Hennepin County's Public Health Clinical Services division is seeking a Senior Social Worker- Crisis Therapist. This position provides the opportunity to make a difference in diverse communities, enhance your clinical skills in a fast-paced, team environment, and be part of a department with the mission to strengthen communities by improving the health of individuals and families.
Cope is a 24/7 mobile crisis program that provides crisis services in Hennepin County. Community members call Cope when they or loved ones are having a difficult time managing a crisis and/or are seeking community supports. As a team member, you will make decisions about an individual's safety in real time while assessing their strengths. Instead of managing a caseload, you will be providing clients with reassurance in times of crisis, determining their needs and resources, and safety planning. It takes passion and a willingness to work with people in crisis.
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at 1001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN, 55411 and remote as job duties require. Reliable and secure internet is required. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.
The Mental Health Mobile Crisis program operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Some shifts will require working overnights, weekends, and/or holidays.
Some shifts may include:
Sunday - Wednesday 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday 2p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday 12:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 8:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Wednesday - Friday and every other weekend 2 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Wednesday - Saturday 2 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
A shift differential of $1.00 per hour will be paid for nights and weekends.
In this position, you will:
Conduct initial mental health screening of adults, children, and adolescents in crisis via phone to determine client needs.
Provide mobile crisis assessment for adults, adolescents, children, and/or families in a client’s home, community setting, or through telehealth.
Complete mental status examinations, determine appropriate provisional diagnoses, and develop short-term treatment goals and intervention plans based on the individual's identified needs.
Manage Adult Protection calls received from Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) and reports received through SSIS.
Complete documentation in electronic medical record according to statute.
Work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
Collaborate and consult with other mental health professionals, case managers, and family members with the appropriate authorization.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Master's degree or higher in social work or closely related field with course work emphasis in areas such as social work methods, human growth and behavior, and principles of social welfare.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services, and at least 18 semester (27 quarter) credits of graduate work in the above areas, and three years or more of full-time supervised experience as a social worker.
Licensed as a Graduate Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
A valid driver's license and daily access to reliable transportation to travel and conduct licensing studies and relicensing visits at provider locations.
Nice to have:
Experience working within adult licensing.
Current Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and working towards becoming clinically licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Providing therapy or crisis services to adults, adolescents, children, and/or their families in their home or other community setting.
Conducting mental health screenings.
Handling mental health crises, including diagnosis and treatment of clients in crisis.
County and community resources.
Cultural differences in beliefs and practices relating to mental health, treatment, family structure, and dynamics.
Function well in unpredictable and challenging situations calling for sensitivity, flexibility, resourcefulness, and independent judgment.
Effectively interact with people from diverse backgrounds and/or historically underserved populations; bilingual skills preferred.
Work well in a group setting.
Strong therapeutic intervention skills.
Candidates with bilingual and/or multilingual skills are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.