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Job Title:  MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2 - 60042762
Posting Close Date:  8/4/2022
Location: 

RENO, NEVADA, US, 89512

Requisition Id:  12184

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2 - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: 8/4/2022 

Geographical Location: Reno, Sparks  

 

Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division: DHHS - DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES 

Business Unit: HR-NO NEV CHILD & ADLSCNT SVCS 

Work Type: PERMANENT 

*Pay Grade: GRADE 37 

Salary Range: $57,628.80 - $85,900.32 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: JON M TERRAZAS 

Phone:  775 684-0116 

Email: j.terrazas@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is recruiting for a Mental Health Counselor II to be located in Reno, NV. This position actively participates on a multidisciplinary team providing clinical care and treatment to children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional disturbances in a 24 hour/7 day a week Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF). PRTF Enterprise serves children between 6-17 years of age. Youth served are designated as Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) and have experienced multiple failed placements. Youth placed exhibit significant behavioral challenges including physical and verbal aggression, non-compliance, challenges to authority figures, school problems (academic and behavioral), peer and social difficulties, and family issues.

Mental Health Counselors provide individual, family, and group therapy utilizing evidence-based treatment practices and complete assessments, person-centered treatment plans, and Prior Authorization for services. In addition, Mental Health Counselors act as the Primary Behavioral Health Provider for assigned youth and coordinate Child and Family Team meetings, referrals, discharge planning, and overall youth clinical needs. They discuss youths’ treatment at interdisciplinary staffings, integrate and analyze information from all available sources, document quality of care, ensure information is available to other members of the treatment team by completing required forms and report and maintain documentation to ensure compliance with established laws, regulations, policies and standards of care. The Mental Health Counselor will need to be familiar with the behavior modification model used in the treatment facility and work collaboratively with treatment home staff and nurses to meet youth needs. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. Clinical experience with children and/or adolescents is preferred. This position requires licensure in the clinical fields of MFT, CPC, or LCSW.

Mental Health Counselors agree to work a variable work schedule in order to accommodate the needs of the youth and families to be seen outside of school/work hours. This position works four 10 hour days Tuesday-Friday or 8 hour days Monday-Friday with evening hours.

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.

  • Applicants must be licensed in the state of Nevada as a clinical professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, or clinical social worker.

 

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

  • Moderate travel is required.
  • Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
  • 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 at the cost of the 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: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe