Mental Health Counselor

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Jun 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

Salary Range : 14 To 15 (USD) Hourly  

RADIAS Health has full-time positions (32-40 hours per week) available in the Residential Support Services program, working in group homes with 4 adults with serious and persistent mental illness and substance use. 

Daily client-related responsibilities include spending time interacting with clients to develop and build rapport, assisting clients with building independent living skills such as hygiene checks, housekeeping, and budgeting, administering medications, and transporting clients to appointment and recreational activities in the community.

Administrative duties include implementing treatment plans, documenting behaviors, utilizing crisis assessment tools for suicidal and aggressive behaviors, ensuring security of the facility, developing weekly menus and preparing meals, and completing paperwork and charting as needed.

We have 15 locations within Anoka, Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington counties.


To provide professional, quality program services to the clients served by the RSS Team. Monitors the assessment and treatment goals and follow-up care for each resident. Participates as a team member on the treatment team, provides assessments for crisis and intervention skills.


  • High School Diploma
  • 2,000 hours of experience working with individuals with Mental Illness, or
  • 2,000 hours working in Residential Support Services program.


Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Sciences or related field.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide courteous and respectful care to all clients.
  • Spend the majority of each shift interacting with clients, developing relationships and building rapport with clients, and conducting tasks that are directly related to client care
  • Monitor clients regularly as stipulated in each client's care plans.
  • Responsible for knowledge and implementation of service and behavior plans.
  • Remain current on client' plans and case notes completed by other staff.
  • Encourage and monitor treatment plan compliance.
  • Utilizes crisis assessment tools for suicidal and aggressive behavior.
  • Identify individuals prone to having behavior emergencies and recommends additional programming appropriate for their needs.
  • Receive crisis calls from clients.
  • Help defuse and de-escalate any potential behavior emergencies.
  • Assist residents with their room cleaning, personal hygiene and laundry.
  • Assist clients in independent living skills; hygiene checks, housekeeping, budgeting, etc.
  • Administer medications according to Program Policy and Pprocedures under the supervision of the facility's nurse.
  • Inform other staff and Lead Clinical Mental Health Counselor when quantity of client's medications running low.
  • Order client medication, as needed.
  • Update medication sheets when medication changes occur.
  • Develop weekly menus and shopping list and does grocery shopping for the facility, encouraging participation by clients.
  • Plan and coordinates recreational/social activities.
  • Schedule client appointments, as needed.
  • Plan holiday activities and special events.
  • Provide input in staff meetings and treatment planning.
  • Prepare meals, serve and clean up according to Health Department standards.
  • Assist in training new staff.
  • Answer staff telephone.
  • Read and respond to company e-mails during every shift.
  • Responsible for providing staff coverage and ensuring the security of the facility and general supervision of residents.
  • Responsible for securing coverage of any missed shifts, planned or unplanned.
  • Participate in routine cleaning duties.
  • Perform light house maintenance or request maintenance assistance as needed.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Must be able to transport clients in the community.
  • Produce and distribute incident reports within (8) hours of the relevant event, as needed.
  • Complete all paperwork, reports, and charting contemporaneously and in an organized manner.
  • Participate actively in on-going professional growth and development; maintain appropriate professional behavior and participate in appropriate supervision.
  • Maintain a pattern of regular work hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

CEU Requirements:

24 Continuing Education (CEU) Credits per year


  • Knowledge of symptoms and course of serious and persistent mental illness as well as medications and other therapies used to treat mental illness.
  • Have knowledge of, or be willing to gain knowledge of within first 6 months about and utilize various substance abuse treatment modalities such as harm reduction and motivational interviewing.
  • Have knowledge of, or be willing to gain knowledge of within first 6 months of evidence-based clinical practices.
  • Have demonstrable working knowledge of vulnerable adults laws and other pertinent rules and regulations.
  • Maintain compliance with applicable Minnesota Statutes or rules, including but not limited to DHS Rule 203, MS253B, Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, Duty to Warn, Minnesota Data Practices Act, HIPAA.
  • Utilize crisis assessment tools for suicidal and aggressive behavior.
  • Assess and manage crisis situations.
  • Develop appropriate therapeutic relationship with clients.
  • Be familiar with the duties specific to each shift at the house.
  • Able to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Must have a car, valid driver's license, insurance and be able to drive, day or evening hours.
  • Be able to speak, clearly understand and write the English language.
  • Able to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Be able to accommodate flexible working hours.

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Type frequently.
  • Drive frequently.
  • Sit often.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Walk frequently.
  • Climb flights of stairs.
  • Lift 40 pounds or more.


RADIAS Health is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other protected class status.

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