New Position

Join our team! The Bridge for Youth is a premier resource for youth and families in crisis. We provide runaway and homeless youth safe shelter, assist in the resolution and prevention of family conflicts, and reunify families wherever possible.   

The Bridge for Youth is a non-profit, community-based agency that offers a dynamic and supportive working environment with creative and committed colleagues and an opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to youth and families in our community. The Bridge offers a competitive benefits package and generous PTO to full-time employees.

The Bridge is committed to promoting a culture that embraces diversity and individuality. We encourage all interested job-seekers to apply.

Affirming Diversity Statement: The Bridge for Youth is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and affirming environment for youth, family and staff. We appreciate all differences and are respectful and curious about “otherness.” Every person has a unique set of internalized assumptions and biases. The Bridge is committed to challenging those assumptions and biases which can negatively impact the lives of youth, families, staff, and the community we live in. To read more: Diversity Statement 2.17.

The Bridge for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to embracing diversity and individuality and opposed to practices which discriminate on basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, handicap, disability, age, or nationality. We apply this policy of unbiased consideration not only to our employment practices, but also to any contractual opportunities. We are further committed to taking affirmative action to ensure these opportunities are accessible to individuals who meet the qualifications, and we encourage all interested parties to apply. EEO/AA.

Lead Licensed Counselor – Mental Health (full-time)

The Bridge for Youth (BFY) provides runaway and homeless youth with safe shelter, assists in the prevention and resolution of family conflicts, and reunifies families whenever possible. BFY strives to be the premier resource for youth and families in crisis by providing: 1) Support that empowers; 2) Safe shelter; 3) Sustainable tools for success and restoration of relationships; and 4) When possible, family reunification.

Position Information:

  • Position: Lead Licensed Counselor
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Posting Date: March 26, 2021
  • Salary: 70k -95k; Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
 

Position Overview: 

The Lead Licensed Counselor is directly responsible for assessment, intervention, on-going evaluation and therapeutic supports to youth and families served through BFY programs, particularly those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, have experienced sexual exploitation, as well as those who are pregnant/parenting youth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide counseling, support groups, aftercare and ongoing services as needed for youth and, where appropriate, families
  • Conduct diagnostic assessments and establish treatment plans
  • Assess for specialized concerns (self-harm, SEY, behavioral concerns) develop appropriate interventions to address concerns with youth and staff
  • Initiate, develop and maintain positive relationships with youth throughout their stay
  • Collaborate to identify resources and coordinate youth mental health supports
  • Consult regularly with colleagues to pass on critical information and develop best practices for addressing youth needs
  • Attend clinical supervision as needed and other appropriate meetings
  • Implement agency billing software program to bill third party payers as directed by your supervisor
  • Coordinate and cooperate with staff within departments to ensure third party reimbursement
  • Plan, track, and evaluate program results
  • Provide information and statistics for reports and grants as needed
  • Partner with program and outreach teams to establish ongoing relationships with area schools, counties and other organizations to enhance youth referrals and resources
  • Comply with HIPAA standards and recommendations
  • Comply with agency privacy standards/best practices
  • Adhere to agency standards and procedures for scheduling, file work, and record-keeping
  • Attend and participate in community and agency events as appropriate and requested
  • Other related duties as assigned


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all facets of BFY’s mental health programs including insurance requirements, licensing, record keeping
  • As the mental health program at BFY grows, provide supervision and guidance for BFY therapists
  • Partner where applicable with clinical supervisor to oversee practicum students and assist with supervision as needed 


Technology Skills Required:

  • Familiarity with electronic record keeping, billing software and other basic software applications
  • Equipment used – computer, electronic mail system, telephone, and cellphone


Affirming Diversity & Culture:

  • Incorporate awareness of the gender, cultural, racial, social, sexual, and economic context of the persons seeking services
  • Identify ways to address these issues, and develop approaches that are centrally concerned with issues of fairness and equity
  • Seek consultation, training, and feedback from colleagues to advance skills in providing cross-cultural services


Working Hours:

  • Full-time, salaried position including being available for evening and weekend hours


Physical Aspects of the Job:

  • This position requires the ability to sit for extended period of time with youth

 

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  •  Must hold MA or MS in Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, Psychology, or a related behavioral health field and hold a licensure in the state of Minnesota (LMFT, LPCC, LICSW)
  • Must have 4-6 years of experience working with youth (similar setting preferred)
  • Experience working with family conflict – resolution and reunification whenever safe and possible
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to racial justice, diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and with a team
  • Demonstrates good communication skills orally and in writing
  • Experience in third party billing and electronic health records (EHR)
  • Must clear a background check
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, active vehicle insurance and satisfactory driving record


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Black and Indigenous People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Bi-lingual (English-Spanish)


To Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume and professional references to resume@bridgeforyouth.org.


Youth & Family Advocate (full-time and on-call)

Position Overview: This position is responsible for providing direct services to youth and families that are coping with crises while operating within a framework of agency philosophy and goals. The ideal candidate will have the skills and compassion necessary for building the capacity of youth and families toward increasing their overall sense of well-being.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct care, supervision, guidance and milieu therapy to youth.
  • Develop specialized program plans for youth.
  • Co-facilitate and lead group sessions with youth.
  • Provide screenings for services, administer assessments and intake services, document and report abuse (when necessary), and complete required file work for youth entering the shelter program.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or final year of B.A. program in psychology, social work, or related human services field and/or two years of experience working with youth.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record (preferred). Bi-lingual (preferred).
  • Must clear a background check.


To apply:
Submit cover letter and resume to resume@bridgeforyouth.org