Mental Health Professional - Wadena, MN

Posted: January 4, 2019

Mental Health Professional - Wadena, MN - $26.30 - $38.75 /hourly; $54,914 - $80,910 /annually

Minnesota Specialty Health System (MSHS) has a rewarding opportunity for a Mental Health Professional to provide clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health conditions. As an Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) facility, MSHS Wadena focuses on rehabilitative education, building interpersonal skills, and developing community engagement skills, as well as increasing independence and self-management of their illness, behavior, and emotion. This full-time position works primarily weekdays, with occasional evenings and weekends as assigned. Join our team as a State of Minnesota employee!

Job Description:

•Service delivery includes individual and group therapies, comprehensive integrated assessment, participation in treatment team(s), and involvement in performance improvement and program development.
•Provide clinical oversight to program staff, assuring that client interventions reflect the expressed goals of clients and accurate assessment of client strengths and needs.
•Provide consultation to program staff regarding the plan and delivery of treatment for individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
•Provide technical assistance and clinical consultation to staff, offer sophisticated problem-solving skills during the course of consultation, and provide mentoring and educational experiences to staff to enhance the program's clinical capacity.
•Provide clinical leadership to treatment teams and help facilitate a collaborative and integrated person centered team process.
•Collaborate with the Treatment Director/Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor on providing clinical consultation on program design, admissions, discharges, utilization management, clinical policies and procedures.
•Develop and disseminate assessment and treatment tools including functional assessment, treatment planning and intervention strategies, and assesses clinical training needs for staff.
•Participate in reviewing referrals and providing on-call services for program.


The State of Minnesota offers an excellent employee benefits package, including low-cost medical and dental insurance with affordable dependent coverage, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.


•Master's degree in psychology, social work, or closely related field from an accredited program; AND
•Licensed or eligible for licensure by the State of Minnesota as a professional Licensed Psychologist (LP) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).
•Must meet the definition of Mental Health Professional as defined in MN Statue 245.462, subdivision 18 (

How to apply:

Apply online at, search for job ID# 28795

HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE APPLICATION & WEBSITE? Contact the helpdesk at 651-259-3637 or [email protected]. You can also visit Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.


Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.