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Licensed Mental Health Therapist

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.


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

Primary Duties:

Cornerstone is a progressive agency dedicated to preventing domestic abuse, sexual violence, and human trafficking. Throughout our thirty-year history, we have been a pioneer in developing innovative programming – leading the way in recognizing children and youth as primary victims with complicated needs.  In the early 1990’s, we the first agency to develop and implement comprehensive services for children and youth including youth counseling, therapy and school-based violence prevention services.

Cornerstone is seeking experienced licensed mental health therapist to join our clinical team. The licensed mental health therapist will focus on providing crisis intervention, screening, mental health assessments, individual and family therapy, group facilitation, and advocacy support for children, families, and adults. The individual must have strong knowledge of interpersonal violence, power and control and the effects of trauma. Cornerstone’s therapists work with clients from our 11 target cities and collaborates with many community partners.


Primary role is to provide outpatient mental health assessments, treatment, and care coordination for children, youth, adults, and families impacted by interpersonal violence; domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. Strong assessment and treatment skills is essential and strong cultural diversity experience. This position may work in all of Cornerstone’s office locations in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, and Minneapolis.


Direct Service:

Ø Maintain compliance with community practice standards; complete diagnostic assessments, closing summaries, progress notes, and clinical treatment plans as required.

Ø  Provide therapeutic services to clients across the lifespan from children to adults(includes individual, family, and/or group therapy)

Ø Conduct crisis and/or mental health screening to determine service needs

Ø  Complete safety plan with clients as needed

Ø  Facilitate support group and/or therapeutic groups as needed

Ø Provide care coordination for clients and their families that includes working with external agencies to support client and provide referrals to resources

Ø Maintain effective and timely communication and documentation regarding services and client status. 

Ø Develop professional relationships and maintain a practical understanding of available community resources 

Ø  Knowledge and/or experience with electronic health record

Ø  Work in compliance with all Cornerstone policies and procedures

Ø  Record accurate, complete, confidential information in case notes and data base

Ø  Maintain confidentiality of records in accordance with current HIPAA standards

Ø  Perform other responsibilities requested or approved by supervisor


Human Resources:

Ø  Report continuing education as requested

Ø  Maintain active license with licensing board


Administrative Responsibilities

Ø  Must be available to work a minimum of 2 evenings a week

Ø  Participate in program meetings

Ø  Collaborate with Cornerstone programs, and actively look for new and creative opportunities for growth and program development

Ø  Must complete the required sexual violence/domestic violence training within the first 6 months of employment

Ø  Familiarity with and ensures adherence to NASW Code of Ethics, HIPAA standards, as well as state professional and ethical standards for mental health

Ø  Must complete clinical documentation and database within a timely manner

Ø  Assist in the development of programming and program outcomes

Ø  Participate on internal and external committees as assigned

Ø  Attend all-staff meetings and trainings


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 of 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 survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking is desirable. In addition, any training in evidence based practice model is desirable. Knowledge of resources and how to access them.  Ability to work independently and to make decisions under pressure.  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.


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, familial or marital status, and/or 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:

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


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