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Children's Mental Health Advocate

Cornerstone Advocacy Service



 

Organization Summary:

Cornerstone is a $4.8M agency with approximately 90 employees. We provide specialized services within eleven cities, including Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Edina, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, and Minneapolis. Our organization serves individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, with office locations in Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Center. Cornerstone has developed one of the most comprehensive service continuums for victims of violence in Minnesota. Our services are designed to move individuals and families from crisis to safety, stabilization and security. Last year approximately 4,000 individuals accessed Cornerstone programming. We are committed to providing opportunities for others to partner with us in this work and to convey, as a community, zero-tolerance for violence.


(www.cornerstonemn.org)

 
Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Human Services and/or Youth Development
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: DOQ
Hours: 40 hours per week 
 

Primary Duties:

Program Performance:

 Advocacy:

  • Conduct intake with children-youth and parents, assess needs and implement appropriate services or make referrals for services
  • Implement age appropriate social/emotional activities to address identified strengths, challenges, or needs for children-youth and their families
  • Ability to develop and maintain meaningful professional relationships with participants and their families to be the most effective in addressing safety concerns, social/emotional needs, or academic concerns. Involve parents as much as possible and communicate regularly about the child/youth progress
  • Advocate on behalf of participants with community organizations, schools, or human services system in order to coordinate care  
  • Develop professional relationships and maintain a practical understanding of available community resources 
  • Provide education, outreach, and discussion with community organizations and partners regarding the effects of trauma on children

Therapy:

  • Provide mental health assessment and trauma informed treatment for children-youth and their families;
  • Ability to conduct diagnostic assessments, create treatment plans, complete progress notes, and termination summaries.
  • Conduct crisis and/or mental health screening to determine clients’ needs
  • Complete safety plan with clients as needed
  • Facilitate support group and/or therapeutic groups as needed
  • Ability to refer clients to community services or clinical services that are more appropriate
  • Maintain effective and timely communication and documentation regarding services and client status.  
  • Knowledge and/or experience with electronic health record systems
  • Perform other responsibilities requested or approved by supervisor

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Properly document all incidents, follow accident prevention policies to ensure that clients are not unduly exposed to preventable injuries
  • Work in compliance with all Cornerstone policies and procedures
  • Attend case consultation and program meetings
  • Maintain accurate, complete, confidential  clinical and participant information in client files and data base in a timely manner
  • Maintain confidentiality of records in accordance with current HIPAA standards

 

Human Resources:

  • Report continuing education as requested and/or required to maintain licensure
  • Maintain active license

 

Organizational Expectations:

  • Must be available to work a minimum of 2 evenings a week
  • Must complete the required sexual violence/domestic violence training within the first 6 months of employment
  • Ability to travel to various location for family or professional meetings
  • Participate on internal committees as assigned
  • Attend all-staff meetings and trainings
  • Provide support to a minimum of one Cornerstone fundraising event per year.
  • Provide support and attend Cornerstone events throughout the year, ie. Volunteer Recognition, Conference, Holiday Shop, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Violence Awareness Month, etc.
  • Promote Cornerstone mission and philosophy
  • Display high ethical/professional standards

 


Experience:

Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, or related Social Science and licensure is required. Preference will be given to clinical independent licensure (LICSW, LMFT, LP, LPCC). Mental health practitioners must be licensed as LAMFT, LGSW, or LPC and meet mental health practitioner requirements by law, and have at least 1 year experience providing individual, family, and group therapy post-graduation. Must possess license to perform therapy from a state accredited licensing board.  Mental health practitioners must be receiving clinical supervision hours towards clinical licensure. Knowledge and experience working with at-risk and/or victim/survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking, is desirable. In addition, any training in evidence based practice model is desirable. Knowledgeable of resources and how to access them.  Ability to work independently and to make decisions under pressure and experience providing community based services.  Experience working with diverse populations.  Experience working with an electronic health record system is desirable. Must have access to a reliable car and possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license and insurance. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities and those who may be Deaf/Hard of Hearing, to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use manual dexterity for use of objects, tools or controls as well as visual acuity. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The employee should always request assistance if any object needs to be lifted and the employee feels that their capabilities are such that the specific item to be lifted is beyond the employees abilities. No employee should attempt to lift more than what is comfortable for them. If such a situation should arise the employee should notify their supervisor to find help with lifting any item regardless of weight if the object to be lifted is awkward or difficult to lift in any way.   


 

Additional Info:

Cornerstone strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital, familial, status with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Cornerstone is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Cornerstone offers a generous salary and benefits package. 


                                                          


How To Apply:

Please E-Mail your cover letter & resume to:

            jobs@cornerstonemn.org

No agencies; No walk-ins; No phone calls please 


 

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