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Moose Lake, MN

$67,776 – $97,634 annually

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) in Moose Lake is seeking a dynamic Clinical Supervisor to provide clinical and administrative supervision of treatment staff. This position requires close, collaborative relationships between facility staff, Department of Human Services, community based national and local programs and contractors/vendors. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for adherence to any licensing, certification or rules established specifically for this program within the context of protecting public safety and treating patients humanely and safely. Inherent in the duties of the Clinical Supervisor is the ability to prepare for, and respond to, any unusual or emergency situations so the safety, accountability, welfare and security of the facility, general public, on-site personnel, and clients is provided.

Primary Responsibilities Include: 

  • Managing and overseeing sex offender specific programming and treatment to ensure the programming functions in compliance with professional Department of Human Services standards; maintains a safe, secure and humane environment for patients and staff; and ensures the safety of the public.
  • Providing clinical supervision and direction to maintain integrity of clinical programming which includes supervision of each primary therapist in the development of treatment plans, progress reviews and discharge summaries.
  • Exercising supervisory authority so that applicable labor agreements and plans are equitably administered and employees under this jurisdiction will effectively perform assigned job duties to achieve the objectives of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
  • Representing the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in the area of behavioral health services, along with 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.

WHO WE ARE 

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program offers professionals the opportunity to be part of an organization that is committed to its staff, clients, and the community. MSOP values professional development and provides ongoing state-of-the-art training and outside professional the valuable benefit of supervision toward professional licensure for its staff.

MSOP is a unique program led by seasoned and respected professionals, our treatment design integrates clinical, vocational, therapeutic recreation, education, and security throughout all phases of treatment toward the ultimate goal of successful reintegration. Our employees take pride in knowing their work safeguards the public, while providing clients with opportunities to demonstrate meaningful change through participation in sex offender treatment.

Qualifications include: 

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in Psychology, Social Work or closely related field; AND
  • Licensed OR licensed eligible as an independent clinical mental health professional (LP, LPCC, LMFT, LICSW) in Minnesota; AND
  • Two (2) years of clinical supervisory experience with mental health and/or sexual offender treatment or assessment OR three (3) years professional-level clinical experience with sexual offender treatment or assessment. Note: completion of leadership development program such as L4, Emerging Leaders Institute, etc. will substitute for 1 year of professional – level clinical experience.

Apply online at

www.mn.gov/careers, search for Job ID #43191

Earn up to $88,197 annually + Excellent State Employee Benefits

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is seeking talented Clinicians to work on the leading edge of the comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and management of civilly committed individuals who have committed sexual offenses.  MSOP is a residential treatment facility for clients who have been court-ordered to receive ongoing treatment in a secure setting. We are committed to being a leader in the field and implementing the latest research throughout all aspects of our program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Treatment planning
  • Individual counseling and group therapy
  • Delivering psycho-educational curriculums
  • Preparing reports for court
  • Perform related duties as assigned in the areas of admissions and discharge, program development, scheduling, supervision of client activities, and/or involvement in policy drafting teams or special work groups

** Note: Senior Clinicians function as a lead clinician on the treatment team, taking on a leadership role and additional responsibilities as assigned. **

Clinician qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or closely related field; AND
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience providing clinical services, including group and individual therapy

Senior Clinician qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or closely related field; AND
  • Licensed or license eligible as  an independent clinical mental health professional (LP, LPCC, LICSW, LMFT) in Minnesota; AND
  • Three years of professional experience providing clinical services, including group and individual therapy.

WHO WE ARE 

MSOP offers professionals the opportunity to be part of an organization that is committed to its staff, clients, and the community. MSOP values professional development and provides ongoing state-of-the-art training and outside professional supervision toward professional licensure for its staff.

MISSION

To promote public safety by providing comprehensive treatment and reintegration opportunities for civilly committed sexual abusers.

