolescent behavior.

Computer Skills

  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency using standard office software applications and all google applications.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new programs.
  • Knowledge of QuickSchools school management software (preferred).

Physical Requirements

  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling.
  • Physical demands included in teaching physical education; hiking, jumping, stretching and lifting.

Work Environment

  • Emotionally demanding, dynamic, fast-paced, sometimes chaotic and noisy, constant supervision and boundary holding, occasionally responding to serious health and safety incidents, including requesting support from law enforcement and/or emergency services.
  • Frequent outdoor and public outings.

Please submit your full application to shari@firemountainprograms.com

Education Director

Reports To: Executive Director

Department: Education 

Salary Range: $$45,000-$55,000 per year

Hours: 40 hours per week

Summary: 

Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center is located just outside of the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park.  We provide residential treatment to youth, ages 12-17 for 4-6 months.  Fire Mountain provides individual, family and group therapy, outdoor recreation, a gluten-free/sugar-free/dairy-free diet, accredited onground school program, and intensive parent training program.  We utilize DBT, CBT, EMDR, Wraparound, Archetypal psychology and experiential philosophies to help youth with mental health issues, addiction, depression and anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm and trauma.  We are committed to helping youth and their families heal, create peace in their homes, develop character and find hope again.  

The Education Director is responsible for teaching and the hiring, supervision, training, and coaching of the Education staff. Administrative tasks, such as input to QuickSchools, report cards, parent/teacher conferences, auditing timesheets, WRAT testing, attending Bear Tribunal and updated treatment plans are additionally required.   

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years experience teaching adolescents in the public school or alternative school system  
  • Colorado Teaching License
  • Masters Degree in Education 
  • Residential experience preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Education Director at Fire Mountain oversees teachers, classroom instruction and administrative oversight of programs related to the academic program at the facility. This accredited high school (9-12) program consists of 6 credit earning content areas under which 12 different classes are taught. 

The content areas are as follows:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • PE
  • Art
  • Culinary/Horticulture

The classes taught in the content areas are:

  • Grammar & Composition and The Hero’s Journey
  • Finance, Jobskills and Lifeskills
  • Neuropsychology and Natural Highs
  • Numerous games and sports
  • Fine Art and Music Appreciation
  • Culinary and Horticulture

The Education Director is responsible for observing instruction in the above mentioned classes and is also responsible for supervising the teachers of these classes every other month.

Other job duties of the Education Director are as follows: (NOT in order of importance)

  • Determine credits earned upon every student’s discharge
  • Monitor instructor entries into the Quickschools Gradebook
  • Read and proofread Monthly Narrative Grade Report cards; email report cards to parents
  • Attend Quarterly Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Assist and support teachers when developing curriculum for classes taught
  • Communicate with parents, sending schools, and counselors (whenever needed) regarding a student’s achievement, attendance and performance in school
  • Analyze every student’s high school transcript and become aware of unmet academic needs from the sending district
  • Read and accommodate a student’s 504 Plan and/or IEP when present (IEPs need not be maintained)
  • Monitor students’ goals and progress pertinent to therapeutic phase change applications
  • Write monthly Tribunal Reports and attend Tribunals when possible
  • Administer the WRAT IV Test of Achievement upon the student’s entry to the Fire Mountain Program, and complete an initial education interview
  • Update Treatment Plans on KIPU for students on the roster
  • Create and maintain student files
  • Create final official Fire Mountain Academy Transcript upon discharge and make available to subsequent institutions
  • Create a final Education Discharge folder for each child when they leave Fire Mountain
  • Create an agenda for monthly Education Department Meetings and attend
  • Supervise and mentor the Education Coordinator
  • Mentor teachers when needed
  • Continuously update and refine the Fire Mountain School Improvement Plan for 2019
  • Maintain stock and supplies; grow utilities as needed
  • Communicate with other departments regarding agency wide issues, problems and needs
  • Develop and create new curricular ideas when appropriate; e.g., institute outdoor ed experiences, experiential ed ideas and project based learning ideas when appropriate 
  • Assure that classes taught at Fire Mountain align with Colorado State Standards 
  • Interview for and hire new teachers as needed
  • Make Independent Study options available to students when requested (Subject areas offered include: Government, Chemistry, Algebra, Geometry and Environmental Science) and supervise student progress in the class.

 

Other Duties:

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. 
  • This job description is subject to change upon direction from the Executive Director.

 

General Skills

  • Team Player with all staff
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward all challenges
  • Professional Etiquette 
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Forward thinking with extreme attention to detail
  • Willingness and capable of meeting hard deadlines
  • Reliable to complete tasks from beginning to end 
  • Ability to multitask in a quick paced environment
  • Knowledge of risk management and supervision techniques
  • Holistic and integrated systems thinking
  • Solid logistics and planning skills
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Ability to implement process improvement 

Knowledge

  • Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. 
  • Ability to execute and train to differing learning styles
  • Able to learn new techniques and processes used to evaluate staff
  • Able to evaluate program effectiveness and quality
  • Supervisory principles, practices, and methods
  • Effective milieu and behavior management tools (Love and Logic or similar)
  • Basic understanding of the psychology of addiction, mental health and at-risk adolescent behavior

 

Computer Skills

  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency using standard office software applications
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency using google calendar, google docs; all google applications
  • Ability and willingness to learn new programs

 

Physical Requirements

  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling
  • Physical demands included in outdoor recreation 

Work Environment: Sometimes Noisy, Quick Changes to schedules, Emotionally Demanding.

Please submit your full application to shari@firemountainprograms.com