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Clinical Program Therapist 3 - Chemical Dependency

Salary Range: $25.94 to $38.29 per hour ($54,163 to $79,950 per year)

***Positions may be eligible for the Corrections Employee Retirement Program.***

Work Locations: Positions may occur at Minnesota Correctional Facilities located in Faribault, Lino Lakes (Twin Cities Suburbs-North), Moose Lake/Willow River, Oak Park Heights, Red Wing, Rush City, St. Cloud, Shakopee, Stillwater, and Togo.

Job Duties: Under limited supervision, provide treatment services for complex and challenging cases to inmates in a substance use disorder treatment program, including the responsibility to provide security, assessment, education, and therapeutic programming. Serve as a resource of clinical and corrections expertise to less experienced staff and assist program administrators in program evaluation and development.

Minimum Qualifications:

LICENSURE/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

1. Current licensure or eligibility for licensure* by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or equivalently qualified to perform alcohol and drug counseling under Minnesota Statute 148F.11.

(*NOTE TO LICENSE-ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Please include information regarding your license-eligibility in your resume or application. To maintain employment, the successful candidate who is eligible for LADC licensure must possess a temporary ADC permit within 60 calendar days of the first day of employment and a current LADC license within the first 6 months of employment.)

AND

2. Three years experience providing behavioral health services, including individual and group therapy, to clients with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders; OR a Bachelor's degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling/Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or a related Behavioral Health/Science program** and two years of experience as described above; OR a Master's degree in one of the above degree programs and one year of experience as described above; OR a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Psychology.

**If your degree is in a related Behavioral Health/Science program not listed above, you may be asked to provide an unofficial college transcript.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Comprehensive knowledge and skills in all aspects of substance use disorder programming.

Training and experience in providing behavioral health treatment, including individual and group therapy methods and practices.

Knowledge of professional, legal and ethical standards; best practices; and community standards of care.

Skills in verbal and written communication, including proficient documentation skills.

Interpersonal/human relations skills.

Basic personal computer skills.

Ability to provide lead work direction to other substance use treatment program staff.

Ability to formulate and implement an individualized treatment plan; provide substance use disorder treatment; and develop a continuing care plan under limited supervision.

Ability to teach a psycho-educational course; effectively function within a multi-disciplinary team; exercise sound judgment; demonstrate appropriate professional boundaries; and temporarily manage daily program operations.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICANTS INVITED TO INTERVIEW WILL BE ASKED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF LICENSURE OR LICENSE-ELIGIBILITY AT THE TIME OF THEIR INTERVIEW.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience providing lead work direction to other behavioral health staff.

Bachelor's degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling/Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or a related Behavioral Health/Science program.

Master's degree or higher in Alcohol and Drug Counseling/Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or a related Behavioral Health/Science.

Current licensure in Minnesota as a LADC at time of hire.

Current Minnesota licensure as a LP, LPC, LPCC, LICSW, or LMFT.

Experience working in a correctional/secure environment.

Experience treating clients with co-occurring disorders.

Three years of experience providing clinical behavioral health services, including individual and group therapy, to clients with substance use disorders.

Please note that a criminal history check will be conducted on the successful candidate for a position prior to the start date, and new employees must be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.

Please visit the State Careers Website to search for current openings and apply.

 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Employer

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