Mental Health Clinical Trainee or Mental Health Professional

Mental Health Clinical Trainee or Mental Health Professional – Full time opening at Hastings Juvenile Service Center

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This position is full-time and located at the Hastings Juvenile Service Center, 1600 Hwy 55, Hastings, MN 55033. Employment status may be employee or independent contractor depending on whether the candidate is pre-licensure or licensed. This position offers the opportunity to become trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and be part of a DHS-certified DBT team. The candidate may be a mental health clinical trainee or a mental health professional.

A Mental Health Clinical Trainee:

  • Is a graduate of a master’s program in a behavioral health related field who is working to accumulate licensure hours for one of the Minnesota Boards.
  • Receives weekly supervision by a licensed mental health professional.

A Mental Health Professional:

  • Is a licensed psychologist (Ph.D., Psy.D. or M.A.), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in
    the state of Minnesota.
  • Complies with all requirements by respective licensing board to keeps professional license active and current.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to practice competently and ethically
  • Motivation to continue personal and professional growth
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with other providers and support staff
  • Awareness of one’s own strengths and limitations and the impact those on client care
  • Sensitivity to individual differences and to the possible effects of multicultural issues
  • Has a valid driver’s license and auto insurance
  • Experience working with adolescents, preferred


  • Provide individual and group therapy sessions
  • Conduct and write diagnostic assessments
  • Coordinate care with the juvenile services center and community corrections teams
  • Provide trauma informed care and support to youth
  • Design and implement treatment plans
  • Document progress notes and other required documentation in a timely and accurate manner
  • Provide DBT skills training, crisis assistance and psychotherapy for clients
  • Maintain confidentiality of client’s protected health information
  • Provide regular updates by phone or email to key stakeholders in each case
  • Participate in staff meetings, as needed
  • Follow LDR policies and procedures
  • Maintain clinical records in compliance with LDR policies and procedures, insurance carriers, Minnesota and Federal law and relevant ethical boards policies and regulatory standards
  • Attend training seminars necessary to do the assigned position
  • Cooperative with LDR billing and administrative support staff