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Supportive Housing Mental Health Practitioner- Foster Care

Northwestern Mental Health Center Crookston, MN
  • Expired: 28 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Join an exciting team focused on serving a rural area with the best in mental health services.

Our rapidly growing Agency is actively looking for a Full-Time Supportive Housing Mental Health Practitioner- Foster Care.

This position is a full-time, fully benefited role. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm at our Northwestern Apartments location in Crookston, MN.

The Supportive Housing Mental Health Practitioner has direct contact with clients and is responsible for delivering specific psychiatric rehabilitative to adult clients with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness or Serious Mental Illness. Services to clients will primarily be individually within the clients’ homes and/or the community as well as in a group format. Services will be delivered primarily within Polk County but may include work in the other counties served by the agency.

Essential Functions:

Provides planning and implementation of services to support clients in achieving their recovery goals in the following ways:

  1. Assist clients to develop a treatment plan consistent with their recovery goals.
  2. Assist clients, as needed, in successfully completing activities that support structured daily living.
  3. Identify the need for client skills development and facilitate skills training either individually or via a group.
  4. Coordinate with collaborative providers (e.g. county social services) to provide individualized client services and participate in joint treatment planning with outside providers on a regular basis to work towards the recovery goals of each client.
  5. Assess for client safety in the community and develop a plan in conjunction with the client, client’s team and your supervisor to maintain safety and/or provide necessary referrals.
  6. Assist clients to anticipate their housing needs, locate safe, affordable housing, access and apply for housing assistance, and maintain housing once obtained.
  7. Assist clients in accessing appropriate community services, applying for public assistance programs, and follow through with necessary appointments and paperwork for these services.
  8. Evaluates, facilitates and monitors services and clients’ progress in relationship to established goals and objectives.
  9. Understands and provides services appropriate to assigned program so that services can be billed appropriately (i.e. face-to-face, # of contacts allowed, etc.).
  10. Reviews and coordinates with the team on decisions involving transfers/level-of-care changes. Implements appropriate role in plan of action.

Supports the quality assurance goals of the agency and minimizes potential risk in the following ways:

  1. Documents in the medical records according to the requirements of regulatory agencies.
  2. Meets time deadlines for the management of clinical documentation, scheduling, submission of time sheets, expense vouchers, etc.
  3. Appropriately handles confidential data which if disclosed might have significant internal and/or external effect.
  4. Maintains licensure in good standing including compliance with training and education requirements; ethical standards of the profession; and providing services in compliance with license.
  5. Participates in Supervision and takes measures to make any improvements needed to meet the performance expectations of the position.

Essential Requirements:

Mental Health Practitioner as defined by MN Statute 245.462 is defined as a person providing services to adults with mental illness or children with emotional disturbance who is qualified in at least one of the following ways:

Through relevant coursework:

  • Has completed at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in behavioral science or related fields AND:
    • Has at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to adults or children; OR
    • Is fluent in the non-English language of the ethic group two which at least 50% of the practitioner’s clients belong; OR
    • Is working in a day treatment program; OR
    • Has completed a practicum or internship that requires direct interaction with adults or children served AND is focused on behavioral sciences or related fields.

Through relevant work experience:

  • Has at least 4,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to adults or children; OR
  • Has at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to adults or children AND receives clinical supervision from a mental health professional at least once per week until the requirement of 4,000 hours of supervised experience is met.

Through a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree if:

  • Holds a Master’s degree or other graduate degree in behavioral sciences or related fields; OR
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences or related fields AND completes a practicum or internship that requires direct interaction with adults or children served AND is focused on behavioral sciences or related fields.

Other Essential Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license and insurable under agency's automobile insurance policy.
  • Access to personal vehicle, and the ability and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities, including travel within the service area and to other areas for workshops or as part of job duties. May require extended periods in car for work-related duties, so physical ability to do so is a job requirement.
  • Must be free from substance use problems for a period of no less than 2 years.
  • Must pass criminal background study through DHS NetStudy 2.0.

Northwestern Mental Health Center

Why Work Here?

Great benefits and room for growth

The Northwestern Mental Health Center provides an array of services to individuals and families in response to the mental health needs in northwestern Minnesota, and as a part of the requirements of participating counties in fulfilling requirements for mental health service delivery contained in Minnesota statutes. The purpose of those services is to: - Prevent the emergence of mental health problems - To provide early intervention to limit the impact of problems, and - To treat serious mental health problems in order to reduce or eliminate long-term difficulties for dysfunction for individuals and families. We are a private, nonprofit corporation owned by the counties of Kittson, Marshall, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk, and Red Lake. Our program is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the county boards of each county, members of those boards serving as members of the corporation. Two additional community at-large members and a representative of county social service directors also serve on the governing board of the Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc.


100 Gretchen Lane Crookston, MN 56716
Crookston, MN