Employment

  • Clinician, Mental Health | Greenley, CO

    The Functional Family Therapy (FFT) provider delivers evidence-based resources to solve the complex problems that put youth at risk for out-of-home placements. Provides a broad array of services designed to limit the need for multiple service providers and frees the family from needless duplication or fragmentation of services. The FFT therapist requires innovative and creative problem solving and the ability to use time and other resources efficiently. Provides on-going assessment, crisis intervention, family, and case management services. Coordinates with internal as well as external supportive services to deliver needed services to customers and collaborates with peers and psychiatrist regarding treatment.

    Selected candidate will be provided with an intensive, three part FFT training. Recent Master's level graduates are encouraged to apply.

    Position Summary

    Provides on-going assessment, crisis intervention, individual, family, and group therapy and case management services. Develops strength-based service plans, monitors treatment progress, documents interactions and maintains electronic clinical records and other reporting data for individuals with mild to severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Coordinates with internal as well as external supportive services to deliver needed services to clients. Collaborates with clinical supervisor, other team members and psychiatrist regarding treatment.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education/Credentials

    • Master's Degree in psychology, social work, or other behavioral health discipline from an accredited college or university required
    • Bilingual preferred (Monetary incentives available)
    • Valid Colorado driver's license and driving record that meets with agency insurability requirements as set forth for someone that must transport clients

    Experience

    • 0 years' experience required
    • Experience in coordinating mental health intervention plans and services with other agencies preferred

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Mild to severe mental health and/or substance use disorders/disabilities and the recovery process.
    • Professional and ethical guidelines as outlined by the State of Colorado.
    • Basic and routine computer keyboarding, programs and software.
    • Basic, routine, and advanced records maintenance and filing practices.
    • Basic, routine, and advanced office management practices and operating procedures.
    • Workplace policies and professionalism.
    • Organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures.
    • Effective de-escalation techniques.
    • Identify and support appropriate diagnostic assessment using current diagnostic system.
    • Coordinate mental and/or behavioral health intervention plans and services with other agencies.
    • Plan and use effective interventions with clients. Appropriately assess the need for law enforcement involvement.
    • Provide treatment and case management in routine and crisis situations.
    • Plan, organize, time manage and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments. Use effective follow through. Endure periods of heavy workload.
    • Visually assess responses to mental illness or reaction to substance abuse medications.
    • Read, analyze, and interpret related professional periodicals, journals, technical procedures or government regulations.
    • Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
    • Communicate effectively and positively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies, including when under emotionally charged and stressful situations.
    • Work with diverse populations and be culturally sensitive.
    • Maintain confidentiality.

    Responsibilities

    • Adhere to utilization, quality improvement and corporate compliance policy and standards.
    • Provide services to clients as assigned by administrative/clinical supervisor. May work with specific age group and/or level of care based on program assignment.
    • Provide person-centered assessment, goal planning, and treatment for mental health and/or substance use issues. Provide screening, intakes, and assessment of clients utilizing required instruments and formats within appropriate time lines.
    • Develop strength-based written treatment plans/updates and continuing care plans and make appropriate referrals. Complete written discharge summaries and correspondence within established time lines.
    • Observe clients in a variety of situations. Assess diagnosis and mental status of clients, evaluate current level of functioning, and develop and implement treatment/service plan to address clients' needs.
    • Intervene and de-escalate crisis situations with clients. Provide crisis intervention via telephone or face-to-face in a variety of settings that may include crisis walk in services, mobile on-site services, residential settings, etc. Assess risk of harm to self or others and arrange needed resources.
    • Collaborate with other clinicians, law enforcement, external providers, and psychiatrists to provide services to clients. Maintain close and cooperative relationships with community agencies and other public agencies in carrying out treatment/service plans.
    • Collaborate continuously with assigned clients in order to devise safety planning, provide symptom management, identify support systems, reduce and mitigate risk factors. May deliver services to clients in their homes or other settings in the community.
    • Assist individuals in improving their well-being and quality of life by training in behavioral skills; educate clients to make informed choices; develop clients' coping skills; help clients to problem solve and negotiate tasks of daily living.
    • Learn, utilize, and support fidelity of any evidence-based practices within assigned program to ensure effective interventions with clients.
    • Perform case management services as needed to assist clients to meet their goals as stated in his/her service and/or treatment plans. Refer clients to internal and external supportive services such as vocational, medical, social services, and housing authority as well as residential, respite, and inpatient treatment.
    • Maintain electronic health records in accordance with agency standards. May include entry into partnering agency electronic systems (i.e. integrated care).
    • Advocate for clients in many different forums including at the federal, state and local court systems, with family, and/or school system.
    • Facilitate counseling groups as assigned. May provide intake, inpatient admissions and Medicaid authorizations.
    • Attend staff meetings, clinical supervision and other meetings as assigned.
    • May instruct and supervise students serving internships and/or provide clinical supervision of other staff, based upon appropriate credentials.
    • May complete 72 hour hold and provide other 27-65 services as allowed by statute and may support emergency commitment and involuntary commitment processes. May be called upon to restrain clients in certain environments.
    • May use center vehicle to transport clients for necessary treatment and/or community connections.
    • May be called upon to occasionally make formal presentations or participate in public speaking engagements as representation for NRBH.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Coordinator.

    Working Conditions

    Services may involve travel to offsite locations for assessments, service provision, and crisis management. Service delivery environments and conditions may vary based on program assignment. Work hours can vary, and may require some on-call scheduling including weekends, evenings, and holidays per program requirements. Residential assignments may require on-duty meal periods.

