State of Nebraska Mental Health Practitioner II - LRC in Lincoln, Nebraska

Mental Health Practitioner II - LRC

Salary

$18.50 - $21.70 Hourly

Location

Lincoln, NE

Job Type

PERM FULL TIME

Department

Health & Human Services Department

Job Number

25511617

Closing

Continuous

  • Description

  • Benefits

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 professional 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.

Lincoln Regional Center, 801 West Prospector Rd., Lincoln NE

Examples of Work

The successful candidate will:

  • Counsel patients in the areas of education, vocation, living skills and/or interpersonal relationships in a social environment to understand, solve, prevent and/or cope with, identified needs and problems

  • Provide individual therapeutic interventions following a theory-based approach which uses counseling techniques to deal with thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the treatment of mental or emotional disorders and maladjustment's to relieve emotional distress, attain insight into the nature of the individual's problem and/or assist the person in decision making and acquiring new behavior

  • Create curriculum and provide group therapeutic interventions following a theoretical pattern or modality which utilizes group dynamics to facilitate communicating about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to produce changes that help individuals with the group to relieve emotional distress, attain insight into the nature of the participant's problem and/or to improve adaptive functioning, interpersonal relationships and social functioning

  • Compile progress notes and documents assessments and treatment activities to comply with governing standards

  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and/or serves as a member to ensure completeness of individual treatment plans, coordinate treatment needs, other case management functions, and/or to update treatment plans and is active participant in the interdisciplinary team.

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.

PREFERRED: 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: DSM, patterns and processes of normal growth and development; mental and emotional disorders; behavior management and modification; applied behavior analysis; psycho educational training; individual and group therapy techniques; system theories and bio-psychosocial intervention theories; social and cultural factors as related to mental health; program specific treatment issues; applicable agency policies and organizations; program specific philosophies, policies, and procedures. Ability to: demonstrate the application of therapy methods and techniques; communicate in person, as a group facilitator, and in written formats with persons served, other staff, and other agencies; monitor patient progress and recommend new strategies; prepare written reports; document findings and treatment; conceptualize, integrate and express interdisciplinary input; explain the significance of behavior patterns and signs to patients and other team members.