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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 1 - Underfill for Mental Health Counselor 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $51,281.28 to  $76,170.24  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: Division of Child and Family Services
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.141
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 38874
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/20/2019
Close Date: 12/17/2019
Recruiter:
   DARRELL MORLAN
   Phone: (775)684-0126
   Email: darrell.morlan@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.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. This position is for a Mental Health Counselor I, underfilling a Mental Health Counselor II, located at Summit View Youth Center (SVYC). SVYC is a maximum-security youth facility with a capacity of 48 beds which provides programming and services to male youth between the ages of 16 to 21. SVYC sits on 13 acres in North Las Vegas near Nellis Air Force Base. SVYC opened on February 26, 2016, under the supervision of the Division of Child and Family Services. This facility, in cooperation with the Clark County School District, operates educational programs that offer both required and elective academic subjects, remedial programs, special education programs, vocational programs, and interscholastic activities. SVYC has nursing staff, a psychologist, contracted physicians, a contracted psychiatrist, and a contracted dentist to provide comprehensive on-site medical services. In addition, SVYC provides recreational programming, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, recovery programming, group and individual counseling, sexual offender treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and treatment planning. The Mental Health Counselor I completes risk and/or suicide assessments, completes documents, and follows a reporting chain for these incidents as needed or requested by youth, family, therapist or facility; evaluates for and makes referrals as needed for psychological testing, psychiatric evaluations, substance abuse treatments, and other specialized programming that requires a clinical referral. The incumbent participates in biweekly admissions meetings and provides input on mental health needs of the youth pending admissions; sees youth as regularly as indicated on the treatment plan and at the request of the youth, family, and/or facility as clinically indicated; and provides contacts that meet the needs of the children and families served and provide effective intervention resulting in positive outcomes.
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.

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 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.
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
    This position 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.
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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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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