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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $76,170.24 to  $115,090.56  PAY GRADE: 44
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.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Division of Child and Family Services
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.170
Announcement Number: 38961
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/26/2019
Close Date: 02/19/2020
   Phone: (775)684-0132
   Email: rwoomer@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Licensed Psychologists provide psychological testing, evaluation, psychotherapy, counseling, and consultation to clients or inmates in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings, at a mental health, intellectual disabilities, or correctional facility, or in other settings where psychological services are provided.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. This recruitment is for a Licensed Psychologist is with the Division of Child and Family Services, Children's Mental Health-Community Services, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This position is responsible for the leadership and supervision of a team of professionals within DCFS, Children's Mental Health who provide assessment, individual, group and family therapy, early childhood day treatment services, crisis response and stabilization, targeted case management, intake and referral for youth ages birth to 18. Responsibilities include review of clinical assessments written by other clinicians to monitor and evaluate treatment effectiveness, determine eligibility for program services or benefits applying the appropriate laws and regulations; consult with treating clinicians; ensure service delivery goals are met; and documentation is completed according to agency policy and applicable state and federal regulations. As a direct supervisor, this position is responsible for recruitment, hiring, onboarding and ongoing training and employee development. This position may have duties that include planning, developing and coordinating program services to meet the needs of the youth and community served; participate in committees, workgroups and activities in developing service delivery needs assessments and evaluations, policies and procedures; assist in writing and administering grants; prepare documentation required for budget development and monitor expenditures; and participate in accrediting and quality review programs. A Licensed Psychologist may provide psychological testing, evaluation, psychotherapy, counseling, and consultation to children, adolescents and their families in an outpatient or community setting.
Professional duties are performed in accordance with license requirements of the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners. Services are documented in DCFS electronic medical record. Incumbents will need to have experience in and able to utilize crisis intervention skills; de-escalate clients who are hostile, combative or physically aggressive; follow established agency policies; refer youth and families to community resources or other agencies; arrange for residential or inpatient admissions as necessary. As this position is responsible for training, coaching DCFS staff and supporting increase in the community's capacity to serve youth with mental health concerns, they will be responsible to develop and conduct presentations or training programs for youth, families, community partners and DCFS staff on youth mental health topics. This position requires licensure as a Psychologist in Nevada by the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners and must maintain licensure and in good standing with the board while employed by DCFS. 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)
    One year of post-doctoral experience in providing psychological services in an inpatient, outpatient or residential setting.
Special Requirements
    Licensed Psychologist I's and Licensed Psychologist II's must possess current licensure as a Psychologist issued by the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners at the time of appointment and maintain licensure as a condition of continuing employment.
    Some positions require work on evenings, weekends and holidays.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    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) What is your experience in supervising professionals in a mental health setting?
2) Do you have experience providing therapy and testing to children and adolescents?
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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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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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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