Clinical Trainees

Secure Base Counseling Center is hiring Clinical Trainees who have a master’s degree in a field of psychology or social work and are on track to become a Licensed Mental Health Professional in the state of Minnesota. Clinical Trainees will receive two hours of weekly supervision from an LMFT or LICSW Board-Certified Supervisor as well as other ongoing training and support.


This position could be located in any of Secure Base Counseling Center's offices in Northfield, Farmington or New Prague.


  • Conduct therapy sessions both in home and in office

  • Conduct clinical interviews with new clients

  • Provide mental health assessment and therapy while maintaining a varied case load

  • Effectively use resources provided in therapy rooms to provide the best service possible

  • Write required Diagnostic Assessments, treatment plans and case notes

  • Attend mandatory weekly educational and case consultation meetings


Successful candidates must:

  • Be enthusiastic about providing service and using their clinical skills

  • Have the ability to establish positive interpersonal relationships among a wide variety of clients

  • Possess strong organizational skills

  • Show a willingness to work from an attachment perspective and with a team approach


Clinical Trainees are paid $30 per contact hour and pay may eventually increase based on the trainee’s experience, expertise and supervision needs. A therapy contact hour is between 53–60 minutes in duration, although circumstance will occasionally necessitate shorter sessions.

Available Benefits

Secure Base Counseling Center is proud to provide the following benefits to our employees:

  • Paid vacation

  • Health insurance (Secure Base Counseling Center provides 50% of the employee's premium)

  • Vision coverage


Secure Base Counseling Center pays employees every two weeks. Paychecks include a statement detailing the sessions being paid. Travel reimbursement, if applicable, is paid every two weeks, along with payroll, at 40 cents per minute. Reimbursement for approved expenses will also be paid every two weeks, along with payroll.

Freedom to Act

Employee is generally free to organize and prioritize own job duties, as well as assignments to other support staff, and knows where to refer people for assistance or guidance when necessary – or appropriately follows up to acquire a resolution. Employee works independently and with minimum supervision in carrying out necessary tasks. Employee is able to make decisions and answer questions using written resources such as the Employee Handbook, policy and other resources. In the rare event the Clinical Administrator is not available and the need is urgent, direct contact with the Clinical Director may be sought.

The responsibilities listed above describe the general nature and level of work performed by staff members assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities required of this position.

Apply Now

To apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter and three professional references to

All new employees at Secure Base Counseling Center (SBCC) are under an initial 90-day review period. If at any time during the first 90 days, either a representative of SBCC or the employee decides that work for this agency is not a good fit, employment will be terminated.

This SBCC Employee Job Description is for informational purposes and is not a contract, nor is any portion of it a contract or a legal document. SBCC may change any portion at any time, and reserves the right to modify, revoke, suspend or change any or all plans, policies and procedures in whole or part, without notice. All employees shall be provided a copy of this document and indicate its receipt by signature. Employment with SBCC is employment at will. "Employment at will" means that employees may end their employment at any time for any reason; and that the employer (SBCC) may terminate employees at any time for any reason, with or without cause. Items not covered in this personnel policy are at the discretion of SBCC directors.