Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint. See yourself at Sanford! **Facility:** Thief River Falls Downtown Campus **Location:** Thief River Falls, MN **Shift:** Day **Job Schedule:** Full time **Weekly Hours:** 40.00 **Job Summary** The Behavioral Health Therapist requires a broad and thorough understanding of human behavior, theories of counseling, and psychopathology. May work with a wide range of patient populations and presenting issues, requiring a foundation in a variety of treatment modalities. This role has total independence and responsibility for patient well-being. The Behavioral Health Therapist provides diagnostic assessment, onsite crisis assessment and intervention, and determines need for ongoing care according to level of clinical ability, medical, and psychosocial complexity. Develops treatment plans and implements treatment interventions specific to patient needs. Continually assesses patient's progress and revises diagnosis(es), treatment plans, and interventions accordingly. Documents treatment sessions. Provides patient progress updates to interdisciplinary team, as needed. May educate patient support members about patient issues and interventions. May refer for additional clinical services or to specialists, as needed. Must stay current on emerging issues in the profession. The Behavioral Health Therapist may work in a variety of settings, with duties varying by setting: In a clinic setting (other than primary care), the Behavioral Health Therapist conducts scheduled face-to-face therapy sessions designed to assess and improve patient's emotional, mental, and behavioral health. In a community setting, the Behavioral Health Therapist provides treatment for patients with severe and persistent mental illness. This may include community-based interventions aimed at improving daily living skills, social skills, and self-regulation skills. The community-based Behavioral Health Therapist serves as a consultant for a multi-disciplinary team to ensure treatment interventions are implemented and that the patient is in compliance with treatment. In a residential setting, the Behavioral Health Therapist provides treatment for patients requiring a higher level of care than outpatient therapy; however, do not meet the criteria for psychiatric inpatient treatment. Treatment occurs at the residential treatment facility and includes a broad range of duties: assessment and diagnosis, individual and group therapy, development, implementation, and evaluation of therapy programs, and consultation and coordination with a multi-disciplinary team. Credentialing through the Allied Health Staff of the organization where you will be working will be required. **Qualifications** Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or related Behavioral Health Sciences required; graduation from an accredited school preferred. License must be in good standing in state(s) of practice. In Iowa, must have one of the following: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) In Minnesota, must be a Clinical Trainee on track to be Mental Health Professional and have one of the following: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) OR in lieu of the above, must have: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) In North Dakota, must have one of the following: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) In South Dakota, must have one of the following, dependent upon work setting: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health (LPC-MH) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) Certified Social Worker - Private or Independent Practice (CSW-PIP) In some states, will consider candidates seeking licensure by reciprocity in instances where obtaining licensure in the state of practice can be accomplished within 90 days of hire. This will require the candidate to review and compare their current state issued license to practice with regulations for the independent practice of clinical social work/professional counseling in the state of practice and ensure that timely acquisition of licensure is possible based on comparisons of statutes, educational, and clinical requirements. Non-licensed candidates must provide documentation that they are in the process of obtaining appropriate license. Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to email@example.com . **Job Function:** Behavioral Health and Dependency **Req Number:** R-22273 **Featured:** No
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with 45 hospitals and 289 clinics in nine states and three countries. With 28,000+ employees, including 1,300+ physicians in more than 80 specialty areas of medicine, Sanford Health is the largest employer in the Dakotas.
Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases.