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  • Associate Dean, School of Social Work, University of Nevada, Reno

    Associate Dean, School of Social Work

    Job Description

    The Associate Dean, School of Social Work is responsible for providing vision and leadership for the School of Social Work’s undergraduate and graduate programs; working in conjunction with the Dean, Program Directors, and Program Coordinators to provide overall leadership; supervising Program Directors and Coordinators; supervising grant support; supervising undergraduate and graduate programs; attending state and national conferences as needed; leads and directs faculty development efforts, especially related to scholarship and grant production; and representing the college at various university events, standard campus administrative meetings, and other functions that the dean is unable to attend.

    This position is a 9-month Academic Faculty position with a stipend for the Associate Dean duties and additional compensation for work performed on off-contract days. The incumbent will be expected to retain administrative responsibilities over the summer. The summer work may be spread out over the summer on a part-time basis or full time on an intermittent basis.  The flexibility in meeting summer work demands allows for a research agenda and additional compensation to be earned while performing research or creative activities on non-contract days.

    Duties Include:

    • Supervise Program Directors and Coordinators

    • Supervise grant support in the college

    • Supervise undergraduate and graduate programs

    • Serve on University Research Council

    • Oversee Faculty and Staff annual evaluations

    • Disseminate grant opportunities to college faculty

    • Oversee completion of annual accreditation report

    • Oversee assessment of candidates across initial and advanced programs; assure assessment is aligned with accreditation standards

    • Oversee programs with assessment functions aligned to program student learning objectives and accreditation standards

    • Oversee collection and analysis of program accreditation data

    • Review IRB applications prior to university-level review

    • Interview academic candidates for faculty positions

    • Attend state and national conferences as needed to represent the college and its goals

    • Represent the college at events/meetings/functions the dean is unable to attend

    Required Qualifications

    MSW and a Doctoral Degree in Social Work and three (3) years of experience in academic administration with a strong record of teaching and research in Social Work.

    Schedule

    Occasional travel and variable work schedule

    Compensation Grade
    Associate Professor
    Professor
    Salary Schedules

    Total Compensation

    The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

    Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

    The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.  Dual Career Assistance Program

    Department Information

    The School of Social Work is dedicated to the values and commitments of the social work profession through education, research and public service. It prepares effective and ethical social workers who challenge injustice and promote a more humane world. For more information about the School of Social Work, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/social-work

    Department Contact

    Search Coordinator – Zach Behl zbehl@unr.edu

    Exempt

    Yes

    Full-Time Equivalent

    100.0%

    Associate Dean Application

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Nevada, Reno

    Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Social Work, UNR

    Job Description

    The University of Nevada, Reno, School of Social Work invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work from talented and committed individuals who demonstrate excellence in teaching & service and will have an interest in building a research portfolio.

    The position is a nine month, tenure track academic position. The ideal candidate will be able to teach across our current need in the curriculum (micro practice, HBSE, research) and across programs (BSW, MSW, and online) in generalist and advanced generalist social work. This position also carries the additional expectations of curriculum development, student advisement, committee, and field liaison assignments, as well as active research and scholarship. This school highly values diversity and expects the ideal candidate to be well versed in the infusion of issues related to diversity and inclusion in all courses taught. Associate level position may have administrative responsibilities as the MSW director.

    Required Qualifications

    The minimum requirements a candidate must possess include: an MSW degree; an earned doctorate in social work or a closely related field; at least 2 years or more post-BSW or post-MSW social work practice experience. Applicants for the Assistant level must demonstrate evidence of the potential to conduct research and scholarly activities. Associate level applicants must demonstrate an established record of research and scholarship.

    Compensation Grade
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
    Salary Schedules

    Total Compensation

    The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

    Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

    The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program

    Department Information

    The School of Social Work is dedicated to the values and commitments of the social work profession through education, research and public service. It prepares effective and ethical social workers who challenge injustice and promote a more humane world. To learn more, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/social-work

    Department Contracts

    For more information about this position, please contact
    Coordinator – Zach Behl, zbehl@unr.edu

    Exempt

    Yes

    Full-Time Equivalent

    100.0%

    Assistant/Associate Professor Application

  • Carson City School District

    School Social Worker

    POSITION:  School Social Worker (SSW) - CONTRACTOR - 2 Positions Available 

    LOCATION:  Carson High School 

    LICENSE:  

    • Must possess a license issued by the Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers - a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) or Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or; 
    • Possess a Social Work, MFT, Psychology, Mental Health or Counseling Degree or;
    • Meet the criteria as designated as a State of Nevada as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) or Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA).

