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Sanford Health Behavioral Health Therapist or Counselor - Thief River Falls in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

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Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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: $28.00 - $44.00
Pay Info: Sign-On Bonus Available!

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, CTSS, ARMHS, Mobile Crisis and Outpatient Clinical Services that include Psychiatric Medication Management, Psychotherapy and Psychological testing.

Our Outpatient Clinical Practice includes 1 Psychiatrist, 4 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, 5 Psychologists, and 11 Master's prepared Behavioral Health Therapists.

Outpatient Clinic hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday 8a-5p, Tuesday 8a-9p and Wednesday 8a-8p, offering some flexibility in scheduling. Weekly Peer Consultation sessions are provided and if you are still in need of Clinical Supervision hours, we are happy to support that growth towards licensure.

Sign-On Bonus Available!!!

This full-time position offers competitive benefits including health and dental, 401(k) with company match, paid time off, and employee perks! Annual Continuing Education Allowance! Pay range for the Behavioral Health Counselor is $28.00 - 38.50; pay range for the Behavioral Health Therapist is $31.00-$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.


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.

Behavioral Health Counselor:

In Minnesota, must be a Clinical Trainee on track to be Mental Health Professional and have one of the following:

Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Behavioral Health Therapist:

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

If applicable to position, may be required to possess a valid class D driver's license and auto insurance. If class D driver’s license is required, must maintain a good driving record and have access to personal vehicle and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities.


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 .

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 .

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.

Req Number: R-0165775
Job Function: Behavioral Health and Dependency
Featured: No