Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) Therapist (LICSW) Remote · Full time

The Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is seeking a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) to serve as a therapist to the autism community in Minnesota. This is a hybrid role with remote work and two days per week in our St. Paul, MN office.

Description

The Therapist (LICSW) is a member of AuSM’s Counseling and Consulting Services team and reports to the Director of Counseling Services. The Therapist (LICSW) provides counseling services to autistic adults and youth including diagnostic assessments and therapy. Our clients are typically diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and commonly co-occurring conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, etc. The Therapist (LICSW) will play a critical role in serving the needs of our clients and providing the expertise that makes us Minnesota’s first autism resource.

 

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate individual and group therapy sessions in person and via telehealth.
  • Conduct diagnostic assessments and evaluations for autism.
  • Complete all client reports and notes in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Recruit and retain clients for counseling services.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with clients.
  • Support the sustainability of the counseling services department by meeting performance expectations in the areas of sessions per week and revenue.
  • Assist billing staff, as needed, with records and information necessary to file client insurance claims and receive payment.
  • Follow HIPPA and other regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintain active licensure and comply with licensing board regulations and professional ethics codes, including the completion of continuing education requirements.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and department meetings.
  • Consult with team members, Licensed Psychologists, and other providers when necessary and appropriate.
  • Make appropriate referrals for therapy needs before termination of treatment.
  • Provide guidance and consultation to AuSM employees on research, topics for presentations, promising practices, and the needs of clients and customers.
  • Represent the organization at events and functions.
  • Facilitate training and classes related to areas of expertise and interest.
  • Serve on internal or external committees to represent the organization or the autism community.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills

  • Only Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW) will be considered.
  • Unfortunately, LSW, LGSW, and LISW candidates will not be considered at this time, but candidates with such credentials should check back regularly for openings in the future.
  • Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of care that is neurodiversity-affirming and culturally competent.
  • Ability to multitask in a changing work environment, while managing competing demands and unexpected.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team to meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Apple Computers, and web applications. 

 

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with the neurodivergent community.
  • Experience and training in trauma-informed care, EMDR, or other evidence-based approaches.
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector.
  • Qualifications to supervise other therapists such as Licensed Graduate Social Workers and clinical interns.
  • Ability to establish strong rapport with patients and their families.
  • Ability to engage with patients experiencing severe cognitive difficulties and/or emotional and behavioral challenges.

 

Position Details

  • St. Paul, MN
  • Full-time, exempt
  • Hybrid position with remote work and two in-person days per week. 
  • Flexible schedule with only occasional nights and weekends.
  • Comprehensive benefits include:
  • 15 paid days off, 6 sick days, 12 holidays, and 2 personal days.
  • Health, dental, and vision coverage.
  • Employer-sponsored life insurance and short- and long-term disability insurance. 
  • 401k.
  • Full-time therapists are expected to provide a minimum of 25 billable hours per week.
  • Therapist salaries start at $53,000 per year (depending on experience) and include monthly performance-based bonus pay.

 

About the Autism Society of Minnesota

Established in 1971, the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. AuSM seeks to enhance the lives of all who are a part of the Minnesota autism community, with a fundamental commitment to advocacy, education, support, collaboration, and community building.

 

At AuSM, equity and inclusion are central to our mission. Bringing diverse perspectives together supports strategic creativity for meeting challenges and focusing on growth. We strive to develop a workplace that reflects the communities we serve – in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, neurodiversity, and ethnicity. We value our team members and want everyone to feel confident in bringing their full, authentic selves to work.

 

AuSM proudly employs many people with disabilities and will make every reasonable effort to meet your access needs. If accommodations for the interview process are desired, please contact [email protected].

Salary

$53,000 - $55,000 per year