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Job Title:  MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 1

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 1 - 60041656
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

ELKO, NEVADA, US, 89801

Requisition Id:  3255

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 35 

Salary Range: $51,281.28 - $76,170.24

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: LISA D FRIEND 

Phone: 775 684-0110 

Email: friend@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

The Division of Child and Family Services is recruiting for a Mental Health Counselor I, underfilling a Mental Health Counselor II position located at the Nevada Youth Center (NYTC).  NYTC is a staff-secure facility located in Elko, Nevada. The facility includes seven separate housing units for youth committed to the state for correctional care; three cottages that hold 16 youth who have graduated the Reception and Classification Cottage. NYTC has the capacity to serve up to 160, but currently is legislatively funded for 60 youth ages 12 to 18. 
 

Mental Health Counselors provide counseling, case management, direct clinical services, community and home-based services, and behavioral and human services to mentally ill, developmentally disabled and/or emotionally disturbed clients in an outpatient, residential, community or similar setting. The Mental Health Counselor I completes risk and/or suicide assessments, completes documents and follows reporting chain for these incidents as needed or requested by 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 meeting and provides input on 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.
This is a full-time position that will be located in Elko.

 

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! DCFS 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 of belief, age disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression.
 

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-10_0//

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology, social work or closely related academic field; OR an equivalent combination of education and clinical experience at or above a master's degree and experience as described above.

 

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes 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

  • This position requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
  • Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for fingerprinting.

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: Elko