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RECLAIM is hiring for a full-time Mental Health Therapist and a Post-Masters Fellow

1. Mental Health Therapist

RECLAIM increases access to mental health support so that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) youth may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms. We partner with queer and transgender young adults ages 13-25 who are marginalized because of their gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation. We provide accessible therapy to youth and their families, cultural competence training to practitioners, and community partnership at the intersection of gender and racial justice. We currently serve about 50% youth of color and 90% transgender youth, the majority from the Twin Cities metro area. Now in our 10th year, RECLAIM is growing in response to the need in the communities we serve.

We are seeking a full time Mental Health Therapist who is passionate about the mission and values of RECLAIM. We are building a community of emerging and experienced practitioners who apply post-modern principles to their practice. We engage clients in holistic healing that addresses as many areas of need as possible. We specialize in supporting youth around sexual orientation and gender identity while recognizing all aspects of identity reclamation. RECLAIM is committed to recruiting candidates with lived experience in communities of color and/or Trans communities.

This position is located in St. Paul, MN.
Salary: Dependent upon experience.
37.5 hour work week, generous PTO, benefits eligible.

To apply send resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary rate at last two positions worked to: Felicia Washington Sy, Executive Director: felicia@reclaim.care

Position open until filled.

Summary of Responsibilities

1. Therapy Provision

  • Provide individual, family and group therapy to youth and their families focusing on experiences related to sexual orientation and gender identity;
  • Maintain a full client schedule;
  • Complete diagnostic assessments, progress notes, and treatment plans in a timely manner;
  • Skillfully engage in routine conversations with clients regarding financial responsibilities;
  • Successfully meet target number of clients seen and overall organizational financial revenue goals;
  • Triage intake calls and make appropriate referrals;
  • Comply with grant requirements and reporting.

2. Internal and External Collaboration

  • Openly engaging with others at RECLAIM to provide the best service possible;
  • Actively partner with youth to advocate with third party payers and other service providers to ensure their needs are met;
  • Represent RECLAIM in the community through formal and informal relationships.
  • Participate in an agency wide culture of grass roots fundraising

Required Licensure and Experience

  • Fully licensed and credentialed: Valid LICSW, LMFT, LPCC or LP license in the state of Minnesota preferred; Will consider LGSW and other disciplines within 12 months of independent licensure;
  • Intimate knowledge of how to support people around experiences of sexual orientation and gender identity as it intersects with other aspects of identity;
  • Experience and/or training in working from a post-modern perspective.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in supporting clients through the informed consent process for access to hormones;
  • A clear commitment to actively work for social and racial justice;
  • Experience collaborating with social service organizations to meet the needs of youth;
  • Ability to rapidly connect with adolescents and young adults;
  • Experience providing community training and facilitation;
  • Possess a minimum of 3 years post-license experience with individual, family and group counseling.

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2. Post-Masters Fellowship

The purpose of a RECLAIM fellowship is to introduce the fellow to the issues and practices associated with providing mental health services to queer and transgender youth.  The fellowship provides post-Masters practical experience complementing the graduate’s academic work and allowing the fellow to confirm their choice to be a mental health practitioner through work experience. Fellows are given real world responsibilities and integrate academic learning with practical application through observation and task completion. The RECLAIM Fellowship Program offers opportunities to support the mission of RECLAIM and reduce the effects of gender dysphoria and mental illness on youth by increasing the number of racial/ethnic minority individuals who are trained to work with underrepresented and underserved persons in need of mental health support. 

Fellows at RECLAIM are compensated at a rate of $23/hour and accrue 7 hours of sick time and 7 hours of vacation time annually.  This position is not benefit earning. Fellows report to the Director of Clinical Programs. Fellows typically work 20 to 25 hours per week and are expected to maintain a caseload size of approximately 10 to 12 clients per week.

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship at RECLAIM please submit a resume, three references and a cover letter to Laine Mohnkern (they/them) at laine@reclaim.care.  If you would like more information you may also contact Laine. 

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RECLAIM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status.