MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2
- DCFS - Mobile Crisis Response- Las Vegas
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
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.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
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 recruitment is for several clinicians in the Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Response Team in Las Vegas. The Mobile Crisis Response Team triages calls from community, responds in teams to children and adolescents in acute psychiatric and behavioral crisis in the community. Responses can take place in emergency departments, schools, home and other community settings. Teams can remain in place for up to 30 days to provide intensive clinical and case management services to these youth and families. This position will be the clinical lead on the response and stabilization team.
The mobile crisis team will provide services during daytime, evening and weekend hours across a variety of shifts. This recruitment is for all of the shifts that the Mobile Crisis Response Team covers. Applicants must be licensed or in/eligible for an internship for licensure with the Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers, Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Professional Counselors or the Nevada Board of Examiners for Psychologists. DCFS can provide supervision and clinical hours for interns.
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.
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
Experience working with youth (18 and under) and their families is required.
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) Are you licensed or in/eligible for an internship for licensure with the Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers, Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Professional Counselors or the Nevada Board of Examiners for Psychologists? Please explain. DCFS can provide supervision and clinical hours for interns.