Hiring Range $43,000- $52,000 DOQ.
Anticipated salary is dependent on the level of licensure and experience
EVOLVE Family Services is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit whose core vision is a world where everyone has nurturing, permanent, and supportive familial relationships. We accomplish this by providing a full breadth of inclusive ethical programming in adoption, foster care, pregnancy support, youth services, therapeutic support, and education. With 30 highly dedicated, experienced staff, EVOLVE serves all of Minnesota and western Wisconsin through a child-focused lens. EVOLVE works within and alongside the child welfare system. Our programming recognizes the disparities caused by structural oppression and systemic inequities and works to address and combat these. Our programs are supported through individual and corporate gifts, grants, earned revenue, special events, and United Way funds.
At EVOLVE, we believe in the power of family and work to strengthen connections and relationships in all of the child-focused services we provide. EVOLVE works to support and preserve families in crisis and engages in transparent, ethical adoption, and foster care practices. We understand that each situation is unique, personal, and significant, and we treat it as such. EVOLVE is committed to practicing as an antiracist and anti-oppressive organization. We welcome and are committed to serving all individuals and families, regardless of race, religion, age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or marital status. Our staff is dedicated to helping families throughout their process, supporting them in their transitions, and giving them tools to thrive as a family.
EVOLVE is defined by its core values. We are…
Child-focused: In all we do, we consider the lifelong impact on a child.
Collaborative: Working together, we are stronger.
Inclusive: The unique strength, voice, and experiences of every individual are valued.
Joyful: Passionate, fun, and hope-filled people can change the world.
Pioneering: Innovation and continued learning are crucial.
Transparent: Without comprising the truth, we are honest and respectful.
Our agency has developed a comprehensive set of employee benefit programs to supplement regular wages, which include:
- 20 days of PTO in 1st year, increasing annually up to 240 hours per year after 10 years of service
- 12 paid holidays and a flexible work schedule
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance options for employees, with family coverage available
- Life Insurance Benefit up to $50,000
- Short-term and long-term disability insurance
- $1,500 adoption benefit
- Parental, Jury, Voting, Military, and Bereavement Leave
- Investment options
While temporarily virtually based due to the pandemic, this position offices primarily in our West St. Paul location.
EVOLVE is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Licensed Mental Health Therapist. This is a full-time position with a starting pay range of $43,000-$52,000 per year DOQ. Hours are generally Monday-Friday; daytime hours with approximately three evenings per week to meet the needs of clients. This position will provide direct outpatient therapeutic support through individual and family therapy, as well as in-home crisis intervention, resource connection, and skills work with families impacted by the child welfare system and foster parents. Additionally, this position will assist in program development in the recent opening of our mental health clinic, become credentialed and contracted for third party billing, and assist with an ongoing exploration of grant funding for expanding child-focused programming.
The responsibilities of this position include working directly with individuals and families to promote family wellness and preservation. EVOLVE serves clients involved in the Minnesota child welfare system, as well as providing therapeutic supports to adoptive and foster families. We strive to support families in navigating a variety of challenges, while also recognizing and addressing disparities caused by structural oppression, societal inequities, and the intersectional needs of families. Work to address historical trauma and break intergenerational cycles of abuse and neglect via providing therapeutic sessions utilizing assessments, counseling, and parenting skills training techniques. Direct client work includes in-home and clinic outpatient therapy. Additional client populations include licensed foster care providers and families and individuals who are part of the adoption circle (Post Adoption Therapeutic Services). Other duties include providing diagnostic assessments, safety and treatment plans, program development, and management.
Education and Experience:
A Master’s or Doctorate Degree in social work or similar degree. Must be currently licensed as a mental health professional or practitioner; LICSW, LMFT, LPCC, LGSW, LISW, or LP. Third-party billing credentialing and contracting experience preferred. Experience delivering crisis services preferred. Qualified candidates will have an understanding of systemic racism and racial disparities within the child welfare system, be skilled in navigating difficult, transparent conversations with clients, coworkers, and colleagues, and must be committed to EVOLVE’s core values and mission.
View the full job description – HERE
How To Apply:
To be considered as an applicant, you must submit a cover letter, resume, completed application, and a written statement, 1-2 pages in length, regarding the importance of social justice (antiracism, anti-oppression, inclusion, impacts of power and privilege, etc.) in relation to the communities we serve in adoption, foster care, child welfare, mental health, etc.
EVOLVE Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the agency, in recognition of the essential rights of all children and individuals, to provide agency services and employ staff without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, union or political affiliation, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, or reliance on public assistance except where a bonafide qualification exists. People of color and individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.