Mental Health Practitioner – Nexus-FACTS Family Healing

3/1/22

Savage, MN

Description

Nexus-FACTS Family Healing, an outpatient/community mental health clinic, has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Mental Health Practitioner based in Savage, MN.

If you’re looking for a place to use your expertise to help make a positive impact on youth and their families, look no further! We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits, along with a company culture that’s second to none!

Family, Adolescent and Children Therapy Services (Nexus-FACTS) is a dedicated group of mental health professionals and practitioners specializing in providing quality mental health services to families, children, and adolescents. Nexus-FACTS is committed to a systemic approach in working with our clients since we believe that families are the backbone of our communities. We work to improve the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families through active collaboration with parents, schools, and other community professionals.

We’re part of Nexus Family Healing, a national nonprofit mental health organization that restores hope for thousands of children and families who come to us for outpatient/community mental health services, foster care and adoption, and residential treatment. For over 45 years, our network of agencies has used innovative, personalized approaches to heal trauma, break cycles of harm, and reshape futures. We believe every child is worth it — and every family matters.

Position Summary:

The role of the Mental Health Practitioner is to provide support and skills services as a member of the PASS preschool day treatment program. This role works full time in the day treatment setting. Duties include the provision of group skills and may also include individual or family skills depending on business need. Staff in this role participate in ongoing training and receive weekly individual and group supervision.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the licensed clinical supervisor, the Mental Health Practitioner will participate in program planning, implementation, and delivery of skills services for assigned cases which may include:

  • In collaboration with the day treatment team, plan and implementation of play-based interventions to address client’s treatment goals
  • Assist clients in using age-appropriate self-management skills, including communication, self-regulation, self-help skills, play, social, and relationship skills
  • Provide structure and direction within the day treatment setting
  • Provide de-escalation and therapeutic supports as needed with clients
  • Assist the mental health practitioner with daily set-up and clean-up of materials and activities
  • Immediate notification and deference to licensed clinical supervisor in case of crises and emergencies.
  • Completion of clinical documentation in compliance with program expectations.
  • Attendance and participation in clinical supervision and team case consultation meetings in accordance to program expectations.
  • Completion of education and training experiences in accordance to program expectations.
  • Ensure minimum hours of direct services as assigned.
  • Compliance with all agency, state and regulatory standards
  • All other tasks and duties as assigned.

Required Education and Licensure:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the behavioral sciences field, Social Work, or Psychology.
  • Valid driver’s license required and meet the state regulating agency and Corporate driving requirements.
  • Background and sexual conduct clearances required.
  • Experience working with children

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Completed 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience delivering clinical services to treat mental health and emotional disturbances with a trauma focus.
  • Knowledge of family-based philosophy and practice
  • Experience in related community-based work, working with families and children impacted by trauma or mental health
  • Experience working with preschool age children

Benefits:

We provide competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including: four weeks paid time off in the first year of employment, multiple options for health insurance coverage, holiday pay, as well as no-cost life insurance and short/long-term disability insurance.

At Nexus Family Healing, we not only support diversity – we celebrate it and rely on it for the betterment of our employees, our services, and our impact on the community. We strive to provide the best quality care for our youth and the best work environment for our employees through an inclusive team culture. Nexus Family Healing is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Our Workplace Values:

At Nexus Family Healing, our ICARE shared values (Innovation, Compassion, Agility, Responsiveness, and Excellence) are the foundation for our actions in the workplace. They define how we behave with each other, our clients, our partners, and our communities.  Every interaction we have with each other will be met with understanding, kindness, and helpful action.