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Job Title:  MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2 - 60027033
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

FALLON, NEVADA, US, 89406 ELKO, NEVADA, US, 89801 FERNLEY, NEVADA, US, 89408 PAHRUMP, NEVADA, US, 89060 ELY, NEVADA, US, 89301 CARSON CITY, NEVADA, US, 89701 YERINGTON, NEVADA, US, 89447 WINNEMUCCA, NEVADA, US, 89445

Requisition Id:  331

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: LISA D FRIEND 

Phone:  775 684-0110 

Email: friend@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Long Description

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 and clinical case management to complex, high risk families. Mental Health Counselors with IFS provide diagnosis 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 are full time positions with an anticipated flexible work schedule Monday through Friday with Saturdays and Sundays off, which includes a variable work agreement with overtime after 40 hours per week. Experience in a child welfare setting is required as is licensure in the State of Nevada as a  Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  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 also encourages education by providing on-going trainings and paid release time for staff to obtain CEU's. Some positions may also be eligible for an additional 5% Shift Differential pay.

 

The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS), together in partnership with families, communities and other governmental agencies provides support and services to assist Nevada's children and families in reaching their full human potential. We recognize that Nevada's families are our future and children, youth and families thrive when they live in safe permanent settings, experience a sense of sustainable emotional and physical wellbeing, and receive support to consistently make positive choices for family and the common good. DCFS is an extremely complex organization with incredibly dedicated and professional staff committed to serving Nevada's youth and families! More information on our Division and the valuable services we provide Nevada's children and families can be found at: http://dcfs.nv.gov/

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.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
  • Licensure or certification as a Mental Health Counselor, Certified Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, or Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor issued by the appropriate licensing or certification authority is required at time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • 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.


Nearest Major Market: Reno