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Behavioral Therapist / Mental Health Practitioner

Minnesota Autism Center Hopkins, MN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
WHO WE ARE The Minnesota Autism Center (MAC), a non-profit organization, is currently seeking qualified Behavioral Therapist/Mental Health Practitioners to provide direct 1:1 therapy to children and adults affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Since 1996 we have been providing services to our 350+ clients across the State of Minnesota and we are passionate about our clients! We live out our Leadership qualities: DREAMING, BEING, LEARNING, BECOMING WHAT YOU DO Behavior Therapists will successfully implement treatment programs for client with ASD by demonstrating all competencies for a Behavior Therapist. Behavior Therapists will work consistently as part of a team to ensure that the clients assigned receive the highest quality therapy and treatment possible. Behavior Therapists may train and demonstrate competencies to other Behavior Therapists. Behavior Therapists will complete all required case management services needed for assigned client. Conduct Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) objective programming as written, adapting to frequent program modifications. Includes, but not limited to: Preparation for shift and environmental management Discrete Trial Training Natural Environment Training Generalization Review of Mastery Conduct behavior management and reinforcement programming as written, adapting to frequent program modifications. Behavior management can include but is not limited to; biting, hitting scratching, kicking, and other challenging behaviors. Behavior Therapist must be willing and able to address these behaviors. Communicate with treatment team via written notes (both reading and writing) to ensure proper therapeutic levels are utilized for each program each day. Take responsibility for client’s programming during the assigned session. Deliver the assigned schedule of services as agreed upon with supervisor and Human Resources. Prepare sufficiently in advance by reviewing pertinent data including the client’s Short Term assigned Objectives, Daily Organization Sheets, data for each program, regular clinical meeting notes and any Lead Therapist’s notes of programming changes to ensure successful completion of each scheduled activity. Attend scheduled Clinical Review Meetings for each client’s program and all scheduled trainings with the Lead Therapist to remain current with all programming needs and changes. Provide timely input and feedback to supervisors and team members regarding clinical programming, including during each Clinical Review Meeting. Document each session with a progress note entered in the clinical record daily. Use the time reporting system to track all billable sessions and other hours. Assist in the development of program materials as requested by the supervisor. Maintain confidentiality in accordance with all State and federal guidelines. Complete tasks as assigned by supervisors. Refrain from performing or administering any health care services, absent an emergency situation. Collect and record data for each treatment objective in collaboration with clinical team. Assist supervisors in conducting necessary skill assessments. Report all incidents of suspected abuse or neglect of any family member immediately to supervisor according to Minnesota Autism’s Policy and Procedure Handbook. Return phone calls and email correspondence within 24 hours. Maintain professionalism and appropriate boundaries with peers, clients and client families including use of social media. Maintain flexibility to work with any assigned client at the discretion of MAC or supervisory team. WHO YOU ARE Bachelors Degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university and have at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of mental health services to clients with mental illness. (Example: BS Behavioral Science + 1 year of full time experience) Acquired 4,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of mental health counseling and services to clients with mental illness. (Example: 2 years full time experience) Graduate student in one of the mental health professional disciplines and is formally assigned by an accredited college or university to an agency or facility for clinical training Holds Masters degree or other graduate degree in one of the mental health professional disciplines from an accredited college or university Passionate about providing mental health services Strong communication skills both verbal and written Strong computer skills Experience with ABA therapy Ability to work in group setting or 1:1 with client(s) Ability to maintain a level of professionalism with clients and families Ability to take direction and continuously develop skills Ability to work 8:00am – 5:00pm, M-F No weeknights or weekends! WHAT WE OFFER! (the good stuff) Competitive wages Room for advancement – we are growing! Healthcare Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Paid Time Off Paid Holidays Employer paid life and disability insurance 401 (k) with generous employer match Behavioral Therapist/ Mental Health Practitioner/DSP will be trained on the job. Opportunities for professional growth are available. PCA (Personal Care Assistant)- DSP (Direct Support Professional)- Paraprofessional- CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)- Home Health Aide- Welcome to apply!! Position also known as: Behavioral Technician, Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Health Therapist, Behavioral Therapist, Behavior Therapist, ABA Therapist, Applied Behavior Analysis therapist. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $16 - $20 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

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