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Mental Health Practitioner - Crisis Response

Job Details

Maple Street - Brainerd, MN
Full Time


Northern Pines Mental Health Center is proud to offer competitive wages and an exceptional benefits package!  


We are seeking a Mental Health Practitioner to join our Mobile Crisis Outreach team. This full-time position will work primarily daytime, weekday shifts and work throughout our six-county service region. Candidates must be qualified as a Mental Health Practitioner per MN DHS. Travel is a function of this position; ability to operate a motor vehicle along with a valid driver’s license is required. 


 Essential Functions include:

  • Enable a recipient to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, social competencies, personal and emotional adjustment, and independent living and community skills, when these abilities are impaired by the symptoms of mental illness
  • Enable a recipient to regain and/or retain stability and functioning if the recipient is at risk of losing significant functionality or being admitted to a more restrictive service setting without these services
  • Instruct, assist, and support a recipient in areas such as medication education and monitoring; and basic social and living skills in mental illness symptom management, household management, employment-related, or transitioning to community living. This may include transporting recipients in order to effectively accomplish these tasks in a timely fashion.
  • Provide interim services when no other resources are immediately available to meet critical consumer need. The service is provided based on need, not program eligibility.
  • Connect recipients to mental health continuum of care and resources as needed for ongoing stability after ICTS services completion.


 Qualifications include:

  • Travel is a requirement of the position; valid driver’s license and ability to operate a motor vehicle are required
  • Must meet Mental Health Practitioner status per the State of Minnesota


 Benefits include:

  • Health, Dental, Disability and Life insurance with other additional voluntary options for spousal life, short term disability, accident, hospital indemnity and critical illness plans
  • Health Savings account with employer contribution
  • 401K with employer match
  • Generous paid time off (1st - 3rd year, full-time employees earn 19 days/152 hours per year. Increases with longevity!) 
  • Nine holidays observed per year as follows: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and a Weather Float Day.
  • Supportive of time off for a healthy work/life balance 
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Paid Supervision if working toward independent licensure


Northern Pines Mental Health Center is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit a resume and cover letter if interested in applying.

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