Licensed Mental Health Practitioner - YRTC Kearney

$18.77 - $22.02 hourly
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Aug 24, 2021
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

Are you ready to be a part of a dynamic team working to make a difference in the lives of Nebraska youth? The Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney is looking for a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner or a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner to provide treatment services to youth between the ages of 14 and 18. The State of Nebraska offers excellent benefits, and many of our jobs qualify for federal loan repayment programs. Apply today for this great opportunity at the YRTC in Kearney! To learn more about our opportunities and the great benefits available with #TeamDHHS -

Hiring rate for this position: $22.029/per hour LMHP and $18.778/per hour PLMHP
Location and address of this position: YRTC-K 2802 30th Ave. Kearney, NE 68845
Work schedule: 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday-Friday with rotating on-call

EXAMPLES OF WORK: The Licensed Mental Health Practitioner is responsible for mental health needs of youth on campus. Assess mental/behavioral health needs and provide treatment interventions and monitoring of response and progress. Develop treatment plans. Provide consultative services to treatment team and collaborate with Probation and other service providers. Provide Individual, group and family therapy and A-CRA Programming to youth. Respond to crisis situations and assist with de-escalation process. Complete all required documentation. Participate in on-call rotation.

Job Requirements

 QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: REQUIREMENTS Licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner or possesses another license that allows the incumbent to provide the above mental health services as required by Statute 71-1314. Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Human Development, Psychology, Family Relations, Vocational Rehabilitation, Art Therapy, Divinity, Human Resources, Naturopathy, Mental Health or other field approved by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in order to become a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner AND 3000 hours of post-degree supervised counseling experience. Will consider Provisional Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP). Provisionally licensed will be hired as Mental Health Practitioner I until fully licensed. Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Human Development, Psychology, Family Relations, Vocational Rehabilitation, Art Therapy, Divinity, Human Resources,Naturopathy, Mental Health or other field related to and approved by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in order to become a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. Must possess a provisional license for mental health practice. Will need valid driver license. OTHER: Incumbent must be actively pursuing licensure to become licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner within two years by providing mental health services under the direct clinical supervision of a LMHP or other qualified professional with at least one supervisory contact per week and performing 1500 hours of direct client contact and 1500 hours of case management work. Individuals who fail the test for licensure within the 2 year period will be allowed a maximum of six months to retake the test and become licensed as a LMHP. If the individual fails to become licensed within 6 months as notified by the facility, alternative employment at the facility may be sought. If no alternative employment is available at the facility, employment will be terminated.

PREFERRED: Dually Licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner & LADC. Experience in treating youth in an inpatient treatment facility or in a correctional/forensic facility is valuable. Experience in trauma recovery work

Loan Forgiveness?

Yes