    OPEN TO:  All qualified applicants may apply.                

    APPLICATION PERIOD:  Open until filled.

    NOTE:  These positions are contracted positions ONLY. Contractors are not considered employees of the Carson City School District and are not eligible for benefits. These positions are strictly contingent upon sufficient grant funding. 

    APPLICATION:  Complete the online application by clicking "Apply for this Position." The application will require:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Copy of transcripts (originals required if recommended for hire),
    • See licensure requirements for this position
    • Last three (3) evaluations (if no evaluations or incomplete: submit documentation on why no or partial evaluations)
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation dated within the last two years. 

    SALARY & BENEFITS:  

    LSW or LISW licensed -  $32.50 per hour

    LCSW or MFT licensed - $42.50 per hour 

    Contracted SSWs/SMHWs are paid only for actual working days; no pay for vacation, sick time, or state or federal holidays. Payment during the school year is limited to a maximum of 183 working days.

    This position includes salary only, no benefits.

    Bilingual preferred.

    Must be able to pass the pre-employment drug screen test.

    This is a replacement.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:   The Human Resources Department will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the employment process.  If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources Department at the time you turn in your application or at least three (3) days prior to an interview by calling (775) 283-2130.

  • Department of Veteran Affairs

    Social Worker - Suicide Behavior Program Coordinator

    Summary

    Open & closing dates

     12/17/2020 to 01/11/2021

    Salary

    $86,017 to $111,827 per year

    The full time permanent GS-12 Social Worker (Program Coordinator) serves in the Mental Health Service Lines at the Reno, Nevada location of the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System.

    A relocation/recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified applicant.

    Responsibilities

    The Social Worker Program Coordinator (Suicide Behavior Coordinator) serves to facilitate implementation of suicide prevention strategies at a local level. Activities will include support for the identification of veterans at high risk; collaborating with mental health providers in providing enhanced care when needed; education of providers, veterans, families, and members of the community on risk factors and warning signs for suicide, and treatment options. Suicide Behavior Coordinator (SBC) has previous experience providing direct care to suicidal and/or mental health patients as well as experience providing patient/staff education.

    The SBC collaborates with mental health providers, acts as an advisor to the ACOS, Mental Health Service, facility leadership, program managers, and staff in the care of veterans at risk for suicide. The SBC acts as part of the Suicide Prevention team to meet local and national goals of the Suicide Prevention Program.

    Major duties include, but are not limited to:

    Tracking all suicide attempts and ensuring that information is entered and updated in Suicide Prevention Application Network (SPAN) data base.

    Maintaining a facility "high risk" list and managing patient record flags which identify veterans who have been deemed at-risk for suicide.

    Assessing patients at regular intervals by means of chart reviews and in collaboration with providers on continued need for suicide prevention services.

    Collecting and analyzing data from completed and attempted suicides to facilitate root cause analysis annually or as indicated.

    Advising mental health providers of veterans on the facility tracking list who will be followed closely by the appropriate provider.

    Providing education throughout the VASNHCS and in the community on risk factors, warning signs, suicide prevention services, Veteran's Crisis Line, and treatment options for at risk veterans.

    Disseminating, organizing, and where possible, conducting evidence-based and promising, emerging interventions. For example, these may include: Maintaining mail contact with past and present high risk veterans or making recommendations for referral of repeat attempters to a Home Tele-health program using the Depression or PTSD dialogues, as appropriate.

    Maintaining awareness of suicide treatment options and making recommendations to the patient's provider when new options become available.

    On-going Gatekeeper Training program with non-clinical frontline staff such as clerks and telephone operators to assure that they are aware of options for patients with whom they come in contact during crisis situations.

    Working with community resources such as Veteran Service Organizations and other community groups to assure that they are aware of how to recognize veterans at risk for suicide and their options for getting these veterans assistance.

    Coordinating the conduct of regularly scheduled environmental scans on inpatient psychiatric units to identify elements of the architecture or care processes that may lead to suicide behavioral, and follow-up as needed.

