State of Nevada MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 1 - Underfill for Mental Health Counselor 2 - Fernley in Nevada


  • Underfill for Mental Health Counselor 2 - Fernley


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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: Silver Springs, Lahontan, Fernley

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 34008

Open to all qualified persons.



Close Date:





Phone: (775)684-0151


Applications accepted

for another 8 Days 23 Hrs 42 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 perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.

DCFS is recruiting for a Mental Health Counselor 1 located in Fernley. These positions are part of the Advanced Foster Care Program (AFCP) approved in 2015 Legislation. Mental Health Counselors will provide coaching, mentoring, and training to foster families in the AFCP by using an evidence-based model. Incumbents will work closely with foster families in the program through weekly in-home visits to address the training and parenting needs of the foster parents the AFCP. The position may also assist with the recruitment and training of prospective foster families who will participate in the program. The program's goals include increasing placement stability and achieving permanency timely for youth in foster care. Incumbents train foster parents in the evidence based parenting program, "Together Facing the Challenge" and the trauma informed care training "Caring For Children Who Have Experienced Trauma," provide weekly in-home coaching to foster parents in the program, participate in recruiting homes for the program, collect data as required, enter information into UNITY, and document interactions with foster parents. The positions are full-time with a regular work schedule that includes a variable work agreement with overtime after 40 hours per week.

The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS), together in partnership with families, communities and other governmental agencies, provides support and services to assist Nevada's children and families in reaching their full human potential. DCFS programs include child protective and welfare service delivery in rural Nevada and oversight of urban county-operated child protective and welfare services, children's mental/behavioral health treatment and residential services (outpatient and inpatient acute) in urban Nevada, and statewide juvenile justice services including state-operated youth training centers and youth parole.

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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 Requirements

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.


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Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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