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Clinical Trainee 

About the Organization Founded in 1996 by parents who sought the very best treatment available to deliver opportunities to children and adolescents living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Minnesota Autism Center (MAC) provides therapeutic services for children ages 18 months to 21 years who have ASD.

MAC's services are center-based and in-home, and include speech and occupational therapy, assessment and diagnosis services, and individual and family therapy. At any given time, MAC serves approximately 370-400 clients throughout Minnesota at 17 centers located in Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Fridley, Vadnais Heights, Minnetonka, Woodbury, Duluth, Virginia, Mankato, Rochester, Red Wing, New Ulm, Medford, Hutchinson and Cambridge.



The Minnesota Autism Center is looking to hire a Post-Masters Fellow (Mental Health Practitioner). This position is open to pre-licensed clinicians looking to work on their declared licensure track. Candidates with interest in working with children and young adults with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are encouraged to apply. The primary function of the Clinical Trainee is to assist the Clinical Supervisor in providing professional services to a caseload of children affected by ASD who are receiving therapeutic services. The Clinical Trainee works collaboratively within a team of professionals to design, deliver, evaluate and report on the services being provided to MAC clients.


The Clinical Trainee will have a Masters degree or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Clinical Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, or a related field.

  • Self-motivated to enhance clinical expertise provided for clients,families and staff
  • Must have superior problem solving and decision making skills as well as strong analytical skills
  • A declared licensure track in Minnesota with active pursuit of licensure attainment (LMFT, LICSW, LP, or LPCC) with appropriate internal and external supervision as appropriate.
  • Compliance with the respective board rule related to pursuit of licensure
  • The Clinical Trainee will have extensive knowledge of professional and ethical clinical standards regarding the delivery of professional mental health services in general, and behavior therapy services in particular.
  • The Clinical Trainee must be effective working within a team structure and have demonstratable effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • The Clinical Trainee must possess a valid drivers license, automobile insurance, and have consistent and reliable transportation.
  • The Clinical Trainee must pass all criminal background checks as required by the State of Minnesota to be eligible to work with children and vulnerable adults.
  • The Clinical Trainee must be proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Knowledge and experience in working with children with ASD and their families is highly desired


  • Developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with children, parents and other family members
  • Assisting in the development of Individual Treatment Plans
  • Support the clinical team in supervising the delivery of effective services
  • Conducting ABA therapy sessions
  • Attend and present at clinical and interdisciplinary meetings as requested, necessary and appropriate
  • Develop and document all professional contacts regarding clients on a timely basis Maintain confidentiality of the children and families/caregivers served by MAC according to professional ethical standards,state and federal rules and regulations and MACs internal policy and procedures
  • Complete face-to-face observations with clients every 90 days or as needed
  • Assist with the completion of Diagnostic Assessments
  • Miscellaneous duties as requested by the Clinical Supervisor.


  • Employee will work at assigned location which is subject to change as needed Ability to sit, walk and/or stand for extended periods of time
  • May be called upon to assist in clients personal hygiene and/or personal care needs of clients such as dressing, feeding and toileting
  • May be called upon to assist with challenging behaviors.

MAC offers competitive benefits for all full-time employees including:

  • Excellent PTO benefits
  • Paid Holidays
  • Affordable medical, dental, and vision with employer contribution
  • 401(k) with generous employer match
  • Employer paid life and disability insurance
  • Reimbursement for license fees and CEUs
  • Competitive wages
  • Professional growth
  • Flexible scheduling available at select locations


  • Market Competitive, depends on experience.
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Rochester Therapy Center  
Position Requirements  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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