    Providing clinical services which include:
    - Psychosocial assessments and evaluation of environmental needs exacerbating the psychiatric problem.
    - Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, case management,
    - Provide short term, suicide risk management focused therapy
    - Conduct suicide prevention psychoeducation groups
    - Formulating treatment goals that address identified needs, stressors and problems
    - Serve as a point of contact for high risk veterans not otherwise engaged in care/treatment

    Working collaboratively with treatment team members, attending treatment team meetings to provide recommendations for high risk veterans.

    Providing consultation to providers, assessing the risk of suicide in individual patients in conjunction to the treating providers.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Telework may be approved, but this position is not virtual or remote.

    This position may be eligible for student loan repayment through the VA Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). CLICK HERE for more information.

    • Kids First Family Services

      Internship

      We have a full time opening for a Behavioral Health Therapist, this is an ideal opportunity for a Therapist interested in working with an outstanding team in the beautiful, family-friendly community of the Carson Valley.       

      The Behavioral Health Therapist for the Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic provides quality and organized psychotherapy (individual, group and family) and social services for identified clients and families, with special emphasis on treatment and discharge planning needs. Maintains accurate and up-to-date knowledge of all relevant regulations and standards regarding the provision of behavioral health services, implementation of treatment and discharge planning. The BH Therapist assures the quality provision of services, collection/maintenance of data, and discharge planning/aftercare are all according to CVMC policies and procedures. Also will demonstrate professional/ethical behavior and support the philosophy of the Behavioral Health department, as well as CVMC at all times.   

      POSITION REQUIREMENT  

      Minimum Education   

      •    Master's degree in a mental Health field from an accredited Graduate School or a degree that supports an alternative acceptable licensure.    

      •    CPC, LMFT, LCSW Full unrestricted licensure acceptable    

      •    BLS Certification (or able to obtain within 90-days of hire)    

      •    Non-violent Crisis Intervention Certification (or able to obtain within 90-days of hire)    

      •    Ability to be credentialed with all CVMC payors within 6-mo of hire.   

      Minimum Work Experience  

      •    Three (3) years of clinical experience within a behavioral health program providing individual, group and family therapy, including crisis intervention/management.    

      •    Outpatient clinic and/or IOP experience preferred.    

      •    Must meet any applicable state certification standards.    

      •    Demonstrated skills in the areas of de-escalation, negotiation, communication (verbal and written), conflict resolution, interdisciplinary collaboration, care/case management, creative problem solving, and critical thinking.     

      •    Knowledge of community mental health resources, knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid practices and insurance requirements as these relate to continuing care.    

      •    Knowledge of outpatient and inpatient behavioral health services, including community and organizational resources, and patient care process.    

      •    Knowledge of medications commonly used in mental health and familiarity with medical terminology and conditions as these impact treatment and discharge needs.    

      •    Basic knowledge of quality improvement/utilization management relating to third-party payers.    

      •    Organizational, verbal, interpersonal, patient relations, analytical, grammar/spelling, reading/comprehension of written instructions, ability to follow verbal instructions, and computer skills.    

      •    Knowledge of effective individual and team communication techniques    

      •    Corporate compliance practices   

      Competitive salary and benefit package, including:  

      •    Health/Vision/Dental    

      •    NO STATE TAX WITHHOLDING    

      •    Flexible spending account    

      •    401k    

      •    ETO    

      •    Care flight Membership    

      •    Life Insurance Options    

      •    UNUM supplemental insurance    

      •    Nevada 529 college fund    

      •    Discounts with local companies   

      Behavioral Health Therapist Application

    • Life Care Centers of America

      Social Worker

      Position Summary
      • The Social Worker plans, organizes, develops, and implements Social Services programs to ensure all medically-related emotional and social needs of patients are met in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.
      • Reports to Social Services Director
      Education, Experience, and Licensure/Certifications
      • Must be currently registered/licensed in applicable State (if required by State law). Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment. (Not applicable in Hawaii)
      • Must have a bachelor’s degree in a human services field (which may include gerontology) if working in a facility with 120 or more beds (see State law)
      • Two (2) years’ experience in health-care social work preferred
      Specific Requirements
      • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
      • Must be knowledgeable of social services practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing social services functions in the post-acute care facility
      • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the social services department
      • Must perform proficiently in all applicable competency areas
      • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
      • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
      • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
      • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training Essential Functions
      • Must be able to plan, organize, develop, and implement social services program that meets the medically-related social and emotional needs of patients as well as State, Federal, corporate, and division guidelines
      • Must be able to act as a patient advocate and provide education to staff regarding patient rights * Must be able to chart appropriately and timely
      • Must be able to assist patients and families through education, financial planning assistance, liaison with community agencies, etc.
      • Must be able to follow-up to evaluate compliance with social services programs and patient plans * Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients * Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
      • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
      • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
      • Must be able to communicate and function productively within an interdisciplinary team
      • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
      • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
      • Must be able to lift 20 lbs floor to waist, lift 20 lbs waist to shoulder, lift and carry 20 lbs, and push/pull 20 lbs
      An Equal Opportunity Employer
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    • Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists

