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State of Minnesota Behavior Assistant / Clinical Program Therapist 1 in Baxter, Minnesota

Working Title: Behavior Assistant

Job Class: Clinical Program Therapist 1

Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Job ID : 78350

  • Location : Baxter

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 07/11/2024

  • Closing Date : 07/24/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Human Services Dept / DHS MAPE State Operated Svcs

  • Division/Unit : Mental Health&SubsAbuseTrtSvcs / CBHH Baxter Clinical

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Mon, Tues, Wed, and Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Thursday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $25.29 - $36.71 / hourly; $52,805 - $76,650 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Candidates may be eligible for hiring bonus up to $2500!

The Community Behavioral Health Hospital (CBHH) in Baxter is seeking talented and person-centered Behavioral Assistant to join our team to help make a difference in the lives of others. CBHH is a small (16-bed) inpatient psychiatric facility for adults experiencing acute mental health episodes. The length of stay is usually less than 60 days, during which treatment focuses on rapid assessment, stabilization, patient education, and discharge planning involving community support resources, with the overall goal of preventing future episodes.

Duties may include:

  • Provide coaching and guidance to patients and staff based on an understanding of the underlying function of behavior through observation, data collection and under the clinical supervision from the CPT4 Mental Health Professional.

  • Conduct skill development activities using demonstration, behavioral rehearsal, positive approach, skill generalization and motivational enhancement based on patient readiness for change.

  • Assist patients in developing skills necessary for return to the community by using motivational engagement techniques, instruction, role modeling, rehearsing, and applying behavior management strategies.

  • Assist in the communication of expectations of Support Plans with the ability to shift between input from staff, patient, and treatment environments to develop the plans.

Minimum Qualifications

1 year of relevant experience providing the following:

· Providing services using person-centered approaches

· Planning and facilitating therapeutic activities

· Documenting progress in activities and interventions

· Providing and reinforcing skill building in individuals

  • 1 year of relevant experience requirement may be substituted by a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or behavior analysis; the experience requirement also may be substituted by a bachelor’s degree in human services or a related behavioral health field that includes substantial behavioral health coursework such as: individual or group counseling, clinical interviewing, clinical assessment, crisis intervention, or similar behavioral health courses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.