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Qualified Mental Health Professional

  • Full time (daytime hours Monday - Friday) or Part time (daytime hours Saturday/Sunday)

  • On-call Hours: On-call rotation with agency QMHP’s

  • Full benefits (Full time positions only)


Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health Services (LCBHS) is recruiting for a Licensed Professional Counselor, Mental Health therapy position. The position will be responsible for providing professional mental health services to youth and adults experiencing mental health and addiction-related crisis. This includes professional treatment planning and evaluation and referring to in-house and community resources to meet the patient’s needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform certification evaluations for Board of Mental Illness holds.

  • Interview patients and develop treatment plans for assigned cases, requesting assistance from superiors and clinical peers as required. Discusses difficult cases in clinical supervisory and peer group meetings.

  • Provide intake and crisis services and refer to in-house and community resources to meet patient needs.

  • Serve as a member of the crisis care team, providing consulting and related therapy services to schools or other organizations.

  • Provide indirect clinical supervision to crisis care team members, within scope of practice.

  • Conduct various routine psychological tests. Prepare and maintain necessary records and reports.

  • Maintain therapeutic posture with patients experiencing emotional instability, exercising self-control in volatile situations such as verbal/physical threats and/or confrontation. Assist in conflict resolution and de-escalation.

  • Maintain patient confidentiality. Immediately report safety concerns related to patient care issues, maintenance concerns, property destruction, theft, or any other safety concern preventing or directly or indirectly impacting the effective provision of treatment services.

  • Participate in on-call rotation with other QMHP staff employed by the agency, supporting crisis care services.

  • Assist with training of new staff as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the leadership team.

Required Licensure / Certification and Experience / Abilities:

  • QMHP valid license such as a LPC-MH, MSW, Psychologist, or CNP required.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Sensitivity to special needs of the patients; and ability to recognize, and work with cultural and ethnic differences.

  • Knowledge of professional methods and techniques of mental health therapy.

  • Knowledge of the various mental and related illnesses and methods of treatment.

  • Knowledge of the professional methods and techniques of individual, family, and group therapy.

  • Ability to diagnose various mental and related illnesses and to develop and carry out treatment plans.

  • Ability to make routine professional and administrative decisions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, other employees, and the public.

  • Strong organization, compassion, good character.

  • Ability to community effectively, orally and in writing.

  • Ability to plan and organize time effectively.

  • Ability to interpret and follow written state guidelines.

  • Ability to follow directives of supervisors.

Hiring Insights


Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health Services (LCBHS) is an integrated behavioral healthcare agency offering a variety of different programs in southeastern South Dakota. LCBHS provides residential, outpatient, and inpatient programs as well as patient-centered medical homes, medication-assisted treatment, and crisis services to individuals experiencing substance use disorders or mental illness. LCBHS is considered by many to be the premiere, fully integrated non-profit provider of substance use disorder and mental health services in Southeastern South Dakota.

Staff and Facilities

LCBHS provides services with a staff of 170 individuals from office locations in Yankton, Vermillion, and Lake Andes, South Dakota. Plans are well underway for the consolidation of the Yankton locations into one state-of-the-art facility. We are proud to adhere to a “no wrong door” treatment approach that allows ready access to an integrated array of services regardless of the access point.

About our Culture, Commitment to Employees

  • The leadership at LCBHS is committed to ongoing professional development for their staff.

  • Our employees experience professional growth through ongoing training and cutting-edge treatment practices. 

  • LCBHS pays for required CEU’s, licensing fees and certifications.

  • Options are available for student loan repayment through the National Health Service Corp or South Dakota State Loan Repayment Program.

  • LCBHS is a training site for most, if not all, behavioral health specialties.

  • We know life happens, that’s why all employees start with a plan that allows 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks of paid vacation and provisions for paid sick leave and paid emergency family leave.

  • Flexible work hours are available to accommodate life demands.

  • LCBHS invests in employees with a pensions plan providing up to a 6 percent match and immediate vesting.

  • LCBHS employees are supported by strong and competent leadership available 24/7.


LCBHS offers an excellent benefits package! (Full time positions only)

  • Three weeks paid vacation per year, 10 paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid individual employee health insurance, life insurance, available vision and dental insurance, dependent care savings, health care savings, 401K with up to 6 percent employer match - 100% vested upon enrollment, potential student loan repayment and more!


Come join our family-oriented team of passionate individuals who are serious about making a difference in the lives of our patients and the communities we serve.

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