Mental Health Practitioner – Justice Involved Youth
Full-Time Mental Health Practitioner – Justice Involved Youth at Face to Face
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Non Profit, Healthcare
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $65,000 - 69,000
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: Certification
E-Verify: Yes
Criminal Background: Case-by-Case Review

Face to Face Health and Counseling is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing economic and health equity for youth ages 11–24. We do this work through a comprehensive approach that includes housing, mental health, medical, youth justice, education & employment, and community services. We take a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to our work and center the needs of young people impacted by racism and other forms of oppression and marginalization. Founded in 1972, Face to Face serves more than 3,000 youth annually.

This position provides direct clinical mental health services and intensive collateral support to youth who are involved in Ramsey County Juvenile Probation services and their families. This position will work in close partnership with Face to Face’s Youth Justice Program and Ramsey County Juvenile Probation. The position is full-time at 37.5 hours a week. Scheduling is flexible. Must be willing to meet with youth on-site, in their homes, and in community settings.

The pay rate for this position is between $65,000 - 69,000 a year, based on qualifications and licensure. Face to Face offers benefits which include health, dental, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, 403b account as well as 23 days of PTO and 11 paid holidays.

Face to Face is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse groups, including persons of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply. Former clients encouraged to apply.

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RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide direct clinical mental health services and intensive collateral support to justice-involved youth. • Provide therapy services which may occur in a drop-in, in-home, clinic, probation office, juvenile detention center, telehealth, or community setting. • Provide individual, family, couple, and/or group therapy for youth in drop-in, shelter and/or transitional housing programs as well as outpatient or in-home therapy for clients. • Build relationships and develop rapport necessary to engage youth in mental health services, intervene appropriately in crisis situations and empower others with the skills to respond to crisis. • Establish healthy and appropriate physical and emotional boundaries with youth and their families and provide services in a culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate manner. • Complete Diagnostic Assessments, make treatment recommendations and connect youth and their families to appropriate services and resources.
• Provide services in a cultural responsive and linguistically appropriate manner. • Provides all services guided by the evidence-based principles for helping youth overcome homelessness. • Participate in program staff meetings to provide a mental health lens and clinical insight to situations, youth, and larger system needs. • Attend Ramsey County Juvenile Justice Case Consult meetings monthly and submit monthly reports in compliance with contract reporting requirements. • Attend and participate in organizational staff meetings, team consultation and supervision as required. • Complete the Diagnostic Assessment, treatment plan, collateral documentation, and all required charting and insurance documentation in a timely manner consistent with DHS and billing requirements. • Meet grant-specific productivity standards/target as set by department manager and supervisor. • Keep up to date with current changes in the field through the use of supervision, appropriate conferences, training, in-services and reading. • Practice and uphold the ethical guidelines of your licensing board. • Uphold agency written policies concerning employment, client confidentiality, minor consent law, drug-free workplace, ethical standards and other policies of the agency. • Perform other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Ability to perform the duties outlined in the job description. • Able to perform duties and responsibilities typical of an office environment. • Must be able to travel in MN weather conditions to see clients in home settings as needed. • May need to transport clients at times. • Face to Face is subject to the government mandate requiring employee COVID vaccination and/or weekly testing. All employees will be required to get vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID testing.

Appropriate accommodations for physical demands will be made for individuals with disabilities.


QUALIFICATIONS: • Licensed as LMFT, LICSW or LPCC in state of MN. • Minimum of 2 years’ experience required working effectively with diverse children and families from the socio-economic and cultural groups represented in our community. • Experience with justice involved youth, probation or restorative justice.
• Knowledge of Diagnostic Assessments, treatment planning and billing for psychotherapy.
• Ability to work independently, use time effectively, work under stress and intervene appropriately in crisis situations. • Proven experience successfully intervening in crisis situations. • Ability to successfully collaborate across agencies receiving services. • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds. • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, current automobile insurance, and acceptable driving record required.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Face to Face we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Face to Face

Phone 651-772-5555
1165 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Transit: On bus line