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State of Minnesota Security Counselor/Forensic Support Specialist in St. Peter, Minnesota

Working Title: Security Counselor

Job Class: Security Counselor/Forensic Support Specialist

Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 02/07/2023

  • Closing Date : 04/07/2023

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Direct Care & Treatment/St. Peter Forensics Mental Health Program

  • Division/Unit : Forensics / Forensics Intermittents

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Rotating Shift (6:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. first week/ 2:00 p.m- 10:00 p.m. second week)

  • Days of Work : Varies

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $22.11 - $29.08 / hourly; $46,165 - $60,719 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 204 - Health Care Non Professional/AFSCME

  • Work Area : St. Peter, Campus

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

ROTATING SHIFT: 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. first week/ 2:00 p.m- 10:00 p.m. second week

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals to join our team as a Secruity Counselor/Forensic Support Specialist at Forensic Mental Health Program (FMHP)* within the Direct Care & Treatment (DCT) division of the agency.

The Security Counselor/Forensic Support Specialist will provide residential care and facility security to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness who present a risk to public safety.

Responsibilities of a Security Counselor/ Forensic Support Specialist include:

  • Providing informal counseling

  • Implementing treatment plans

  • Observing and documenting client behavior

  • Encouraging client participation in program activities

  • Providing security and verbal and/or physical crisis intervention

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have a HS diploma or GED;

  • Be at least 18 years of age;


At least ONE of the following in order to qualify for further consideration:

  • One or more years of full-time work experience in ANY field OR

  • Two or more years of part-time work experience in ANY field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.