Clinical Program Manager – Minnesota Sex Offender Program – Moose Lake, MN

Job Summary

Clinical Program Manager provides administrative and clinical leadership in matters related to clients who are civilly committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake. This includes collaborating with MSOP Clinical Directors to develop methods of client and case management which adhere to internal policies and applicable statutes regarding civilly committed individuals.  Other duties include responding to requests and inquiries relating to facility clinical matters and contributing to the development and implementation of essential clinical programming in adherence to MSOP policy, licensing and statutory rules. In addition, the Clinical Program Manager provides policy recommendations or resolution of specific behavioral health delivery problems that are complicated by delivery in a secure treatment setting.

In this leadership role, the Clinical Program Manager provides supervision and professional guidance to client rights coordinators and maintains strong working relationships with other clinical and operations staff. Other relationships include serving as a clinical liaison to facility operations staff and serving on various committees and work groups. While acting in a professional manner, the Clinical Program Manager upholds program standards within the context of protecting public safety and treating clients competently, humanely and safely.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Serving as a lead clinical representative and liaison through attendance at and participation in meetings and committees whose function is serving the interest of the program according to policy and application of professional standards
  • Providing supervision and direction to maintain integrity of case management and client rights programming, maintaining a pro-active approach to minimize conflicts or problems whenever possible
  • Exercising supervisory authority so that employees effectively perform assigned duties and achieve annual objectives which includes adherence to applicable labor agreement, plan requirements and statewide employer policies
  • Acting as a liaison to health information management (HIMS) staff to ensure accurate, timely, efficient and meaningful documentation of client data and treatment progress which includes overseeing Rule 26 compliance and assisting in the implementation of internal audits
  • Acting as a liaison to Human Resources (HR) staff in order to ensure communication and dissemination of information to all clinical staff
  • Formulating, establishing and assuring implementation of policies, directives, instructions and internal operating practices so that all areas of responsibility effectively carry out the goals and objectives of the program/department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in Psychology, Social Work or closely related field


  • Licensure as an independent clinical mental health professional OR licensed as an independent clinical mental health professional in another state with the ability to obtain Minnesota licensure within six (6) months from date of hire; (LP, LPCC, LMFT, LICSW)


  • Three years professional-level clinical experience, preferably with sex offenders or in a residential treatment program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory, lead worker, or other leadership experience OR completion of leadership development program (L4, Emerging Leaders Institute, etc.)

Knowledge of:

  • The law, client rights and the criminal justice system sufficient to protect DHS and client rights and ensure public safety
  • Comprehensive sex offender philosophy and practices/procedure of sufficient depth in order to support clinical services in MSOP

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the position, contact Kathryn Schesso at