    Compensation

    Dependent upon qualifications and experience. Salary placements generally occur near the minimum to midpoint of the range. North Range Behavioral Health offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more! Bilingual skills may be compensated additionally.

    North Range Behavioral Health is among the largest employers in Weld County, and provides compassionate, comprehensive care for people who face mental health and addiction challenges. Our team members are hard workers, and we strongly believe in the importance of a healthy work/life balance. We provide cutting- edge tools, training and thoughtful supervision to our employees to assist them in their professional development.

    Our values are:

    • Customer First. We help our customers achieve recovery, every day.
    • Compassion. We treat everyone with kindness, empathy, and dignity.
    • Collaboration. We build strong relationships, internally and externally, to ensure effective care for our customers.

    North Range Behavioral Health promotes a philosophy of giving... to the community, to our customers, and to each other. If you're driven to help others, have high standards and a desire to work in a collaborative environment, we hope you'll consider a career at North Range Behavioral Health. Visit us at http://www.northrange.org/employment/careers/ to learn more.

    North Range Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Professional Therapist FFT (Functional Family Therapist) | New Hope, MN

    Provides mental health services to Hennepin County adjudicated delinquent youth, youth receiving mental health case management or youth referred through child protective services and their families following the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model, throughout the different stages of treatment and treatment goals

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide FFT to selected youth referred by Hennepin County.
    • Conduct assessment of problems, strengths and needs.
    • Develop treatment plan and plans for ongoing care.
    • Provide FFT documentation that accurately reflects clinical service consistent with internal and external documentation standards.
    • Establish therapeutic relationship with program participants for the purpose of reaching appropriate treatment goals.
    • Provide FFT model family therapy for selected program participant’s and their family as assigned, maintaining caseload to meet productivity expectations.
    • Participate in FFT weekly clinical consultation group.
    • Seek supervision/FFT consultation as needed to ensure appropriate provision of effective services and to adhere to the FFT model.
    • Participate in multi-disciplinary case consultation and team meetings.
    • Participate in peer review process according to standards of practice.
    • Communicate mental health information, general and program participant specific, to team mental health professionals, facility staff, referents, etc.
    • Engage in continued learning processes to produce the highest quality of services and expertise needed for the clinic and the organization and to meet appropriate licensure requirements.
    • Assure program participant and employee privacy is maintained by being knowledgeable and following HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
    • Work as many hours as needed to complete the job.
    • Attendance.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Requirements

    Education/Experience

    • MA/MS degree in a mental health related field
    • Licensed as LP, LICSW or LMFT (preferred)
    • 3-5 years experience
    • Trained in Functional Family Therapy by a recognized training program (preferred)
    • Experience as part of a FFT team providing intensive FFT mental health services (preferred)

    Language/Communication Skills:

    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to work with a diverse population of individuals by using tact, diplomacy and flexibility.

    Reasoning Skills:

    • Ability to make clinically sound and reasonable decisions while working independently.
    • Ability to see clinical supervision or management support when necessary.

    Other Skills/Requirements:

    • Ability to complete necessary documentation including, but not limited to, progress notes, monthly reports, and time tracking on a regular and timely basis.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight and provide all required functions of the position effectively.
    • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

    Program Description

    The Vona Center for Mental Health is a Minnesota Department of Human Services licensed Rule 29 Mental Health Clinic and has been deemed an essential community provider. Additionally, we are a certified provider of Children’s Therapeutic Services and Support (CTSS) in several counties including Anoka, Benton, Hennepin, Ramsey, Wright, Sherburne and Stearns.

    About the Organization

    Volunteers of America Minnesota is a nonprofit health and human services organization that annually serves more than 25,000 children, adolescents and their families, older adults, students, persons with disabilities and special needs, and adults completing incarceration. Since 1896, we have helped people gain self-reliance, dignity and hope

    • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
    • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here
    • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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  • Kente Circle Functional Family Therapist (FFT) | Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Located in South Minneapolis, Kente Circle provides professional therapy services for individuals, couples and families that embrace community and diversity. Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an empirically grounded, documented, and highly successful family intervention program for youth experiencing behavioral challenges. Training will be provided if applicants are not currently certified.

    FFT has been applied to a wide range of youth and their families in various multiethnic, multicultural contexts. Target populations range from at-risk pre-adolescents, to youth and families with serious problems such as mental health issues, violent acting-out, and substance abuse behaviors throughout Hennepin County.

    Position Objective

    To provide Functional Family Therapy, an intensive family and community based therapeutic treatment, to youth and their families in Hennepin County.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Maintain the vision and mission of Kente Circle in providing ethical and effective programming to youth and families.
    • Perform FFT interventions with Hennepin County youth and their families as referred by Juvenile Probation and Social Service.
    • Manage a caseload size ranging between 10-12 cases.
    • Meet all training and knowledge requirements of FFT in an effort to maintain fidelity to the model.
    • Attend regularly scheduled/mandated weekly team meetings involving all FFT staff, including the FFT supervisor, for the purpose of reviewing individual case progress, and consulting with caseworkers and probation officers.
    • Maintain client records according to FFT and Kente Circle professional standards.
    • Follow all Policies and Procedures set forth by Kente Circle.

    Requirements

    Master’s Degree required, licensure track in MFT, Social Work or a related counseling field is preferred. Requires 2 years experience in working with diverse populations, family therapy, and/or youth involved in the juvenile court system. Must be able to pass a background study. Candidate must also be a self-starter, with the ability to work in both independently and in team settings. Candidates must have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation.

    Benefits

    Flexible schedule, competitive salary, PTO, medical and dental. AA/EOE.


    To apply, please email resume and cover letter with three professional references to:

    kharrold@kentecircle.com

    Position is now open until it is filled