LICSW - Mental Health Clinic
Avivo - 1900 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Full Time
Master's Degree
Mental Health Services

The Avivo Mental Health Clinic will focuses on clinical behavioral health services including psychiatry services, diagnostic assessment, and clinical individual / family / couples / and group therapy services.  Our model focuses on the vast and very complex needs of our clients, often requiring creative client engagement strategies. The emphasis of the clinic is on therapy services for co-occurring chemical and mental health (IDDT), treatment services for severe and persistent mental illness, and services to families and couples impacted by mental health and addiction issues.  Strong emphasis will be placed on delivery of clinical services through multidisciplinary teamwork and coordination. Supervision will be provided by the Mental Health Clinic Director.

The Avivo Chemical and Mental Health Division provides a continuum of integrated services, including access, clinical treatment, care coordination and recovery support.  We provide services that are innovative, person centered, strength based, and outcome driven.  We strive for the highest quality of services using culturally responsive and evidence based practices in a trauma informed environment. 



  • Complete thorough diagnostic assessments during client intake process.
  • Upon assessment, ensure clients in need of medical care, psychiatric care and/or medication management receive timely access to resources and services (internally or externally).
  • Assess individual’s stability and level of service need in the recovery process. Assess individual and make appropriate referrals and provide service coordination for community-based services.
  • Work with clients to enhance mental health stability according to evidence-based practices.
  • Provide clinical services through therapy techniques that meet state, professional and ethical standards for mental health Rule 29 services.
  • Participate in team meetings, peer reviews, treatment plan development, treatment plan review, and clinical consultation/ supervision.
  • Coordinate care with internal Avivo programs and external providers on a regular basis.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records and documentation according to Rule 29 guidelines for all clients or other necessary professional activities for purposes of effective client interventions, accountability, and administration.
  • Pursue and maintain credentialing with third party payers to deliver therapy services in the Rule 29 clinic.
  • Maintain assigned number of billable hours on a monthly basis, as determined by the Rule 29 Director. Work closely with other therapists to ensure the Rule 29 clinic meets billable hour goals.
  • Complete required  paperwork for billing, statistical / outcome reporting, and prior authorizations.
  • Facilitate mental health training for staff as requested or assigned.
  • Provide Clinical Licensure supervision to trainees and mental health practitioners at Avivo.
  • Participate in the development of the Rule 29 Clinic through participation on committees, special projects, and outreach to community providers.
  • Attend and participate in all meetings and staffing as required
  • Licensed Mental Health Professional (LICSW.)  Must be licensed and in compliance with the appropriate licensure board, i.e. Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy, Board of Social Work.
  • Experience and competency in working with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds with very complex needs.
  • Ability to utilize broad-based knowledge of therapeutic and evidence-based interventions for adults, children and families.
  • Demonstrated experience providing diagnostic assessments.
  • Must have training and experience in co-occurring, chemical dependency and mental illness treatment.
  • Ability to work as an effective, collaborative team member with colleagues and referral sources.
  • Current credentialing with third party payers
  • Competence in trauma-informed care and evidence-based practices.
  • Experience providing coordination of services with community mental, physical, and chemical health providers and other key stakeholders.
  • Experience with electronic health records systems desired (Procentive).
  • Experience with or knowledge of the collaborative documentation service model desired.
  • Ability to pass/ clear DHS Background Study.
  • 2+ years freedom from problematic substance use.

SALARY: DOQ, Competitive

BENEFITS:  Avivo offers competitive salaries and compensation, including a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include a generous PTO policy and company observed holidays as well as health and dental insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan.  Health insurance coverage is also available for domestic partners, in addition to other optional benefits.

HOW TO APPLY: Please provide a letter of interest and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications through our website at  If you have questions on your application, e-mail   

Avivo is a nonprofit organization which serves nearly 15,000 Minnesotans each year, helping them achieve recovery, employment, and career advancement. We believe everyone deserves the chance to live well and work well. Avivo provides chemical and mental health services, career and technical education, and employment services at locations in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Avivo employees help individuals transform their lives – move out of poverty, find treatment and achieve recovery, end homelessness, train for and start careers, and secure jobs. At Avivo, employees experience worthwhile work and professional growth as part of a vibrant and diverse workforce. You have direct and positive impact in people’s lives and are a part of make lasting change in our community!


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Avivo is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic characteristics.