Employment Opportunities

Seeking Full Time Play Therapist

Job Description

Play Therapist to work with children between three and twelve years of age (or appropriate adolescents), with a range of psychological difficulties and complex life experiences. Psychological difficulties include mood disorders, anxiety, aggression, learning difficulties and ADHD. Difficult life experiences include abuse, grief, adoption related issues, family breakdown, domestic violence and trauma. A professionally trained Play Therapist helps a child to increase insight, decrease internal conflict and increase resiliency, coping and emotional literacy. Play Therapists at Bluestem are expected to work closely with the child's parents/caregivers to use appropriate parent-child relationship interventions.

Typical Work Activities

  • Assess the emotional, behavioral, and mental health problems of children in consultation with other professionals using protocols established by Bluestem in accordance with DHS and insurance requirements.
  • Provide treatment to children as individuals, in groups, and in conjoint sessions with parents.
  • Work with our multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and/or other professionals.
  • Collaborate with school and community services.
  • Meet documentation standards.

Requirements:

  1. A minimum of a MA/MS in an appropriate profession
  2. License is required and may be a LP, LMFT, LICSW, or other appropriate license
  3. Advanced training or certification in play therapy
  4. Pass legal background check

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist needed for busy, multidisciplinary child development outpatient clinic.

Full time to half-time positions available

All outpatient - work weekends only by choice

Beautiful office setting

Highly professional and experienced colleagues

Clinic with established reputation

Located in community rated as high quality of life by Money Magazine - number one, two, or three in the country for several years

The clinic specialized in neurodevelopmental disorders - including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Asperger's disorder, OCD and others. The right candidate will have experience and training in these disorders as well as attachment, abuse, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. The right candidate will be equally comfortable working with adults and with children, and will be able to be part of a treatment team that focuses on the recovery of the family as well as the individual child.

Possibility of purchase of shares and/or partnership available after five years

Must have: MD, board eligible or board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry; DEA license for Schedule II drugs; and license to practice medicine in the State of Minnesota