Clinical Program Therapist 2– Sex Offender Treatment Program

$22.70-33.14 hourly + comprehensive benefits

The Minnesota Department of Corrections Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP), nationally recognized for its approach and outcomes, is seeking talented therapists to join our dedicated team of professionals.  SOTP provides a 270 bed integrated treatment program addressing sexual offending, substance abuse/ dependency and mental health issues at the Lino Lakes Correctional Facility.  

Therapist responsibilities include:

  • Treatment Planning and Progress Evaluation
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Psychoeducational Program Development and Delivery
  • Report Writing and Client Case Management

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family, Counseling, or a related Behavioral Health/Science program* and one year of experience providing behavioral health services, including individual and group therapy; OR A Master’s degree or higher in one of the above degree program areas, which included training or experience in providing behavioral health services, including individual and group therapy methods and practices.

* 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

  • Knowledge of sex offender treatment goals and models sufficient to demonstrate an ability to apply this knowledge in a residential setting. 
  • 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 sex offender treatment; and develop a continuing care plan under supervision.
  • Ability to teach a psycho-educational course; effectively function within a multi-disciplinary team; exercise sound judgment; and demonstrate appropriate professional boundaries.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family, Counseling, or a related Behavioral Health/Science program*.
  • Current Minnesota licensure as a LP, LPC, LPCC, LICSW, or LMFT.
  • Experience providing sex offense treatment services to clients.
  • Experience working in a correctional/secured environment.
  • Experience providing services to clients with intellectual disabilities.
  • Experience providing services to clients diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI).
  • Experience providing services to clients with a substance use disorder.

How to Apply:

View the complete job announcement and apply at: www.mn.gov/careers  and refer to Job ID 37424.  The application deadline is December 18, 2019.  Contact Jamie Bernhardt at 651-361-7623 or jamie.bernhardt@state.mn.us with questions regarding this position. 

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