Employment Opportunities with HBHS - Region 9

We are looking for top performers with impressive credentials and work experience. Licensed clinical professionals with relevant field experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note: If you are interested in pursuing a career at HBHS - Region 9 MHC, you may contact Human Resources at (601) 321-2400 or by fax at (601)321-2476.

You may print out a copy of the application and mail it in to:

Hinds Behavioral Health Services

P.O. Box 7777

Jackson, MS 39284

You may also click on the apply online link under the position to fill out an online application and submit it through email to Human Resources. A copy of the application is available below:

HBHS Employment Application

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Current Openings (updated 10/10/2014)

Position: Psychiatrist

Department: Medical Services

Job Summary: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing sound medical care, assessing consumer needs for mental health services in a timely fashion; completing initial psychiatric evaluation, conducting medication evaluations as necessary to monitor consumer care and stability. Interviewing consumers and significant others to identify extent and effects of disorder(s). Assists in developing and implementing specific treatment/service plan based on study of consumer’s problems for an assigned caseload of consumers with mental health disorders and/or chemical dependency disorders, and facilitating compliance to clients of all age groups; in outpatient and emergency services.

Qualifications: Must be licensed in the State of Mississippi as a practicing physician. Board certification is also preferred. Previous experience in a chemical dependency treatment or mental health setting preferred. Ability to see all age groups preferred. Prefer experience in psychiatric consumer care throughout the life cycle. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize consumers’ individual needs based on medical conditions, age (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young adults, middle-aged and geriatric) limitations and planned procedures. May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases, with occasional exposure to unpleasant consumer elements. Good communication skills are necessary.

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Position: Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Department: Medical Services

Job Summary: The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides medical care to all age groups with mental health disorders and/or chemical dependency disorders. In addition, the Nurse provides diagnostic and therapeutic psychiatric services to Hinds Behavioral Health Services (HBHS) consumers, while making reasonable and sound Psychological/psychiatric assessments and treatment plans.

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Nursing with specialty in Psychiatry/Mental Health and a valid Mississippi License. Board certification required. Accept or eligible to be accepted by all major insurance providers. Previous experience in a chemical dependency treatment or mental health setting preferred. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize consumers’ individual needs based on medical conditions, age (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, and young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures. Good communication skills are necessary.

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Position: Adult Community Support Supervisor II

Department: Community Services

Job Summary: Provides clinical and administrative supervision to the staff of Community Support Services. Also provides direct therapeutic care to assigned caseload.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field required. At least three years experience in a mental health field with training and experience in the prescribed population is required. Previous supervisory experience required. Must possess a mental health license or certification, or be eligible for such. If without a current license, a Provisional Certification through the Department of Mental Health (PCMHT) must be acquired and documentation presented to Human Resources within 90 days from hire date and CMHT must be obtained within 2 years for the date of hire. Must have valid driver’s license in Mississippi, proof of auto insurance.

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Position: Community Support Specialist I

Department: Children & Youth Services

Job Summary: Functions as a community support specialist for assigned caseloads of adults or children and their families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to supporting, developing and/or applying the treatment/service plan and facilitating compliance.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field required. A Provisional Certification through the Department of Mental Health (PCCSS) must be acquired and documentation presented to Human Resources within 90 days from hire date and (CSSP) must be obtained within 2 years from the date of hire. Good communication skills are necessary. Must have valid driver’s license in Mississippi and proof of auto insurance.

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Position: Peer Support Specialist (part-time position)

Department: Community Support

Job Summary: The Peer Specialist will perform a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as role models to peers, helping other consumers with skill building, goal setting, problem-solving and finding resources.

Qualifications: Must possess High School diploma or GED equivalent, self-identify as a current or former consumer of mental health services, demonstrates a minimum of 6 months in self-directed recovery within the last year, or self-identity as fist degree family member. Individuals must successfully complete the DMH approved Certified Peer Specialist training and certification exam to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist.

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Position: Mental Health Therapist

Department:Treatment Services

Job Summary: Provide mental health assessments, evaluations and counseling for consumers and families of consumers in the PACT Program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, crisis intervention, acute psychiatric therapy, coordination of out consumer referral and provision of planned education/growth experiences. This position is grant-based and the majority of the work will be in the community.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field and experience as a clinician. Must be licensed or certified as a mental health professional. LMSW or LPC preferred; or must obtain a Provisional Certification through the department of mental health (PCMHT) and documentation presented to Human Resources within 90 days from hire date and (CMHT) must be obtained within to 2 years from the date of hire. Requires flexibility regarding working conditions and assignments, good oral and written communication skills, and thorough knowledge of psychiatric disorders and corresponding treatment. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize consumers’ individual needs based on medical conditions, age (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures. Must have a valid driver’s license in Mississippi and continued proof of auto insurance. This position has been determined to have an occasional or very low risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