JOIN OUR TEAM

MSOP’s clinical treatment team  is comprised of  86 Clinicians, 11 Treatment Psychologists, 4 Assessment Psychologists and 9 Forensic Evaluators

BENEFITS

In addition to competitive pay, we offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:

  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Life insurance
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Disability insurance
  • Pension and retirement savings plan
  • Supervision towards independent licensure
  • Challenging, supportive work environment
  • Pre-tax benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health care savings plan
  • Opportunities for advancement

 

VIEW AND APPLY FOR JOBS

  1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers. 
  2. Click “External Applicants” (or “Current Employees” if you are a current state employee).
  3. On the Job Search page, enter the Job Opening ID number in the Keywords search box and click Search. 
    • 19250 (Clinician) or 40003 (Senior Clinician)
  1. Click on the Job Title to view the job posting & if interested, click Apply. 
    • Level at which we fill a Clinician vs Senior Clinician position is determined by licensure and experience of the candidate.  

Pay: Up to $60 per hour

Qualifications: 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) or working toward licensure.

Website: www.stepsforchange.us

Description: Steps For Change (SFC), LLC, is seeking 1-2 contracted therapists to join their growing team of outstanding professionals. We provide outpatient therapy to children, adolescents, teenagers, adults, as well as couples and families. While we specialize in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with sexual behavioral problems, we also provide therapeutic services for a wide range of mental health diagnoses.

Locations: SFC offices are in Edina and Brooklyn Center. Therapy is currently being provided via teletherapy.

Duties: This position requires experience conducting diagnostic assessments, developing treatment plans, completing all required documentation in a timely manner and working remotely.

Benefits: This is a flexible position in which therapists are able to set their own hours. Therapists may grow their caseload as they go (full time caseload is between 20-25 clients). SFC offers EHR, billing, teletherapy platform, clinic marketing and advertising, training opportunities and supervision to non-licensed clinicians. We are contracted with all of the major insurance plans such as HealthPartners, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Preferred One, Aetna, UCare, and Medicaid.

Seeking Dynamic Therapist for Shared Locations: Monticello as Primary satellite Office

Project Pathfinder, Inc. (PPI) has been working to prevent sexual abuse in Minnesota for more than 25 years. We are a community based 501-c(3) sex specific treatment program that provides therapy, consultation, training and education to clients and the community. We provide sex offender treatment for adult male and females and community based sexual health and wellness services for adolescents, families and couples. We lead the field in providing culturally-specific and specialized programming to individually meet the needs of the clients.

PPI is seeking a counselor to provide adult sex offender treatment including: assessments, individual and group therapy. This position will also provide community services to adolescents, families and couples addressing sexual health issues.

PPI continues to have exciting opportunities as it expands its work supporting healthy sexuality and sexual abuse prevention.

Tasks include but are not limited to: Conduct group and Individual therapy; provide evaluations and assessments; conduct progress meetings with all parties involved, Formulate diagnoses and develop a treatment plan

This position will be a satellite therapist and work primarily in Monticello. Other days may be in St Paul or Glencoe (as needed and what makes sense for driving!)

Part time (Monticello Office may be considered for the right candidate if that is preferred.

Requirements: Master’s degree in a Human Services and/or Behavioral/Mental Health field

Excellent communication and writing skills

Preferred: Licensed (or license eligible) as LPCC, LMFT, LICSW, LP; experience in the sexual abuse field 

Excellent Benefits: Health paid at 95% for employee (Health Partners) and Dental; Generous Paid Time Off and others

Salary ranges commensurate with experience and licensure

Supervision toward licensure may be available if needed

Excellent team and training offered!

Emergence Behavioral Health (EBH), is seeking a Therapist with experience providing therapeutic and case management services to individuals with sexual offending behavior.EBH offices are located in White Bear Lake, Elk River, Minneapolis and Burnsville.

EBH is a community-based agency operating a program specializing in the assessment and treatment of adults and adolescents who have engaged in sexually harmful behaviors. The position is responsible for the assessment of clients 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 probation officers and human services caseworkers. Primary tasks include individual and family therapy and group facilitation.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply by email to ronda@emergencebh.com. Independently licensed clinicians preferred. Experience with adolescents and adults a plus. Experience will telehealth a plus. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. A job offer will be contingent on passing a drug test, criminal background check, and driver’s license check prior to employment.

Full and part-time positions available. EBH offers paid time off, health insurance, and IRA to full-time employees. We are a casual and flexible work environment.

EBH is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Employment decisions at EBH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Alpha Human Services  has an immediate full time salaried opening for a mental health professional who can provide program assessment interviews and group therapy as well as to perform other clinical and office duties.  Alpha is an established  outpatient program providing therapy for adults who have sexually offended and is  located in the vibrant Uptown area of South Minneapolis.  Applicants must be licensed (LP, LPCC, LMFT, or LICSW) to be considered, possess professional report writing skills, and be able to work well with referral parties.  

Alpha offers  benefits including health and dental insurance.  Alpha pays 100% of the health insurance premium for the employee.  Employees who are currently covered by a qualifying health insurance plan can elect to receive additional salary as an alternative to enrolling in the health insurance plan.  Employees receive generous sick, vacation, and holiday paid time off.   Alpha will match up to 5% of salary for those participating in the company 401(k) plan.

Interested parties should send resumes or direct inquiries to:

Douglas Williams MS, LP
Outpatient Program Clinical Director
(612) 823-3707
DougW@Alphaservices.org

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

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

*Must be licensed, or in the process of licensure, 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 health services department (HHS) 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 trauma therapy to clients through EMDR
  • 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 Edina and Brooklyn Center offices   

SFC is proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Industry Competitive Salaries
  • Annual Performance Increases
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • 401K with employer match options
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Parental Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Schedule Flexibility/Remote Work Opportunities
  • Licensing Fees Reimbursement
  • Industry Conferences & Individual Training Opportunities (Company Covered Fees)
  • DBT Training
  • EMDR Training

According to SFC policy, prospective candidates are required to undergo a Department of Human Services Background Study (MS 245C.13) and background check conducted by SFC. Convictions for certain crimes will have an effect on your ability to be hired according to the disqualification schedule listed in Minnesota Statute 245C.15. Individuals convicted for any level of Criminal Sexual Conduct are disqualified from being hired into any position within the SFC under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Other past involvement with the criminal court system will not automatically disqualify you from working at the SFC; individual circumstances are reviewed and evaluated confidentially. If you do not know your exact conviction information, you can refer to your sentencing order or contact the county where you were convicted.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

It is the policy of Steps For Change to continue to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. Pursuant to Executive Order 11246 Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, the Company has developed Affirmative Action Programs to assist with the recruitment and advancement of individuals covered by these laws.

Steps For Change is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting persons in all job titles, as well as ensuring that all other personnel actions are administered, without regard to the protected characteristics outlined above. All employment decisions will be based on valid job requirements or other legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons. Our employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in activities such as: (1) filing a complaint; (2) assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation, hearing, or any other related activities associated with the administration of the affirmative action provisions of the laws set forth above, or any other Federal, state, or local law requiring equal opportunity; (3) opposing any act or practice made unlawful by the laws set forth above or their implementing regulations, or any other Federal, state, or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercising any other right protected by the laws set forth above or their implementing regulations.

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 Program Administrator, Tracy Mitchell at tracy.mitchell@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.

Executive Director – Chief Executive Officer

Alpha Human Services and Alpha Service Industries are two sister private non-profit sex offender treatment programs. The two corporations share the same Executive Director who is the Chief Executive Officer, Business Manager, and Board of Directors.

Alpha Human Services is the residential sex offender treatment program. It has been managing and treating sex offenders for 47 years. The program has a national reputation and is the only
community-based adult sex offender program in Minnesota licensed and certified by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. The facility is located in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.

Alpha Service Industries is the outpatient program. It has been treating sex offenders living in the community for over 40 years. There is a state-of-the-art laboratory for various measures of arousal and polygraph. The laboratory is also available to the residential program. The main outpatient office is also located in the Uptown area of Minneapolis a short distance from the residential program. There is one satellite office in a Minneapolis suburb.

The Executive Director oversees the financial and clinical performance of the two programs.

