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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2 - DCFS - Child Welfare - Elko, Fallon, and Ely
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $52,742.88 to  $78,613.20  PAY GRADE: 37
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 Statewide.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Division of Child and Family Services
Job Class Code: 10.139
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 33658
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 03/06/2018
Close Date: 06/19/2018
Recruiter:
   NANCY PANOZZO
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: nspanozzo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
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.
The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) has career opportunities for Mental Health Counselors to work in our Child Welfare system. The positions are assigned to a variety of locations in Nevada that could include Elko, Fallon, and Ely. Candidates interested in other rural Nevada locations are encouraged to also apply, as other locations may be considered. As a Mental Health Counselor you would provide Intensive Family Services (IFS) to families involved with the child welfare system in rural Nevada. Staff provide in-home, family centered, intensive services including counseling, skill-building, supportive services, advocacy, mental health assessments for children and their parents (if appropriately licensed) and clinical case management to complex, high risk families. Mental Health Counselors with IFS provide diagnosis (if appropriately licensed) to children in custody for access to services; higher level of care; crisis intervention; placement disruption services; and case consultation services for other DCFS program staff. IFS does not replicate existing services and is not considered a mental health program, but rather a clinical child welfare program designed to intervene quickly with families where safety threats have been identified and removal of children is imminent without effective preventative services. IFS prioritize efforts to enhance deficient caregiver protective capacities to mitigate safety factors. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. These are full time positions with an anticipated flexible work schedule Mon-Fri with Sat/Sun off, that includes a variable work agreement with overtime after 40 hours per week. Experience providing mental health counseling in a child welfare setting is required. Travel up to 25% of the time may be required.

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 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 State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    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.
    Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Which locations are you willing to work in?
2) Describe your experience providing mental health counseling in a child welfare setting.
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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Email
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

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868


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