Mental Health Practitioner / Clinical Program Therapist 2, Brainerd, Minnesota

Created 11/24/2022
Reference 11433861
Job type Part Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Brainerd
Zip 56401
Salary Competitive
When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Working Title: Mental Health Practitioner / Clinical Program Therapist 2
Job Class: Clinical Program Therapist 2
Agency: Human Services Dept
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 11/23/2022
  • Closing Date: 12/06/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS MAPE State Operated Svcs
  • Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment / Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift / Varies
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $25.25 - $37.02 / hourly
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

Candidates may be eligible for a hiring bonus of up to $2,500!

**This posting may be used to fill multiple full-time or part-time vacancies

Minnesota Specialty Health System (MSHS) in Brainerd is seeking a Mental Health Practitioner to join our team in providing rehabilitation and supportive residential services for individuals with serious mental illness and possible co-occurring disorders. As an Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) facility, MSHS focuses on rehabilitative education, building interpersonal skills, and developing community engagement skills to increase each client's independence and self-management of their illness, behavior, and emotion.

Job duties include:
  • Assess the needs of newly admitted clients and assist with identifying their goals in order to develop an individualized treatment plan designed to correct negative behaviors.
  • Oversee the case management, treatment planning, service coordination, and rehabilitation services for clients in the licensed Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) facility.
  • Guide program staff in the implementation of treatment plans and personal interactions with residents to develop and reinforce adaptive behaviors.
  • Conduct skill development activities to help individuals improve skills needed for discharge, such as cooking, personal hygiene, budgeting, and household organization.
  • Assist with provisions of reintegration and placement into the community to promote consumers' independence, autonomy, personal responsibility, and personal control.
  • Participate as a team member to coordinate and collaborate consistently with established team operations.
  • Serve as lead worker to ensure delivery of the medication program and other services during a designated shift.
  • Provide transportation to clients to achieve the goals of the individual service plan, including proper utilization of a state vehicle


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify, applicants must:

Clinical Program Therapist 2:
  • Possess a Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, behavior analysis, or related field; AND
  • Have one (1) year of post-Bachelor's degree experience providing behavioral health services.

OR
  • Possess a Master degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related behavioral or social science program.

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants must meet one of the following (A-D) qualifications listed below:

A. An individual completed at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in behavioral sciences or related fields AND one of the following (1-4):
  • Has at least 2,000 hours of experience providing services to individuals with a mental illness, a substance use disorder; a traumatic brain injury or a developmental disability, and completes the additional training described in section 254I.05, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), before providing direct contact services to a client; OR
  • Is fluent in the non-English language of the ethnic group to which at least 50 percent of the individual's clients belong, and completes the additional training described in section 245I.05, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), before providing direct contact services to a client; OR
  • Is working in a day treatment program under section 256B.0671, subdivision 3, or 256B.0943; OR
  • Has completed a practicum or internship that (i) required direct interaction with adult clients or child clients, and (ii) was focused on behavioral sciences or related fields

  • B. Has at least 4,000 hours of experience providing services to individuals with a mental illness, a substance use disorder; a traumatic brain injury or a developmental disability, and completes the additional training described in section 245I.05, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), before providing direct contact services to a client

    C. Receives treatment supervision at least once per week until meeting the requirement in clause (1) of 4,000 hours of experience and has at least 2,000 hours of experience providing services to individuals with a mental illness, a substance use disorder; a traumatic brain injury or a developmental disability, and completes the additional training described in section 245I.05, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), before providing direct contact services to a client

    D. Has a master's or other graduate degree in behavioral sciences or related fields.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

    Additional Requirements

    To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

    REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

    Application Details

    How to Apply

    Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers .

    If you have questions about the position, contact Dawn Barnard at dawn.m.barnard@state.mn.us .

    To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Raegan Juntunen at raegan.juntunen@state.mn.us .

    About Human Services Dept

    WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

    Why Work for Us

    Diverse Workforce

    We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

    A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
    • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
    • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
    • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
    • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

    Comprehensive Benefits

    Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
    • Public pension plan
    • Training and professional development
    • Paid vacation and sick leave
    • 12 paid holidays each year
    • Paid parental leave
    • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
    • Prescription drug coverage
    • Vision coverage
    • Wellness programs and resources
    • Employer paid life insurance
    • Short-term and long-term disability
    • Health care spending and savings accounts
    • Dependent care spending account
    • Tax-deferred compensation
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

    Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

    We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.
    Employer Minnesota Department of Human Services

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