Mental Health Supervisor

$23.11 hourly
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Geneva, NE, USA
  • Aug 29, 2019
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

Are you ready to be a part of a dynamic team working to make a difference in the lives of Nebraska youth? The Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Geneva is looking for a Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor. The State of Nebraska offers excellent benefits, and many of our jobs qualify for federal loan repayment programs. Apply today for this great opportunity at the YRTC in Geneva! 

Monday - Friday 8:00 am until 4:30 pm with some flexibility. 

The Mental Health Supervisor position will be responsible for supervising a mental health department consisting of three licensed or provisionally licensed therapists. The candidate will be responsible to provide administrative supervision to all therapists as well as clinical supervision for provisionally licensed staff. In addition to providing oversight to the mental health department, the position will also be responsible for completing the Initial Diagnostic Interviews with female youth upon admission to the facility. Will be responsible for organizing and coordinating mental health department operations and programs as well as guiding departmental and organizational priorities. Will establish mental health call schedules for the mental health practitioners and will work collaboratively with administration and front line staff to provide high-quality services to the youth we serve. The candidate will also provide assistance to the Program Director in developing and implementing programmatic changes throughout the facility. Candidate report directly to the Program Director, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. 

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: 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. 3000 hours of post-degree supervised counseling experience, and experience providing mental health services.

PREFERRED: Supervisory experience. LIMHP license or a LMHP with the desire to become independently licensed. Experience working with youth. Ideal candidate would possess diagnostic skills and credentials that would allow them to formulate mental health and substance abuse diagnoses based on collateral information, a detailed clinical interview as well as psychological testing interpretations provided to them by the psychologist.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent transportation. 

Knowledge of: professional ethics; therapeutic methods for providing crisis intervention and group and individual therapy; psychiatric medications and their side effects; interpersonal dynamics; mental and emotional disorders; social and cultural factors as related to mental health; patterns and processes of normal growth and development; adult education; sound correctional security measures; case planning and development; department and institutional rules and regulations; institutional and community based resources; program development and evaluation; personnel rules; the NAPE/AFSCME contract; continuous quality improvement. Ability to: communicate and deal with a wide range of individuals; make sound decisions; solve problems; function effectively as a team member; develop program specific philosophies, policies, and procedures; explain the significance of behavior patterns and signs to patients and other team members; monitor patient progress and recommend new strategies; prepare written reports; document findings and treatment; manage and organize; provide supervision and leadership to staff members; facilitate conflict resolution; function effectively as a team leader; react to crisis situations; administer a budget; follow legal and ethical standards. Ability to remain calm and effective during crisis situations. Ability to establish and maintain excellent team building skills. 

Other Salary Information

DHHS employees start accruing vacation and sick leave on day one, we provide excellent insurance packages, and a retirement contribution of 156%.

Loan Forgiveness?

Yes