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Mental Health Practitioner - Day Treatment Program 

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To provide mental health service assessment, treatment and interventions for children/ teens in a group setting, that have been referred for Day Treatment services. Day Treatment is an intensive rehabilitative mental health service to youth whose mental health is significantly impairing their functioning in school, home and community environments. It is believed that providing comprehensive mental health services including group therapy, group skills, individual therapy and family therapy in addition to collaborating with other significant people in a child's life can strengthen the child's ability to effectively cope with mental health issues and receive the support necessary to function to the best of their ability. CTSS is a foundational element to the provision of services and it is important that rules surrounding CTSS are followed including services based on a Diagnostic Assessment, service recommendations and a treatment plan. Day Treatment is intended to improve the child's functioning in home, school and community settings while supporting the client's readiness to access less intensive mental health and community resources.


To provide direct group skills services to benefit children and teens participating in Day Treatment. The Mental Health Practitioner will function as part of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of a clinical director/professional supervisor, therapists, other mental health practitioners, youth care workers and administrative staff. It is critical that the Practitioner have the ability to respond to a fast paced environment in a competent and flexible manner while maintaining professional boundaries, and good professional health and well-being. As a core component of Day Treatment services, it is important that the Practitioner develop and maintain consistent, positive relationships with collaborative partners (i.e. parents/guardians, school staff, outside service providers, probation officers, county social workers) in order to facilitate effective wrap around care for the client.


  • Learn CTSS and incorporate this in work practice as appropriate.As well, learn about payer's rules, professional standards and TSA service protocols.
  • Maintain ongoing clinical client record and begin use of Procentive.
  • Utilize Procentive to ensure schedule and time billed are up to date on an ongoing basis.
  • Contact the referral source and begin developing a collaborative relationship.Often this includes securing any further case information from the worker and certainly confirming the programming start date.
  • The Diagnostic Assessment, completed by a Mental Health Professional or Clinical Trainee, will inform service planning and should be reviewed before the child/adolescent's start date as well as before developing a treatment plan. Good clinical practice always starts with ASSESSMENT.
  • Develop a treatment plan based on specific needs, level of functioning and strengths of the individual client. Treatment planning should satisfy payer rules.ITP's needs to be signed before services begin.
  • Implement treatment plan with planned service delivery within a group environment. Supervision and Evidence Based Practices should guide therapy ( for clinical trainee only)and or skills work.
  • Attend and contribute to weekly Group Planning and Day Treatment Clinical staff meetings in addition to Individual Supervision for the purpose of case consultation, guidance and supervision.
  • Demonstrate a team mentality; support other staff members, communicate effectively, be willing to cover another staff person's responsibilities when situations arise.
  • Collaborate with other providers and professionals to coordinate services on a bi-monthly basis in order to maximize treatment outcomes. Complete corresponding written documentation of collaboration in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate individual client's comprehensive needs on an ongoing basis to ensure Day Treatment is the necessary level of care. Collaborate with a client's individual therapist and make proper referrals (i.e. psychological testing, chemical dependency evaluations/treatment, other therapy modes) in order to maximize treatment outcomes for the client.
  • Demonstrate competency, creativity and flexibility in working with clients in group setting in order to meet clients' individual mental health needs. Implement group curriculum of varying topics with an underlying focus of developing social and coping skills.
  • Complete documentation requirements per payer rules and professional standards for service delivery which may include Diagnostic Assessments, Treatment Plans and Service Progress Notes in a timely fashion per Agency protocols.Assessment tools such as CASII, SDQ, must be completed; and other mental health tools may be appropriate on case specific situations.Please discuss with your supervisor as this may require an additional payment source to be arranged (ie reports to help County for Court purposes) when additional case reports are requested.
  • Manage crisis situations to ensure safety of clients, utilizing de-escalation skills through a trauma informed lens. After sufficient training and only when a situation is unsafe, implement restrictive procedures in addition to accurate and timely documentation that meets state standards.
  • Respond timely to internal communications with Supervisor, Quality Assurance Support Team and other TSA staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Mental Health Practitioner: BS degree and experience under the supervision of a Licensed Professional or a master's degree enrollment or graduate in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Community Counseling or related field.
  • Criminal background check upon start date. (TSA will conduct the background check with applicant's permission.)
  • Must be a strong team player, flexible, strong writing skills and relationship development skills.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Rate of Pay Competitive salary, benefits available and agency is supportive.  
Position Mental Health Practitioner/Clinical Trainee  
Post Internal Days 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number HEA-23-00002  
Open Date 4/19/2023  
Location Hilltop House in Pine City  
About the Organization Therapeutic Services Agency Inc.'s (TSA) mission is to help our clients experience lives of quality. TSA brings to the community mental health expertise and evidence based practices in a spirit of innovation and excellence. TSA provides meaningful and effective mental health services to support individuals' health and family well-being. We have been providing services since 1978 and continue to be well trained and experienced professionals delivering excellent services, caring about clients, appreciating collaborative relationships with colleagues and striving to help our communities in Minnesota by helping children, youths, individuals, couples and families heal, change, grow, and develop. TSA is committed to providing excellent quality services and care, best practices in treatment, safe and healthy comfortable places for our clients' service experience, caring respectful professional staff, and a dependable service experience from referral to treatment end with positive outcomes.  
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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