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Clinical Program Therapist 4

Salary Range: $27.79 to $41.21 per hour ($58,026 to $86,046 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 direct licensed independent clinical mental health services, in one or more program areas: chemical dependency treatment, mental health services, mental health release and reintegration services, and/or sex offender treatment

While maintaining ongoing security within a correctional facility, independently make diagnostic assessments; develop individual treatment 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; serve as Mental Health release and reintegration specialists; and oversee applied evaluation projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


Current Minnesota licensure as a Mental Health Professional (e.g. LICSW, LP, LPCC, and LMFT) as defined by MS 245.462 subd. 18, clause 1-6.



Demonstrated expertise in diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment in the areas of mental health services, chemical dependency, and/or sex offender programming. . (NOTE TO HR STAFF: Mental health evaluation and treatment will always be included; chemical dependency and/or sex offender evaluation and treatment will be included if needed for the position. Please discuss this with the hiring supervisor and modify this qualification as needed.)

Demonstrated leadership skills.

Ability to provide clinical consultation and/or 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 consultation and/or 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.
  • Mental Health Professional board approved clinical supervisor.
  • Experience working in a correctional/secured environment.
  • Experience providing services to clients diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI).
  • Experience with the civil commitment process. Experience treating clients with co-occurring disorders.
  • Knowledge of psychological testing and report writing.
  • [HR: include if applicable] Experience providing mental health assessment and therapy to juveniles.

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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