Full Time Clinical Therapist – Steps For Change

Salary Full Time – $50,000 – $65,000 annually

In addition to a competitive salary, Steps For Change offers excellent employee benefits

*Must be licensed as either a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist (LP)

 

Description

Steps For Change (SFC), LLC, is seeking one Full Time Clinical Therapist with experience providing therapeutic and case management services to adolescents with sexual offending behavior. SFC offices are in Edina and Brooklyn Center. SFC is a community-based program specializing in the assessment and treatment of 11 to 21 year-old youth who have engaged in sexually harmful behaviors. The position is responsible for the needs assessment of youth in the program, development of treatment plans, facilitation of therapeutic intervention, monitoring of progress, reporting of progress to referral agencies and the court as well as working collaboration with their juvenile probation officers and human services/public health department (HSPHD) caseworkers. Other tasks include, individual, family, and group facilitation.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Provide cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies grounded in attachment theory, with a particular focus on the Good Lives Model (GLM) as a framework for growth
  • Provide individual therapy to adolescents weekly and/or bi-weekly
  • Facilitate family therapy with youth and their identified families
  • Co-lead sex-specific treatment group(s)
  • Facilitate a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills group for adolescents and their parents/guardians
  • Deliver services to specialized populations (e.g., females, low functioning, youth under 12)
  • Administer and review psycho-education assignments to address client’s sexual offense specific behaviors
  • Prepare comprehensive summary reports and submit written recommendations to the court; provide detailed testimony in juvenile court, as needed
  • Work effectively with a team of therapists
  • Meet with probation officers and other stake holders to review client’s treatment progress
  • Strong case management experience with ability to carry a caseload of 13-15 (full time) or 6-8 youth (part time)
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Implement and monitor client treatment plans
  • Conduct quarterly treatment plan meetings with clients treatment team
  • Write monthly client updates
  • Complete mental health assessments (e.g., PHQ-9,BDI-II etc.) and make assessments of youths’ mental, emotional, and behavioral status
  • Refer and coordinate services for psychiatric services; consult with medical professionals concerning the physical well-being of adolescents, and provide ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of adolescents prescribed medications
  • Collaborate with other Hennepin County run programs and community agencies to provide appropriate referrals to services such as, in-home therapy, skills workers, and psychiatric services for adolescent and young adult males
  • Complete psychosexual evaluations, as needed
  • Knowledge of standards, policies, laws and rules relating to the delivery of psychological services
  • Recognize and respect cultural differences and provide culturally appropriate services
  • Attend and participate in meetings with educators to review individualized Educational Plans

Best qualified candidates must be at least 21 years of age and have:

  • Master’s degree or higher in psychology or social work, and/or a closely related field
  • Licensed as either a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist (LP)
  • Experience in providing therapeutic sex-specific treatment to adolescents in an outpatient setting and/or in a correctional, residential treatment, and/or other comparable setting
  • Worked with adolescents who have sexually acted out
  • Worked with specialized populations (e.g., females, low functioning, children under 12)
  • Experience delivering Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Facilitated sex-specific treatment groups
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation, as it is expected that employee’s will work out of both the Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center offices

According to SFC policy, prospective candidates are required to undergo a Department of Human Services Background Study and background check conducted by SFC.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, Janae Sullivan at Janae.Sullivan@stepsforchange.us.

Applications will be evaluated on an on-going basis and invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Job offer will be contingent on passing a drug test, criminal background check including fingerprinting, and driver’s license check prior to employment.

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