Mental Health Practitioner I - Nexus/Kindred Family Focus - Minneapolis, St. Paul Metro Area

  • Posted on: 19 April 2017
  • By: Amanda Loiacano


At Kindred Family Focus, we believe in a brighter future, and we’re passionate about providing solutions that help kids and families get there. Every time the arc of a child's life turns upward, a life, a family, a new generation, and a community grows stronger.
We provide a continuum of services, from foster care to community-based services, to give children and families the tools they need to build successful relationships outside of treatment. We’re part of Nexus, a nationwide non-profit company providing supportive, values-driven treatment services dedicated to helping youth and their families. Changing one life changes everything!

JOB TITLE: Mental Health Practitioner I

LOCATION: Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area

STATUS: Part-time, (10-20 hours) with possibility of Full-time

DESCRIPTION: Kindred Family Focus has an exciting opportunity for a part-time (10-20 hours per week with potential for full time), Mental Health Practitioner based in the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area. This position is responsible for providing therapeutic services to youth and families. These services include crisis intervention, skill building, case coordination, advocacy, team meetings, reviews and referral services. The goal is to prevent unnecessary out of home placements of youth or to facilitate the earliest possible reunification when placement is necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must meet required qualifications for a MHP (Mental Health Practitioner) in one of the following ways:

1. 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 mental health services to children with emotional disturbances; or
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 children with emotional disturbances, 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;

2. Has at least 6,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of mental health services to children with emotional disturbances; hours worked as a mental health behavioral aide I or II under section 256B.0943, subdivision 7, may be included in the 6,000 hours of experience.

For consideration, please apply online at: OR call 763-551-8640 for an Employment Profile to be mailed to you. Nexus is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran’s status. EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disab. *When applying, please specifically identify whether your work experience has been with youth or adults.