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Level 1 Mental Health Therapist

Iska Inc Saint Louis Park, MN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $25 to $27 Hourly
  • Full-Time

We are looking for mental health therapists who are passionate about working with children who are on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

And. Have either:

· • At least 2,000 hours of clinical experience and/or training in the examination and/or treatment of people with ASD or a related condition

· • Completed the equivalent in graduate-level coursework (see equivalent coursework section) at an accredited university

· • Note: Coursework must be documented and in one or more of the following areas: ASD or related condition diagnostics, ASD or related condition treatment strategies or child development.

In addition to one of these qualifications, a person also must meet at least one of the following requirements:

1. Have a doctoral or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral health, child development or related fields (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy)

2. Be a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) or a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB)

3. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral health, child development or a related field (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, etc.) and advanced certification (see advanced certification section) in one of the DHS-recognized treatment modalities (see EIDBI – Treatment modalities)

4. Be a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB) and have 4,000 hours of supervised clinical experience that meets all registration, supervision and continuing education requirements of the certification

5. Meet all the following requirements:

· • Have completed or currently be enrolled in a master’s degree program at an accredited college or university in one of the behavioral or child-development sciences or a related field (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, etc.)

· • Receive observation and direction from a qualified supervising professional (QSP) at least once per month until meeting 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience

· • Note: If a Level I provider graduates from a master’s degree program, he/she will remain enrolled as a Level I provider while he/she works toward completing his/her 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience. If a Level I provider completes the 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience, he/she will remain enrolled as a Level I provider until he/she completes his/her master’s degree.

Equivalent coursework

Equivalent graduate coursework is defined as a combination of:

· • Experience or training hours providing treatment and/or examination of people with ASD or related conditions (see EIDBI – Eligibility – Related conditions)

· • Hours spent completing coursework.

A Level I provider’s experience or training hours must make up at least 25 percent of the total required amount of experience (i.e., 500 hours). The provider may count coursework toward the remaining 75 percent (i.e., the other 1,500 hours).

Experience or training

Experience or training includes the examination and/or treatment of people with ASD or a related condition. Experience and training must be in-person and can be completed the following settings:

· • School

· • Community settings (e.g., parks, library, stores)

· • Clinical treatment setting.

Coursework

A Level I provider must document graduate-level coursework in one or more of the following areas:

· • ASD or related condition diagnostics

· • ASD or related condition treatment strategies

· • Child development.

Submit a transcript to DHS with enrollment forms to demonstrate proof of completed coursework (see MHCP Provider Manual – EIDBI provider enrollment). One credit of completed coursework is equivalent to 45 hours of time. The provider must have completed coursework at a graduate level through an accredited university or college.

Advanced certification

A Level I provider can pursue advanced certification in one of the DHS-recognized treatment modalities (see EIDBI – Treatment modalities). This includes the following qualifications:

1. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA):

· • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

· • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D)

2. DIR/Floortime:

· • Provider with Level 3 certification

· • Provider with Level 4 certification

3. Early Start Denver Model (ESDM):

· • Certified Trainer

· • Parent Coach Trainer

· • Senior Trainer

4. PLAY Project:

· • Dual certification in PLAY Project and Teaching PLAY

5. Relationship Development Intervention (RDI):

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Roles and responsibilities

The Level I provider must:

· • Ensure the individual treatment plan (ITP) and all services provided take into consideration the person’s and family’s values, goals, preferences, culture and language

· • Document all services provided in the person’s case notes and/or health care plan as specified in EIDBI – Health service records

· • Participate in developing and modifying the person’s individual treatment plan (ITP)

· • Participate in monitoring the person’s progress on targeted goals and objectives and treatment outcomes (including data collection)

· • Participate in the person’s coordinated care conference as determined by the qualified supervising professional (QSP) and requested by the parent/primary caregiver

· • Perform all of the clinical supervision functions required by his or her professional licensing board and as defined in the EIDBI Policy Manual

· • Provide family/caregiver training and counseling as determined by the QSP and identified in the person’s ITP

· • Provide intervention observation and direction to Level II and III providers as determined by the QSP and identified in the person’s ITP

· • Provide intervention services as determined necessary in the CMDE and identified in the person’s ITP, with fidelity to the treatment method or modality necessary to promote progress on targeted goals and objectives

· • Receive required clinical supervision and intervention observation and direction as identified in the person’s ITP.

Iska Inc

Why Work Here?

Helping change the life of kids with a positive environment and flexible hours

Iska Inc. is a pioneer disability services provider to the immigrant community in Minnesota. We provide different home-based waiver services and mental health therapies to children who are on the autism spectrum disorder.

Address

4236 Park Glen Rd, St Louis Park Minnesota 55416
Saint Louis Park, MN
USA

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