Clinical Psychologist

Hennepin County
Full Time $78,524 - $102,645 Per year MN 525 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415, United States


The Mental Health Center is seeking a Clinical Psychologist to join their team. This position will be responsible for administering both voluntary and court-ordered psychological evaluations to youth (birth to 17) and/or adults. Fluency in Spanish and/or Somali is desired.
The Mental Health Center (MHC) is a state-licensed outpatient clinic and part of Hennepin County's Public Health Clinical Services. The Mental Health Center’s team of support and provider professionals provides comprehensive outpatient mental health services to adults with serious mental illness as well as those with co-occurring substance use disorders. Additionally, the Mental Health Center serves children, adolescents, and families, many of whom are involved with other county programs. Our progress toward CCBHC certification allows us to advance our goals of service excellence and the provision of personalized, coordinated, equitable care for persons we serve. We are growing; we’re expanding our team as well as our services.

Candidates who are interested in the National Health Service Corps should know that the Mental Health Center is designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Health care providers that help underserved communities are eligible for scholarship and loan repayment programs.  

Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work!

Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit the page. 

Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the Mental Health Center, located in the South Hennepin County Human Service Center at 2215 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407, and remotely via telemedicine. Staff are required to come on-site for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor or the Mental Health Center leadership may deem necessary (this may include onboarding and new employee training). As much advance notice as practicable will be provided regarding the need to work on-site. Typical work hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.   

New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable after the new employee successfully completes probation. 
About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Psychologist, Clinical.
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In this position, you will:

  • Conduct diagnostic assessments (including presenting problems, psychosocial history, and psychiatric diagnoses) to assess a client's mental health functioning to develop treatment recommendations and treatment goals and plans.
  • Administer, score, and interpret intelligence and personality tests.
  • Provide mental health therapy (e.g. individual, group, and/or family therapy) to children, adolescents, families, adults, and/or the elderly.
  • Record notes pertaining to client progress and attendance.
  • Based on case histories, interviews, behavioral observations, and psychological test results, write comprehensive psychological reports of clients' histories, diagnoses, and treatment recommendations.
  • Communicate information in psychological reports to appropriate agencies and individuals (e.g. courts, health care providers, and family members).
  • Provide consultation to other Hennepin County entities, including but not limited to Child Protection and Juvenile Delinquency, regarding addressing the mental health needs of their clients.
Need to have:
  • Graduate degree in psychology and an approved clinical internship in the area of specialization.
  • Certified as a psychological practitioner or eligible within 18 months for certification as a licensed psychologist in the State of Minnesota.
Nice to have:
  • Experience:
    • Administering and interpreting comprehensive psychological evaluations to individuals with mental illness, complex trauma, substance use, and behavioral disorders and/or developmental delays.
    • Working with persons involved in child protection and juvenile justice systems.
    • Engaging in psychological testing.
    • Working with Epic or other electronic health record systems.
  • Knowledge of early developmental needs, healthy attachment, and healthy parenting practices.
  • Bilingual competency (Spanish or Somali) and/or experience utilizing interpreter services. 
About the department:
Hennepin County Public Health’s vision is for all people who live, work and play in Hennepin County to experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity. Our department works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy. We promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases. 

About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.
Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at (log in as Guest).
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.  
Your future. Made here.
This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
This position will have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data. 

Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.

Applications will be forwarded to the hiring supervisor on an on-going basis until the vacancy is filled. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test that may include testing for cannabis and/or a criminal background check. 

If you have any questions, please contact:Brooke Haaf