Mental Health Crisis Therapist, Senior

Hennepin County

Description

Hennepin County's Crisis Services area seeks multiple Senior Mental Health Crisis Therapists. These positions provide the opportunity to make a difference in diverse communities, enhance your clinical skills in a fast-paced, team environment, and be part of a department with the mission to strengthen communities by improving the health of individuals and families.

Cope is a 24/7 mobile crisis program that provides crisis services in Hennepin County. Community members call Cope when they or loved ones are having a difficult time managing a crisis and/or are seeking community supports. As a team member, you will make decisions about an individual's safety in real time while assessing their strengths. Instead of managing a caseload, you will be providing consumers with safety planning and reassurance in times of crisis and with determining their needs and resources. It takes passion and a willingness to work with consumers in crisis. 

Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work!

Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.

Location and hours:

These positions are hybrid and will be performed both on-site at 1001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 and remote as job duties require. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin. The Mental Health Mobile Crisis program operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Some shifts will require working overnights, weekends, and/or holidays. The shifts are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday 12:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. and Thursday, Friday 8:30 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Tuesday - Saturday 4 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Wednesday - Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday - Monday 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

A shift differential of $1.00 per hour will be paid for nights and weekends. 

New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.

About the position type:

These are full-time, benefit earning positions.

These positions are internally classified as a Social Worker, Senior Psychiatric.

Click here to view the job classification specification. 

In these positions, you will:

  • Conduct initial mental health screening of adults, children, and adolescents in crisis via phone to determine client needs.
  • Provide mobile crisis assessment for adults, adolescents, children, and/or families in a client’s home, community setting, or through telehealth. 
  • Complete mental status examinations, determine appropriate provisional diagnoses, and develop short-term treatment goals and intervention plans based on the individual's identified needs.
  • Complete documentation in electronic medical record according to statute.
  • Manage adult protection calls received through the Social Service Information System (SSIS).
  • Collaborate and consult with other mental health professionals, case managers, and family members with the appropriate authorization.
  • Provide services including short term therapy and bridge to long-term professional supports.

Need to have:

  • Master's degree or higher in social work or closely related field and two or more years of post-master's degree experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting.
  • Qualification as a Mental Health Professional as defined by the Minnesota Mental Health Act.
  • A valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation to visit community sites throughout Hennepin County.
  • The ability to work remotely from home, as needed, with reliable and secure internet. 

Nice to have:

  • Current licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or licensed Psychologist (LP) in the state of Minnesota.
  • Experience:
  • Providing therapy or crisis services to adults, adolescents, children, and/or their families in their home or other community setting.
  • Conducting mental health screenings.
  • Handling mental health crisis, including diagnosis and treatment of clients in crisis.
  • Knowledge of:
  • County and community resources.
  • Cultural differences in beliefs and practices relating to mental health, treatment, family structure, and dynamics.
  • Ability to:
  • Function well in unpredictable and challenging situations calling for sensitivity, flexibility, resourcefulness, and independent judgment.
  • Effectively interact with people from diverse backgrounds and/or historically underserved populations; bilingual skills preferred.
  • Work well in a group setting.
  • Apply strong therapeutic intervention skills.

Candidates with bilingual and/or multilingual skills are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.

About the department:

Public Health works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy. We promote physical and mental health; prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases.

About Hennepin County:

Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (login as Guest).

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Your future. Made here.

This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies. 

This position will have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data. 

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test that may include testing for cannabis and/or a criminal background check. 

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Kristin Checco

Kristin.Checco@hennepin.us

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Why work here?

Hennepin County embraces the Total Rewards philosophy. We want our employees to succeed – not only at work but as they move through life and its milestones. We offer advantages and opportunities others can't – including:

  • Meaningful work
  • Public service
  • Competitive pay
  • Work-life balance
  • Generous benefits
  • Opportunities to grow
  • Commitment to your success

By working in public service, we are a part of something larger than ourselves. Together, we support those in need. We help people access information and services. We empower vibrant and diverse communities. We serve residents. 

Employee Benefits Summary

Visit our benefits page to learn more: bridge.hennepin.us/eligibility.

If you are a current Hennepin County employee please be aware that any change in job classification may affect your current benefits (such as a conversion from Vacation/Sick Leave to Paid Time Off and/or enrollment in a Health Care Saving Plan.) Information about the impact of job changes on benefits can be found here.

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