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Crisis Mental Health Therapist

ReEntry House, Inc. Minnetonka, MN

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Purpose

The Mental Health Therapist provides professional, quality program services to the clients served by ReEntry's Crisis Stabilization Services and works with other members of the team to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining optimum quality of life consistent with client needs and preferences. The work uses evidence-based practices adapted for the agency and the client's specific needs. The emphasis is placed on working with clients in preparation for a discharge plan to a community setting and directly providing the services necessary to assist clients in achieving their goals.

 

Under the general supervision of the Treatment Director, this position functions as an integral part of a treatment team and is responsible for providing individual and group therapy and participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning by developing treatment plans, assessments, and crisis intervention strategies and complete them in a timely manner based on the requirements set by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The Mental HealthTherapist also coordinates with case managers, family members, and other community providers to help ensure a continuum of care. This included monthly meetings and discharge planning.

 

Essential Functions

 

  • Functions as a Primary therapist for residents admitted to the program.

  • Performs diagnostic assessments if needed.

  • Coordinates the admission process for new residents in concert with other team members' Emergency Service Plan.

  • Identifies individuals prone to having behavior emergencies and develops additional programming appropriate for their needs

  • Helps defuse and de-escalate any potential behavior emergencies.

  • Provides supervision to other staff who will be working with the clients.

  • Responsible for the coordination of their clients' care. Establishes case conferences that include the case manager, treatment team, family member, or other persons the client may wish to have present. Contact residents' families, therapists, case managers as needed.

  • Produces timely reports (i.e. Quarterlies, Vulnerable Adults reports, requirements under MS 253B, etc.).

  • Upon completing training, performs Discus exams.

  • Participates in team meetings.

  • Provides individual therapy with residents, couple and/or family counseling when appropriate.

  • Provides group therapy.

  • Upon successful completion of the required medication tests, administers medications according to ReEntry policy and procedures under the supervision of the facility's nurse.

  • Function as a surveillance committee member and coordinates internal investigations and reports.

  • Is familiar and maintain compliance with applicable Minnesota Statutes or rules, including, but not limited to

 

DHS Rule 36 (category I), MDH SLF (Class A), MS 253B, Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, Duty to Warn, Minnesota Data Practices Act.

  • Facilitate discharge planning of residents and provide follow-up and assistance to the aftercare coordinator.

  • Provides courteous and respectful care to all clients.

  • Works effectively and professionally with other treatment team members.

  • Utilize crisis assessment tools for suicidal and aggressive behavior.

  • Complete all paperwork, reports, and charting contemporaneously and in an organized manner.

  • Maintain a pattern of regular work hours.

  • Participate actively in on-going professional growth and development; maintain appropriate professional behavior and participate in appropriate supervision.

  • Other duties as required.

 

Qualifications: Education & Experience

 

Required:

  • 2,000 hours of experience providing services to persons diagnosed with a mental illness.

 

Preferred:

  • Licensed Mental Health Professional in the State of MN; LICSW, LP, LPCC or LMFT.

 

CEU Requirements

 

  • 15 Continuing Education (CEU) Credits per year.

 

Competencies

 

  • Knowledge of modern principles, practices and techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-based treatments

and willingness to practice adherently.

  • Be knowledgeable about and utilize various substance abuse treatment modalities such as harm reduction

and motivational interviewing.

  • Have demonstrable working knowledge of Vulnerable Adults Laws and other pertinent rules and regulations.

  • Knowledge of symptoms and course of serious and persistent mental illness as well as medications and other

therapies used to treat mental illness.

  • Knowledge of supportive counseling techniques, independent living skills/teaching and crisis intervention

techniques.

  • Knowledge of evidence-based clinical practices.

  • Develop appropriate and manage crisis therapeutic relationship with clients.

  • Assess situations.

  • Utilizes crisis assessment tools for suicidal and aggressive behavior.

  • Helps defuse and de-escalate any potential behavior emergencies.

  • Maintain compliance with applicable Minnesota Statutes or rules, including but not limited to DHS Rule 36,

Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, Duty to Warn, Minnesota Data Practices Act, HIPAA.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills and ability to work with and be part of a team.

  • Able to problem solve using analytical skills, creativity and logical thinking to reach a solution.

  • Able to work under pressure in a fast paced time sensitive environment with shifting priorities and multiple

deadlines.

  • Multitask in an environment with multiple distractions is a must.

  • Able to use a computer for word-processing and data base management.

  • Be able to speak, clearly understand, and write the English language.

  • Drive during the day or evening hours that may require you to drive in the dark.

  • Be able to accommodate flexible working hours.

 

Essential Physical Functions:

 

  • Type frequently.

  • Drive frequently.

  • Sit often.

  • Stand occasionally.

  • Walk frequently.

  • Climb up to 10 flights of stairs.

  • Lift 40 pounds or more.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

 

This position will have no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Work Environment:

 

This position operates in a professional residential environment. Occasionally exposed to a variety of different work

conditions including but not limited to, being outdoors during inclement weather, construction sites, exposure to

excessive temperatures, hot and cold.

 

AAP/EEO Statement

 

ReEntry House, Inc. Crisis Stabilization Services, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other protected class status.

Company Description
The mission of this agency is to serve those individuals who are the most severely impaired with mental illness and/or chemical dependence using evidence-based practices in the most humane manner possible. We believe all people should be treated with respect and dignity.

ReEntry House, Inc.

Why Work Here?
Great benefits, flexibility, and an opportunity to work with a great team!

The mission of this agency is to serve those individuals who are the most severely impaired with mental illness and/or chemical dependence using evidence-based practices in the most humane manner possible. We believe all people should be treated with respect and dignity.

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Minnetonka, MN
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