Mental Health Professional
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL “Mental health professional” means a person providing clinical services in the treatment of mental illness who is qualified in at least one of the following ways:
In psychiatric nursing: a registered nurse who is licensed under sections 148.171 to 148.285; and: (i) who is certified as a clinical specialist or as a nurse practitioner in adult or family psychiatric and mental health nursing by a national nurse certification organization; or (ii) (ii) who has a master’s degree in nursing or one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university or its equivalent, with at least 4,000 hours of post-master’s supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness;
In clinical social work: a person licensed as an independent clinical social worker under chapter 148D, or a person with a master’s degree in social work from an accredited college or university, with at least 4,000 hours of post-master’s supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness;
In psychology: an individual licensed by the Board of Psychology under sections 148.88 to 148.98 who has stated to the Board of Psychology competencies in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness
In psychiatry: a physician licensed under chapter 147 and certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or eligible for board certification in psychiatry, or an osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 147 and certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry or eligible for board certification in psychiatry;
In marriage and family therapy: the mental health professional must be a marriage and family therapist licensed under sections 148B.29 to 148B.39 with at least two years of post-master’s supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness;
In licensed professional clinical counseling, the mental health professional shall be a licensed professional clinical counselor under section 148B.5301 with at least 4,000 hours of postmaster’s supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness; or
In allied fields: a person with a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields, with at least 4,000 hours of post-master’s supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness.
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER
“Mental health practitioner” means a person providing services to persons with mental illness who is qualified in at least one of the following ways:
Holds a bachelor’s degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university and: (i) has at least 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to persons with mental illness; or (ii) (ii) is fluent in the non-English language of the ethnic group to which at least 50 percent of the practitioner’s clients belong, completes 40 hours of training in the delivery of services to persons with mental illness, and receives clinical supervision from a mental health professional at least once a week until the requirement of 2,000 hours of supervised experience is met;
Has at least 6,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to persons with mental illness;
Is a graduate student in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields and is formally assigned by an accredited college or university to an agency or facility for clinical training; or
Holds a master’s or other graduate degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university and has less than 4,000 hours’ post-master’s experience in the treatment of mental illness.
MENTAL HEALTH REHABILITATION WORKER
A mental health rehabilitation worker means a staff person working under the direction of a mental health practitioner or mental health professional and under the clinical supervision of a mental health professional in the implementation of rehabilitative mental health services as identified in the recipient’s individual treatment plan who meets the following eligibility criteria.
Eligibility Mental health rehabilitation workers work under the direction of a mental health professional or mental health practitioner and must meet the following four requirements:
Be at least 21 years of age.
Have a high school diploma or equivalent;
Successfully complete 30 hours of training during the two years prior to hiring in each of the following areas: i. Recipient rights; ii. Recipient-centered individual treatment planning; iii. Behavioral terminology; iv. Mental illness; v. Co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse; vi. Psychotropic medications and side effects; vii. Functional assessment; viii. Local community resources; ix. Adult vulnerability; x. Recipient confidentiality
Meets one of the qualifications in a) or b): A. Has an associate of arts degree in one of the behavioral sciences or is a registered nurse without a bachelor’s degree, or within the previous 10 years has one of the following: i. Three years’ personal life experience with serious and persistent mental illness; ii. Three years’ personal life experience as primary caregiver to an adult with a serious mental illness or brain injury,
iii. 4,000 hours supervised paid work experience in the delivery of mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness or brain injury; B. Is fluent in a non-English language or competent in the culture of an ethnic group to which at least 20 percent of rehab worker’s recipients belong, and: i. Receives monthly documented individual clinical supervision during the first 2,000 hours’ employment ii. Has 18 hours of documented field supervision by a mental health professional or practitioner during the first 160 hours of contact work with recipients and at least six hours of field supervision quarterly during the following year; iii. Has review and co-signature of charting of recipient contacts during field supervision by a mental health professional or practitioner; iv. Has 15 hours of additional continuing education on mental health topics during the first year of employment and 15 hours during every additional year of employment
Mental health rehabilitation workers must receive the following: 1. 30 hours of continuing education every two years in areas of mental illness and mental health services and other areas specific to the population being served; 2. Direct on-site observation while providing ARMHS services as follows: i. For newly hired workers, at least six hours for each 40 hour during the first 160 hours of service; ii. For workers in continued employment, at least six hours every six months
Mental health rehabilitation workers shall:
Implement services in the treatment plan for each recipient under the clinical supervision of a Mental Health Professional and treatment director. The recipient’s treatment plan may include services that instruct, assist and support a consumer in areas that covers the ARMHS component of basic living and social skills. Establish healthy rehabilitative relationships with recipients. Meet with each recipient as needed per contracted hours in home and/or in the community.
