Licensed Mental Health Practitioner - YRTC Programs - Telehealth Available
State of Nebraska

Kearney, Nebraska

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Hiring Agency:
Health & Human Services - Agency 25

Hastings Job Posting, Lincoln Job Posting, Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center (YRTCK) 24/7 - Kearney

Hiring Rate:

Classification Salary Range:
$32.08 - $47.28

Job Posting:
JR2023-00002283 Licensed Mental Health Practitioner - YRTC Programs - Telehealth Available (Evergreen) (Open)

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Job Description:
The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services is seeking Licensed Mental Health Practitioners for the Division of Children and Family Services / Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center Programs located in Kearney, Hastings, & Lincoln. The successful candidate will impact the lives of high-acuity youth while supporting our therapeutic, rehabilitative, and holistic approach to their care.

Telehealth opportunities available with requirements to visit youth face-to-face at least once every two weeks.

Individuals licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner and Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the State of Nebraska or as LIMHP start at $32.075/hour. Individuals licensed as Mental Health Practitioner, start at $27.757/hour. Provisionally licensed applicants will be considered and will be hired with a starting pay rate of $23.661/hour until fully licensed.

Here at DHHS, we have the opportunities, you have the passion - let's make a difference for Nebraskans!

Examples of Work

As a Mental Health Practitioner, you will

• Assess mental/behavioral health needs and provide treatment interventions and monitoring of response and progress

• Develop treatment plans

• Provide consultative services to treatment team and collaborate with Probation and other service providers

• Provide Individual, group and family therapy to youth

• Provide ACRA substance abuse programming

• Respond to crisis situations and assist with de-escalation process

• Complete all required documentation

• Responsible for mental health needs of youth on campus

Participate in on-call rotation

Qualifications / Requirements

Requirements: Licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner, Independent Mental Health Practitioner or Provisional Mental Health Practitioner that allows the incumbent to provide the above mental health services as required by NE revised statute 38-2122, under the supervision of a qualified Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, if provisionally licensed. Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.

OTHER: License eligible candidates must be actively pursuing licensure to become fully licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner within a period not to exceed two years from date of hire, by providing mental health services under the direct clinical supervision of a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner or other qualified professional.

Hiring rate of position

Pay commensurate with licensure. PLMHP: $23.661, LMHP: $27.757, LMHP/PLADC: $29.838, LMHP/LACD or LIMHP: $32.075. Additional $3.00/hour facility differential for hours worked.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Knowledge of growth & development, suicide prevention and trauma informed care practices. Working with juveniles in an inpatient treatment or correctional/forensic setting is valuable. Ability to work well with a treatment team is essential.


We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

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Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex. age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.

Current employees of the State of Nebraska should NOT apply on this external career. Instead go to Workday and access the Jobs Hub - Internal Apply app from your home landing page.

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