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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $58,025.52 to  $86,150.88  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.
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
Announcement Number: 47592
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 06/06/2024
Close Date: 06/20/2024
   Phone: (775)684-0133
   Email: torisheehan@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.
The Division of Child and Family Services is recruiting for a Mental Health Counselor 1 underfilling a Mental Health Counselor 2 located in Las Vegas, NV. Summit View Youth Center (SVYC) is a maximum-security youth facility with a capacity of 48 beds. It provides programming and services to male youth between the ages of 15 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, mental health, 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 counseling, recovery programming, group and individual counseling, problematic sexual behavior counseling, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
The Mental Health Counselor 1 (MHC) completes risk and/or suicide assessments, completes documents, and follows reporting chain for incidents as needed or requested by youth, family, therapist, or facility. They evaluate for and make referrals as needed for psychological testing, psychiatric evaluations, substance abuse treatments, and other specialized programming that requires a clinical referral. They provide weekly updates regarding each youth on their caseload; participate in biweekly admissions meetings and provide input on the mental health needs of youth pending admission; see youth regularly as indicated on the treatment plan and at the request of youth, family, and/or facility as clinically indicated. MHC's provide contacts that meet the needs of the children and families served and provide effective interventions resulting in positive outcomes. Collateral activities will be provided that support treatment needs. The incumbent will focus on providing substance use disorder treatment to adolescents. The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to 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 WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. 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; OR an equivalent combination of education and clinical experience at or above a master's degree and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    Some positions require specialized training and experience working with specific client populations
Special Requirements
    Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for fingerprinting.
    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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Please describe your experience and training in the treatment of substance use disorders.
2) Please describe your experience providing treatment interventions to adolescents.
3) Do you hold an active, unrestricted license as an LMFT, CPC, LCSW, or PhD? If not, are you eligible for licensure?
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
515 East Musser Street,
First Floor
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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