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Do you want the opportunity to positively impact the lives of an array clients, including the most disadvantage and vulnerable in our community who combat mental illness daily? Then NCMHID is the place for you.

Here at NCMHID you will learn how to:

·  Work hands-on with individuals to teach them the coping skills to allow them to function in their day-to-day lives, such as symptom de-escalation techniques, anger management and even teaching indigent individuals how to budget.

·  Educate clients on the role of medication in their mental health treatment, possible side-effects, and how their symptoms effect their lives.

·  Learn how to link clients to community resources to assist them in paying for their medications, such as Nueces County Clinic Card, Purchases Orders and Physician’s Assistance Programs.

·  Work with our medical team, including nurses and staff physicians, to provide the best community mental health treatment to our consumers.

·  Show clients to complete clinical paperwork to ensure clients maintain their treatment and continue to progress with their mental health goals.

·  And Much More!


32 Career Opportunities at Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities


Under the supervision of the Access Service Director, this position assumes administrative and managerial responsibilities for the MH Adult Intake Services and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) services. These responsibilities include maintaining a positive budget variance, providing clinical oversight, and supervising staff assigned to the program. The role involves overseeing the quality and quantity of work conducted by clinical and clerical staff, auditing the quality of standards of consumer care, and ensuring that billable services are maximized. Additionally, the Program Supervisor is responsible for Medicaid Program Planning and Development, Unit Policy Making Authority, and intra/inter agency coordination to improve the coordination and delivery of behavioral healthcare services.

Performs moderately complex case management planning and instructional work. Responsible for delivery of case management and skills training for assigned caseload; coordination of consumer’s needs in order to maintain stability in the community and achieve independence; crisis prevention and intervention. Performs complex professional duties related to the evaluation, individualized program planning. Under general supervision, identifies clients’ rehabilitation needs and provides the necessary instruction in teaching self-help, self-care or other skills according to the needs outlined in the client evaluations, which assist the clients in attaining their optimum levels of independence. Collects, prepares, and reviews case data used to determine client eligibility for financial, medical, and/or social services.

Under supervision of the IDD Intake, Eligibility, & Continuity Program Supervisor, performs advanced (senior-level) case management work. Work may involve coordinating case management and program activities, helping to develop program goals, objectives, and procedures, and evaluating outcome measures for the program. May review the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.

Under the supervision of the Director for Intake Services, provides screening and assessments to determine eligibility for intakes and admission to adult mental health services. Completes intake including the biopsychosocial, diagnostic impression and ANSA. Consults and communicates with Intake Supervisor or other available LPHA in the clinical setting. Crisis assessments/interventions are completed as needed in a timely manner. Responsible for linkage to internal and external providers based on individuals needs with focus on discharge to the least restrictive environment.

Under the supervision of the Director of Resiliency and Recovery Services, the HHSP housing case manager shall oversee the administration of homeless housing services as outlined by the grant contract. This includes but is not limited to coordinating short-term and long-term rental assistance (including utility assistance) as specified in the contract. Coordinates and collaborates with others in the administration of ongoing clinical services for participants through Texas Resilience and Recovery services.

Perform health and safety duties as assigned at each Center site. Duties include community engagement with staff, consumers, and visitors, involvement in the emergency response to various incidents, routine checks of facility, grounds, and parking areas to mitigate and report health and safety hazards, safety inspections, lock and alarm checks, incident reporting, and other duties as assigned by the Health & Safety Supervisor. Use of verbal and non-verbal de-escalation techniques. Shift hours and job duties may change to support the needs of the Center.

Under supervision of the Program Director with consultation with the Center’s Medical Director, performs advanced nursing work. Work involves planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating nursing activities and providing for them care and treatment of persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities

PATH caseworker will serve as a liaison between homeless individuals and mainstream community service system. Services will be mobile in nature contacting homeless persons in the community to identify service needs to reduce homelessness by linkage to appropriate agencies within the community. Ongoing services will be provided to the homeless population identified as having a mental illness. Understands and implements trauma informed care practices. Responsible for delivery of case management. Identifies clients’ rehabilitation needs and provides the necessary instruction in teaching self-help, self-care, or other skills according to the needs outline in client’s recovery plan. Crisis prevention and intervention will be carried out.

