Workplace of Choice

Workplace of Choice

The Mental Health Center of Denver has been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post eight years in a row.


Workplace of Choice

The Mental Health Center of Denver has been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post eight years in a row.



Commitment to Diversity & Inclusiveness

The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Take a look at the Mental Health Center of Denver's statement on social justice and Black Lives Matter.

Top Workplace In Denver


The Mental Health Center of Denver has been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post eight 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.

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


"My favorite part of my job is being able to assist families with finding resources."

Martha, Clinical Case Manager

Top 5 Strengths: Strategic, Input,
Positivity, Futuristic, Relator


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

Christina, Enhanced Outpatient Therapist

Top 5 Strengths: Harmony, Empathy, Consistency, Adaptability, Positivity

Hear from Carla

Carla | Nurse Program Manager

Carla started as a temporary nurse three years ago, and since then, she’s been promoted twice.

Top 5 Strengths: Empathy, Adaptability, Developer, Consistency, Restorative

Hear from Travis

Travis | Clinical Case Manager

Travis has worked for the Mental Health Center of Denver for more than 12 years and helps individuals in the community get the services they need.

Top 5 Strengths: Positivity, Empathy, Responsibility, Harmony, Adaptability

Hear from Tabitha

Tabitha | Personal Financial Services Advisor

Tabitha helps manage individuals' social security benefits, relieving the stress of money management for individuals we serve. 

Top 5 Strengths: Context, Intellection, Adaptability, Learner and Ideation

Unique Psychiatry Program

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.

Top 5 Strengths: Harmony, Consistency, Empathy, Competition, Deliberative

Organizational Culture

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

Building a Career With Us

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

Evony Cooper, LCSW, describes her work at Mental Health Center of Denver's El Centro de las Familias team. Watch the video for an in-depth look at social work with the Mental Health Center of Denver, including job duties, salary and the ups and downs of a social work career path.

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Staff members at the Mental Health Center of Denver share why they've stayed with the organization for 20, 25, 30 and 35 years. 


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.

Culture of Well-Being

"It’s part of our strategic plan to create and maintain a culture of well-being 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 and professional skills
  • Free licensure supervision (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CAC)
  • Leadership/management skills
  • Internal growth opportunities
  • Career coaching


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

We focus on the strengths of our employees, people we serve and community partners.


The 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

Mental Health Center of Denver employees are eligible for a variety of loan forgiveness options.

A Word from Leadership

Portraits of the MHCD CEO on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 in Denver. (Chris Schneider)

"In our culture of well-being, people can do what they do best every day. If we create an environment where everyone can deliver...they deliver the best." 

Carl Clark, MD, President & CEO

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