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Clinical Program Therapist 3 - Mental Health

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 complex and sensitive therapeutic services to offenders with mental illness, 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:


  1. Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related Behavioral Science or Social Science program and one year of post-Master's degree experience providing clinical services, including individual and group therapy, to clients with mental health issues; ORa Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Psychology.
  1. Training and experience in providing behavioral health treatment, including individual and group therapy methods and practices.
  1. Demonstrated expertise in mental health evaluation and treatment.


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 formulate and implement an individualized treatment plan; provide mental health 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.

Some positions may require expertise in psychological testing.

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


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