The Hennepin County Mental Health Center (MHC) within Public Health Clinical Services (PHCS) is offering an exciting opportunity as a Senior Psychiatric Social Worker to provide outpatient clinical assessment and treatment services to adults with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders as a member of the MHC’s multidisciplinary treatment team.
The Mental Health Center is a state-licensed outpatient clinic. The MHC’s team of support and provider professionals provides comprehensive outpatient mental health services to adults with serious mental illness as well as those with co-occurring substance use disorders. Additionally, the Center serves children, adolescents, and families, many of whom are involved with other county programs. With a current SAMHSA grant, we are pursuing state Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) certification, allowing us to advance our goals of service excellence and the provision of personalized, coordinated, equitable care for persons we serve. We are growing; we’re expanding our team as well as our service menu.
Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work!
Effective January 1, 2023, there will be a general salary adjustment of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range.
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both onsite at the Mental Health Center at 2215 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407, and remotely as job duties require. Typical hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some early evening hours are possible. Weekend, overnight, or holiday shifts are not required. While this position is designated ashybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.
About this position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Social Worker, Senior Psychiatric.
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This position is subject to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination. As such, it requires the job offer to be conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.
In this position, you will:
Conduct biopsychosocial evaluations of clients to determine appropriate treatments based on the initial problem, current mental status, and diagnostic impressions.
Prepare diagnostic assessment reports, including self-reporting tools, presenting problems, biopsychosocial history, and psychiatric/co-occurring disorder diagnoses.
Provide direct clinical services using evidence-based interventions to adults with psychiatric disorders, substance use disorders, and complex treatment needs, including individual and group therapy.
Prepare reports, case records, billing documents, and correspondence using an electronic health record.
Provide/oversee care coordination to enable and support care pathways for mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as resource needs.
Participate in multidisciplinary consultation meetings with psychiatrists, APRNs, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health practitioners and professionals.
Participate in the MHC’s quality improvement efforts, including those directed toward anti-racism, equity, and trauma awareness.
Need to have:
Master's degree in social work or closely related field and two years of post-master's degree experience in a psychiatric or mental health setting.
Qualification as a Mental Health Professional in the state of Minnesota.
Current Minnesota licensure as an independent clinical social worker or professional clinical counselor.
Nice to have:
Expertise in the delivery of evidence-based practices for psychiatric and co-occurring disorders.
Qualification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) or Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).
Experience working with:
Individuals with opioid and other substance use disorders.
Diverse populations in race, ethnicity, age, gender, identity, ability, and sexual orientation.
Electronic Health Records (EHR).
Multidisciplinary teams and workgroups.
Needs and issues of diverse and disenfranchised individuals.
About the department:Hennepin County Public Health’s vision is for all people who live, work and play in Hennepin County to experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity. Our department works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy. We promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases.
About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (log in as Guest).
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
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This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
This position will have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data.