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Job Title:  HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE-UNDERFILL FOR MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2- CALIENTE

HEALTH/HUMAN SVCS PROF TRAINEE - UNDERFILL MENTAL
Posting Close Date:  9/25/2022
Location: 

CALIENTE, NEVADA, US, 89008

Requisition Id:  12541

HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE-UNDERFILL FOR MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2- CALIENTE - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: 9/25/2022 

Geographical Location: Caliente  

 

Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division: DHHS - DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES 

Business Unit: HR-SO NEV CHILD & ADLSCNT SVCS 

Work Type: PERMANENT 

*Pay Grade: GRADE 30 

Salary Range: $41,989.68 - $61,616.88 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: ANA MARIA ORNELLAS 

Phone:  775 684-0151 

Email: aornellas@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

The Division of Child and Family Services is recruiting for a Health and Human Services Professional Trainee underfilling a Mental Health Counselor II position. This position is located in Caliente, Nevada at Caliente Youth Center (CYC). Caliente Youth Center (CYC), established in 1962, is a staff-secure facility located in Caliente, Nevada. The facility includes seven separate housing units for youth committed to the state for correctional care; five units for males and two for females. CYC has the capacity to serve up to 140 youth ages 12 to 18. For over 50 years, the Caliente Youth Center has assisted in helping Nevada's at risk youth change their course. CYC's mission is to promote positive value. 


The Mental Health Counselor completes risk and/or suicide assessments, completes documents and follows reporting chain for these incidents as needed or requested by the youth, family, therapist, or facility. Evaluates for and makes referrals as needed for psychological testing, psychiatric evaluations, substance abuse treatments, other specialized programming that requires a clinical referral. Provides weekly updates for the committed to change program on each youth on caseload. Participates in biweekly admissions meetings and provides input on the mental health needs of youth pending admission. Sees youth as regularly as indicated on the treatment plan and at the request of the youth, family and/or facility as clinically indicated. Provides contacts that both meet the needs of the children and families served and provide effective interventions resulting in positive outcomes. Collateral activities support treatment needs. Mental Health Counselors provide counseling, case management, direct clinical services, program development, policy implementation, community and home-based services, and behavioral and human services to mentally ill, mentally disabled and/or emotionally disturbed clients in an outpatient, residential, community or similar setting.
 

The State of Nevada and DCFS offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual and 15 days of sick leave, 11 paid holidays and no city, county, state or social security tax! 

To view full class specifications, visithttps://hr.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/hrnvgov/Content/Resources/ClassSpecs/10/10-247spc(1).pdf

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in social work, early childhood development, psychology, public health, special education, nursing, or other discipline directly related to the field in which the applicant is to be trained; OR two years of journey-level technical or paraprofessional experience in the field in which the applicant is to be trained (NOTE: some jobs strictly require a Bachelor’s degree). 

 

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

Special Requirements

  • A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • This position may require working weekends and/or holidays.
  • A pre-employment State of Nevada FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

 

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

 


Nearest Major Market: Las Vegas