Mental Health Practitioners provide individual and group therapy for patients receiving sex offender treatment. They provide individual therapeutic interventions following a research-based approach. Group therapy includes both process and psychoeducational groups. Mental Health Practitioners also provide Chemical Dependency treatment on an individual or group basis. They work on multidisciplinary treatment teams and serve on various committees within the hospital. They are an integral part of the treatment planning team and serve as the coordinator of treatment plan reviews for assigned patients. They may also provide clinical supervision for provisionally licensed Mental Health Practitioners and other duties as assigned
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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. Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation required 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. OTHER: Incumbent must be actively pursuing licensure to become licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner within two years by providing mental health services under the direct clinical supervision of a LMHP or other qualified professional with at least one supervisory contact per week and performing 1500 hours of direct client contact and 1500 hours of case management work. Individuals who fail the test for licensure within the 2 year period will be allowed a maximum of six months to retake the test and become licensed as a LMHP. If the individual fails to become licensed within 6 months as notified by the facility, alternative employment at the facility may be sought. If no alternative employment is available at the facility, employment will be terminated.