Work at MoveFwd

MoveFwd Mental Health Therapist

JOB SUMMARY:

Provide crisis intervention and mental health therapy services to youth and young adults (12-24) and their families who attend West Metro school districts..

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

OUTREACH SERVICES:

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with school systems, county social workers, C.P.S., police, churches and youth serving agencies in west suburban Hennepin County.
  • Provide community education/public speaking services for schools and community organizations.

THERAPEUTIC SERVICES:

  • Assess individual needs, monitor progress and provide referrals when necessary
  • Provide differential diagnosis and treatment planning when necessary
  • Provide in school/in home mental health therapy and crisis intervention services for youth (12-24), parents and families.
  • Provide prevention focused counseling for high risk adolescents, young adults and/or families.
  • Provide family reunification services.
  • Co-facilitate community and school-based support groups.
  • Maintain accurate and thorough client records.
  • Complete all paperwork consistent with agency standards and funding contracts.
  • Participate in individual and team consultation/supervision meetings.

AFFIRMING DIVERSITY / CULTURE:

  • Incorporate awareness and affirmation of the gender, cultural, racial, social, sexual, and economic context of the persons seeking services.
  • Identify ways to address these issues, and develop approaches that are centrally concerned with issues of fairness and equity.
  • Seek consultation, training, and feedback from colleagues in order to advance skills in providing cross-cultural services.

EXPERIENCE:

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or MFT.
  • Current professional MN license in Counseling, Social Work or MFT.
  • Minimum two years post-Masters experience providing therapy for youth and families preferred
  • Previous experience working with adolescents strongly preferred
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record. Background check will be conducted.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Strong organizational, multi tasking and time management skills
    • Ability to conduct counseling in Spanish or Somali a plus
    • BIPOC and LGBTQIA candidates encouraged to apply

WORKING HOURS:

  • .8 FTE (40 hours/week school year)
  • OR
  • .5 FTE (20 hours/week)

STARTING SALARY:

  • DOQ

REPORTS TO:

  • MoveFwd Clinical Manager

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

*Signing bonus will be paid in two equal installments

Work at MoveFwd

MoveFwd Case Manager

JOB SUMMARY:

The MoveFwd Case Manager is responsible for providing wraparound case management support to suburban youth and their families, some of whom are at risk for experiencing homelessness or housing instability, or are at risk for losing housing, and providing community resources and financial support to address their needs.  

Homelessness Prevention Services:

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with school systems, county social workers, county resources, police, churches and youth/family serving agencies.
  • Provide basic needs support, crisis intervention, supportive services, information and referrals to youth and families at risk of losing their housing
  • Refer youth/families to MoveFwd and other agencies for supportive services, including case management and mental health services
  • Work in the Drop in Center with youth and young adults on a regular weekly shift, and/or as needed
  • Collect and record appropriate data and completion of paperwork
  • Model behavior that is consistent with and supportive of healthy adolescent development
  • Collaborate with other staff and maintain positive teamwork
  • Comply with MoveFwd philosophy and written employment policies
  • Assist youth/families in the development and implementation of stable housing plan
  • Assure that youth/families at risk for homelessness receive the services needed by facilitating linkages between local programs to provide for educational advancement, employment assistance, independent living skills training, emergency shelter, medical care and HIV/STD prevention services.
  • Provide transportation for youth/families to necessary appointments/resources and assist them in meeting their transportation needs.
  • Assist youth/families in securing identification, financial support through general assistance, medical assistance, MFIP and other sources including direct assistance through MoveFwd homelessness prevention fund.
  • Provide individual and/or group support and advocacy services.
  • Provide family reunification and home-based services when appropriate.
  • Participate in the development of the Upstream Project, a pilot program that utilizes multiple strategies to identify youth and families at risk for experiencing homelessness and provide early intervention services to prevent homelessness and early school leaving
  • Facilitate case conference meetings with Hopkins School District staff as needed for youth and families identified with risk factors for housing instability and early school leaving

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Able to lift up to 15 pounds
  • Able to be flexible, work under stress and respond to emergencies/crisis
  • Must be able to travel in all weather conditions in MN
  • Light cleaning of The Drop-in Center
  • Ability to perform the duties outlined on this job description

AFFIRMING DIVERSITY / CULTURE:

  • Incorporate awareness of the gender, cultural, racial, social, sexual and economic context of the persons seeking services, community partners and co-workers
  • Identify ways to address these issues and develop approaches that are centrally concerned with issues of fairness and equity.
  • Seek consultation, training and feedback from colleagues in order to advance skills in providing culturally competent and inclusive services.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or final year in Social Work or related human services/youth work field. Experience in lieu of a degree may be considered.
  • Two years of case management/direct experience with youth and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Clean Driving record and current auto insurance
    *Spanish and/or Somali speaking a plus

    • Diverse candidates encouraged to apply 

WORKING HOURS:

  • 1.0 FTE; occasional evenings as needed. This is a non-exempt position and paid hourly.

STARTING SALARY:

  • DOQ
    *Sign on bonus of up to $2000 

REPORTS TO:

  • Housing and Outreach Program Manager

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

*Signing bonus will be paid in two equal installments