Behavioral Health Practitioner II - NE DHHS Lincoln Regional Center

$18.78 - $22.03 hourly
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
  • Lincoln Regional Center, West Prospector Place, Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Jul 22, 2021
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional Licensed Professional Licensed Substance Abuse Professional Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

What are you waiting for? Join the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in "Helping People Live Better Lives." If passion, integrity, and fulfillment is the work culture you are seeking, then DHHS is where you belong. The Lincoln Regional Center, a Joint Commission accredited psychiatric facility, is looking for personable and self – motivated professionals to join our team as a Mental Health Practitioner II. Provisionally licensed applicants will be considered and will be hired as Mental Health Practitioner I until fully licensed. DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability marital status, or genetics.

Hiring rate of position: $18.778 - $22.029 

Location of position: Full time Lincoln Regional Center, Building 14 

Work schedule: Full-time Schedule: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, may require some evening hours as needed. 

Licensed Mental Health Practitioners provide individual, didactic and group therapy consistent with the individual patient treatment needs. They provide input into master treatment plan. They assess treatment needs of individual patients, incorporating information obtained through assessments, patient history, and direct observation. They collaborate with the treatment team in planning and evaluating effectiveness of patient treatment, and enhance and adjust the treatment approach and content based on individual and population needs. Shares clinical observations with the treatment team. Therapist compiles patient individual and group progress notes, documenting according to LRC Standards and DHHS/LRC policies and procedures. Therapists participate in team and clinical meetings to address program concerns and needs. Attends and participates in program planning committees, in-service training and monthly LMHP department meetings. These interventions assist the facility in demonstrating compliance to JACHO standards of active treatment. This position also assists with doing campus wide Drug and Alcohol assessments. 

Job 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. Prefer: Experience leading group therapy and developing group curriculum. Knowledge and experience working with serious and persistent mental illness and personality disorder diagnoses. License Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) to work with substance abuse issues preferred. 

Loan Forgiveness?

Yes