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Our Career Opportunities

Our Mental Health Workplace Environment:

Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC offers a clinical mental health workplace environment that is safe, non-judgmental, validating, and always striving to provide a felt experience of connection and belonging. Here at Birchlawn Place, we support growth in individual clinicians’ areas of interests, strengths, and expertise. We welcome innovative ideas for bridging the gap between children and families’ mental health needs and access to equitable community-based mental health services that support the whole child and family system. Our clinical team values the importance of balancing each clinician’s professional life and personal life thus we offer full-time and part-time positions in which clinicians can create their own work schedule

Our Clinical Team’s Approach:

Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC’s mission is to “Foster connections, emotional wellness, healing, and a sense of community.”. Our clinical team honors Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC’s mission by welcoming clients and their families to our community within a community that strives to provide a safe place to come together while fostering connections, emotional wellness, healing, and a sense of community through comprehensive mental health services and pediatric occupational therapy services paired with an array of intentional and innovative services, holistically addressing the mental health needs of children and families. Our clinical team flourishes through mutual collaboration and teamwork. Here are Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC we provide services with a strong focus on relationship building with our clients and our clients’ families with a focus that integrates an array of trauma-informed and developmentally appropriate evidence-based strategies for supporting the whole child and family system. Always delivering services while upholding all professional ethical mandates and implementing our professional field best practices. Our clinical team is always striving for cultural competencies and cultural humility not from a neither/or perspective but rather a both/and perspective. Our clinical team aspires for cultural understanding while simultaneously upholding the value of our clients’ individual autonomy.

Now Offering Innovative Hybrid Career Opportunities:

Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC developed and is now offering an innovative hybrid career opportunity. Our innovative hybrid career opportunity combines the benefits and stability that traditional W2 employment opportunities offer with the highly sought-after perks independent contracting opportunities offer within a small group private practice setting. Our mental health therapists and pediatric occupational therapists that are employees under our hybrid model enter into a mutually beneficial employment contract with Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC. Our innovative hybrid career opportunity allows our clinical team to obtain an array of innovative employee benefits while simultaneously eliminating the financial risks and reducing the clinician’s individual liability that often comes with independent contractor positions. Concurrently, allowing our clinical team to maintain the highly sought-after perks that often draw clinicians to independent contractor positions within private practice settings such as complete autonomy in managing your own schedule, time off, and caseload in addition to increased income compared to practicing within an agency or larger institution setting.

Current Career Opportunities:

Outpatient Mental Health Therapist

Career Description:

Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC is seeking an outpatient mental health therapist to join a busy and growing community-based private practice providing services and support to children, adolescents, and families living with an array of mental health needs.

At Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC we fully acknowledge the importance of providing mental health services that are trauma-informed and delivered utilizing developmentally appropriate evidence-based practices. Outpatient mental health therapist at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC work with children and families with a variety of social-emotional concerns, complex life experiences, and mental health diagnosis. Professionally trained and licensed outpatient mental health therapist at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC will partner with children and their families to foster decreased internal conflict, increased insight and resiliency, coping, healthy connections, and emotional wellness within children and families. Specifically providing individual psychotherapy, developing and implementing clinical treatment plans, completing diagnostic assessments, and maintaining their clients’ progress notes and mental health records. Outpatient mental health therapists will have the opportunity to provide family psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and implement innovative programming or professional passion projects if desired. Mental health services provided at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC have a strong focus on relationship building between the mental health therapist, clients, and the clients’ families with a focus that integrates an array of trauma-informed and developmentally appropriate evidence-based strategies for supporting the whole child and family system.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Master of Arts or Master of Science in an appropriate professional field.
  • Be licensed and in good standing with one of the following Minnesota licensing boards: Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, Minnesota Board of Social Work, Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, or The Minnesota Board of Psychology.
  • Postgraduate school training in providing children and family mental health services or have taken graduate-level course work specific to children and family mental health services.
  • Take and pass a legal background check.
  • Efficient, organized, and accurate.
  • Desire and skill to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to direct self in prioritizing work, attending to demands, and problem-solving.
  • Clear, direct, and compassionate communication skills with children and adults.
  • Commitment to serving diverse families with responsive and culturally competent care.
  • Passionate about serving children and families.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist

Career Description

Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC is seeking an infant and early childhood mental health therapist to join a busy and growing community-based private practice. Infant and early childhood mental health therapist at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC work with families and children ages birth to 6 years with a variety of social-emotional concerns, complex life experiences, and mental health diagnosis.

At Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC we fully acknowledge the importance of providing mental health services that are trauma-informed and delivered utilizing developmentally appropriate evidence-based practices. The infant and early childhood mental health therapist will utilize evidence-based practices to support attachment related concerns, impacts of developmental trauma, and social emotional concerns as appropriate. Services may be provided in the child’s natural environment (the child’s home), onsite at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC., or on occasion in the community, depending on the child and families’ unique needs. Professionally trained and licensed infant and early childhood mental health therapist at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC will partner with children and their families to foster decreased internal conflict, increased insight and resiliency, coping, healthy connections, and emotional wellness within children and their families. Specifically providing individual psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, developing and implementing clinical treatment plans, completing DC 0-5 diagnostic assessments, and maintaining their clients’ progress notes and mental health records. Infant and early childhood mental health therapists will have the opportunity to provide group psychotherapy and implement innovative programming or professional passion projects if desired. Mental health services provided at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC have a strong focus on relationship building between the mental health therapist, clients, and the clients’ families with a focus that integrates an array of trauma-informed and developmentally appropriate evidence-based strategies for supporting the whole child and family system.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Master of Arts or Master of Science in an appropriate professional field.
  • Be licensed and in good standing with one of the following Minnesota licensing boards: Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, Minnesota Board of Social Work, Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, or The Minnesota Board of Psychology.
  • Post-Graduate Degree training in providing children and family mental health services and/or have taken graduate-level course work specific to child development and children and family mental health services.
  • Completion of The Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-5) Training.
  • Completion of The Early Childhood Service Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ECSII) Training.
  • Take and pass a legal background check.
  • Efficient, organized, and accurate.
  • Desire and skill to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to direct self in prioritizing work, attending to demands, and problem-solving.
  • Clear, direct, and compassionate communication skills with children and adults.
  • Commitment to serving diverse families with responsive and culturally competent care.
  • Passionate about serving children and families.

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Career Description

Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC is seeking a pediatric occupational therapist to join a busy and growing community-based private practice providing services and support to children, adolescents, and families living with sensory challenges and/or an array of mental health needs.

At Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC we fully acknowledge that occupational performance difficulties due to sensory modulation challenges or poor integration of sensation can result from difficulties in how the nervous system receives, organizes, and uses sensory information from the body and the physical environment for self-regulation, motor planning, and skill development. These problems impact self-concept, emotional regulation, attention, problem solving, behavior control, skill performance, and the capacity to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships. Occupational Therapists at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC will explain the physiological and emotional impact of impaired sensory processing to primary caregivers in ongoing parent education. While concurrently providing dynamic, responsive, and individualized occupational therapy to children and adolescents. Whether working with toddlers or adolescents our therapy at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC is family centered. We integrate sensory and relationship-based methods with a focus on self-regulation. Occupational therapy services provided at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC have a strong focus on relationship building between the occupational therapist, clients, and the clients’ families with a focus that integrates an array of strategies for supporting the whole child and family system.

Requirements:

  • Masters or doctorate degree in occupational therapy.
  • Sensory processing certification or credential and/or extensive training and continued education in sensory processing.
  • Minimum of three years experience providing occupational therapy.
  • Minimum of one year experience providing occupational therapy to children.
  • Current Minnesota Occupational Therapist license.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical activity (crawling, jumping, lifting, climbing, etc.) for multiple consecutive hours during each workday.
  • Desire and skill to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Efficient, organized, and accurate.
  • Ability to direct self in prioritizing work, attending to demands, and problem-solving.
  • Clear, direct, and compassionate communication skills with children and adults.
  • Commitment to serving diverse families with responsive and culturally competent care.
  • Passionate about serving children and families.

COVID-19 Considerations: At Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC we are taking extensive precautions to protect our staff and the families we serve. Career opportunity applications are welcome to inquire about our COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan that outlines the various precautions and sanitation measures we are implementing at Birchlawn Place Counseling Center, INC.