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State of Minnesota Clinical Program Therapist 4 in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota

Working Title: Clinical Program Therapist 4

Job Class: Clinical Program Therapist 4

Agency: Corrections Dept

  • Job ID : 78231

  • Location : Oak Park Heights

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 07/09/2024

  • Closing Date : 07/23/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Corrections Dept / Corrections Facilities-MAPE

  • Division/Unit : Minn Corr Facl - Oak Park Hgts / OPH Psychologist Supervisor

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day/7:45 am - 4:15 pm

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $34.18 - $50.69 / hourly; $71,367 - $105,840 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

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

  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Professional

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

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.

Please note: This position was previously posted Job ID 77346.

This position exists to provide direct mental health and substance use services to and management of incarcerated individuals on the Mental Health Unit (MHU), but also as needed throughout the rest of MCF-OPH. Incarcerated individuals with the most acute mental health conditions are placed on the MHU. Many of the incarcerated individuals have multiple mental health and/or cognitive issues and frequently require court involvement. Provide direct licensed independent clinical mental health and substance use services to incarcerated individuals on the MHU and at MCF-OPH. The incumbent can perform assessments, including diagnostic assessments, therapeutic interventions, and treatment planning of incarcerated individuals. The incumbent consults and advises on program development and is assigned more complex clinical cases.

This position has direct contact with offenders in a Minnesota Correctional Facility Oak Park Heights. Working intermittent holidays may be required with appropriate advance notice

Minimum Qualifications

To be qualified for and considered for this position, applicants must meet all the minimum qualifications listed below. Ensure that your resume contains descriptions of your work experiences sufficient for comparison against the requirements stated below and indicate the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.


  • Current Minnesota licensure as a Mental Health Professional (e.g. LICSW, LP, LPCC, and LMFT) as defined by MS 245.462 subd. 18, clause 1-6.



  • Advanced psychotherapeutic treatment and psychoeducational strategies for antisocial and criminal behavioral patterns and psychological, psychiatric, educational/vocational, and interpersonal issues sufficient to evaluate, treat and oversee the treatment of incarcerated individuals’ mental health, co-occurring, compulsive, addictive, sexual offending, violent and/or otherwise maladaptive behavior.

  • Clinical supervision concepts and practices sufficient to provide effective clinical consultation, leadership and evaluation to unlicensed behavioral health practitioners, license-seeking staff and interns, and other assigned staff.

  • Knowledge of statutes, rules, policies, laws, court orders, ethical guidelines and standards, and practices related to the provision of behavioral health services in correctional facilities sufficient to develop, implement, administer and oversee appropriate behavioral health evaluation and treatment programming for incarcerated individuals in secured facilities.

  • Ability to use the full range of diagnostics in the current DSM (i.e., Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) sufficient to develop appropriate evaluations of incarcerated individuals’ behavioral health and substance use issues.

  • The ability to development and use of advanced therapeutic interventions sufficient to effectively provide and oversee the treatment of incarcerated individuals with complex and co-occurring behavioral health issues.

  • Correctional philosophy and practices, including the integration of security procedures, security equipment and knowledge of criminal behavior with behavioral health evaluation and treatment in a state correctional facility, sufficient to develop and implement safe and appropriate intervention strategies.

  • Crisis intervention theory and techniques sufficient to meet the needs of the Incarcerated Person population and serve as an expert resource for other behavioral health professionals.

  • Skills in verbal and written communication, including proficient electronic documentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current licensure as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

  • Mental Health Professional board approved clinical supervisor.

  • Experience working in a correctional/secured environment.

  • Experience providing services to clients diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI).

  • Experience with the civil commitment process. Experience treating clients with co-occurring disorders.

  • Knowledge of psychological testing and report writing.

  • Experience providing clinical supervision to other behavioral health staff.

Physical Requirements

The selected finalist is required to review and sign a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for this position. For a copy of the PDA, please email Shelley Rojesky at shelley.rojesky@state.mn.us (file:///C:/Users/Shelley.Rojesky/Desktop/My%20Job%20positings/shelley.rojesky@state.mn.us) . This position will require Tuberculosis screening prior to hire.

Additional Requirements

The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy.

Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections’ policy. This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.


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.