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UnitedHealth Group Pre-Independent Licensed Therapist - Twin Cities - Onsite and Hybrid Opportunities in Lake Elmo, Minnesota

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A Pre-Independently Licensed Therapist, also called a PILT, is a title used at CARE that indicates a clinician is a clinical trainee per MN Statute 245I.04 Subd 6. This position provides an array of services using evidence-based practices that support client treatment, and facilitate safe, secure and therapeutic interventions.

Full-time work models

  • 26 client contact hours per week, 5 days per week, 40 hours per week

  • 23 client contact hours per week, 5 days per week, 40 hours per week

  • 21 client contact hours per week, 4 days per week, 32 hours per week

There are 10 locations to choose from throughout the Twin Cities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Regularly perform intakes, diagnostic evaluations, prepare and monitor treatment planning while engaging in appropriate client therapy practices and following guidance provided by one’s supervisor

  • Form effective therapeutic alliances, supporting each client’s unique needs and goals, with the result in positively impacting client outcomes and retention

  • Demonstrate advanced level of clinical knowledge and modeling as it relates to the individual’s goals, treatment plan and diagnosis

  • Engage in crisis interventions, stabilization, and de-escalation for clients experiencing mental health symptoms or other emotional and/or behavioral responses while prioritizing client safety

  • Timely and accurately document all client interactions as dictated by law, ethical standards, board requirements and CARE Counseling policy and practices

  • Providing one-to-one supportive counseling, observe client behavior, physical and emotional symptoms and perform behavioral management interventions, as needed

  • Participates in creating an overall positive atmosphere with other staff and clients

  • Attends and actively participates in clinical supervision, group consultation, Pre-independently Licensed Trainee (PILT) trainings, team meetings, and other meetings as required by position, demonstrating preparation, timeliness, and professionalism

  • Demonstrate a willingness to incorporate supervisor and leadership feedback to continuously improve standards of client care

  • Accurately track and document hours elated to preparation and completion of any licensing efforts, if applicable

  • Maintain a full client caseload and additional responsibilities as assigned, resulting in an average quota of 26 points weekly

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters or Doctoral Degree in Behavioral Science/related field (Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, Education, etc.) Certifications/Licenses

  • Must either:

  • Be in the process of working toward independent licensure and be in good standing with their respective licensing board

  • Active, unrestricted clinical license as a Pre-Independently Licensed Therapist (PILT) in the State of Minnesota (LP, LPCC, LPC, LICSW, LGSW, LMFT, LAMFT)

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Ability to adhere to one of the following work models:

  • Onsite

  • Hybrid - at least 2 days onsite (must have a distraction-free space in home for home office and access to high-speed internet)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in outpatient mental health

  • Experience in clinical documentation

  • Experienced in treatment planning and maintaining a caseload

  • Experience entering pertinent information in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems

  • Experience reading and interpreting information, such as reports, general correspondence, professional publications, and government regulations, with the ability to share with others as needed

  • Experience reading, interpreting and applying/modeling general information from policy and procedure manuals and other compliance related information

  • Experience presenting information and responding to questions from internal and external stakeholders which can or may include community providers, medical professionals, management, peers, family members and clients

  • Diagnostic assessment experience

  • Knowledge of the effects of mental illness and seeks information from a wide variety of disciplines applicable to the treatment of persons with mental illness

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.