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Position: Team Leader

Department:Treatment Services

Job Summary: Assist in the development and implementation of the policies, practices and program plans of the service managed and the facility. Create an environment conducive to high-quality consumer care. Focus on the delivery and evaluation of care. Provide clinical supervision of the PACT Program and staff. This position is grant-based and the majority of the work will be in the community.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in psychology, social work or a related field required, along with three years experience in a mental health services delivery setting and at least one year supervisory experience. Must possess a mental health license or certification, or be eligible for such. LMSW or LPC preferred. If without a current license, a Provisional Certification through the Department of Mental Health (PCMHT) must be acquired and documentation presented to Human Resources within 90 days from hire date and CMHT must be obtained within 2 years for the date of hire. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize consumers’ individual needs based on medical conditions, age (young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures. Good oral and written communication skills necessary. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize consumers’ individual needs based on medical conditions, age (young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures. Must have a valid driver’s license in Mississippi and continued proof of auto insurance. This position has been determined to have an occasional or very low risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

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Position: Registered Nurse (2 Full-time Positions)

Department:Treatment Services

Job Summary: Provide nursing care services of psychiatric consumers in the PACT Program. Designs nursing care plans and assists in the development of the overall care plan for psychiatric consumers. Ensures appropriate overall care is administered in a manner conducive to recovery. This position is grant-based and the majority of the work will be in the community.

Qualifications: Minimum Associate’s degree in nursing required; current RN license in Mississippi and previous psychiatric experience preferred. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize consumers’ individual needs based on medical conditions, age (young-adults, Middle-Aged and Geriatric), limitations and planned procedures. Good oral and written communication skills are necessary. Must have a valid Mississippi driver’s license and continued proof of auto insurance. OSHA - moderate to high risk. May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases; occasional exposure to unpleasant consumer or unit elements, subject to varying and unpredictable situations.

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Position: Substance Abuse Specialist

Department:Treatment Services

Job Summary: Provide mental health assessments, evaluations, and counseling for consumers with chemical dependency and families of those consumers in the PACT Program. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, crisis intervention, acute psychiatric therapy, coordination of consumer referral, and provision of planned education/growth experiences. This position is grant-based and the majority of the work will be in the community.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Chemical Abuse Treatment or a related field required. Experience as a clinician in a mental health setting or substance abuse treatment facility is preferred. Must be licensed or certified as a mental health professional. A Provisional Certification (PCMHT) through the Department of Mental Health must be acquired and documentation presented to Human Resources within 90 days from hire date and (CMHT) must be obtained within 2 years from the date of hire. Licensor or certification as a Substance Abuse counselor through the Department of Mental Health must be obtained. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize consumers’ individual needs based on medical conditions, age (young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures. Good communication skills are necessary. Must have a valid driver’s license in Mississippi and continued proof of auto insurance. This position has been determined to have an occasional or very low risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

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Position: Employment Specialist

Department:Treatment Services

Job Summary: Assists, investigates and secures employment for assigned individuals in the PACT Program. Engages individuals and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment in community settings. This position is grant-based and the majority of the work will be in the community.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related field required. Previous experience working with people with serious mental illnesses, experience providing employment services, and knowledge of the work world are preferred. Ability to work as an effective team member; requires flexibility regarding working conditions and assignments. Good oral and written communication skills necessary. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize consumers’ individual needs based on medical conditions, age (young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures. Must have a valid driver’s license in Mississippi and continued proof of auto insurance. This position has been determined to have an occasional or very low risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

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Position: Program Assistant

Department:Treatment Services

Job Summary: Plans, provides, documents, and reports on clients in the PACT Program. Assist staff with program planning and implementation. Also provides clerical support as needed. This position is grant-based.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required with two years work experience, preferably in a mental health or other health related setting. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize patients’ individual needs based on psychiatric conditions, age, limitations, and planned procedures. Good oral and written communication skills are necessary. This position has been determined to have an occasional or very low risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

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Position: Peer Support Specialist (4 part-time positions)

Department:Treatment Services

Job Summary: The Peer Specialist will perform a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as role models to peers, helping other consumers with skill building, goal setting, problem-solving and finding resources. This position is grant-based and the majority of the work will be in the community.

Qualifications: Must possess High School diploma or GED equivalent, self-identify as a current or former consumer of mental health services, demonstrates a minimum of 6 months in self-directed recovery within the last year, or self-identity as first degree family member. Individuals must successfully complete the DMH approved Certified Peer Specialist training and certification exam to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist.

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