Counselor or Therapist – Benton/Stearns County
FAMILY BASED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR OR THERAPIST - BENTON/STEARNS COUNTY
Job Activities: It begins by being a member of one of our self-managed teams. Teams are a core part of our GMFS culture. Our teams meet on a regular basis and they will provide you with the support you need to counsel at-risk children and their families. Your services will begin primarily by go into people's homes to being joining and building relationships with children and their families. With the intention of providing counseling services to families with children experiencing mental health concerns. You will then focus on helping and supporting the family and child with skills development and parenting education. Your services will be guided by one of our Licensed Therapist who will provide the families and child with a clinical diagnostic assessment and treatment plan development. That diagnostic assessment will help determine if there are mental health needs and provide recommendations of how to support and address those needs. Together with the child, family and the Greater Minnesota Therapist you will participate in the development of an individual treatment plan. That plan will guide and direct you and the family on the goals and objectives for your weekly service provision. This work will primarily take place in the home of the children and focus on addressing the mental health and emotional needs of the child and the family system as a whole.
Other activities will include case staffings in a team environment, training's and connecting with some of the other people/agencies (customers) in a human service system that we work in. We encourage people to be active in the community. Documentation of your services is very important. However GMFS uses an advance electronic record system that make this part of the job go very well. Finally, because we really like to focus on the family system and meet them where they are at, we ask that you plan for some non-traditional hours, afternoons and early evenings (4-5).
Education: High School Diploma with 4000 hours of working with children and families under the direct clinical supervision of a licensed mental health professional; Bachelor's degree with 2000 hours of working with children and families under the direct clinical supervision of a licensed mental health professional or Bachelor's degree in behavioral health or related field and completed a practicum or internship that requires direct interaction with adults or children and is focused on behavioral sciences or related fields or; Master's degree in human services related field.
Education & Requirements (Therapist): Master's degree in human services related field. Licensure candidate or a fully Licensed Mental Health Professional (LICSW, LPCC, LMFT, LP) in Minnesota.
Experience: Demonstrated ability to work with children and families experiencing mental health issues in a direct care/counseling role.
Skills & Knowledge: Familiar with a variety of counseling techniques and theories to aid in the care and treatment of individuals with mental health needs such as: behavior modifications for children, child development education, communication, decision-making skills, anger management, social skills, leisure, self-esteem and basic home budgeting.
GMFS has a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid leave time, 403b retirement plan, life insurance, long term disability, short term disability, wellness program and much more. Clinical Supervision from our Licensed Therapists as you work toward your own professional license as a Therapist (LICSW, LMFT, LPCC) which is a $4,000-$5,000 dollar benefit , Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Adler Master Graduate School Partnership (up to 30% discounts) and much more.
GMFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.