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 2/9/2017)

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 Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Department:Medical Services

Job Summary: The Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant provides primary medical care to all age groups with mental health disorders and/or chemical dependency disorders. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing sound medical care, supporting, developing and/or applying the treatment/service plan, and facilitating compliance. Serves as a member of appropriate interdisciplinary treatment team.

Qualifications: Must possess a Master's Degree in Nursing or Physician Assistant and a valid Mississippi License, Board certification required. Minimum two years experience preferred, Previous experience in a chemical dependency treatment or mental health setting preferred. Must be accepted or eligible to be accepted by all major insurance providers. 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. Good communication skills are necessary

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Position: Registered Nurse

Department:AOT Program

Job Summary: Provide nursing care services of psychiatric consumers in the AOT 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 conductive to recovery. This position is grant-based.

Qualifications: Minimum Associate’s degree in nursing required: current RN license in Mississippi and previous psychiatric experience preferred. Must have a valid Mississippi drivers’ license and maintain 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: Children & Youth Therapist

Department:Children & Youth Services

Job Summary: Provides mental health assessment, evaluation, and counseling for children with emotional/behavioral/ conduct disorders and families of those children. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, crisis intervention, psychosocial assessment, individual group & family therapy and provision training workshops in area of expertise.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field and experience as a clinician working with children and their families. Must been licensed or certified as a mental health professional. 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 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 for children and adolescents. 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 valid driver’s license in Mississippi and 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: Community Support Specialist I

Department:Community Services

Job Summary: Functions as a case manager for an assigned caseload of adults with serious and persistent mental disorders. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supporting, developing and/or applying the treatment/service plan and facilitating compliance. Serves as a member of appropriate interdisciplinary treatment team.

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 (CCSSS) must be obtained within 2 years from the date of hire. Good communication skills are necessary. Must have a valid driver’s license in Mississippi and proof of auto insurance.

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Position: Crisis Therapist

Department:Mobile Crisis

Job Summary: Works in collaboration with a physician and Community Support Specialists to assess the needs of the individual in crisis, and to implement a plan of care. Provides mental health assessment, evaluation and counseling for consumers and families of consumers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, crisis intervention, acute psychiatric therapy, coordination of our consumer referral and provision of planned education/growth experiences. Must be available to respond to crisis after hours.

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: Mental Health Therapist (2 openings)

Department:Treatment Team

Job Summary: Provide mental health assessments, evaluations and counseling for consumers and families of consumers. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, crisis intervention, acute psychiatric therapy, coordination of our consumer referral and provision of planned education /growth experiences.

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: Re-Entry Therapist

Department:A & D Services

Job Summary: Provides IOP mental health and substance abuse recovery services to individuals re-entering the community from Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) incarceration and the families of those individuals. Utilizes Evidence Based Practice (EBP), provides crisis intervention, acute psychiatric therapy, coordination of consumer referral, and after care services for continuity of care.

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 been licensed as an LMSW, LCSW, LPC or LMFT in the state of Mississippi 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. Good communication skills are necessary. Must have valid driver’s license in Mississippi and 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:Children & Youth Services

Job Summary: Plans, provides, documents, and reports on clients. Assist therapist with program planning and implementation. Also provides clerical support as needed. Reports to the Coordinator of Children Services.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required with two years work experience, preferably in a mental health or other health related setting. Previous experience as a aide or specialist in a setting with children is highly desirable. Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize patients’ individual needs based on psychiatric conditions, age (pediatrics, adolescents), limitations, and planned procedures. Good oral and written communication skills are necessary. Must have valid Mississippi driver’s license and 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: Accounting Assistant

Department:Support Services

Job Summary: The responsibilities include but are not limited to, data entry, billing processing, filing, maintaining inventory data, and assistance with special accounting projects.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited (4) year college or university in business administration, finance or accounting is required. Experience in a health care related industry with knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare and other funding sources preferred. This position requires proficiency in operating business office equipment, and Microsoft Office. Excellent interpersonal skills, a high degree of efficiency in figures and language, and accuracy in details. 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: Facilities Tech

Department:Maintenance

Job Summary: Performs a wide variety of custodial and maintenance duties in order to provide a clean, orderly and safe environment. Job duties include but not limited to: dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping all areas of the building including lobbies and rest rooms. Assists with monitoring generators and fire extinguishers to ensure compliance; as well as plumbing, painting, carpentry and notifies supervisor of need for minor/major repairs.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Experience in building maintenance and basic knowledge of cleaning methods and products required. Ability to lift, bend, push, and pull up to 25 lbs. Ability to follow oral and written instructions and demonstrate ability to work independently as needed to support the group effort. Must have reliable transportation. This position has been determined to have a low to moderate risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

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