Employment

Blue Sky Bridge is a Child Advocacy Center located in Boulder, Colorado, and an essential component of the local multidisciplinary team. Through forensic interviews, family crisis intervention, and therapy, we provide services to children who are victims of and witnesses to crimes, and to their families. We also provide training, education, and outreach for our community. Blue Sky Bridge has helped over 10,000 children and family members since our founding in 1995.

The person filling this role will work as part of two teams within Blue Sky Bridge, the therapy team and the education team, both of which focus on direct service to children in our community. As part of each team, you will report to and work with the same Program Director.

  • With the Therapy team, you will serve as a trauma-informed therapist with children, adolescents and families to reduce symptoms after a traumatic event using evidence-based modalities of therapy and assessments to inform treatment.
  • With the Education team, you will support the Education program, consisting of school-based work with elementary aged children; provision of various trainings to adults (professional and non-professional) within the community; and outreach work to share these educational opportunities provided by Blue Sky Bridge.
  • Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, with availability on weekday afternoons and early evenings for after-school therapy appointments, and the ability to attend department and staff meetings on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
  • Location: Longmont and Boulder offices (near Roosevelt Park and near Folsom & Iris, respectively).

THERAPY DUTIES (Many duties will be relevant for both therapy and education)

  • Provide direct crisis services to primary and secondary victims of child abuse
  • Provide trauma-informed individual and group therapy services to children, non-offending caregivers, adults, and families
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships within Blue Sky Bridge and within the community
  • Provide testimony in child abuse cases if needed
  • Receive ongoing training in trauma-informed best practices
  • Assist with intake, staffing and referral processes
  • Support other therapists working with Blue Sky Bridge, and our therapist guild

THERAPY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in a Clinical Field (imminent graduates are invited to apply)
  • Current licensure, or working towards clinical licensure in Colorado, with outside clinical supervision in place

REQUIRED THERAPY SKILLS (Many skills will be relevant for both therapy and education)

  • Fluency in Spanish (Prefer candidates who are culturally representative of Spanish speaking populations)
  • Thorough understanding of sexual assault and child abuse issues
  • Experience providing therapeutic interventions with children and families, and performing crisis management
  • Understanding of trauma-informed work environments and cultural humility
  • Flexibility and the ability to work well with a variety of disciplines throughout the organization
  • Excellent written, verbal, and phone communication skills
  • Ability to skillfully work in a group or independently
  • Confidence to express your thoughts, effective mediation skills, and reflective receptivity to feedback
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information in a sometimes stressful environment

PREFERRED THERAPY SKILLS

  • Experience providing TF-CBT (Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and/or EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy)
  • Experience working in a Child Advocacy setting
  • Knowledge of child abuse investigations

EDUCATION DUTIES (Many duties will be relevant for both therapy and education)

  • Lead school presentations, coach presenters and take disclosures from students
  • Make referrals to Law Enforcement and Human Services when disclosures of abuse are made by students
  • Deliver staff, parent, and community trainings
  • Communicate with teachers, counselors, administrators and other community members
  • Assist with Education Committee meetings
  • Identify, recruit and train volunteers and interns to assist in education programs
  • Remain current regarding the latest child abuse issues, research, journals, and prevention techniques
  • Represent Blue Sky Bridge on community committees and update staff on community initiatives, as needed
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships in the community
  • Promote and represent BSB at outreach and fundraising events, and other community engagement activities, as needed
  • Attend trainings as necessary
  • Conduct on-going education program evaluation and needs assessments

REQUIRED EDUCATION SKILLS (Many skills will be relevant for both therapy and education)

  • Organization, enthusiasm, commitment and efficiency
  • Strong attention to detail in order to effectively maintain data
  • Ability to speak in public/make presentations
  • Competency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • An ability to “change gears” and work collaboratively with internal staff and external partners.

OTHER DUTIES OR SKILLS

  • Provide case support as needed
  • Respond to crisis calls as needed
  • Physically able to move between buildings, lift 20lbs, and go up and down stairs
  • Other duties as assigned

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • Blue Sky Bridge is committed to offering competitive compensation and benefits. This position is salaried, with a starting range of $52,000 – $58,000, depending upon experience.
  • Paid time off, Medical/Dental/Vision, Wellness Benefits, and Training opportunities.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
  • To apply for this position, please email info@blueskybridge.org with your cover letter, resume, and references.
  • For more information, visit our website at blueskybridge.org.

Blue Sky Bridge is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The person filling this role will have one primary job responsibility: working as a trauma-informed therapist with children, adolescents and families to reduce symptoms after a traumatic event using evidence-based modalities of therapy and assessments to inform treatment. You will report to the Program Director, work on a team with other therapists, and work closely with forensic interviewers, family support advocates, and multidisciplinary partners.

  • Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, with availability on weekday afternoons and early evenings for after-school therapy appointments, and the ability to attend department and staff meetings on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
  • Location: Longmont and Boulder offices (near Roosevelt Park and near Folsom & Iris, respectively).

GENERAL DUTIES  

To support children and adolescents as they heal from traumatic events; to foster healing and growth in families during times of crisis

  • Provide direct crisis services to primary and secondary victims of child abuse
  • Provide trauma-informed individual and group therapy services to children, non-offending caregivers, adults, and families
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships within Blue Sky Bridge and within the community
  • Collaborate and communicate within the team, across Blue Sky Bridge teams, and across disciplines to further the mission of Blue Sky Bridge
  • Provide testimony in child abuse cases if needed
  • Receive ongoing training in trauma-informed best practices
  • Assist with intake, staffing and referral processes
  • Support other therapists working with Blue Sky Bridge, and our therapist guild

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend and represent BSB at community outreach events, fundraising events, and other community engagement activities, as needed
  • Provide case support as needed
  • Respond to crisis calls as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in a Clinical Field (imminent graduates are invited to apply)
  • Current licensure, or working towards clinical licensure in Colorado, with outside clinical supervision in place

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Fluency in Spanish (Prefer candidates who are culturally representative of Spanish speaking populations)
  • Thorough understanding of sexual assault and child abuse issues
  • Experience providing therapeutic interventions with children and families, and performing crisis management
  • Understanding of trauma-informed work environments and cultural humility
  • Flexibility and the ability to work well with a variety of disciplines throughout the organization
  • Excellent written, verbal, and phone communication skills
  • Ability to skillfully work in a group or independently
  • Confidence to express your thoughts, effective mediation skills, and reflective receptivity to feedback
  • Efficiency, skillful learning, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information in a sometimes stressful environment
  • Knowledge of computers and office equipment
  • Physically able to move between buildings, lift 20lbs, and go up and down stairs

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Experience providing TF-CBT (Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and/or EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy)
  • Experience working in a Child Advocacy setting
  • Knowledge of child abuse investigations

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • $25.00 – $28.00/hour, depending upon experience; based upon a 20-hour workweek. (Hourly range is equivalent to $26,000 – $29,000 annually).
  • Paid time off, wellness benefits (e.g. gym discount), and training opportunities.

 APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
  • To apply for this position, please email info@blueskybridge.org with your cover letter, resume, and references.
  • For more information, visit our website at blueskybridge.org.

Blue Sky Bridge is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.