The Executive Director negotiates contracts, approves expenditures, makes personnel decisions, sets policy, facilitates Board meetings, and supervises the two Clinical Directors and the Business Manager. All program operations are ultimately the responsibility of the Executive Director.

Qualifications Include:

  • A Masters or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or similar clinical field. A law degree with relevant clinical experience
    is also acceptable.
  • A minimum of two years of administrative experience in mental health or sex offender program management.
  • A strong clinical background in mental health or sex offender treatment is preferred.
  • Licensure as a Psychologist, Independent Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor, or the equivalent is a plus, but not required.

Alpha offers a competitive salary and superior benefits, including fully paid health insurance with no deductible, fully paid dental insurance, paid time off, and up to a 5% 401(k) retirement
plan match.

Interested professionals should contact Jerry Kaplan (GTK@alphaservices.org).

Earn up to $88,197 annually + Excellent State Employee Benefits

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is seeking talented Clinicians to work on the leading edge of the comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and management of civilly committed individuals who have committed sexual offenses.  MSOP is a residential treatment facility for clients who have been court-ordered to receive ongoing treatment in a secure setting. We are committed to being a leader in the field and implementing the latest research throughout all aspects of our program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Treatment planning
  • Individual counseling and group therapy
  • Delivering psycho-educational curriculums
  • Preparing reports for court
  • Perform related duties as assigned in the areas of admissions and discharge, program development, scheduling, supervision of client activities, and/or involvement in policy drafting teams or special work groups

** Note: Senior Clinicians function as a lead clinician on the treatment team, taking on a leadership role and additional responsibilities as assigned. **

Clinician qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or closely related field; AND
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience providing clinical services, including group and individual therapy

Senior Clinician qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or closely related field; AND
  • Licensed or license eligible as  an independent clinical mental health professional (LP, LPCC, LICSW, LMFT) in Minnesota; AND
  • Three years of professional experience providing clinical services, including group and individual therapy.

WHO WE ARE

MSOP offers professionals the opportunity to be part of an organization that is committed to its staff, clients, and the community. MSOP values professional development and provides ongoing state-of-the-art training and outside professional supervision toward professional licensure for its staff.

MISSION

To promote public safety by providing comprehensive treatment and reintegration opportunities for civilly committed sexual abusers.

JOIN OUR TEAM

MSOP’s clinical treatment team  is comprised of  86 Clinicians, 11 Treatment Psychologists, 4 Assessment Psychologists and 9 Forensic Evaluators

BENEFITS

In addition to competitive pay, we offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:

  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Life insurance
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Disability insurance
  • Pension and retirement savings plan
  • Supervision towards independent licensure
  • Challenging, supportive work environment
  • Pre-tax benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health care savings plan
  • Opportunities for advancement

VIEW AND APPLY FOR JOBS

  1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers.
  2. Click “External Applicants” (or “Current Employees” if you are a current state employee).
  3. On the Job Search page, enter the Job Opening ID number in the Keywords search box and click Search.
    • 42145 (Clinician) or 19212 (Senior Clinician)
  1. Click on the Job Title to view the job posting & if interested, click Apply.
    • Level at which we fill a Clinician vs Senior Clinician position is determined by licensure and experience of the candidate. 

 

We are seeking a strategic and experienced Clinical Supervisor for mental health and Sexual health and wellness for adults and adolescents.

Responsibility:

  • Management, oversight and responsibility for  assessment, programming and treatment
  • Clinical supervision of therapists
  • Supervision for licensure where appropriate
  • Compliance with licensing, certification, and contracts
  • Program development
  • Reports: clinical and court
  • Providing Clinical assessment and treatment
  • Community engagement and training
  • Group and Individual Therapy
  • Psych-education Programming oversight and development

Top candidates will be organized, knowledgeable and excellent communicators who display strong leadership and clinical skillset.