Document all services provided accurately, completely and within required deadlines and timeframes.
Under the direction of the Mental Health Professional, Clinical Supervisor and/or Treatment Director review individual treatment plans for all recipients every 90 days.
Must submit all required documentation in a timely manner per the determined guidelines and deadlines. Complete initial and ongoing training requirements defined for the position at required minimum standards and Must attend and complete all required training necessary for the position within the appropriate time frames
Must complete a supervision plan and Meet with the Mental Health Professional and/or Clinical Supervisor for weekly supervision.
Mental Health Behavior Aide (MHBA):
The MHBA is a paraprofessional working under the clinical supervision of a mental health professional. A MHBA implements the 1:1 MHBA services identified in the individualized treatment plan and individualized behavior plan. Time-frames for MHBAs to work 1:1 with the child are determined by the parents. Amount of hours per week are determined by the mental health professional informed by the Diagnostic Assessment and other evaluations that indicate the intensity need of intervention. MHBAs are trained for 22 hours worth of curriculum in-person with the practitioners and LICSW and are also required to attend a Parent-Teaming training through the Department of Human Services prior to working with a child in the home. MHBAs receive frequent direction from practitioner or LICSW, which includes in-person meetings, and observation of MHBAs work while directly working with their client in the home.
MHBAs also are expected to have 20 hours of continuing education credits every two years to maintain their position as a MHBA.
Case Management/Service Coordinator
Social Worker graduate of an accredited four year college with a major in social work, psychology, sociology, or a closely related field; or be a graduate of an accredited four year college with a major in any field and one year experience as a social worker in a public or private social service agency.
Must be reliable and capable of independent travel, have access to an automobile, and have a clean driving record.
Knowledge of and experience in working with elderly population or people with disability.
Broad knowledge of housing resources and case management activities.
License not required,if eligible to be licensed, applicant must maintain licensure and communicate any changes in licensure status to supervisor immediately.
Ability to work outside of normal business hours in order to meet the needs of the clients.
Experience with and/or commitment to working in a diverse, continuum of services in a fast-paced, growing organization. Activities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Development and implementation of a Person-Centered Thinking Plan
- Coordination of referrals and helping a person to access services in the community
- Coordination and monitoring of the overall implementation of Person-Centered Plan
- Coordination of efforts with the discharge planner at the institution and others
Experience with and/or a demonstrated commitment to developing and delivering culturally responsive services.
Ability to work independently with participants in nursing homes, hospitals and/or community settings.
***Data privacy training required***.
Case Management Aide/Paraprofessional
Case Management Aide performs the following tasks:
- Writing of case notes with the help of case manager
- Contacts to vendors to schedule services
- Phone contacts
- Faxing, copying, scanning and other documentations relating to case management
The case management aide must meet the following criteria:
- A high school graduate
- One year of experience as a case aide or in a closely related field or one year of education beyond high school such as a business school or college
- Either be employed by or worked with an agency providing case management
- Aide receives or gets oversight by the case manager of delegated tasks
***Data privacy training required***
** All candidates must be 18 years and older, have a car with auto insurance, able to pass criminal background check(successful clearance from a DHS background study) and are not on the MHCP excluded list as an individual**
Please interested applicant(s) should complete our Employment Application(pdf) form below and fax to us: