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Mental Health Therapist (Licensed)

Wayside Recovery Center Minneapolis, MN
  • Posted: 6 days ago
  • $60,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
Wayside Recovery Center’s mission is to break the cycle of addiction and trauma for women, children and families. 
For over 60 years Wayside Recovery Center has protected and empowers women and their families to live their best life. Today we are a leading provider of comprehensive care for women with substance use disorder, trauma and mental health needs. We also provide children and family services to stabilize the whole family.
“Wayside saved my life!! It is a wonderful program, with wonderful staff and resources! I will be forever grateful.” −Wayside Client
Join Our Team! 
  • By joining the Wayside team, you will become part of an ethical, compassionate, innovative team that works together to empower women, children and families in our community. Wayside is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diverse candidates to apply.
We are looking for an employee who is: 
  • Passionate for our mission.
  • Client focused.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • A problem solver.
We want to empower you with: 
  • Platinum benefits package available: Health, Dental, Vision.
  • Company paid long term and short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Generous paid time-off.
  • Educational advancement: tuition reimbursement, tuition discounts, student loan forgiveness, paid supervision for licensing.
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match.
Job Summary:
Wayside Recovery Center in collaboration with Ace in the City will be opening a community center in the South Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. Wayside will provide substance use disorder and mental health services including assessments, therapies and recovery services. In collaboration with community partners, the center will also provide families access to basic needs and services to improve their quality of life. This position will assist in the development, implementation, and provision of services at the community center, and will be flexibly located across Wayside sites until the community center opens. 

Responsibilities and Duties(Essential Functions):  
Duties including, but not limited to:
  • Become credentialed with all major health insurance agencies within a reasonable amount of time employed and assist other employees with credentialing.
  • Provide therapeutic services to individuals referred through Wayside’s Central Intake department. 
  • Provide individual, couple, and family psychotherapy as assigned.
  • Coordinate with Central Intake and Billing teams to ensure proper service delivery and payment for therapy services. 
  • Oversee that SUD clients who score positive on the mental health screening tool receive a diagnostic assessment within 10 days of admission by conducting assessments, supervising counselors or master’s level mental health interns. 
  • Assist SUD counselors to obtain diagnostic assessments and other mental health records from other agencies. 
  • Provide mental health and clinical consultation to SUD teams as needed.
  • Develop and carry out procedures for providing family and outpatient mental health services to Wayside clients across all Wayside programs. 
  • Provide testing and explanation of findings as needed.
  • Help with referrals to outside sources for additional mental health assessments and resources.
  • Assist with mental health group curriculum and instruction as needed.
  • Provide education to families and/or significant others that address mental health disorders, substance abuse and the interaction between the two disorders.  
  • Assist with mental health funding matters and transfer of clients to/from mental health programs.
  • Role model behavior which is consistent with and supportive to people in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.  Such behavior will include upholding ethical standards of the program, respectful communication, appreciation for diversity, and reliable attendance.

Additional Duties:
  • Assist in program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Identify available resources and refer clients to appropriate community services. 
  • Facilitate client access to community resources. 
  • Serve as a liaison to and/or provide in-services to mental health and other related community service agencies as directed.
  • Train and/or supervise interns as directed.
  • Participate in in-services, workshops, class work, and other continuing education relative to quality client care.
  •  Provide crisis intervention/evaluation as needed.
  • Participate in on-site clinical supervision twice monthly.
  •  Providing supervision to license eligible staff (if applicable)
  •  Assisting the Mental Health department in providing psycho-education and training to Wayside Staff
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
  • Must be free from problematic substance use for at least two years immediately preceding their hiring and must sign a statement attesting to that fact.
  • Master’s degree required with licensure (LP, LMFT, LICSW, LPC/LPCC). LADC preferred but not required.
  • Competence in providing trauma informed care, substance use disorder treatment, diagnostic assessments and family programming.
  • Experience in DBT, substance abuse treatment, motivational interviewing, and family work is highly valued.  
  • Requires the demonstrated ability to design programs and relate effectively to women of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Must be able to pass DHS background study and be free of communicable disease.
  • Microsoft Outlook/Office experience required.
  • Need current Minnesota driver’s license with good driving record.
  • No DWIs in last three years; No more than three moving violations/accidents in past three years.
  • Understanding of HIPPA and Mandated Reporting laws.   
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • $60,000 -DOQ.
OFFICE LOCATIONS:                        
  • Wayside Women’s Treatment Center - 3705 Park Center Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416.
  • Wayside Family Treatment Center - 2120 Clinton Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55404.
  • Wayside Wellness Center - 2356 University Avenue W, Suite 210, St. Paul, MN 55114.
This position will work between sites. 
  • Full-Time (40 hours) Monday-Friday, with some evening availability.  Ability to be on an on-call rotation and to have a flexible schedule.  
  • This position is eligible for Platinum Benefit Package including medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, vision, ID theft protection, retirement plan with 4% match after one year of employment, flexible spending accounts for dependent care/medical savings, educational assistance programs for degrees and continuing education, license reimbursement, paid supervision for licensing, paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO). 
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  • Please include resume and cover letter detailing experience.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:
Wayside Recovery Center is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position. 

    About Wayside Recovery Center

    Wayside Recovery Center was founded in 1954, and originally focused on helping women escape sexual exploitation. The Wayside leadership quickly realized that an underlying struggle for most of the women we served were problems related to substance abuse. As a result, Wayside began offering cutting edge treatment options becoming one of the nation’s oldest providers of gender specific substance use disorder and co-occurring disorder treatment. Over our sixty-year history, we have continued to be at the forefront of providing innovative, holistic, and gender-responsive services to address substance use and mental health needs of women. Our dedication to quality care led to Wayside Recovery Center being selected as the 2016 recipient of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits Awardee of Excellence.Wayside includes a group of dedicated employees who work each and every day to help women recover, children to thrive, and families to move forward with new tools for healing and resilience. Wayside’s four sites include our Family Treatment Center, Wellness Center, Supportive Housing apartments, and our Women’s Treatment Center. We provide care for over 600 women and nearly 300 children a year. By providing an empowering, trauma informed and culturally responsive environment for staff, Wayside empowers women to reclaim their lives while providing a healing environment for growth and renewal.Become a part of the Wayside team and make a difference in the lives of women, children, and families. For more info, visit:

    Wayside Recovery Center


    Minneapolis, MN

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