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.
This position is located at High Desert State Prison (HDSP), in Indian Springs, Nevada. Incumbents provide group treatment to inmates through psycho-educational and other group formats, utilizing evidence-based and scientifically researched program models. The incumbent will develop and implement individual and group treatment plans providing for Constitutional care of inmates, consistent with the American Correctional Association standards, American Psychological standards, Nevada statutes and NDOC administrative regulations; provide individual clinical treatment to inmates using appropriate therapeutic strategies and recognized "best practices"; detect, categorize and diagnose mental illness according to the most recent edition of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; enter diagnosis for every inmate being treated; and recommend appropriate treatment and programming for each inmate assessed or evaluated. THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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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 A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
State Of Nevada