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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $47,188.80 to  $69,739.20  PAY GRADE: 33
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: 10.185
Announcement Number: 39465
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 01/21/2020
Close Date: 02/04/2020
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: nspanozzo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Psychiatric Caseworkers monitor the treatment and progress of mentally ill or developmentally disabled clients, perform day treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation activities, and coordinate discharge and aftercare services, in an outpatient, inpatient, clinic, residential, treatment center, client's home and other community settings.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. There are multiple Psychiatric Caseworker II positions open in the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), Children's Mental Health, Community Services in Las Vegas, NV. These positions are open in the Mobile Crisis Response Team and at the West Neighborhood Service Center-Intake Coordinator. Psychiatric Caseworkers link to, coordinate and monitor the effectiveness of services for youth with mental health and severe emotional disturbance. They may coordinate care and services in an outpatient mental health setting, client's home, emergency departments, schools and other community settings. DCFS Intake Coordinators are the first point of contact for individuals seeking mental health services for children aged birth through 18 years. The Intake Coordinator responds to all phone or in-person inquiries, gathers eligibility information, connects youth to DCFS or community resources and services. This position is responsible for meeting with the legal guardians for intake into DCFS programs, for presenting clinical information on youth seeking services with the assigned supervisor to determine eligibility and assignment to appropriate and requested services and for scheduling the initial appointment with the assigned staff. This position will use electronic medical records systems for all communications regarding youth. Intake Coordinators build connections with the community in their geographical area and are responsible for outreach to create and maintain relationships and collaborations with other service providers in the area. As the first contact for the community, this position is expected to have strong verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills and crisis intervention skills.
The Mobile Crisis Response Team receives calls from community and families, responds in teams to children and adolescents in the community calling for an immediate mobile response, support and stabilization due to a current crisis. Responses can take place in emergency departments, schools, home and other community settings. Teams can remain in place for up to 45 days to provide intensive clinical and targeted case management services to these youth and families. This position will be the lead for linking, coordinating and ensuring connection with additional resources on the response and stabilization team, as well as providing education to caregivers and systems. The Mobile Crisis Response Team provides services during daytime, evening and weekend hours across a variety of shifts. The State of Nevada and DCFS offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual and 15 days of sick leave, 11 paid holidays and no city, county, state or social security tax! 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. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, or closely related human services field and two years of experience in a mental health or intellectual disabilities setting, one year of which must have included professional casework experience providing psychosocial rehabilitation services for a caseload consisting predominantly of individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities; OR one year as a Psychiatric Caseworker I in Nevada State Service; OR an equivalent combination of experience and education above the bachelor's degree level.
Special Notes
    As part of the hiring process, applicants may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
Special Requirements
    Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required and is a condition of continuing employment.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    A valid driver's license is required at the 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 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) Do you have experience working with youth under the age of 18 and their families? Please describe.
2) Do you speak any languages in addition to English? If yes, what language?
3) Describe your casework experience including the population served and where the experience was gained.
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

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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