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Licensed Mental Health Therapist (Grant Funded)

Douglas County


Job title:
Licensed Mental Health Therapist (Grant Funded)

Job level:

Job description:

Primary Function:
Incumbent works under the direction of the Mental Health Services Manager of the Douglas County Youth Center (DCYC) or designee, utilizing an evidence-based model providing crisis intervention, trauma informed care, individual and group therapy, comprehensive intake assessments, mental health screenings, suicide and other risk assessments.

Douglas County is an EOE – Disability/Veterans

Salary Range: $ 28.70 – $ 43.27 /hour

Essential Functions:
*Facilitate an evidence-based model program for those with mental health disorders.
*Provide crisis intervention, group therapy, individual therapy, and mental health screens.
*Complete comprehensive intake assessments and risk assessments (e.g. suicide, PREA).
*Provide mental health crisis intervention/stabilization.
*Function as primary therapist for assigned cases.
*Establish and maintain effective work relationships with clients, supervisors, County employees, elected officials, attorneys, law enforcement, judges, other agencies, and the public.
*Monitor detainee progress and effectiveness of group therapy.
*Maintain a caseload and productivity in compliance with DCYC criteria ensuring youth receive necessary mental health care within a reasonable time frame.
*Provide guidance and consultation to staff addressing crisis situations and other behavioral or mental health concerns.
*Provide consultation and mental health training to staff aiding in the monitoring and interacting with youth experiencing mental health crises and/or other mental health concerns.
*Provide recommendations regarding appropriate mental health, substance use and/or level of care to caseworkers, probation officers, attorneys and/or the Multidisciplinary Team.
*Comply with Civil Service policies and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, County policies, department policies and laws to create a cooperative, safe, respectful and quality work environment.
*Assure client information/records are properly documented and maintained.
*Ensure all services comply with professional standards, state/federal regulations and established policies/procedures.
*Participate in Douglas County Youth Center Multidisciplinary Team meetings.
*Provide input regarding changes to policies and procedures.
*Perform quality assurance activities.
*Safely operate a motor vehicle when required to travel on County business.
*Report to work with regular, consistent attendance.
*Perform other duties as assigned and directed.

*Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or Human Services required.
*Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) or provisional LMHP in the state of Nebraska required. (Applicants who are provisionally licensed as a Psychologist seeking postdoctoral clinical hours for licensure are eligible applicants).
*Dually Licensed practitioner in Nebraska as a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) or LMHP and LADC preferred.
*Experience with adolescent populations preferred.
*Approved provider for Nebraska Probation preferred.
*Experience with community behavioral health programs/resources preferred.
*Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English preferred.
*Valid driver’s license and own mode of transportation at the time of hire and throughout employment required.
*Completion of a pre-employment criminal background check, conditional offer drug screen and physical assessment required.

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Posted on:
January 25, 2024

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