Behavioral Health Practitioner - YRTC in Lincoln

$23.66 - $32.08 hourly
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • 1200 Radcliff St, Lincoln, NE 68512
  • Sep 11, 2023
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services is seeking Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioners for the Division of Children and Family Services / Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Lincoln. The successful candidate will impact the lives of high-acuity youth while supporting our therapeutic, rehabilitative, and holistic approach to their care.

Pay commensurate with licensure:
PLMHP: $23.661 per hour
LMHP: $27.757 per hour
LMHP/PLADC: $29.838 per hour
LMHP/LACD or LIMHP: $32.075 per hour
Additional $3.00/hour facility differential for hours worked.

What we can offer you:
• Stable Employment Opportunity
• Career Development and Learning including LinkedIn Learning Courses
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF) through the Federal government
• 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
• 13 Paid Holidays
• Generous Leave Accruals and benefits
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Flexible Schedules
• 79% employer paid health, dental, vision insurance plans

Examples of Work

As a Mental Health Practitioner, you will:

-Be responsible for the mental health needs of youth on campus.

-Assess mental and behavioral health needs, provide consultation to other treatment team members and provide individual, family and group therapy to youth on campus.

-Respond to crisis situations and aid in de-escalating youth as needed.

-Complete all documentation as required and share on call duties.

Qualifications / Requirements

Behavioral Health Practitioner I:
Mental Health: Provisional license to practice as a mental health practitioner in Nebraska.
Alcohol and Drug Counseling: Provisional license to practice alcohol and drug counseling in Nebraska.

Behavioral Health Practitioner II:
Mental Health Practitioner: Nebraska License as Mental Health Practitioner.
Alcohol and Drug Counseling: Nebraska License as Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Behavioral Health Practitioner III:
Nebraska license as Mental Health Practitioner or Nebraska license as Alcohol and Drug Counselor. AND Nebraska Provisional License as Mental Health Practitioner or Nebraska Provisional License as Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Behavioral Health Practitioner IV:
State of Nebraska licenses as Mental Health Practitioner and Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Licensure requirements for all levels pursuant to Nebraska State Statutes 38-2122, 38-2124, and 38-316. 

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. License eligible candidates must be actively pursuing licensure to become fully licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner within a period not to exceed two years from date of hire, by providing mental health services under the direct clinical supervision of a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner or other qualified professional.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of various paradigms, adolescent growth and development and trauma informed care. Ability to work well with a multi disciplinary team of professionals. .

For more information about the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Children and Family Services please visit our website,

Other Salary Information

Additional $3/hr for hours worked on top of hourly wage.

Loan Forgiveness?