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UnitedHealth Group Licensed Outpatient Mental Health Professional - Twin Cities - Onsite and Hybrid Opportunities in Plymouth, Minnesota

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This position provides an array of services using evidence-based practices that support client treatment, and facilitate safe, secure and therapeutic interventions. Responsibilities include developing therapeutic alliance, clinical skills application, conducting diagnostic and comprehensive assessments, individualized treatment planning and daily interventions. Additional responsibilities include clear and timely documentation and delivering and developing an individualized plan of care consistent with client goals and objectives.

There is flexibility in the number of billable hours/hours worked per week. This role can also choose to either work onsite or in a hybrid work model.

If you are able to work onsite at least 2 days per week, you will have the flexibility to work remotely*, as well as work in the office as you take on some tough challenges.

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 group consultation, team meetings, and other meetings as required by position, demonstrating preparation, timeliness, and professionalism

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

  • Maintain a full client caseload and additional responsibilities as assigned, resulting in an average quota of 28 points weekly or designated work model

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:

  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Behavioral Science/related field (Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family therapy, Social Work, Education, etc.)

  • Active, independent clinical license as a Mental Health Professional in the State of Minnesota (LP, LPCC, LICSW, LMFT)

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

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

  • Onsite (must complete all work at one consistent site)

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in outpatient mental health

  • Experience in clinical documentation

  • Diagnostic assessment experience

  • Experienced in treatment planning and maintaining a caseload

  • Experience with AthenaHealth/AthenaOne and/or Opus

  • 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

  • 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.

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