Requirements:

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family therapy, Social Work or closely related field
  • Licensed  LPCC, LMFT, LICSW or Licensed Psychologist
  • 2 years clinical supervisory experience with mental health and/or sex specific treatment
  • Understanding of management and creation of treatment planning
  • Knowledge of management, business, and budget considerations
  • Experience with Sex specific, Aasect, and ATSA preferred
  • Experience with program development and growth preferred
  • Specialty Experience: EMDR, Adolescent, Developmental Disabilities preferred

 

We are a community based 501-c(3)  treatment program that provides therapy, consultation, training and education to clients and the community.

Excellent Benefits including 95% of health benefits paid

Student Loan Forgiveness with the 501C3

Contact HR 651-644-2887

We are seeking a strategic and experienced Clinical Supervisor for mental health and Sexual health and wellness for adults and adolescents.

Responsible for the Management, oversight and responsibility for assessment, programming and treatment: group, Individual and Family.  Will provide services, assessments and Clinical supervision of therapists.  Program development and Psych-education Programming oversight and development.

Top candidates will be organized, knowledgeable and excellent communicators who display strong leadership and clinical skillset. Must have :

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family therapy, Social Work or closely related field;  Licensed  LPCC, LMFT, LICSW or Licensed Psychologist
  •  2 years clinical supervisory experience with mental health and/or sex specific treatment

We are a community based 501-c(3)  treatment program that provides therapy, consultation, training and education to clients and the community. We provide sex specific services to end abuse: Sex Offender treatment, Individual and family therapy, Psychoeducation  programming.

Excellent Benefits including 95% of health benefits paid

Student Loan Forgiveness with the 501C3

Contact HR 651-644-2887

Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers

Hiring Agency:  Minnesota Department of Corrections
Location:  Lino Lakes
Division/Unit:  Health Services/Behavior Health Services
Work Shift/Work Hours:  Day Shift/7:45 am – 4:15 pm
Days of Work:  Monday – Friday
Travel Required:  No
Salary Range: $23.27 – $33.97/hourly; $48,587 – $70,929/annually
Classified Status:  Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible:  Yes

Job Summary

The Minnesota Department of Corrections Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) is seeking a talented therapist to join our dedicated team of professionals.  SOTP provides an integrated treatment programming addressing sexual behavior problems and mental health issues in a 208 bed program at the Lino Lakes Correctional Facility.  The program is nationally recognized for its approach and outcomes.

Therapist responsibilities include:

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

This position has direct contact with criminal justice-involved people.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position:

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

 

  • 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 offending 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 offense 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:

The following qualifications are strongly desired of applicants seeking consideration for this position:

 

  • 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.


Physical Requirements

The selected finalist is required to review and sign a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for this position and may be required to complete a tuberculosis screening prior to hire. For a copy of the PDA, please email teresa.moen@state.mn.us.

Additional Requirements

The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy.

Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy.  This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

Join a team with a national reputation for excellence! The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is highly regarded nationwide and has provided a model for other corrections systems to follow. Our mission is to transform lives for a safer Minnesota. We offer great benefits, competitive pay, internal promotional opportunities, free parking, generous leave time, and workout facilities at most locations.

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.

How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Teresa Moen at teresa.moen@state.mn.us or 651-361-7592.

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

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

*Must be licensed, or in the process of licensure, 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 health services department (HHS) 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 trauma therapy to clients through EMDR
  • 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 Edina and Brooklyn Center offices   

SFC is proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Industry Competitive Salaries
  • Annual Performance Increases
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • 401K with employer match options
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Parental Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Schedule Flexibility/Remote Work Opportunities
  • Licensing Fees Reimbursement
  • Industry Conferences & Individual Training Opportunities (Company Covered Fees)
  • DBT Training
  • EMDR Training

According to SFC policy, prospective candidates are required to undergo a Department of Human Services Background Study (MS 245C.13) and background check conducted by SFC. Convictions for certain crimes will have an effect on your ability to be hired according to the disqualification schedule listed in Minnesota Statute 245C.15. Individuals convicted for any level of Criminal Sexual Conduct are disqualified from being hired into any position within the SFC under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Other past involvement with the criminal court system will not automatically disqualify you from working at the SFC; individual circumstances are reviewed and evaluated confidentially. If you do not know your exact conviction information, you can refer to your sentencing order or contact the county where you were convicted.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

It is the policy of Steps For Change to continue to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. Pursuant to Executive Order 11246 Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, the Company has developed Affirmative Action Programs to assist with the recruitment and advancement of individuals covered by these laws.

