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Website Steps for Change

Up to $60 per hour

Steps For Change’s (SFC) offers the benefits and security of an agency but with the flexibility and freedom of private practice. Our therapists work with children, adolescents, families and adults with a variety of social-emotional concerns, complex life experiences, and mental health diagnosis. 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. Outpatient mental health therapist will have the opportunity to provide family psychotherapy, couples therapy, and other innovative programming if desired.

Required Qualifications:

  • Fully licensed as either a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist (LP) in the state of Minnesota.
  • Post-graduate, pre-licensed therapists who are actively on track for full licensure in Minnesota as either a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist (LP) will be considered based on relevant experience and are encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to work independently and remotely (telehealth)
  • Ability and experience working with adolescents, children, families, and adults
  • Strong knowledge of mental health diagnosis and treatment interventions
  • Self-starter – will receive referrals from SFC, but will also want to seek own referrals
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently in written and verbal formats
  • Ability to work mornings, afternoons and evenings. Weekends are optional.

Job Duties:

This position will involve conducting diagnostic assessments, developing comprehensive treatment plans, completing all required documentation in a timely manner, providing outpatient psychotherapy to families, adolescents and adults, as well as coordinating client care with other providers.

SFC considers a caseload of 20-25 clients per week to be full time status. There is also flexibility in working a part-time to begin with and working toward a full case load.

Benefits:

  • We offer confidential case consultations allowing SFC clinicians to continue to grow, learn and refine clinical skills.
  • Clinical supervision for unlicensed clinicians working toward LPCC licensure.
  • SFC offers in-house referrals as well as clinic marketing and advertising.
  • Use of our practice management system (electronic health record).
  • If candidate is pre-licensed, candidate will also receive clinical supervision as part of employment package.
  • SFC handles the billing of insurance claims and is contracted with all major insurance plans: Preferred One, Atnea, Blue Cross Blue Shield/Blue Plus, Health Partners/Cigna, Medical Assistance (MA), Hennepin Health, UCare, Medica, United Health Care and Medicare/Optum.

Locations

  • Offices located at Brooklyn Center and Edina
  • Telehealth

Compensation

  • 60%/40% fee split
  • In-house referrals
  • Use of our practice management system (EHR)
  • Billing
  • Clinic marketing and advertising
  • Clinical supervision (if pre-licensed)

Description

SFC offices are in Edina and Brooklyn Center. 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.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples.
  • Co-leads a sex-specific treatment group.
  • Delivers services to specialized populations including females, low functioning, and youth under 12.
  • For clients who have acted out sexually, provide cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies grounded in attachment theory, with a particular focus on the Good Lives Model as a framework for growth.
  • Prepares comprehensive summary reports and submits written recommendations to the court and provides detailed testimony in juvenile court, as needed.
  • Prepare Diagnostic Assessments
  • Works effectively with a team of therapists.
  • Meets with probation officers and other stake holders to review client’s treatment progress.
  • Assures a strong case management experience with ability to carry a caseload 20-30 clients.
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Implements and monitors client treatment plans.
  • Conducts quarterly treatment plan meetings with client’s treatment team.
  • Completes mental health assessments including PHQ-9, BDI-II, and others and makes assessments of youths’ mental, emotional, and behavioral status.
  • Refers and coordinates services for psychiatric services, consults with medical professionals concerning the physical well-being of clients, and provides ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of clients prescribed medications.
  • Completes psychosexual evaluations, as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge of standards, policies, laws, and rules relating to the delivery of psychological services.
  • Recognizes and respects cultural differences and provides culturally appropriate services.
  • Attends and participates in meetings with educators to review individualized educational plans.
  • Meets weekly with Executive Director or Clinical Supervisor.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and the general public.

Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office, training will be provided on Steps For Change’s electronic health records system.

Education/Experience:

Master’s degree (M.A. / M.S.) or higher; and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Must have, or be working toward, one or more of the following licenses, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Psychologist
  • Valid driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills
  • Team orientated

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.