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We focus on recovery and independence rather than on ‘fixing’ something. I know I’m working at an organization that stays current on the best ways to enable success.

— Maria, Mental Health Practitioner

What's it like to work at People Incorporated?

People Incorporated is the Twin Cities’ largest non-profit dedicated to serving people with mental illness. We operate more than 60 programs around the Twin Cities metro area, including residential programs, case management services, drop-in centers, and outreach programs for those who live without shelter. Opportunities for employment are diverse, and some examples are listed below. You can read more about our company and history in the About Us section.

Working in the Mental Health Field

Working in the field of mental health can be demanding, as each individual we serve has different strengths and needs—it requires patience, dedication to serving others, flexibility, teamwork, and problem-solving abilities. It can be greatly rewarding, too! Click on the links below to review general qualifications for some of our more common positions.

Support Specialists and Mental Health Rehabilitation Workers provide support to people who are residents of our programs.  Many people interested in counseling get their start in roles such as these. Our employees help our clients move toward their individual recovery through support and education surrounding activities of daily living and independent living skills.

Mental Health Practitioners directly support clients in identifying and achieving recovery goals. They may provide education or training in: socialization, self-awareness/awareness of others, problem solving, and mental health/chemical health management. These employees work in both crisis and long-term residential settings. 

  • Mental Health Practitioner I: This position requires either a Bachelor’s degree in behavior science and one year of full-time experience delivering services to people with mental illness OR a High School Diploma plus three years of full-time experience delivering services to people with mental illness. This can also be a good place to start for someone who has a Master’s degree in behavior science and no previous exposure to working with people who have Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI).
  • Mental Health Practitioner II: This position requires either a Master’s degree in behavior science OR a Bachelor’s degree in behavior science plus two years of full-time experience delivering services to people with mental illness.
  • Mental Health Practitioner III: This is our highest level practitioner position that can be achieved without a professional license. It requires a Master’s degree in behavior science plus two years of full-time experience delivering services to people with mental illness.

Alcohol and Drug Counselors work with adult men and women with co-occurring chemical use and mental health issues. They develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients and serve as communication role models for clients by demonstrating positive, proactive and respectful communications. All counselors must be free of chemical use problems for at least two years immediately preceding hire.

  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor: This is an entry level position providing an array of services that support the recovery of people with serious mental and chemical health needs. It requires eligibility for an ADC-T license.
  • Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor I: This position requires a Bachelors degree in a social or human services field with one year of full-time experience working in a Mental Health and/or Chemical Dependency environment. Candidates must hold a current Minnesota Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC) license.
  • Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor II: For this position, candidates must hold a current Minnesota Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC) license, and either a Bachelors degree in a social or human services field with three years of full-time experience working in a Mental Health and/or Chemical Dependency environment OR a Master’s degree in a social or human services field with one year of full-time experience working in a Mental Health and/or Chemical Dependency environment.

Case Managers connect people with services. They support clients in obtaining and maintaining their housing or services in a positive and healthy manner. Titles and requirements include:

  • Case Coordinator / Case Aide: This is an entry level position and requires an Associate’s degree and one year of administrative experience.
  • Case Manager I: This position requires either a Bachelor’s degree in human services or three years of full-time Case Aide experience working with similar clients.
  • Case Manager II: This position requires either a bachelor’s degree in human services plus 2,000 hours (one year of full-time work) experience serving people with mental illness and/or homelessness OR a Masters degree in human services.

Nursing

Our Nurses work in both crisis and long-term residential settings. In addition, we have a Home Health Agency where our nurses visit the homes of our clients to help them remain independent, and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams that visit clients in the community. Collaboration and communication are critical skills for all of our RNs and LPNs.

  • LPN I: This is an entry level nursing position and requires a current and valid LPN license in the State of Minnesota.
  • LPN II: This is a more experienced position and requires a current and valid LPN license in the State of Minnesota and EITHER a Bachelor’s degree in behavior science and one year of full-time experience delivering services to people with mental illness OR a High School Diploma plus three years of full-time experience delivering services to people with mental illness.
  • RN I: This is an entry level RN position and requires a current and valid RN license in the State of Minnesota.
  • RN II: This is a more experienced position and requires a current and valid RN license in the State of Minnesota and EITHER a Bachelor’s degree in behavior science and one year of full-time experience delivering services to people with mental illness OR a High School Diploma and three years of full-time experience delivering services to people with mental illness.

Mental Health Professionals provide individual therapy to clients requesting mental health services in residential and clinic settings. All professional-level positions require one of the following licenses: LP, LPCC, LMFT, LICSW. 

 

Training and Professional Development

People Incorporated provides on-the-job training in skills needed for certain positions, and opportunities for professional development which are paid by the company (including Clinical Supervision for full-time employees working toward licensure). We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including paid time-off for full- and part-time staff and 403(b) investment opportunities with immediate vesting.

Schedules and Other Requirements

We operate many residential programs that provide services round-the-clock, so work schedules can include multiple shifts, weekends, overnights, and/or holidays, depending on the program. As we work in human services, all employees are subject to a background check and, if required to drive as part of the job, a motor vehicle record check.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, veterans or other status unrelated to job qualifications.