Under supervision of the Program Director with consultation with the Center’s Medical Director, performs advanced nursing work. Work involves planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating nursing activities and providing for them care and treatment of persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Work includes serving as a resource on nursing practices and education programs by performing consultative and administrative work.

Under supervision of the Director Resiliency and Recovery Services. Supervises the Jail Diversion Unit and the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Unit. In the Jail Diversion unit, works with the forensic case management and intensive rehabilitation services for eligible persons with a mental illness and/or co-occurring disorder who are being diverted from incarceration in the Jail. Maintains open communication with the District Attorney’s office, communicates directly with in-house Jail personnel, Crisis intervention Team Members and Mobile Crisis Outreach team members to ensure individuals served gain access to psychiatric, substance abuse, medical, social, vocational, and other services and supports.

Contracted LCSW-Supervisor Under the Direction of the Mental Health Clinical Director. Performs routine clinical supervision of employees within MHID who are currently provisionally licensed and completing supervised practice hours in pursuit of full licensure.

Under supervision of the Jail Diversion Program Supervisor, forensic case managers are responsible for delivery of forensic case management and intensive rehabilitation services for eligible persons with a mental illness and/or co-occurring disorder who are being diverted from incarceration. Consumer contact is frequent with individuals, family members, or service providers to maintain community integrated treatment.

Assists persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in developing their Person Directed Plan (PDP), which identifies services & supports needed to obtain life goals. Monitors consumers’ progress towards goals & objectives and satisfaction with services & supports available through the Home and Community-based Services program. This is completed through monthly face to face contact & frequent telephone contact with the individuals assigned, their families, and their service providers. The work requires intensive coordination of private providers’ services and available community resources including Medicaid, Social Security, and other community based programs where available.

Under the general supervision of the Chief Accountant, with latitude to carry out the functions of the position, performs advance professional accounting work. Is responsible for maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the 1115 Healthcare Transformation Waiver Program financial records. Maintains the Centers Fixed Assets records, Census Reports, Allocation Distribution Tables and Health Insurance Benefits Reconciliation. Assists in the preparation of the annual budget and performing analytical reviews of the Center’s financial data as instructed by the Chief Accountant. Maintaining billing and reconciliations on various grants and programs. Provides backup supervision to payroll staff.

Performs moderately complex rehabilitation planning and instructional work. Responsible for delivery of rehabilitative training for assigned caseload; coordination of consumer’s needs in order to maintain stability in the community and achieve independence; crisis prevention and intervention. Provides skills training to address negative behaviors that are symptoms of emotional disturbance in order to help youth function independently in school, home and in the community.

Under the supervision of the TRR Director, An experienced Master’s level clinician who is trained in working with individuals experiencing FEP. He or she will be the primary contact person for clients and families and will spearhead efforts to engage clients in treatment. The Team Leader’s primary goals are to build a positive relationship with participants and assist them in developing their abilities for illness self-management. The Team Leader will work with participants using a shared decision-making process to develop and modify treatment plans.

Under the supervision of IDD Transitions Support Team Supervisor, this position performs advanced (senior-level) health services or social services consultative work. Work involves assisting in the planning and execution of the Transition Support Team Services for individuals with IDD transitioning from or at risk for placement in institutions and ensuring those clients and their families receive quality services. Reviews and analyzes reports and consults on cases.

Will provide psychotherapy, skills training, and case management as authorized by HHS TRR model. Will provide therapy and rehab services using HHS approved curricula to children and adolescents 3-17 years old. Will perform intake assessments and assist in program clinical activities. Works towards positive consumer outcomes by reducing symptoms and increasing level of functioning. Community based services.

Responsible for delivery of intensive medication services, education, and rehabilitative training for consumers on the Forensic Assertive Community Treatment caseload; coordination of consumer’s medical-related needs in order to maintain stability in the community and achieve independence; crisis prevention and intervention.

