Employment Opportunity

Mental Health Practitioner/Professional Part-time

Mental Health Department

Open 4-16-19

Thank you for considering joining the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center. MIWRC appreciates and values the wisdom of our community. We work with our clients and partners to deliver a comprehensive array of services and maintain an extensive referral network to fully meet the needs of the women and families we serve. We treat everyone who walks through our doors with dignity and respect and strive to maintain a safe environment for all of our clients.

The mission of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (MIWRC) is to empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural values and integrity, and to achieve sustainable life ways, while advocating for justice and equity.

Job Summary:

Provide outpatient therapy in office, school or community including providing diagnostic assessments, treatment planning and therapy to American Indian clients referred for various issues and needs. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and properly document a diagnostic assessment for each individual admitted to the program.  Update this assessment as necessary.

  • Develop and maintain individual treatment plans to address mental health needs, health care, addiction issues, sexual trauma, and culture based co-occurring disorders such as loss of identity, loss of spirituality, loss of cultural values, and grief and loss.

  • Conduct mental health individual psychotherapy sessions as needed.

  • Provide mental health group therapy and psycho-education sessions as needed or assigned.

  • Participate in weekly clinical reviews, updating treatment plans as necessary.

  • Coordinate care with other providers and make appropriate referrals.

  • Maintain client records and keep client files current.

  • Follow all program, state and Federal guidelines for timely process and documentation.

  • Track and submit documentation of billable activity.

  • Keep current with evidence based practices, remaining mindful of a duty to provide culturally sensitive programming, and staying within acceptable utilization which is congruent with the program mission, policies, and procedures.

  • Provide crisis management and intervention when necessary.

  • Attend team meetings, and other meetings as assigned.

  • Respond to other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director.

  • Exemplify professional conduct.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a Master’s Degree and be licensed or license eligible (e.g., LGSW, LAMFT, LPC, LPP, LICSW, LMFT).

  • Must be able to apply knowledge of historical trauma, micro-aggression, and cultural diversity to the individual treatment plan and process.

  • Must have experience working with and understanding the effects of trauma.

  • Must have strong group facilitation skills.

  • Must be able and willing to work with others to achieve goals for the higher good.

  • Must have computer skills and be familiar with Microsoft Word.

  • Must have no current problems related to alcohol or drugs.

  • Must be willing to submit to DHS Criminal Background Study.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience providing professional mental health services.

  • Knowledge and understanding of one’s own tribal spirituality and cultural values helpful.

  • Advanced training in the area of trauma.

  • Experience working with youth and families.

Reporting & Supervisory:

Reports To: Clinical Director

Supervisory Duties: None

Job Classification:  Part time

SALARY RANGE: $24-$35/hour

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to HR@miwrc.org, MIWRC, 2300 15th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55404; 612-728-2000; fax 612-728-2039. 

Equal Opportunity Employer