Best Place to Work

Best Place to Work

Mental Health Center of Denver has received the Denver Post Top Work Places Award 5 years in a row.

Top Work Places In Denver

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The Mental Health Center of Denver has been named a Top Work Place by the Denver Post five years in a row! We believe that people are resilient - they can and do recover from mental illness. At the Mental Health Center of Denver, we hire people dedicated to working toward that goal.

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Staff Perspectives


"When I think about my personal well-being, I know I need to maintain the ability to laugh and not take myself too seriously."

Dr. Sheldon, Psychiatrist

Top 5 Strengths: Communication, Harmony, Discipline, Individualization, Arranger

Unique Psychiatry Program at Mental Health Center of Denver

Jason | Psychiatrist

Passionate about mental health, Jason works hard to make sure each of the people he serves is treated with the utmost care and attention.


"This is the best job I could ever have. I get to help people and tend to their needs."

Gwen, Greeter

Top 5 Strengths: Consistency, Empathy, Responsibility, Connectedness, Relator

Culture of Mental Health Center of Denver

Helina | Project Coordinator

Helina manages and coordinates hospital discharges for the various treatment teams at the Mental Health Center of Denver, to ensure a smooth transition back to the community for the people we serve.

Top 5 Strengths: Futuristic, Learner, Activator, Achiever, Significance


“Doing community-based work allows me to get to know the people I serve on a much more personal level.

Christina, Clinical Case Manager


Building a Career at Mental Health Center of Denver

Gary | Program Manager

Gary manages the peer support staff in the Rehabilitation Department. The team’s main goal is to help individuals reintegrate into the community and become self-sufficient.

Top 5 Strengths: Consistency, Deliberative, Relator, Discipline, Developer

"I think one of the things I'm proudest of [in the last 30 years] is how the Mental Health Center of Denver has changed the conversation, in Denver, about mental health and mental well-being."

Ric Durity, VP of Development

What To Expect


Our generous benefits package starts at 30 hours per week. Some of the benefits include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision 
  • Retirement match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free RTD EcoPass (bus/light rail)

Diversity & Inclusiveness

We understand that people are rooted in cultures that give their lives meaning, texture and direction. We strongly believe that these multiple perspectives foster community, drive innovation, and inspire excellence. We proudly hold diversity and inclusiveness as an integral part of our mission and goals.

Wellness Culture

"It’s part of our strategic plan to create and maintain a Wellness Culture within the organization – a work environment where people can do what they do best and be supported."

Carl Clark, MD President & CEO

Professional Development

We provide continuous professional development:

  • Clinical & professional skills
  • Free licensure supervision (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CAC)
  • Leadership/Management skills
  • Internal growth opportunities
  • Career Coaching

Strengths Focused

We believe everyone wants to be great. At Mental Health Center of Denver, new employees take Gallup's Strengths Finder 2.0 to identify their top 5 strengths.

We focus on the strengths of our employees, consumers and community partners.

A Word From Leadership


"In our wellness culture, people can do what they do best everyday. If we create an environment where everyone can deliver...they deliver the best." 

Carl Clark, MD President & CEO

"Diversity is key in the work that we do." 

Lydia Prado, PhD VP of Child & Family Services

Mental Health Center of Denver is a Proud Member of:

"We use information and technology to deliver excellent clinical care and foster well-being in Denver."

Wes Williams, PhD
VP & Chief Information Officer


Mental Health Center of Denver offers a generous benefits package starting at 30 hours per week. Some of the benefits include:

Medical Insurance

We offer medical insurance from Great-West Healthcare/Cigna.

Dental Insurance

We offer dental insurance from Great-West Healthcare/Cigna.

Retirement Savings 403(b) & Employer Match

We offer a retirement savings 403(b) plan and employer match through VALIC.

Free RTD Pass

We offer all employees a free RTD Eco-Pass which allows unlimited use of all buses and light rail services in Denver.

Excellent PTO & Paid Holidays

We offer a very generous Paid Time Off schedule which becomes more robust over time.

Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

We offer Basic Life and AD&D Insurance through The Hartford.

Loan Forgiveness Options

Employees of Mental Health Center of Denver are eligible for a variety of Loan Forgiveness options.