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Job Title:  PSYCHIATRIC CASEWORKER 2

PSYCHIATRIC CASEWORKER 2 - 60035858
Posting Close Date:  7/15/2021
Location: 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, US, 89104

Requisition Id:  1721

Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division: DHHS - PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 

Business Unit: HR-SO NEV ADULT MENTAL HEALTH 

Work Type: PERMANENT 

Pay Grade: GRADE 33 

Salary Range: $47,188.80 - $69,739.20

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: ANA MARIA ORNELLAS 

Phone:  775 684-0151 

Email: aornellas@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

Psychiatric Caseworkers monitor the treatment and progress of mentally ill or developmentally disabled clients, perform day treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation activities, and coordinate discharge and aftercare services, in an outpatient, inpatient, clinic, residential, treatment center, client's home and other community settings. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.

 

The position requires crises intervention techniques, documenting client progress, assessing client needs and resources available; case management practices and procedures; laws governing abuse and neglect of clients; treatment planning and implementation; and educating clients and their families on issues of daily living, coping skills and employment.

 

The position will coordinate and obtain community services for clients, actively participate on the treatment team, and develop treatment plans, and provide crisis intervention. There is an emphasis on utilizing the recovery model, formulating individualized treatment plans that leads to self-sufficiency, and ensuring compliance with CMS standards.

 

Our Agency's mission is to help adults with mental illness improve their quality of life. Through a team approach, we provide innovative inpatient and outpatient mental health services for the Southern Nevada community. Successful candidates will possess strong crisis intervention techniques; case management practices and procedures; knowledge of laws governing abuse and neglect of clients; and treatment planning and implementation techniques. Incumbents will document client progress; assess client needs and resources available; and educate clients and their families on issues of daily living, coping skills and employment.

 

Some of the services we provide include Inpatient Services, Mobile Crises, Outpatient Counseling, Service Coordination, Intensive Service Coordination, Medication Clinic, Residential Support Programs, Mental Health Court, Consumer Advocacy, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) and Programs for Assertive C.

 

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, or closely related human services field and two years of experience in a mental health or intellectual disabilities setting, one year of which must have included professional casework experience providing psychosocial rehabilitation services for a caseload consisting predominantly of individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities; OR one year as a Psychiatric Caseworker I in Nevada State Service; OR an equivalent combination of experience and education above the bachelor's degree level.

 

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 is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.

 

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 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