Full Time Clinical Therapist
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)
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.