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Clinical Program Therapist 3 - Chemical Dependency

Salary Range: $23.73 to $35.03 per hour; $49,548 to $73,143 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 offenders in a chemical dependency 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).

(*NOTE TO LICENSE-ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Please include information regarding your license-eligibility either in your resume or the Job Specific Questions area of the Resume Builder. 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 probationary period.)

AND

2. Three years post-licensure experience providing clinical services, including individual and group therapy, to clients with chemical dependency and/or co-occurring chemical dependency and mental health issues; OR a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related Behavioral Science or Social Science program and two years of post-Bachelor's degree experience as described above; OR a Master's degree in one of the above degree programs and one year of post-Master's degree experience as described above; OR a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Psychology.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Comprehensive knowledge and skills in all aspects of chemical dependency 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 chemical dependency treatment program staff.

Ability to formulate and implement an individualized treatment plan; provide chemical dependency treatment; and develop a continuing care plan under limited supervision.

Ability to teach a psycho-educational course; effectively function within a multidisciplinary 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.

Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related Behavioral Science or Social Science program or a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Psychology.

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 Employer

12/08/2015

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