Mental Health Specialist

  • Anoka, MN, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Dungarvin, we are creating something special.  A Minnesota based industry leader for over 45 years, we are looking to add an experienced and committed human service professional to support individuals with disabilities.  If you are looking to make a difference, if you are creative and solution focused, if you are interested in growing in your career, we want you on our team! Position pays $18 for awake shifts and $10.08 for asleep.  Programs located in Anoka and Isanti!

Job Description

Do you want to help others by using your experience or education in mental health or behavioral health? Do you want opportunity for advancement in the mental health field? Come work with a dynamic Acute Behavioral Support team in our Anoka programs serving 1 to 2 people who have intensive and interfering mental health needs. Candidates will have the opportunity to create lasting positive impacts on people's lives through  coaching, redirecting, mentoring, and encouraging others to reach their goal. Current opportunities available include full-time evenings, awake overnights and asleep overnights.  Part-time days, evenings and overnights.  Shift times are 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm and 10pm-6am, all positions include working weekends.

Working as a mental health specialist, you will be able to assist individuals in a residential setting with intensive and interfering mental health needs by providing positive behavioral support and individualized planning. You will be a part of a team, providing support to individuals with a variety of activities, including daily living skills, money management, appointments, community integration and following their support plans. Acute Behavioral Services utilize a person-centered approach to creating a program that focuses on supporting a person to reach their goals, while still considering the safety of the individual, staff, and the community.  Ideal candidates will have a desire to create lasting positive impacts on people's lives and enjoy coaching, mentoring, and encouraging others to reach their goals. Desired candidates must be able to remain calm, resilient and positive during times of verbal and physical aggressive behaviors.  In this program we provide support to both adolescents and adults with diagnoses including but not limited to: Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Borderline Personality Disorder, Mood Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.



  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • 3 years working in the mental health field and/or education in a related field.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record
  • Current auto liability insurance
  • Reliable transportation
  • Acceptable criminal record


Additional Information


  • Flexible schedules including part-time and full-time opportunities, current opportunities on part time  evening shifts (2pm-10pm) and day (6am-2pm).
  • 401(k) plan available
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Group insurance benefits
  • Employee referral bonus program

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Equal Opportunity Employer