Mental Health Therapist
October 6, 2019
The Mental Health Therapist provides mental health services primarily to youth involved who are experiencing homelessness or are recently housed. In addition to providing mental health-focused case management, crisis intervention, skill-building, and counseling as needed, the Mental Health Therapist will work closely with other YouthLink staff and partners to coordinate services and ensure a holistic approach to work with youth.
- Assess youths’ strengths, immediate needs, and areas for development with specific attention to mental health concerns.
- Provide bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessments for youth and develop case plans that include service coordination.
- Provide counseling and crisis intervention on an as-needed basis.
- Work individually with youth to build self-regulation and coping skills that help move them toward independence.
- Coordinate and connect youth with appropriate internal and external services to support their mental health needs.
- Regularly review and update case plans with clients.
- Advocate for youth within systems that affect them.
- Work with case managers to develop and ensure a holistic approach to work with their clients.
- Provide a minimum of 60 documented client service hours per month and complete all case documentation and reporting in a timely manner.
- Complete, maintain, and communicate individual program files, program reports, documentation, and client data entry (including MARRS) accurately and within established timelines.
- Maintain professional boundaries with youth, co-workers, partners, and community.
- Ensure positive and professional representation of the agency in all interactions with youth, co-workers, partners, and community.
- Understand and apply Guiding Principles to work with clients, staff, and community and partner agencies.
- Research potential community resources and partners that increase options for holistic services to youth.
- Ensure best practices, agency standards, and program development through participation in weekly supervision meetings, team meetings, All-Agency meetings, clinical consultation, and trainings.
- Consistently communicate daily and weekly schedules with youth to direct supervisor.
- Other duties as assigned.
A Master’s degree in a related field is required. 2-4 years of experience is preferred.
- LGSW, LMFT, or LPC license is required.
- Valid MN State Driver’s License, insurance, and access to reliable multi-passenger transportation.
- One location
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Flexible schedule
- Professional development assistance
Equal Employment Opportunity
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Please send your cover letter and resume to Beth Neu, Director of Human Resources, email@example.com. No calls, please.