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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $55,958.40 to  $83,394.72  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.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Division of Child and Family Services
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.139
Announcement Number: 40176
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 05/20/2020
Close Date: 06/03/2020
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: nspanozzo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another 8 Days 8 Hrs 0 Mins
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 possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. The Division of Child and Family Services is recruiting for a Mental Health Counselor 2 in Las Vegas at Oasis. Oasis is a staff secured residential facility comprised of five treatment homes located at the West Neighborhood Family Service Center. This position provides psychotherapy to youth and their guardians and serves as the Primary Behavioral Health Provider. Oasis serves children between 6 - 18 years of age. Youth served by Oasis are designated as Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED) and have experienced multiple failed placements. Youth placed with Oasis exhibit significant behavioral challenges including physical and verbal aggression, non-compliance, challenges to authority figures, school problems (academic and behavioral), peer and social difficulties, and family issues. Quite often Oasis is accessed as a final measure before a youth is placed in a higher level residential treatment facility, often out of state. Oasis also accepts youth returning from out of state placements as a step-down before returning to their family or other less intensive community-based treatment home. Oasis accepts referrals from parents/legal guardians, the Department of Family Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, and Youth Parole. Treatment is provided in the milieu of Oasis involving a combination of psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) and basic skills training (BST). Staff are trained to utilize a Psychosocial Education Model (PEM), Aggression Replacement Training (ART), and CPAR (a model used when restraint is unavoidable). All staff are required to adhere to the models endorsed by DCFS for the Oasis program. The Mental Health Counselor II will need to be familiar with the behavior modification model used in the home and work collaboratively with treatment home staff to meet youth needs. The Mental Health Counselor II will be responsible for completing assessments, creating a person-centered treatment plan, completing a Prior Authorization for Services, providing individual, family, and group therapy, attending clinical staffings in the treatment homes, attending Child and Family Team Meetings, and coordinating overall youth clinical needs. They will also provide therapeutic groups in the treatment homes to include Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills-based groups. Mental Health Counselor's agree to work a variable work schedule in order to accommodate the needs of youth and families to be seen outside of school/work hours.
In addition, Oasis is a licensed facility which requires all of its employees to be cleared through the Department of Family Service's (DFS) Licensing Department. Should you be offered a position with Oasis, you will need to participate in this clearance process and pay for the fingerprinting that DFS requires. This will be in addition to the fingerprint requirement for the State, which has a separate fee. 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)
    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
    Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
    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.
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

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