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Juvenile Detention Center Clinician (Clinician II)

Position Title: Juvenile Detention Center Clinician (Clinician II)
Job Title: Juvenile Detention Center Clinician (Clinician II)
Organizational Unit: Johnson County KS -> Mental Health -> MNH-Pediatric Services
Location: Corrections - Juvenile Detention Center - Olathe, KS 66061 US (Primary)
Position Grade: 17.16 Exempt
Pay Range (actual pay depends on qualifications): $24.03 - $36.04
Employment Category: Fulltime-Regular (40 hrs, Full Benefits)
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 3 days per week: 8am - 5pm; 2 days per week: until 7pm
Job Description: Johnson County Mental Health is hiring a licensed Master’s Level Clinician to work in their Children and Family Services Program, providing clinical services to children, ages 4-18, with severe emotional disabilities (SED) and their families. This position will have primary responsibility for providing clinical services to youth, ages 10-17, who are placed in the Juvenile Detention Center.  The schedule requires evening availability. This is a new position, approved in the 2022 budget and will not start until at least January 3, 2022. This position will remain open until filled. Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provides individual, family, and group therapy to clients within the juvenile detention center. Follows best practice guidelines/standards of care in work with clients.
  • Conducts parent support groups for parents of children in detention.
  • Conducts initial clinical intakes and assessments for new clients.
  • Completes required documentation.  Develops, monitors, and updates treatment plans.
  • Utilizes Positive Behavioral Supports interventions to develop complex behavior plans.
  • Conducts hospital and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility screens for persons at risk of danger to self or others.  Develops diversion or discharge plans to ensure safety in the community.
  • Functions as part of a treatment team by attending regular team meetings at both juvenile detention and JCMHC, providing support to others.
  • Provides resource referrals.
  • Provides crisis intervention services and assessments when needed.
  • Conducts mental health assessments for court as needed.
Job Requirements: Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or other Human Services field; Kansas Behavioral Sciences licensure* at the master’s level ; and a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record are required.  *Applicants who meet Kansas licensure requirements may be considered if Kansas licensure is obtained by time of an employment offer and licensure is pending confirmation at the time of employment application.
Kansas Behavioral Sciences license at the clinical level and at least one year experience in the treatment of severely emotionally disturbed children and their families is preferred.
Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions.  Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.
Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions: All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.
Driving Status: Occasional (less than 5%)
Category: Health, Welfare, and Social Services
Apply on Johnson County Government website at
About Johnson County Mental Health:
Join us in assisting Johnson County residents on the journey to recovery.
Johnson County Mental Health Center is a department within the Johnson County, Kansas Government. We serve county residents living with a mental illness including adults and young adults, children with serious emotional disturbance, as well as individuals with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. Additionally, services are provided to those individuals who are experiencing acute psychological distress that may result in an intensive level of service such as hospitalization.
Some of the services provided by JCMHC include:
  • mental health services for adults, young adults, and children in both crisis and non-emergency situations
  • individual and group therapy
  • 24-hour crisis line management by licensed clinicians
  • forensic services for children and adults
  • family functional therapy
  • residential and outpatient substance use services for adults and adolescents
  • prevention services and community education
  • psychiatric medication services and on-site pharmacy
  • mental health co-responders embedded within local law enforcement agencies
  • vocational services
Working at Johnson County Mental Health Center is not just a job - it’s an invitation to positively impact the community every day. We are a department within the Johnson County, Kansas Government with over 4,000 employees and enjoy a robust benefits package that includes many different health care coverage options as well as dental, vision, disability and life insurance for eligible employees. Eligible employees receive 10 paid holidays per year plus 3 floating holidays, sick pay, and vacation. Johnson County Government employees participate in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS), a state-wide defined benefit retirement plan that provides a monthly benefit upon retirement, and we participate in a points-based wellness program with fitness credits that can be used at over 160 area facilities. For more information about benefits & wellness visit our website.
Johnson County Government is a values-based organization that empowers all employees, regardless of title or position, to exercise leadership. We believe that everyone has something to contribute and a voice to be heard. Johnson County Mental Health Center is proud of our strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches to all relationships, both with clients and with each other.

Job Type: Full Time