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Marriage and Family Therapy Job Detail:

Children's Mental Health Worker- Social Skills Wor
People Incorporated Mental Health Services
New Hope, MN     
Job Description:

Recognized as a Top 150 Workplace, People Incorporated serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area. In 2015, we reached over 10,000 individuals through more than 60 different programs. Helping people with mental illness requires great flexibility and creativity. That's why we start with the person first...developing innovative, effective services that provide the care, resources, and connections that will help each person in the best way possible. Join us in our mission to support mental health and wellness in our community through collaboration and integration of care!

People Incorporated helps children, teens and families overcome emotional problems and situational barriers in order to improve their lives and family relationships. Our Day Treatment program in Golden Valley is searching for full-time Mental Health Worker - Social Skills Workers. We aim to help children develop age-appropriate coping skills, decrease aggression and/or self-defeating behaviors, improve family support systems, develop positive relationships with adults and peers, and improve functioning in the home, school, and community. We provide three hours of programming for two groups of students, ages 5-11 and 12-18, five days a week. Within the three hours are one hour of group therapy and two hours of skills training.

Typical hours for this position are 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday. We currently have a position open in the 5-11 age group.

The Social Skills Specialist plans and leads daily social skills groups and will be responsible for:
Actively participating in skill building activities and developing positive relationships with clients
Ensuring safe and responsible behavior of the clients by using verbal redirection, proximity management, and positive encouragement
Providing behavior management support to clients
Performing physical restraints or holds of clients as necessary
Completing clinical documentation

Required qualifications:
All mental health practitioners for a children recipients must have training working with children
High School Diploma
6,000 hours experience in the delivery of mental health services supervised by a licensed mental health professional (LP, LMFT, LPCC, LICSW)
Bachelor's degree in behavior science or a related field 2,000 hours experience in the delivery of mental health services supervised by a licensed mental health professional (LP, LMFT, LPCC, LICSW)
Masters degree in behavior science or a related field Preferred qualifications:
Experience working with children with mental illness and/or severe emotional and behavioral disturbances Experience leading groups and developing curriculum People Incorporated offers a suite of comprehensive medical and dental benefits as well as competitive pay, and paid time off.


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