Hennepin CountyMinneapolis 55411
Full Time

Conduct court-ordered and voluntary psychological and parenting evaluations (training provided), including administration/interpretation of personality and intelligence tests, to provide a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s mental health needs and to develop treatment recommendations.

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Clinical Psychologist, Senior

Hennepin County
Full Time South Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department, 55411, 2215 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, United States
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Overview

The Mental Health Center is seeking a Senior Clinical Psychologist to join their team. This position will be responsible for administering both voluntary and court-ordered psychological evaluations to youth (birth to 17) and/or adults. Fluency in Spanish and/or Somali is desired.
 
The Mental Health Center (MHC) is a state-licensed outpatient clinic and part of Hennepin County's Public Health Clinical Services. The Mental Health Center’s team of support and provider professionals provides comprehensive outpatient mental health services to adults with serious mental illness as well as those with co-occurring substance use disorders. Additionally, the Mental Health Center serves children, adolescents, and families, many of whom are involved with other county programs. Our progress toward CCBHC certification allows us to advance our goals of service excellence and the provision of personalized, coordinated, equitable care for persons we serve. We are growing; we’re expanding our team as well as our services.

Candidates who are interested in the National Health Service Corps should know that the Mental Health Center is designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Health care providers that help underserved communities are eligible for scholarship and loan repayment programs.  

Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work!

Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit the page. 

Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the Mental Health Center, located in the South Hennepin County Human Service Center at 2215 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407, and remotely via telemedicine. Staff are required to come on-site for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor or the Mental Health Center leadership may deem necessary (this may include onboarding and new employee training). As much advance notice as practicable will be provided regarding the need to work on-site. Typical work hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; some early evening hours are also possible. No weekend, overnight, or holiday shifts are required. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.

New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable after the new employee successfully completes probation. 
 
About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Psychologist, Senior Clinical.
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In this position, you will:

  • Conduct court-ordered and voluntary psychological and parenting evaluations (training provided), including administration/interpretation of personality and intelligence tests, to provide a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s mental health needs and to develop treatment recommendations.
  • Conduct evaluations focused on intellectual and adaptive functioning for individuals suspected of a developmental disability.
  • Provide formal consultation on diagnostic considerations and treatment recommendations to Juvenile Justice and Children's Mental Health Treatment Placement Team.
  • Complete necessary documentation to document service provision and bill health management organizations and other payers for client services.
  • Provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families.
  • Provide informal and formal consultation on diagnosis, treatment, and other psychological issues to other mental health professionals, government agencies, community organization, and/or schools.
Need to have:
  • A doctoral degree in psychology from an APA-accredited program with appropriate clinical training and one or more years of post-doctoral experience as a clinical psychologist in a medical or mental health setting.
  • Licensed psychologist by the Minnesota Board of Psychology.
Nice to have:
  • Experience:
    • Administering and interpreting comprehensive psychological evaluations to individuals with mental illness, complex trauma, substance use, and behavioral disorders and/or developmental delays.
    • Working with persons involved in child protection and juvenile justice systems.
    • Engaging in psychological testing.
    • Working with Epic or other electronic health record systems.
  • Knowledge of early developmental needs, healthy attachment, and healthy parenting practices.
  • Bilingual competency (Spanish or Somali) and/or experience utilizing interpreter services. 
About the department:
Hennepin County Public Health’s vision is for all people who live, work and play in Hennepin County to experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity. Our department works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy. We promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases. 

About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at (log in as Guest).
 
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.  
 
Your future. Made here.
 
This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
 
This position will have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data. 

Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.


Applications will be forwarded to the hiring supervisor on an on-going basis until the vacancy is filled. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.

If you have any questions, please contact:Brooke Haaf
 
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