Needs Assessment Counselor


Job Description

As a Needs Assessment Counselor, you will:
Triage crisis phone calls
Assess and consult with the on-call physician to determine correct level of care
Coordinate admissions and make appropriate referrals for outpatient services when needed
Provide effective customer relations pursuant to the policies of PrairieCare
Provide back-up for therapists and perform other clinical duties as needed

Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or a closely related field strongly preferred
Two years of experience in behavioral healthcare preferred
Oriented and educated in gender, culture, and age appropriate mental health care
Knowledge of DSM-5 criteria
Interview/assessment skills
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clinical directors
Computer skills using Microsoft Office products including Word and Outlook
Reliable transportation and telephone

PrairieCare is a physician-owned and operated psychiatric healthcare system experiencing rapid growth in the Twin Cities. With multiple sites across the Twin Cities, PrairieCare has quickly grown to become one of the States largest providers of mental health services to children, adolescents and their families.


Please no phone calls

PrairieCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in admissions, treatment or participation in its programs, services and activities or employment.

PrairieCare is an Affirmative Action Employer/Equal Opportunity Employer supporting Veterans, Disabled and other protected individuals and is committed to a diverse workforce. Offers of employment from PrairieCare are conditional and contingent upon successful clearance of all background studies.

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