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.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is seeking a Mental Health Counselor II in their Children's Clinical Services (CCS) outpatient mental health program in Reno.
Children's Clinical Services provides individual, family and group therapy and case management services to children ages 6 to 18 and their families with mental health and/or behavioral health issues. Children's Clinical Services provides services in the home, office, and community settings. The incumbent will perform mental health evaluations and assessments through interviews with youth, families, support systems, and review of medical records including social, developmental, and medical history; determine strengths, presenting problems, resources, and eligibility for applicable programs and services; identify appropriate interventions.
The incumbent will follow established protocols and policy in order to ensure quality and timely services for youth and their families. This position provides individual, family and group therapy. Treatment goals and progress are developed and reviewed in the context of Child and Family Teams.
DCFS Children's Clinical Services works within the Nevada System of Care (SOC) and is guided by SOC principles and values. DCFS Children's Clinical Services has an extensive training curriculum that includes opportunities to be trained in Evidence Based Practices. This position will be cross trained to work with Mobile Response and Stabilization. This is a full-time position with a variable work schedule agreement, typically Monday - Friday, with at least one late day (until 7pm.) a week required.
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! 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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In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (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. Special Requirements Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant. Moderate travel is required. Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment. Additional Position Criteria If not already licensed, applicants must be eligible for license as a Mental Health Counselor, Certified Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Nevada.
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