Position Title: Mental Health Practitioner (Day and Evening shifts)
Reports to: Treatment Director
Department: Crisis Stabilization Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
To provide professional, quality program services to the clients served by ReEntry's Crisis Stabilization Services. Work with other members of the team to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining an optimum quality of life consistent with client needs and preferences. Emphasis is placed on working with clients in community settings and directly providing the services necessary to assist clients in achieving their goals.
Provide direct services to the residents.
Responsible for providing staff coverage and ensuring the security of the facility and general supervision of the residents.
Qualifications: Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree behavioral science or related fields
2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to persons with mental illness.
Complete all paperwork, reports, and charting contemporaneously and in an organized manner.
Co-facilitate or facilitate psychoeducational groups
Upon successful completion of required medication test, administer medications under the supervision of the facility’s nurse.
Conduct monthly house meetings for residents in collaboration with Peer Recovery Specialist.
Assist the therapists in developing treatment plans.
Work effectively and professionally with other treatment team members.
Attend all team meetings as scheduled.
Assist in the orientation of new admissions to residential care.
Teach and develop independent living skills (relaxation, conversation skills, housekeeping, budgeting, etc.)
Identify individuals prone to having behavior emergencies and assist the therapist in developing additional programming appropriate for their needs.
Help to defuse and de-escalate any potential behavior emergencies and assists in developing additional programming appropriate for the client’s needs.
Assist with discharge planning.
Maintain a pattern of regular work hours.
Maintains familiarity and compliance with applicable Minnesota Statues or rules, including, but not limited to DHS variance that regulates Crisis facilities, MDH SLF (Class A), MS 253B,
Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, Duty to Warn, Minnesota Data Practices Act.
Participate actively in on-going professional growth and development; maintain appropriate professional behavior and participates in appropriate supervision.
Participate in regular cleaning duties and up-keep of the facility, including the kitchen, bathroom and common areas.
Must be able to transport clients in the community.
Other duties as assigned.
16 Continuing Education (CEU) Credits per year.
Knowledge of symptoms and course of serious and persistent mental illness as well as medications and other therapies used to treat mental illness.
Be knowledgeable about and utilize various substance abuse treatment modalities such as harm reduction and motivational interviewing.
Have demonstrable working knowledge of Vulnerable Adults Laws and other pertinent rules and regulations.
Have knowledge of evidence-based clinical practices.
Knowledge of supportive counseling techniques, independent living skills/teaching and crisis intervention techniques.
Utilizes crisis assessment tools for suicidal and aggressive behavior.
Assess and manage crisis situations.
Helps defuse and de-escalate any potential behavior emergencies.
Develop appropriate therapeutic relationship with clients.
Able to use a computer for word-processing and data base management.
Ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Maintain compliance with applicable Minnesota Statutes or rules, including but not limited to the,
Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, Duty to Warn, Minnesota Data Practices Act, HIPAA.
Must have a car, MN driver’s license and be able to drive, day or evening hours.
Be able to speak, clearly understand and write the English language
Be able to accommodate flexible working hours.
Essential Physical Functions:
Stand for long periods of time.
Climb flights of stairs.
Lift 40 pounds or more.
This position will have no supervisory responsibilities.
This position operates in a professional office environment. Occasionally exposed to a variety of different work conditions including but not limited to, being outdoors during inclement weather, construction sites, exposure to excessive temperatures hot/cold.
ReEntry House, Inc. Crisis Stabilization Services, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other protected class status.
The mission of this agency is to serve those individuals who are the most severely impaired with mental illness and/or chemical dependence using evidence-based practices in the most humane manner possible. We believe all people should be treated with respect and dignity.