Behavioral Health Practitioner - NRC
State of Nebraska


Job Info


Description
DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability marital status, or genetics. Why DHHS? Benefits include a competitive health insurance and retirement plans (retirement contribution match of 156%), earning of vacation and sick leave Day One (12 Days), 13 State holidays, eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, $20,000 Basic Life Insurance at no additional cost, and flexible work schedules post-training completion.

Hiring rate of position: $18.778/per hour for Practitioner I and $22.029/per hour for Practitioner II

Location of position: NRC 1700 N. Victory Rd. Norfolk, NE

Work schedule: 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. with possible weekend hours
Examples of Work
This position provides group therapy and individual therapy to sex offender patients. Group and individual therapy are the primary mode of treatment for this population. Assignments are given to patients in the sex offender groups and individual therapy to help measure and evaluate patients' progress in treatment. Patients have core assignments that the group therapist must approve prior to the patient being transferred to LRC or considered for discharge through the NRC Transitional Skill Building Program. The therapy staff create and approve other assignments to help the patients work on their risk factors for re-offending and other treatment problem areas. Patients complete focuses in group on issues that they are dealing with related to the dynamic risk factors for reoffending. Part of providing group and individual therapy consists of assisting patients to determine appropriate Patient Hour presentations. Both group and individual therapy require preparation and documentation of the patient progress. Therapists provide professional input into the Level Scoring, an evaluation tool, of individual sex offender patients to assess progress and areas that need to be addressed with individual patients. This position serves as Treatment Plan Coordinator (TPC) for four to six patients. The TPC takes lead in coordination and completion of the patient Treatment Plans. The position of LMHP helps provide direction for direct care staff with on-unit groups.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIRED: Licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner or possesses another license that allows the incumbent to provide the above mental health services as required by NE. Rev. Statute 38-2122. Will consider Provisional Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) or eligible to become licensed as a PLMHP at the time of employment.



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