School-Based Therapist (Clinical Trainee)

$3000 HIRING BONUS: $1500 after 90 days of employment + $1500 after 1 year of employment

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being, a 501c3 non-profit, the primary provider of mental health services in Anoka County, Hennepin County and surrounding areas, is recruiting a School Based Therapist to provide services to individuals and their families. Candidates should have experience providing service through a trauma lens.

We are seeking candidates who are passionate, self-motivated, and committed about learning and sharing their clinical skills. Candidates should have experience working with a dynamic team in order to provide mental health services to individuals and their families. Preferred applicants thrive working in a semi-autonomous work environment require flexibility and organizational skills


The primary objective of this position is to provide individual, group, and family peer support and therapy to students in one of the assigned schools partnering with at Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being.   In some cases, therapists might be assigned to multiple schools. Clinical work will occur primarily at school sites but may also occur in a clinic and in home setting when necessary. Therapists report directly to the School Linked Mental Health Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, family, group, and in home peer support and therapy to youth during school year and through the summer months
  • Complete diagnostic assessments, treatment plans, CASIIs, SDQs, and other documentation including insurance information within required timelines
  • Provide in service trainings to school staff
  • Provide referrals to navigators for MN Sure when families do not have health insurance
  • Collaborate for care coordination with school staff and other involved professionals
  • Attend school meeting (IEP meetings, Student Intervention team, etc.)
  • Provide consultation to parents and school staff
  • Offer mental health crisis intervention for student clients
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Education and/or Experience Required:

  • Qualified Clinical Trainee actively pursuing licensure in MN in one of the following: LICSW, LPCC, LMFT, LP.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive salary based upon experience
  • Choice of 2 HealthPartners health plans, dental and vision insurance, employer paid life insurance and long term disability, 403(b) Retirement Account with company match, and Employee Assistance Program available.
  • Generous time off, including 3 weeks of personal time, as well as 10 all-agency days off.
  • Opportunities for internal career advancement
  • Reimbursement of license exam, license renewal fees, and mileage when applicable
  • Competitive training program in evidence-based practices
  • Professional Development Plan supported by the agency, as well as opportunities for internal career advancement
  • Organizational commitment to staff wellness, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Working closely with a team of diverse and committed mental health professionals to make a difference in the community

To apply please send a resume and cover letter with interest to

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Women / Protected Veterans / Disabled.

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. If you have a disability or impairment and as a result you not able to complete an online application, please contact the Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being Human Resource Department at 763.780.3036 ext 835.

Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being does not discriminate against any qualified applicant or employee because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance in implementing the policy concerning non-discrimination based on national origin or religion.