Careers in Mental Health Services

Careers in Mental Health Services

Therapists standing together

We are looking for passionate Mental Health Practitioners and Professionals to join our team! Our behavioral health team is committed to identifying and advocating for the removal of barriers to services, reducing inequities that impact the provision of mental health care and providing culturally competent connections. We are a dynamic, collaborative team that loves supporting each other as much as we are dedicated to improving the lives of the individuals we serve.

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Position Requirements

Mental health practitioners and professionals provide individual, partner, family, and group therapy and/or skills training. You will offer services to veterans and individuals and families representing a broad range of experiences and challenges. We are deeply connected to the communities we serve; there are often opportunities to participate in presentations, trainings and responding to immediate community needs.

Practitioner I

Minimum requirements (must meet one of the following):

  • 2,000 hours of direct work experience with clients in a behavioral health setting
  • Completed coursework in behavioral science or a related field (30 semester hours or more; 45 quarter hours or more) and completed a practicum or internship working directly with clients in a behavioral health setting 
  • Master's or other graduate degree in behavioral sciences or related fields

Clinical Trainee (Practitioner III)

Minimum requirements (must meet one of the following):

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program to become a mental health professional
  • Completed an accredited graduate program and is in compliance with state licensing board requirements

Professional Requirements

Master’s degree from an accredited program and:

  • License to provide clinical mental health services in the state of Minnesota:
    • LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) or
    • LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) or
    • Licensed Psychologist (LP) or
    • LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor)

What’s in It for You: A Great Place to Work!

We’re proud to be named a recent Star Tribune Top Workplace in Minnesota – a special designation that recognizes organizations whose employees give them high marks as a great place to work.

  • Collaborative, justice-minded staff
  • Supportive, well-trained colleagues and supervisors
  • Flexibility – full-time, part-time and contractor opportunities
  • Paid training: opportunities for specialized training and professional development to maintain cutting-edge behavioral health standards
    • Early childhood mental health
    • Evidence-based practices: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
    • Trauma informed care
    • Opportunities for advancement, including development of clinical supervisor status
  • Benefits
    • Matched retirement savings
    • Flexible PTO, holiday and wellness time off
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision insurance options
    • Employee loan program
    • Product and Service Discounts
    • Possible student loan repayment programs

About Our Team

We fully embrace LSS’ anti-racism stand and are dedicated to providing effective, compassionate care to all we serve. 

The LSS Behavioral Health team has two statewide task forces committed to creating sustainable support for our LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC communities within our line of service, including those we serve, our co-workers and the community. LSS is also a PsychArmor certified organization, dedicated to providing appropriate, high-quality care to veterans and military service members.

We work to identify both personal and team opportunities to build knowledge and to engage in activity to become more aware of the needs of those we serve. We prioritize planning to be more inclusive and to deepen our commitment to social justice.

  • We hold ourselves and each other accountable to exhibit humility, resolve, sensitivity and person-centered care.
  • We respond to the changing needs of the community and tailor our services to meet those needs.

We love coming to work each day knowing we have supportive, caring colleagues and that we have the opportunity to make a difference.

If this sounds like the right place for you, we would love to have you join us!

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