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People Incorporated Pathways Practitioner Trainee in Eagan, Minnesota


Pathways Practitioner Trainee

We all know how difficult it is to begin a journey in the mental health field. People Incorporated recognized this and created the Pathways Practitioner Trainee role to specifically help new graduates gain supervised experience and prepare to enter the mental health field! This role was designed to prepare individuals that are beginning their careers in mental health by participating in a paid intensive on-the-job training program. You and five other trainees will comprise a cohort who train, work, and participate in group supervision together. The cohort model has been an integral part of a trainee’s learning experience. Participants should be prepared commit to the nine-month duration of the program. The breakdown of the program consists of:

  • 6 weeks (1.5 months) of intensive group and individual training and program shadowing including skill-building, psychoeducation, and orientation to the programs you will be working at.

  • 7.5 months of working as a float staff onsite in over 25 different residential programs within 6 different services areas (Crisis, IRTS, MISUD, Adult Foster Care, Customized Living, and Children’s Day Treatment)

  • Towards the end of the program, you will be provided support in career development/exploration and applying for internal positions within People Incorporated that you will be qualified when you complete the program.Hours: This is a full-time position and trainees are expected to work a minimum of 36 hours/week. Work hours will include a variety of days and hours, that will regularly include weekends, evenings, and overnights. Shifts are subject to change within a weeks’ notice if needed based on program needs.

Location: Twin Cities Metro

Hiring Range: $18.00/hr during the 6 weeks (about 1 and a half months) of training & $20.00/hr during the 7.5 months of working onsite

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services related field.

  • Must have a valid and current driver’s license and auto insurance.

Main Job Duties:

  • Engaging daily in face-to-face interactions and supporting client needs for a wide range of clientele with SPMIs (severe persistent mental illnesses) which include, but are not limited to one-on-one meetings, group interventions, recreational activities, administering medications, etc.

  • Documenting interactions and observations of clients and conducting assessments into Credible (our behavioral health record and database) and if applicable, program-specific documentation/record-keeping system which include, but are not limited to progress notes, group notes, case notes, assessments, client intakes, etc.

  • Responsible for preparing, serving, and clearing client/program meals in accordance with program scheduling, nutrition sanitation, and safety standards.

  • Responsible for medication administration in accordance with organization and program policies and procedures.

  • Provide daily housekeeping and general cleanliness of client home, program, and workstation in accordance with organization and program-directed requirements.

  • Using person-centered principles, actively engage with clients in their daily activities, and develop/maintain appropriate relationships that support clients in meeting their individual goals.

  • Provide crisis intervention and de-escalation for clients experiencing mental health symptoms or other emotional responses while prioritizing client and program safety.

  • Coaching clients and facilitating groups around topics including skill-building (i.e., coping skills, psychoeducation, etc.) and independent Living Skills (i.e., daily hygiene, medication management, daily routine, etc.) as it relates to the individual’s goal and/or treatment plans.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all daily tasks are completed in a timely manner.


  • Employer- paid Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance & Life Insurance

  • 403 (b) Retirement Savings Plan with a 3% employer- match

  • Multiple health and dental insurance plans available

  • Four weeks of Paid Time Off, Floating Holiday and other recognized company holidays

  • Access to People Incorporated's Training Institute, offering free CEU's and a wide array of learning and education opportunities

As an essential healthcare provider, People Incorporated follows all local, state, and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions.

People is committed to improving the wellness of our clients, staff, and the communizes that we serve by providing a tobacco-free environment.

People Incorporated is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

People Incorporated values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.