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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR I
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $44,411.76 to  $66,001.68  PAY GRADE: 35
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Mental Health/Developmental Services
Location: Winnemucca
Job Class Code: 10.141
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 16437
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 04/02/2012
Recruiter:
   SHERI DUNN
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: sdunn@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
The Position
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 perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCED CLOSING DATE BASED ON VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. ** The Mental Health Counselor provides services to individuals, groups and families at the Winnemucca Mental Health Center. This is an Outpatient Mental Health facility. This includes performing evaluations and diagnostic assessments through interviews to determine eligibility for services, specific programs and referrals to community resources. Crisis intervention skills are required to deal with day to day crisis in the center by clients and the community, which could include hospitals, schools and jails. This position conducts individual, family and group therapy or interventions utilizing best practices and standard of care. The team approach model is used to develop treatment planning and implementation for services. This also includes developing and implementing discharge and aftercare plans. Quality Assurance duties are required and involve reviewing clinical records for peers throughout the centers. The Mental Health Counselor supervises lower level professionals and may have interns they provide clinical supervision for. Computer skills are required to complete documentation in a medical records system. In order to be eligible for this position, you must be licensed or license eligible as either a Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Certified Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Nevada.

To Qualify:
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; OR an equivalent combination of education and clinical experience.
Special Notes
    Some positions require specialized training and experience working with specific client populations
Special Requirements
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for fingerprinting.
    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.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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