      Social Worker

      Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists treats patients suffering from chronic pain. Chronic pain treatment often encompasses a wide range of interventions including behavioral health treatment as pain can often impact a person’s quality of life.

      Description

      We are looking for a licensed clinical social worker who has experience in treating individuals with co-occurring disorders and who will be a good fit with our team of dedicated providers.

      Responsibilities

      The staff social worker has experience working with dual diagnosis clients. The social worker applies advanced professional psychological diagnostic methods and evidence-based intervention strategies to a full range of patient problems in his/her work setting. S/he has advanced knowledge of psychological diagnosis, intervention, and behavioral health that qualifies him/her to provide advice and consultation to professionals representing a variety of disciplines.

      The primary job functions of social workers at this level include the provision of direct psychological patient care/treatment and consultation services on difficult or complex cases.

      Provides a full range of pain management psychosocial assessments and treatment services, using individual and group modalities, and using evidence-based psychotherapies as available and applicable. Develops, implements, and documents the psychotherapeutic treatment recommendations for patients, including prompt completion of clinical assessments and treatment plans. Makes referrals as needed to outside mental health and/or addiction treatment programs. Assists other providers in crisis intervention and completes suicide assessments as needed.

      Has knowledge of opioid use and addiction.

      Requirements: Must have a master's degree and hold a clinical license.

      Job Type: Full-time

      Applying: Please send resume to

      Rajen Desai
      Chief Operating Officer
      Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists
      (775) 284-8650
      Fax: (775) 284-8654
      desai@nvadvancedpain.com

    • Pershing General Hospital

      Full time Licensed Social Worker

      We are currently seeking a Licensed Social Worker.  The Social Worker organizes, implements, and evaluates the Social Services program to meet the psycho-social needs of residents in the Skilled Nursing Facility; may work with patients in other levels of living when needed; will also assist providers and Care Managers by acting as an advocate for residents with complex psychosocial needs.  Acts as an integral part of the Utilization Review and Discharge Planning Team.  As a representative and team member of PGH, this position is expected to present oneself in a manner that reflects professionalism and ensures resident satisfaction.  Bachelors of Social Work Degree - Licensed Social Worker with the State of Nevada.  Experience in a hospital or healthcare setting, preferably with geriatric residents; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. 

      Compensation package includes competitive pay, Employer paid PERS, health insurance, dental insurance, life and AD&D insurance.  Full Time positions start earning 14 paid days off, plus 11 holidays and six sick days.

      Qualifications

      Education

      • Bachelors of Social Work Degree
      • Experience/Training – at least one year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting, preferably with geriatric residents; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. 
      • Managed care experience
      • Minimum LSW required

      Application and information for all opportunities available: www.pershinghospital.org, 855 6th St., Lovelock NV 89419 - 775-273-2621 x1003

    • State of Nevada

      Clinical Social Worker 2

      The Position
      Clinical Social Workers provide clinical services to clients/inmates in a residential, home, inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation, correctional or similar setting.
      The Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) is recruiting for a Clinical Social Worker 2. This is a full time position that may be located in any of our offices to include Elko, Ely, Winnemucca, Fallon, Fernley, Yerington, Carson City, or Pahrump depending on the needs of the agency and the selected candidate. The incumbent will perform client evaluations and assessments related to child welfare cases through interviews with client, families and friends and the review of medical records including social, developmental, and medical history; determine strengths, presenting problems, resources, and eligibility for applicable programs and services; and identify appropriate interventions. The Clinical Social Worker 2 will participate in clinical consultation, planning, and implementation by attending child and family team meetings, case conferences, or client sessions. This position will provide clinical consultation with other DCFS staff and stakeholders; provide strength-based family centered services, and case management to families/children involved in child welfare throughout the Rural Region.
      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 sick leave each year, 11 paid holidays and no city, county, state, or social security tax! The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.