- Job Title: Mental Health Practitioner
- Department: Crisis Services
- Location: Crookston, MN
- Shift: 3:30 pm – 12:00 am
- Other Compensation: $2,500 Sign-On Bonus
- Employee Type: Non-Exempt
- Manage Others: No
* $2,500 Sign-On Bonus Offered!
Our rapidly growing Agency is actively looking for a Full-time Crisis Services Mental Health Practitioner. The Crisis Services Mental Health Practitioner has direct contact with clients and is responsible for delivering specific psychiatric rehabilitation to adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness or Serious Mental Illness. Services to clients will primarily be individuals within the client’s homes and the community and in a group format. Services will be delivered mainly within Polk County but may include work in the other counties the agency serves.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Responds to crisis calls as they come in.
- Assist clients in developing intervention & stabilization plans.
- Assist clients, as needed, in completing activities that support structures of daily living.
- Identify the need for client skills development and facilitation skills training.
- Coordinate with collaborative providers (e.g., county social services) to provide individualized client services and regularly participate in joint treatment planning with outside providers to work towards each client’s recovery goals.
- Access for client safety in the community and develop a plan with the clients, client’s team, and your supervisor to maintain security and provide necessary referrals.
- Connect clients to area resources and make referrals.
- Assist clients in accessing appropriate community services, applying for public assistance programs, and following through with necessary appointments and paperwork for these services.
- Evaluate, facilitate, and monitors services and clients’ progress regarding the intervention and stabilization plan.
- Focuses on integrated health, (physical, mental, substance use, and oral) care, ensuring clients are referred to any necessary internal and external services to support their overall well-being.
- Participates in all care-coordination activities concerning clients on caseload as indicated by the Care Coordination managing the care-coordination function.
Eligible Mental Health Practitioner Requirements
Through relevant coursework:
Has completed at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in behavioral science or related fields AND:
- Has at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to adults or children; OR
- Is fluent in the non-English language of the ethnic group two which at least 50% of the practitioner clients belong; OR
- Is working in a day treatment program; OR
- Has completed a practicum or internship that requires direct interaction with adults or children served AND is focused on behavioral sciences or related fields.
Through relevant work experience:
- Has at least 4,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to adults or children; OR
- Has at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in delivering services to adults or children AND receives clinical supervision from a mental health professional at least once per week until the requirement of 4,000 hours of supervised experience is met.
Through a bachelor’s or Master’s degree if:
- Holds a Master’s degree or other graduate degree in behavioral sciences or related fields; OR
- Holds a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences or related fields AND completes a practicum or internship that requires direct interaction with adults or children served AND is focused on behavioral sciences or related fields
Other Requirements Necessary:
- Valid driver’s license and insurable under the agency’s automobile insurance policy.
- Access to a personal vehicle and the ability and willingness to carry out position responsibilities, including travel within the service area and to other areas for workshops or as part of job duties. They may require extended periods in the car for work-related tasks, so the physical ability to do so is a job requirement.
- Demonstrated ability to function within legal and ethical boundaries consistent with the scope of personal practice or personal licensure, HIPAA guidelines, and other local, state, or federal regulatory guidelines.
- Must be free from substance use problems for over two years.
- Must pass criminal background study through DHS NetStudy 2.0.
Don’t meet every single requirement? At Alluma, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your experience aligns differently wit some qualifications in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!