• Behavioral Health Therapist or Counselor - Behavioral Health Clinic

    Posted: 01/23/2023

    Facility: Thief River Falls Downtown Campus
    Location: Thief River Falls, MN
    Address: 120 Labree Ave S, Thief River Falls, MN 56701, USA
    Shift: Day
    Job Schedule: Full time
    Weekly Hours: 40.00
    Salary Range: $26.00 - $44.00
    Pay Info: $10,000 sign-on bonus with 3-year commitment

    Department Details

    Sanford Behavioral Health Center offers a comprehensive continuum of services that is unique to a rural community the size of Thief River Falls. Serving a large region of northwest Minnesota, we offer a range of services including Inpatient, Residential, Substance Use Disorder (Residential and Outpatient), CTSS, ARMHS, Mobile Crisis and Outpatient Clinical Services that include Psychiatric Medication Management, Psychotherapy and Psychological testing.

    Our Outpatient Clinical Practice includes 2 Psychiatrists, 4 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, 7 Psychologists, and 11 Master's prepared Behavioral Health Therapists.

    This full-time position offers competitive benefits, 401(k) with company match, paid time off, and employee perks! There is a $10,000 sign-on bonus with 3-year commitment. Pay range for the Behavioral Health Counselor is $26.00 - 38.50; pay range for the Behavioral Health Therapist is $29.50 - 44.00.

    Job Summary

    The Behavioral Health Therapist requires a broad and thorough understanding of human behavior, theories of counseling, and psychopathology. May work with a wide range of patient populations and presenting issues, requiring a foundation in a variety of treatment modalities. This role has total independence and responsibility for patient well-being. The Behavioral Health Therapist provides diagnostic assessment, onsite crisis assessment and intervention, and determines need for ongoing care according to level of clinical ability, medical, and psychosocial complexity. Develops treatment plans and implements treatment interventions specific to patient needs. Continually assesses patient's progress and revises diagnosis(es), treatment plans, and interventions accordingly. Documents treatment sessions. Provides patient progress updates to interdisciplinary team, as needed. May educate patient support members about patient issues and interventions. May refer for additional clinical services or to specialists, as needed. Must stay current on emerging issues in the profession. The Behavioral Health Therapist may work in a variety of settings, with duties varying by setting:

    In a clinic setting (other than primary care), the Behavioral Health Therapist conducts scheduled face-to-face therapy sessions designed to assess and improve patient's emotional, mental, and behavioral health.

    In a community setting, the Behavioral Health Therapist provides treatment for patients with severe and persistent mental illness. This may include community-based interventions aimed at improving daily living skills, social skills, and self-regulation skills. The community-based Behavioral Health Therapist serves as a consultant for a multi-disciplinary team to ensure treatment interventions are implemented and that the patient is in compliance with treatment.

    In a residential setting, the Behavioral Health Therapist provides treatment for patients requiring a higher level of care than outpatient therapy; however, do not meet the criteria for psychiatric inpatient treatment. Treatment occurs at the residential treatment facility and includes a broad range of duties: assessment and diagnosis, individual and group therapy, development, implementation, and evaluation of therapy programs, and consultation and coordination with a multi-disciplinary team.

    Credentialing through the Allied Health Staff of the organization where you will be working will be required.


    Behavioral Health Therapist:

    Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or related Behavioral Health Sciences required; graduation from an accredited school preferred. License must be in good standing in state(s) of practice. In Minnesota, must have one of the following:

    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

    • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

    • Licensed Psychologist

    Behavioral Health Counselor:

    In Minnesota, must follow Minnesota State statute defining Mental Health Practitioner. If licensed, license must be in good standing instate of practice. In Minnesota, may have one of the following:

    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

    • Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

    • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

    In some states, will consider candidates seeking licensure by reciprocity in instances where obtaining licensure in the state of practice can be accomplished within 90 days of hire. This will require the candidate to review and compare their current state issued license to practice with regulations for the independent practice of clinical social work/professional counseling in the state of practice and ensure that timely acquisition of licensure is possible based on comparisons of statutes, educational, and clinical requirements. Non-licensed candidates must provide documentation that they are in the process of obtaining appropriate license.


    Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .

    Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

    Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.


    To protect our patients and our staff, Sanford Health and The Good Samaritan Society require employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation.

    Req Number: R-0106553
    Job Function: Behavioral Health and Dependency