Psychologist – Clinical Program Therapist 4

Minnesota Department of Human Services
November 5, 2019
St. Paul, MN
Job Type


Job Class: Clinical Program Therapist 4

Working Title: Psychologist

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 11/04/2019

Closing Date: 11/12/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office

Division/Unit: DHS-Payroll / DHHS Mental Health Prgm

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift/ 8 am - 4:30 pm

Days of Work: Mon - Fri

Travel Required: Yes - Will travel to South MN twice a week.

Salary Range: $27.18 - $40.30/hourly; $56,751 - $84,146/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
Connect 700 Program Eligible : Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary
The position will be located in St. Paul, MN in the Golden Rule Building.
To provide psychological and direct mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing individuals and to serve as an expert to public and private mental health care agencies throughout Minnesota. This position is housed in St. Paul, MN and will serve South MN at least two times a week. The incumbent will travel throughout the state to conduct psychological assessments, when needed, as well as provide psychotherapy services in the Twin Cities area and South MN. These services will enable deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing clients to access culturally and linguistically affirmative psychological and mental health services and for the mental health care agencies to receive expert consultation services for providing appropriate services to this population.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Assist clients in developing skills necessary for return to the community by teaching and securing specialized services
  • Give technical consultation and direction to a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary treatment teams, clinicians, and other care providers on the psychological care for each client
  • Consistently record client contacts, document progress notes, compose treatment plans, and any other client-related activities according to the protocol of the DHHSD Mental Health Program
  • Provide consultation services to mental health care organizations, local private/public agencies, county/state human services agencies, consumer advocates, and family members on treatment of deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing clients including psychological evaluations, treatment plans, interagency coordination, and community placement assistance


Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree (PhD, PsyD)
  • Licensed Psychologist (Must be licensed or license eligible in the State of MN)
  • Advanced skills in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Working experience in providing psychological and mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing individuals
  • Ability to administer, score and interpret psychological tests and to write clear, concise and informative psychological reports

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate Degree in Psychology from an APA-accredited college or university with whom has been accepted into the one year postdoctoral training
  • Experience with a statewide system of mental health services
  • Knowledge of clinical/crisis interventions and psychiatric medications
  • Experience providing consultation services to mental health care organizations
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant professional codes of ethics and DSM-5 diagnoses
  • Competent in deaf and hearing cross-cultures

Additional Requirements
This position requires successful completion of the following:
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance you need.

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