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Job Title:  MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2 - 60027128
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

ELY, NEVADA, US, 89301 PAHRUMP, NEVADA, US, 89060 WINNEMUCCA, NEVADA, US, 89445 FERNLEY, NEVADA, US, 89408 FALLON, NEVADA, US, 89406 ELKO, NEVADA, US, 89801 CARSON CITY, NEVADA, US, 89701

Requisition Id:  1464

Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division: DHHS - DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES 

Business Unit: HR-RURAL CHILD WELFARE 

Work Type: PERMANENT 

Salary Range: $55,958.40 - $83,394.72

 

Recruiter: ANA MARIA ORNELLAS 

Phone:  775 684-0151 

Email: aornellas@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

 

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 Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) has career opportunities for Mental Health Counselors to work in our Child Welfare system. These positions are assigned to our Ely, Elko, Winnemucca, Fernley, Fallon, Yerington, Carson and Pahrump offices. Candidates interested in other rural Nevada locations are encouraged to also apply, as other locations may be considered. Mental Health Counselors provide Intensive Family Services (IFS) to families involved with the child welfare system in rural Nevada. Staff provide in-home, family centered, intensive services including counseling, skill-building, supportive services, advocacy, mental health assessments for children and their parents (if appropriately licensed) and clinical case management to complex, high risk families. Mental Health Counselors with IFS provide diagnosis (if appropriately licensed) to children in custody for access to services; higher level of care; crisis intervention; placement disruption services; and case consultation services for other DCFS program staff. IFS does not replicate existing services and is not considered a mental health program, but rather a clinical child welfare program designed to intervene quickly with families where safety threats have been identified and removal of children is imminent without effective preventative services. IFS prioritize efforts to enhance deficient caregiver protective capacities to mitigate safety factors. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

 

These positions require licensure or certification in the State of Nevada as a Mental Health Counselor, Certified Counselor, Social Worker, and/or Marriage and Family Therapist. 

 

*** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE BEFORE THE POSTED CLOSE DATE BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***

 

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 and two years of post-master's degree professional mental health counseling experience; 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 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 driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
  • Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
  • Moderate travel is required.

 

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.


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