State of Nevada MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR 2 in Nevada



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Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur

in this geographical location.

Department: Health and Human Services

Division: Aging & Disability Services

Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 34040

Open to current classified employees in the specified Department, with at least 6 months of continuous, full-time equivalent service.



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Phone: (775)684-0129


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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.

This is a full-time position located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of Health and Human Services at Desert Regional Center (DRC), Las Vegas, NV, a community-based agency serving individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The Mental Health Counselor position works within the Desert Regional Center Intake Department in collaboration with the Psychology Department to provide formal assessments using standardized techniques that inform eligibility or re-determinations of eligibility for services for both children and adults. This position will work with individuals with intellectual and or/developmental disabilities and related conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Seizure Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury or other diagnoses that fall under the category of a developmental disability. Assessment interviews can be conducted with the applicant and/or persons who provide support to or are knowledgeable of the applicant's skill levels, capacity and support needs.

The position in addition to administrating assessments should be comfortable with conducting comprehensive record reviews, writing lucid summaries and making eligibility judgments based upon information gathered. Types of assessments used to inform eligibility include the administration of the Adaptive Behavioral Assessment System, Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, Developmental Profile and Scales of Independent Behavior-Revised. Must be able to establish rapport with interviewees of various educational, social and cultural backgrounds. Other duties include participation in committees that review applicant eligibility recommendations such as the DRC Eligibility Review Committee (ERC) and the Statewide Eligibility Review Committee (SERC) that reviews an applicant's eligibility at the request of a Regional Center or in response to an appeal of a Regional Center's eligibility determination. The position may call for participation in oversight committees or work groups to meet agency needs. Serves as an initial contact for individuals/families/agencies seeking services/supports with DRC either via the telephone and walk-in applicants. The position will also assist with completing Intake applications, reviewing documentation submission requirements with applicants, families and referring support agencies and providing applicants with additional community resources geared toward the applicants' specific support needs. Travel up to 50% of the time may be required.

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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 and two years of post-master's degree professional mental health counseling experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and clinical experience at or above a master's degree and experience as described above.

Special Requirements

A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.

Moderate travel is required.

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) Do you have knowledge of and experience administering and interpreting evaluation and assessment instruments used to confirm eligibility for Developmental Services?


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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

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