At St. David’s Center, our mission is to build relationships that nurture the development of every child and family. Based in the Twin Cities West Metro, we serve more than 2,500 children, adults and families each year.
St. David’s Center’s Autism Day Treatment program is expanding to offer a community-based program model specifically serving Somali/East African children & families. As a part of this programs mission, St. David’s Center will be responding to unique challenges within this community in addressing and treating autism spectrum disorder.
We are currently looking for a Mental Health Practitioner to work in our CBADT program. This position offers:
The opportunity to be part of an innovative therapeutic program serving a specific cultural community
An environment to positively impact individuals with Autism and their families by helping to remove or reduce barriers
Collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of child therapists
The Mental Health Practitioner-Treatment Room oversees the daily operations for the CBADT program and serves as the primary Practitioner assigned to develop and carry out interventions. The Practitioner will also have the responsibility for ensuring a culturally informed treatment setting that is highly sensitive and responsive to the Somali/East African families and their needs. The position requires a high level of abstract thinking to articulate and put into practice a program vision. It requires the ability to independently make and act upon decisions, provide dynamic & flexible classroom services, supervise interns and support staff and build a positive team atmosphere.
This position reports to a mental health professional for clinical supervision of therapeutic activity and for administrative detail.
Hours are Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week with occasional evenings.
Must have experience, knowledge and language skills with Somali/East African Culture
Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in mental health profession, prefer experience/knowledge of early childhood and children with special needs or Autism Spectrum Disorder
Must meet the qualifications as a Mental Health Practitioner as required by Medicaid(Chapter 16 of provider manual under Provider Requirements and Mental Health Practitioners)
St. David’s Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. St. David’s Center prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sex, sexual orientation, age, size, disability, marital status, military status, citizenship status or socioeconomic status. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.