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Clinical Program Therapist 1 or 2 - Chemical Dependency

Minnesota Department of Corrections   Moose Lake, MN   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on April 26, 2022
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Job Class: Clinical Program Therapist 2

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 03/22/2022
  • Closing Date: 05/23/2022
  • Hiring Agency: Department of Corrections
  • Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility-Moose Lake
  • Division/Unit: Health Services / Behavioral Health Services
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift/ 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Clinical Program Therapist 1Salary Range: $21.61 - $31.35/hourly; $45,122 - $65,459/annually
  • Clinical Program Therapist 2Salary Range: $23.85 - $34.82/hourly; $49,799 - $72,704/annually
  • Job Class Option: Chemical Dependency
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

 

Job Summary

PLEASE NOTE: THIS POSITION WAS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED. IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED TO THIS POSTING, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.

 

Two positions will be filled by consideration of all applicants to this posting.

 

These vacancies are being posted at both the Clinical Program Therapist 1 and Clinical Program Therapist 2 classification levels, and the classification level will be determined by the selected candidates' qualifications.

 

These positions provide substance use disorder treatment to offenders in the Paradigm Substance Use Disorder Program at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Moose Lake, which includes the following components: security, assessment, education, and therapeutic programming of offenders.

 

These positions have contact with incarcerated individuals.

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Clinical Program Therapist 1 (Chemical Dependency):

 

To qualify for Clinical Program Therapist 1, applicants must meet the following qualification: 

 

LICENSURE:

  • Current licensure or eligibility for licensure* by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or equivalently qualified to perform alcohol and drug counseling under Minnesota Statute 148F.11.

 

(*NOTE TO LICENSE-ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Please include information regarding your license-eligibility in your resume or application. To maintain employment, the successful candidate who is eligible for LADC licensure must possess a temporary ADC permit within 60 calendar days of the first day of employment and current LADC license within the probationary period.)

 

Clinical Program Therapist 2 (Chemical Dependency):

 

To qualify for Clinical Program Therapist 2, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

 

LICENSURE:

  • Current licensure or eligibility for licensure* by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or equivalently qualified to perform alcohol and drug counseling under Minnesota Statute 148F.11.

 

(*NOTE TO LICENSE-ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Please include information regarding your license-eligibility in your resume or application. To maintain employment, the successful candidate who is eligible for LADC licensure must possess a temporary ADC permit within 60 calendar days of the first day of employment and current LADC license within the probationary period.)

 

AND

 

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

 

  • One year of experience providing behavioral health services, including individual and group therapy, to clients with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders;

 

OR

 

  • Master's degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling/Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family, Counseling, or a related Behavioral Health/Science program.**

 

** If your degree is in a related Behavioral Health/Science program not listed above, you may be asked to provide an unofficial college transcript.

 

Applicants who meet the above qualifications for either the Clinical Program Therapist 1 or Clinical Program Therapist 2 will be further evaluated based on the following:

 

  • Knowledge of substance use treatment methods and practices.
  • Knowledge of professional, legal and ethical standards; best practices; and community standards of care.
  • Skills in verbal and written communication, including proficient documentation skills.
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills.
  • Basic personal computer skills.
  • Ability to provide substance use treatment; formulate and implement an individualized treatment plan; and develop a continuing care plan.
  • Ability to teach a psycho-educational course; effectively function within a multi-disciplinary team; exercise sound judgment; and demonstrate appropriate professional boundaries.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICANTS INVITED TO INTERVIEW WILL BE ASKED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF LICENSURE OR LICENSE-ELIGIBILITY AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Bachelor's or advanced degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling/Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family, Counseling, or a related Behavioral Health/Science program.
    •    Current licensure in Minnesota as a LADC at time of hire.
    •    Current Minnesota licensure as a LP, LPC, LPCC, LICSW, or LMFT.
    •    Experience working in a correctional/secured environment.
    •    Experience treating clients with co-occurring disorders.
    •    One year of experience providing clinical behavioral health services, including individual and group therapy, to clients with substance use disorders.

 

Physical Requirements

The selected finalist is required to review and sign a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for this position and may be required to complete a tuberculosis screening prior to hire.  For a copy of the PDA, please email Meagan Saiko at meagan.saiko@state.mn.us

 

Additional Requirements

The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy.

 

Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy.  This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

 

New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.

 

Application Details

 

Why Work For Us

Join a team with a national reputation for excellence! The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is highly regarded nationwide and has provided a model for other corrections systems to follow. Our mission is to transform lives for a safer Minnesota. We offer great State of Minnesota benefits, competitive pay, internal promotional opportunities, free parking, and workout facilities at most locations.

 

The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax- deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

 

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

 

How to Apply

Applicants must apply to the MN Careers website http://www.mn.gov/careers Job ID 43249.

 

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

 

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Meagan Saiko at meagan.saiko@state.mn.us or 651-361-7623.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

 

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.