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Behavioral Health Therapist - EmPATH - Full Time

Posted: 09/08/2022

Facility: Bemidji Behavioral Crisis Ctr
Location: Bemidji, MN
Address: 3220 Hannah Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
Shift: 12 Hours - Rotating Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $29.50 - $44.00

Department Details

Join the Behavioral Health EmPATH (Emergency Psychiatric, Assessment, Treatment, and Healing) Unit and become a part of a forward thinking team that is creative and innovative when assisting people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Your work would be greatly impacting not only the community you live in, but you would also be helping develop the future of behavioral health workers and the continuum of care for adult and children. If you've had dreams of how the community and world could experience behavioral health differently and love to think outside the box to meet people where they are at--this is the position for you!

You will join a work environment that embraces diversity, creative problem solving, and collaboration. This team will focus on a whole person care approach and sees the benefit of working in integration with other programs. There is fast paced but rewarding work to be done here.

Some of the backgrounds we are looking for to become part of the team would be those with experience working in the school setting, coaching adults or kids, group home setting, law enforcement, special education, juvenile justice, probation, shelters, experience with Native American cultural healing traditions.

Job Summary

The Behavioral Health Therapist requires a broad and thorough understanding of human behavior, theories of counseling, and psychopathology. May work with a wide range of patient populations and presenting issues, requiring a foundation in a variety of treatment modalities. This role has total independence and responsibility for patient well-being. The Behavioral Health Therapist provides diagnostic assessment, onsite crisis assessment and intervention, and determines need for ongoing care according to level of clinical ability, medical, and psychosocial complexity. Develops treatment plans and implements treatment interventions specific to patient needs. Continually assesses patient's progress and revises diagnosis(es), treatment plans, and interventions accordingly. Documents treatment sessions. Provides patient progress updates to interdisciplinary team, as needed. May educate patient support members about patient issues and interventions. May refer for additional clinical services or to specialists, as needed. Must stay current on emerging issues in the profession.

The Behavioral Health Therapist may work in a variety of settings, with duties varying by setting:

In a clinic setting (other than primary care), the Behavioral Health Therapist conducts scheduled face-to-face therapy sessions designed to assess and improve patient's emotional, mental, and behavioral health.

In a community setting, the Behavioral Health Therapist provides treatment for patients with severe and persistent mental illness. This may include community-based interventions aimed at improving daily living skills, social skills, and self-regulation skills. The community-based Behavioral Health Therapist serves as a consultant for a multi-disciplinary team to ensure treatment interventions are implemented and that the patient is in compliance with treatment.

In a residential setting, the Behavioral Health Therapist provides treatment for patients requiring a higher level of care than outpatient therapy; however, do not meet the criteria for psychiatric inpatient treatment. Treatment occurs at the residential treatment facility and includes a broad range of duties: assessment and diagnosis, individual and group therapy, development, implementation, and evaluation of therapy programs, and consultation and coordination with a multi-disciplinary team.

Credentialing through the Allied Health Staff of the organization where you will be working will be required.

Qualifications

Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or related Behavioral Health Sciences required; graduation from an accredited school preferred.

License must be in good standing in state(s) of practice.

In Iowa, must have one of the following:

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)

In Minnesota, must be a Clinical Trainee on track to be Mental Health Professional and have one of the following:

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

OR in lieu of the above, must have:

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

In North Dakota, must have one of the following:

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

In South Dakota, must have one of the following, dependent upon work setting:

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health (LPC-MH)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Certified Social Worker - Private or Independent Practice (CSW-PIP)

In some states, will consider candidates seeking licensure by reciprocity in instances where obtaining licensure in the state of practice can be accomplished within 90 days of hire. This will require the candidate to review and compare their current state issued license to practice with regulations for the independent practice of clinical social work/professional counseling in the state of practice and ensure that timely acquisition of licensure is possible based on comparisons of statutes, educational, and clinical requirements. Non-licensed candidates must provide documentation that they are in the process of obtaining appropriate license.

If applicable to position, may be required to possess a valid class D driver's license and auto insurance. If class D driver’s license is required, must maintain a good driving record and have access to personal vehicle and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities.

Benefits

Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0117300

To protect our patients and our staff, Sanford Health and The Good Samaritan Society require employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation.

Job Function: Behavioral Health and Dependency