The ideal candidate will bring a demonstrated history of fostering and supporting the championing of meaningful, compassionate treatment and reintegration programs of those with mental health and substance abuse challenges. A demonstrated record of collaborating with reentry service providers, judicial officers, criminal justice partners and community advocates is also highly desired. This position will be required to lead and participate in request for proposal (RFP) processes related to submissions for local, state and federal contracts for mental health funding opportunities.
The Chief of Mental Health Services will help guide the DSD in support of its mission: to provide safe and secure custody for those placed in its care and to perform all duties in a manner that is responsive to the needs of Denver’s diverse community. They will act as a servant leader in embracing and respecting individual human dignity, valuing excellence in performance, teamwork, and raising the bar in organizational accountability. They will be expected to build a culture of ethics, equity, diversity and inclusion working alongside the other Chiefs, while fostering collaboration and trust among employees and community partners.
Denver’s Sheriff appoints this position in coordination with the Executive Director of Safety.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Psychiatrist
Previously held an administrative/leadership role within a criminal justice organization similar to the size and scope of the Denver Sheriff Department
Minimum of 3 years of experience directing substance abuse treatment plans
Minimum of 3 years of budget management experience
Demonstrated community advocacy for mental health related issues
Demonstrated ability to be collaborative with numerous stakeholder groups including both uniformed/civilian staff as well as community partners.