Under the supervision of the Director for Intake Services, provides screening and assessments to determine eligibility for intakes and admission to adult mental health services. Completes intake including the biopsychosocial, diagnostic impression and ANSA. Consults and communicates with Intake Supervisor or other available LPHA in the clinical setting. Crisis assessments/interventions are completed as needed in a timely manner. Responsible for linkage to internal and external providers based on individuals needs with focus on discharge to the least restrictive environment. This position provides authorization for treatment through diagnostic evaluation, needs and strengths assessment and other clinical assessments to determine the lowest restrike level of care.

Performs moderately complex rehabilitation planning and instructional work. Works under moderate supervision with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Coordinates and monitors service delivery. Services provided to children and adolescents with a diagnosis of mental illness who exhibit serious emotional, behavioral or mental disorders. Responsible for delivery of rehabilitative training for assigned caseload. Services provided to individuals 3-18 years old, in the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver program.

Under the general supervision of a registered nurse, is responsible for providing mental health services and health care training to clients and staff. Services provided to children ages 3-17 and adults ages 18 and up with a diagnosis of mental illness who exhibit serious emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders.

Under the supervision of the CSC Team Lead, position is responsible for the development and coordination of employment opportunities for eligible individuals in the CSC-FEP program. Performs routine vocational rehabilitation work. Work involves evaluating disabilities and conducting vocational assessments, and to provide maximum independence and employability. Duties include completion of the discovery process, job and workplace culture analysis, pre-employment training (I.e. interview skills, appearance, etc.), post-employment training (I.e. Conflict resolution, transportation training, personal issues affecting job performance, etc.), and task analysis, development of goals and objectives, job coaching, and interagency collaboration.

An Educational Resource Clinician is a Non-Physician Mental Health Professional (NPMHP) that will serve as a mental health and substance use resource for school districts located in the region served by Education Service Center (ESC) region 2. Responsible for increasing awareness and understanding of mental health and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Assisting school personnel with implementing initiatives regarding these areas and ensuring local school personnel are aware of recommended best practice-based programs and other resources in the community. Facilitate trainings regarding effects of grief and trauma, substance use and abuse, intervention and prevention, and Mental Health First Aid. Must be available to deliver trainings on weekends if needed. Position will be housed at ESC 2.

Provides skills training, supports, and services to people based on individual needs and according to specific personal plan. Responsible for individual and small group training in varied environments at work, in homes and in the community. The position trains, provides supports, observes, evaluates, and documents the person’s progress and behaviors. Transports people as needed. Communicates with individuals and families to enhance learning and choice.

Reporting to the Access Service Director, the Crisis Services Manager assumes a pivotal role in overseeing administrative duties, managerial duties, and clinical supervision of Crisis Services programming. Additionally, the role involves coordinating with the psychiatric hotline, hospitals, jail, local law enforcement, dispatch, community partners, and Pathways respite to ensure continuity of care for consumers seeking mental health services through MHID.

Under supervision of the Director of IDD Services. Performs complex (journey-level) psychological work. Work involves conducting psychological evaluations.

Under supervision of the Director of Mental Health Services. Performs routine (journey-level) substance abuse counseling work. Work involves treating and rehabilitating clients in a substance abuse treatment or rehabilitative program. May provide guidance to others. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Will provide psychotherapy, skills training, and case management as authorized by DSHS TRR model. Will provide therapy and rehab services using DSHS curricula. May perform intake assessments. Works towards positive consumer outcomes by reducing symptoms and increasing level of functioning. Services will be community based for the most part with some services delivered in the clinic. Services are supervised by an LPHA.

Must have a qualifying disability. Perform entry level highway grounds maintenance work on the Texas Department of Transportation Highway Litter Pickup contract for MHID Advance Employment Services program. Work involves completing litter pickup, debris and branch removal along major highways throughout the city and county.

Responsible for providing nursing, mental health services and nursing/health care training to individuals in the ACT program. Responsible for delivery of intensive medical service, education, and rehabilitative training for consumers on the Assertive Community Treatment caseload; coordination of consumer's medical-related needs in order to maintain stability in the community and achieve independence; crisis prevention and intervention.

Foster/Companion Care contractor provides a supervised, 24-hour arrangement in a home for intellectual developmental disability individuals who are unable to continue living independently in their own homes.