Psychologist, Senior Clinical

Juvenile Corrections Staff
Hennepin County - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Feb 4, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Aug 3, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$87,600.00 annual
Top Pay:
$$124,686.14 annual

Job Description

++OPENING DATE:++ 02/03/21

++CLOSING DATE:++ Continuous

++JOB TYPE:++ Full-time

++LOCATION:++ Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

++DEPARTMENT:++ Community Corrections and Rehabilitation

++THE POSITION++

The Hennepin County Home School (CHS) is seeking a Senior Clinical Psychologist to serve as the Clinical Director to oversee, develop, and manage behavioral health programming and services at this site in collaboration with our contracted Medical Services through Centurion. This position will support staff, youth, and families in achieving individualized holistic health that are family driven, youth centered, and community supported. This position will work with all youth at the ++CHS ++which is a state-licensed residential treatment center for juveniles ages 13 to 18, and is a safe, secure, and healthy environment. 

In this position you will have the opportunity to oversee plans that aim to increase well-being and lead to better outcomes for at-risk youth. Join us as we serve our residents and their families to achieve the best possible outcome and ongoing plans for success.

Location and hours: This position is located at the Hennepin County Home School, 14300 County Road 62, Minnetonka, MN 55345. There is no public transportation to this location. Work hours will typically be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The interview process for this position will be done remotely.

About the position type: This position is full time, benefit-earning.

In this position, you will:          

  • Review and sign off on diagnostic evaluations, treatment plans, and progress notes compiled by Social Workers.  
  • Provide consultation and training to staff and take part in resident team meetings with staff, families, or other providers/professionals as needed; lead and develop clinical team training and develop and implement clinical protocols for assessments, treatment plans, and strategies that will maximize therapeutic effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare and social service professionals, families, and juvenile probation in multidisciplinary reviews of diagnostic work, treatment planning, and utilization of services and program resources.
  • Look actively for ways to expand and grow services and be innovative with programs to support families and youth in holistic health and well-being in their communities.
  • Support and lead continuous quality improvement and risk management culture in which key organization and agency performance indicators are routinely identified, monitored, and improved.
  • Provide clinical and programmatic oversight of residential treatment programs and ensure excellence in program accountability, performance, and outcomes.

Need to have:

  • Doctoral degree in psychology from an APA-approved program with appropriate clinical training and one year of post-doctoral experience as a clinical psychologist in a medical or mental health setting appropriate to the area of specialization.
  • Current certification as a Licensed Psychologist (LP) by the Minnesota Board of Psychology or eligibility to become licensed within 6 months of hire.
    • Note: The hiring department may be able to assist applicants who are licensed in other states to become licensed in Minnesota, applicants who need to renew their license and/or complete continuing education, and applicants who are close to becoming licensed.

Nice to have:    

  • Experience:
    • Conducting trauma-informed evaluations and treatments.
    • Using a culturally mindful approach to the application of clinical psychology principles, assessment, and service delivery to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
    • Handling multiple complex and simultaneous tasks and making multiple collateral contacts while recognizing priorities and meeting deadlines.
    • Supervising professionals.
    • With program evaluation and design.

About the department: The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation's mission is to promote community safety, community restoration, and reduce the risk of re-offense. The department runs institutions, a treatment center, adult and juvenile probation, supervised release, provides mediation in parenting custody disputes, and administers alternative sentencing programs. It is the largest community corrections organization in Minnesota. On any given day, Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation employees collaborate with their criminal justice partners, dozens of community-based organizations, and a dedicated group of volunteers and interns, to supervise and deliver sustainable correctional services to approximately 26,000 adult and juvenile clients. The department's strategic goals for 2019 and 2020 are the following:

  • Reduce racial disparities within our practices.
  • Sustain foundational evidence-based practices and expand upon them to address clients' overall well-being.
  • Build equity into our workforce and support workforce needs.
  • Increase the community's input and influence in our practices.

About Hennepin County: Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at ++www.hennepin.us/employees++.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Your future. Made here.

This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.

This position is internally classified as a Psychologist, Senior Clinical. Click ++here++ to view the job classification specification.

Applications will be forwarded to the hiring supervisor on an on-going basis as needs arise. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.

Under facility licensing requirements, positions at the County Home School and/or Juvenile Detention Center are required to undergo a Department of Human Services Background Study (MS 245C.13). Convictions for certain crimes will have an effect on your ability to be hired according to the disqualification schedule listed in Minnesota Statute 245C.15. Individuals convicted for any level of Criminal Sexual Conduct are disqualified from being hired into any position within the DOCCR under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Other past involvement with the criminal court system will not automatically disqualify you from working at the DOCCR; individual circumstances are reviewed and evaluated confidentially. If you do not know your exact conviction information, you can refer to your sentencing order or contact the county where you were convicted.

Job Requirements

  • Age: No Age Requirement
  • Education: See Additional Requirements
  • Experience: See Additional Requirements

Need to have:

Doctoral degree in psychology from an APA-approved program with appropriate clinical training and one year of post-doctoral experience as a clinical psychologist in a medical or mental health setting appropriate to the area of specialization.

Current certification as a Licensed Psychologist (LP) by the Minnesota Board of Psychology or eligibility to become licensed within 6 months of hire.

Note: The hiring department may be able to assist applicants who are licensed in other states to become licensed in Minnesota, applicants who need to renew their license and/or complete continuing education, and applicants who are close to becoming licensed.

Nice to have:

Experience:

Conducting trauma-informed evaluations and treatments.

Using a culturally mindful approach to the application of clinical psychology principles, assessment, and service delivery to individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Handling multiple complex and simultaneous tasks and making multiple collateral contacts while recognizing priorities and meeting deadlines.

Supervising professionals.

With program evaluation and design.

Contact Information

HENNEPIN COUNTY Department of Human Resources

Hennepin County
300 S 6th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487
phone: 612-348-7855

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