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Clinical Program Therapist 4 - Release Planner

Salary Range: $24.80 to $36.78 per hour; $51,782 to $76,797 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: Provide advanced behavioral health services in the form of pre-release and reintegration services for mentally ill offenders. Position requires current Minnesota licensure as an independent clinical mental health professional that meets the statutory definition of "mental health professional," according to MN Statute 245.462, Subd.18.

While maintaining ongoing security within a correctional facility, independently make diagnostic assessments; develop individual release plans; provide direct behavioral health evaluation and treatment to offenders with complex and/or treatment-resistant issues; provide crisis intervention; provide referrals for continuing care; and maintain knowledge of trends and therapeutic approaches to co-occurring disorders and integrated behavioral health services delivery. Provide clinical supervision to other behavioral health professionals; develop and provide advanced training to other behavioral health staff; serve on interdisciplinary committees and work groups; and oversee applied evaluation projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

LICENSURE:

Current Minnesota licensure as an independent clinical mental health professional (e.g. LICSW, LP, LPCC, and LMFT).

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICANTS INVITED TO INTERVIEW WILL BE ASKED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF LICENSURE AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Demonstrated expertise in mental health, chemical dependency, and/or sex offender evaluation and treatment.

Demonstrated leadership skills.

Ability to provide clinical supervision to other behavioral health staff.

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 independently formulate and implement an individualized treatment plan; provide behavioral health treatment and clinical supervision; and develop a continuing care plan.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience providing clinical supervision to other behavioral health staff.

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

5/10/2013

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