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Minnetonka, Minnesota
United States

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Job Category:
Education - Training
Position type:
Full Time
Twin Cities Metro
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Date Posted:
August 12, 2018

In-home Skills Trainer: Spanish Speaking- SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!

Job Description:

Flexible daytime, evening and weekend hours, valuable in-home experience, and the opportunity for licensure supervision are just a few perks of this position!

$1,000 sign-on bonus is available for candidates hired full-time, and a $500 sign-on bonus is available for candidates hired part-time.

Program Summary: The Mental Health Skills Training (MHST) program at St. David’s Center supports and treats children between the ages of 4 and 18 with various mental health diagnoses who experience moderate to high behaviors. Staff members work with clients on individualized treatment goals that focus on their unique emotional and behavioral needs.
St. David’s Center has recently partnered with a Minneapolis-based school with a high Spanish-speaking student population. The practitioner would be working with students in their school as well as within their home and in the community as necessary. Services would include psychotherapy and/or skills training depending in client and family needs.
Position Overview: St. David’s Center is hiring Bilingual (Spanish-English) Mental Health Practitioners responsible for the provision of clinical services in the Mental Health Skills Training and Foster Care programs at St. David’s Center. This includes a combination of diagnostic assessment, individual and family mental health skills training and/or psychotherapy, family psychoeducation and clinical care consultation on children’s mental health. The position includes working in home, school and/or community settings and the position travels frequently across the Twin Cities Metro area.

Responsibilities include:
  • Implementing interventions and strategies aimed at improving the clients’ social, emotional, and behavioral functioning within their home and community environments
  • Working on treatment goals such as improved self-regulation, problem solving, coping strategies and social skills
  • Writing progress notes within 24 hours of session and other clinical documentation that meets regulatory guidelines
  • Collaborating with parents, guardians, and school-based staff to identify ways to reinforce new behaviors
  • Aiding clients in generalizing the skills they are working on in-home into their school and community settings, which may include taking clients into the community to practice skills
  • Writing diagnostic assessments and conducting individual and family psychotherapy, family psychoeducation and clinical care consultation on children’s mental health (MA level candidates only).
This position offers:
  • Opportunity for LICSW, LPCC, LMFT licensure supervision
  • Flexible, part-time scheduling
  • Career growth and development of your professional identity

Part-time or full-time schedules available, depending on candidate availability.


  • A Master’s degree in social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology, or a related degree from an accredited college/university. LGSW is required for MSW applicants.
  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2,000 hours of related experience can also be considered, with proof of the hours.
  • Clinical experience working with children and/or families with complex mental health issues, autism, dual diagnoses
  • The ability to use clear and understandable written and verbal English & Spanish
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and an acceptable driving record
  • Understanding of mental health diagnoses with children and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM 5)
  • Knowledge of: family systems; child development; developmental psychopathology; attachment theory; child abuse; neglect and trauma and cultural diversity
  • Understanding of the impact of culture, sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, and economic status on a child, family, and perception of mental health issues
  • Requires the ability to apply understanding of trauma in all working relationships, including recognizing that our personal traumatic experiences or the stress associated with working in human services may impact our emotional and physical wellbeing as well as our work success and satisfaction
  • Good clinical and documentation skills
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and insurance billing
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Ability to partner with families and community providers
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Flexible, energetic, creative
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and within a team

St. David's Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Keywords: mental health, skills training, social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology, LGSW, licensure supervision, DSM, child development, clinical services, in-home, diagnostic assessments, interventions, treatment plans, goals, psychotherapy, child and family, relationship-based model, anxiety, depression, ASD, ODD, RAD, OCD, de-escalation, psychoeducation, clinical care consultation
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