Nonprofit START Coordinator – Hybrid

Lakeshore Talent

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Lakeshore Talent is currently seeking a START Coordinator for one of their clients, a well-known Non-profit based out of Denver, Colorado. This is a direct hire position and will mostly be remote with the exception of one day a week in the office and in person visits to homes or facilities. This position has a 24 hour crisis line and this position will rotate being on call one day a week and one full weekend every six weeks. 

Pay:  Base salary $55,000 – $65,000 and eligible for night differential compensation as well as a 3K raise upon completion of required 18-week certification program. 

Upon hire: background check, clean MVR record, and proof of COVID vaccination will be required

Job Description:

As the START Coordinator you will provide person-centered, community-based clinical care coordination services for participants in the START program, as well as provide community-based crisis intervention for individuals with IDD and mental health needs.

Job Duties:

  • Must successfully participate in and complete the START Coordinator certification training within 12 months of employment. This includes the demonstration of competencies in all areas associated with START coordination.

  • Understand how to use ecomaps as part of systemic analysis and provide consultation to systems/teams as needed using best practices.

  • Assist with referrals for START services as needed including screening for enrollment in START.

  • Ensure the coordination of support meetings and crisis plan development.

  • Provide outreach visits to the individuals home, day, and vocational settings regularly.

  • Use the START Action Plan for case planning and strategizing.

  • Develop Comprehensive Service Evaluations, Cross-Systems Crisis Prevention and Intervention Plans, intake/assessments, admission/discharge summaries for resource center admissions or inpatient hospital admissions and any other applicable documentation of services provided.

  • Develop materials and present cases at Clinical Education Team Meetings as assigned.

  • Complete all required data entry expectations.

  • Provide on-call support on a rotational basis as part of a START team.

  • Participate in the Center for START Services National Network, which brings together projects from across North America through an online resource center, conference calls, select study groups and other meetings and training.



  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, applied behavior analysis or other human service fields.

  • 2 years’ experience working with people with IDD and behavioral health needs and their families.

  • The ability to work with complex systems and an interest in the population served.

  • Independent and organized with strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of IDD and behavioral health needs, and ability to interact effectively with individuals experiencing those disorders.

  • Knowledge of interdisciplinary teams, and ability to communicate effectively with psychiatrists and other behavioral health clinicians.

  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent communication and meeting facilitation skills.

  • Ability to independently assess crisis situations and connect individuals to appropriate resources.

  • Knowledge of community resources related to behavioral health and IDD.

  • Comfortable utilizing de-escalation strategies as needed.

  • Knowledge of and compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations as they pertain to position, including HIPAA, scope of practice, documentation standards, ethics, etc.

  • Maintain appropriate boundaries and professional demeanor.

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