Clinical Program Therapist 1 or 2 - Mental Health Practitioner, Brainerd, Minnesota

Created 10/09/2021
Date expired 12/03/2021
Reference 11410279
Job type Part Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Brainerd
Zip 56401
Salary Competitive
Job Class: Clinical Program Therapist 1 or 2

Working Title: Mental Health Practitioner
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 11/30/2021
  • Closing Date: 12/6/2021
  • Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
  • Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment/Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Services
  • Work Shift: Rotating
  • Work Hours: Varies
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range:
    • Clinical Program Therapist 1: $21.08 - $30.59/hourly
    • Clinical Program Therapist 2: $23.27 - $33.97/hourly
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

*This positing is being used to fill multiple new part-time rotating positions at MSHS Brainerd:

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:
  • 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

This position is being posted at the Clinical Program Therapist 1 and Clinical Program Therapist 2 levels. The level at which the position is filled will be determined by the selected candidate's qualifications.


Minimum Qualifications

To qualify, applicants must:

Clinical Program Therapist 1:
  • Possess a Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, behavior analysis, or related field

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.

  • 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 the following criteria specified in MS 245.462, subd. 17 for a Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker.
To qualify as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker in this Intensive Residential Rule 36 program, applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a High School diploma or equivalent, and have successfully completed 30 hours of training during the past two years in all of the following areas; recipient rights, recipient-centered individual treatment planning, behavioral terminology, mental illness, co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, psychotropic medications and side effects, functional assessment, local community resources, adult vulnerability, receipt confidentiality.

Applicants must also satisfy the qualifications described in (A) or (B):

- Has an associate of arts degree in one of the behavioral sciences or human services, OR
- is a registered nurse without a bachelor's degree, OR
- who within the previous ten years has acquired:
(1) three years of personal life experience with serious and persistent mental illness; OR
(2) three years of life experience as a primary caregiver to an adult with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury; OR
(3) 4,000 hours of supervised paid work experience in the delivery of mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury;

(1) is fluent in the non-English language or competent in the culture of the ethnic group to which at least 20 percent of the mental health rehabilitation worker's clients belong; OR
(2) receives during the first 2,000 hours of work, monthly documented individual clinical supervision by a mental health professional; OR
(3) has 18 hours of documented field supervision by a mental health professional or practitioner during the first 160 hours of contact work with recipients, and at least six hours of field supervision quarterly during the following year; OR
(4) has review and co signature of charting of recipient contacts during field supervision by a mental health professional or practitioner; OR
(5) has 40 hours of additional continuing education on mental health topics during the first year of employment.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience with case management, designing, implementing, and documenting behavior modification programs for clients that have serious mental illness (SMI}.
    • Knowledge of medications and medication control procedures sufficient to identify behavioral concerns which may be related to medications, or the need for medication.
    • Knowledge of Enhanced Illness Management and Recovery (EIMR), Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS), Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) Rule 36, and chemical dependency knowledge

    Additional Requirements

    To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed.
    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

    Why Work For Us

    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.

    GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

    Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

    Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

    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 .

    For additional information about the application process, go to .


    If you have questions about the position, contact Dawn Barnard at .

    If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID# 48432 to Brooke Newfield at by the position close date.

    If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or for assistance


    Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

    Reasonable accommodations will be made 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 . Please indicate what assistance is needed.
    Employer Minnesota Department of Human Services

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