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Mental Health Program - Oak Park Heights

Mental Health Program | Program Therapist

Open to student pursuing Master's Degree in Mental Health related field.

Location:Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) - Oak Park Heights

MCF-Oak Park Heights is a maximum-custody facility that houses adult male offenders. The facility maintains an average daily population of 440 and a staff of 350. The facility has nine self-contained complexes which can operate independently. Offendersparticipate in highly structured programming including industry, education and institutional housekeeping. This institution also houses the Mental Health and the Transitional Care Units.

Internship Description: The intern will obtain knowledge and understanding of how the criminal justice system works in general, specifically related to the area of corrections. The intern will assist with individual and group therapy, mental health assessment, mental health civil commitment process, release planning for Serious and Persistent Mentally Ill Offenders, and documentation through SOAP notes and other required records.

Supervision: Interns will be supervised by a Corrections Program Director and Clinical Program Therapist.

Requirements: Interns must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in a aster's program, which offers course credit for internships. Applicants should have completed a majority of the required course work for graduation for a solid foundation of diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Intern must clear a security background check and folow department policies and procedures.

Length of Internship: 9 month commitment

Application instructions and priority deadline dates:

For academic year beginning in September and for all summer term sessions, the application process will open January 1st and end March 15th. Applications RECEIVED by February 15 will be given first consideration. All other applications will be considered after the March 15th deadline. Interviews will be scheduled after February 15th. Selection decisions will be completed by April 15th.

For academic Winter/Spring term, the applications process will open October 1st and end November 1st. Interviews will be scheduled in November. Selection decisions will be completed by December 1st.

Please submit DOC Internship Application, your resume, and a cover letter describing why an internship/practicum experience with the DOC is related to your professional goals. Mail or email these documents to the DOC Intern Coordinator, as noted on teh instruction page of the application. Do not send application material to the institutions.

Note: This internship is unpaid.

Applications will be accepted after these dates until positions are filled.

If you are selected, there is a mandatory DOC Academy must be completedprior to starting your internship/practicum.

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