• State of Nevada
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Oct 11, 2017
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $44,474 - $65,751 per yr

Job Description

Positions in this series provide care, training, and treatment to children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional disturbances in a 24-hour/7-day a week treatment home setting. The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) is recruiting for Treatment Home Supervisor (THS) to be located in Reno, NV. This position provides care, training and treatment to children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional disturbances in a 24 hour/7 day a week treatment home setting. The Family Learning Homes serve (FLH) children between 6 - 17 years of age. THS's provide oversight of the daily operations of their assigned treatment home ensuring adequate staff to client coverage, compliance with policy and treatment model implementation, training and supervising staff, developing program protocols and all issues and tasks related to the functioning of the home. THS's facilitate groups that focus on aggression replacement training, interaction and problem solving, and empowerment skills. THS's are responsible for completing the admission process with youth entering their home and updating treatment plans, Medicaid PAR's, writing progress notes, and completing discharge summaries. A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant. In addition, FLH is a licensed facility which requires all of its employees to be cleared through the Department of Family Service's Licensing Department, which includes a separate FBI background check. Must have a valid Nevada driver's license. Must pass drug screening. Travel up to 25% of the time may be required. This is a full time position that includes a variable work agreement with overtime after 40 hours per week. This position requires work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. The State of Nevada and DCFS offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual and 15 days of sick leave, 11 paid holidays and no city, county, state or social security tax! The Nevada DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS), together in partnership with families, communities and other governmental agencies, provides support and services to assist Nevada's children and families in reaching their full human potential. DCFS recognizes that Nevada's families are our future and children, youth and families thrive when they live in safe permanent settings, experience a sense of sustainable emotional and physical wellbeing, and receive support to consistently make positive choices for family and the common good. DCFS utilizes a family centered model in delivering services that is focused on engaging children, families and the family team, and encouraging their participation in decisions. DCFS programs include child protective and welfare service delivery in rural Nevada and oversight of urban county-operated child protective and welfare services, children's mental/behavioral health treatment and residential services (outpatient and inpatient acute) in urban Nevada, and statewide juvenile justice services including state-operated youth training centers and youth parole. DCFS is an extremely complex organization with incredibly dedicated and professional staff committed to the youth we serve and building strong communities through strengthening families. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***

Job Requirements

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in education, child development, psychology, counseling, social work, or closely related field and two years of experience in the care, training, and/or treatment of children or adolescents with behavioral and emotional disturbances; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience above the bachelor's degree level.

Special Requirements

A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.

Work on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.

A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, some positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions, must submit to pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

The Examination

TREATMENT HOME SUPERVISOR (10.146) Training and Experience Exam
The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.

1) Describe your experience, including number of years and where the experience was gained, implementing behavior modification techniques, and teaching, training and providing treatment for behaviorally and emotionally disturbed children or adolescents in a mental health setting.
2) Describe your experience, including number of years and where the experience was gained, implementing the Boys Town Psycho-educational Model. If your experience is with a different model, please state the name of the model and explain.
3) Do you have a Master's in Social/Behavior Science and experience providing individual and/or group counseling to emotionally/behaviorally disturbed youth in a mental health setting? If yes, you must make sure your education is listed under the education tab and describe your experience in detail being sure to include where and when this experience was gained.
4) Please describe your experience, including number of years and where the experience was gained, training and supervising staff involved in providing care and treatment to children and adolescents.
5) Do you have current Crisis Prevention and Response (CPAR) certification? If yes, you must attach your certification to your application to receive credit.

Additional Information

Announcement Number: 32567
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 10/10/2017
Close Date: 10/24/2017
Phone: (775)684-0129
Applications accepted for another 4 Days 18 Hrs 50 Mins