Mental Health Practitioner - RCS


Mental Health Practitioner (MHP) - Adult Residential Crisis Stabilization Center

Union Category: XI

FTE: Full Time

Location: Duluth, MN

Salary: $22.65 - $28.86 (Dependent upon Experience)

Shift: Overnights

Benefit Eligible - Yes



Mental Health Practitioner provides direct support services, including skills training, crisis assistance, treatment plan development, medication administration, group facilitation, and one on one support/interventions, and discharge planning. The provider will work collaborate with the treatment team to collaborate on client care, progress on treatment goals, and referrals for ongoing support and mental health services. MHP's work with a multi-disciplinary team of internal and external providers to assess needs and apply interventions appropriately. This position is based in a short-term residential facility. Shifts consist of weekend overnights.


-  Conduct intake assessments.

-  Assist in obtaining necessary assessment data and participate in treatment coordination which may include; completing and updating treatment plans, releases of information, progress notes, and referrals to internal and external providers.

-  Coordinate needed client services in areas of mental health, chemical dependency, housing, financial benefits, insurance benefits, employment, transportation, education, and other basic needs.

-  Teach individual skills related to coping, relapse prevention, and basic household and living skills.

-  Maintain appropriate boundaries in a variety of settings and situations.

-  Provide crisis assistance as needed.

-  Work cooperatively with other service providers, have a strong understanding of program eligibility requirements, and be informed on referral processes for community support.

-  Provide program transportation as needed.

-  Assist in discharge planning, coordination of care, and linking clients to ongoing support and mental health services.


-  Bachelor's degree in human services or related field and 2,000 hours of mental health experience.

o  OR high school diploma and 6,000 hours of mental health experience.

-  Valid Driver's License and reliable vehicle with proof of insurance.

-  Ability to submit and pass a DMV/Criminal background check.

-  Strong interpersonal and cultural competency skills.


-  Knowledge of community resources and area providers.

-  Effective time management skills, ability to be self-directed and motivated.

-  Knowledge of employment-related skills and crisis intervention skills.

-  Experience working with adults who have been homeless or at risk for homelessness, have chemical use/abuse issues, and have been involved with the legal system.

-  Experience working with diverse populations.


-  Supervision provided for LSWs.

-  Personal Training/License renewal budget.

-  Emphasis on work/life balance.

-  Ability to work collaboratively with team and community partners.

-  Unapparelled opportunity for growth and advancement in largest, most comprehensive behavioral health clinic north of the Twin Cities. 

-  Full Benefit Package including Vacation, Sick Time, Personal Time, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and matching 401K.


FILING APPLICATIONS:  APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POST-MARKED BY THE CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Job applicants must meet all minimum qualifications.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that applications are on file on or before the closing date.

The Human Development Center

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Minorities Encouraged to Apply