Steps For Change is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting persons in all job titles, as well as ensuring that all other personnel actions are administered, without regard to the protected characteristics outlined above. All employment decisions will be based on valid job requirements or other legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons. Our employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged in or may engage in activities such as: (1) filing a complaint; (2) assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation, hearing, or any other related activities associated with the administration of the affirmative action provisions of the laws set forth above, or any other Federal, state, or local law requiring equal opportunity; (3) opposing any act or practice made unlawful by the laws set forth above or their implementing regulations, or any other Federal, state, or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercising any other right protected by the laws set forth above or their implementing regulations.

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 Program Administrator, Tracy Mitchell at tracy.mitchell@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.

Commitment Appeal Panel (CAP) Roster of Examiners

$100/hour plus $50/hour travel time plus mileage 

The Minnesota Commitment Appeal Panel (CAP) is seeking additional forensic examiners for its roster of court appointed examiners.  

How to Apply:

Send an email of interest and curriculum vitae (CV) to jennifer.dailey@state.mn.us.

Job Description:

Examiners are appointed to conduct independent forensic examinations of individuals civilly committed as Mentally Ill and Dangerous (MI&D), Sexually Dangerous Persons (SDP), or Sexual Psychopathic Personalities (SPP).  Following the examination and records review, including any additional collateral contacts, the examiner files a written report as to the examiner’s professional opinion whether the committed person meets the statutory criteria for a reduction in custody pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 253B or 253D.  

Examiners are often called to testify concerning their opinion. Examiners are required to attend CAP hearings, whether or not they are called to testify.  Hearings generally take place on Fridays, as a half-day or full-day hearing, before one of three panels in St. Paul, Stillwater, or West St. Paul.  Currently examinations and hearings are conducted by remote appearances (Zoom or ITV).  

Examiners may expect approximately 12 appointments per year.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Licensed psychiatrist or doctoral level psychologist with forensic experience.  
  • Knowledge, training, and practice in the diagnosis and assessment or in the treatment of the alleged impairment, pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 253B.02, subd. 7.

Contact:  Please contact Jennifer Dailey at jennifer,dailey@state.mn.us with questions.  

**Counselor/Therapist/Psychologist/Social Worker**

Nationally recognized community-based inpatient sex offender treatment program for adult men has a full-time Case Supervisor position available.  MA, Ph.D. or the equivalent required.  License preferred.  Experience in therapeutic milieu and group therapy helpful. Therapy staff work as a team  Case supervisors have a caseload and are responsible for group and individual therapy, progress reviews, staffings with court representatives, assessments, and court-related correspondence.

 

Superior benefits including health and dental insurance.  Alpha pays 100% of the health insurance premium for the employee, there is no deductible, reasonable office and prescription copays, and only a 10% coinsurance with a $2500 maximum out of pocket before there are no copays or coinsurance.  Employees who are currently covered by a qualifying health insurance plan can elect to receive additional salary as an alternative to enrolling in our health insurance plan.  Currently, the amount of the additional income is $755 per month which is paid on the last payday of each month.   Generous sick, vacation, and holiday paid time off.  Alpha will match up to 5% of salary for those participating in the company 401(k) plan.

Contact 

Douglas Williams MS, LP
Outpatient Program Clinical Director
(612) 823-3707
DougW@Alphaservices.org

Alpha Human Services is seeking part-time therapists to facilitate therapy groups for adult sexual offenders in their outpatient program. One existing group meets once a week in the evening while another meets on Saturday mornings. Both groups are 2 hours in duration. The position involves providing group therapy as well as individual or couple therapy for the participants.

Applicants must be licensed mental health professionals and eligible for insurance reimbursement. Interested parties should send resumes or questions to Doug Williams at DougW@alphaservices.org.