Qualified Mental Health Professional Intern focused on Ryan White clients

Reno, NV | Full Time

If you have impressive talent and feel that you’d fit into our team, it’s time to convince us, by sending your resume to the hiring team at Northern Nevada HOPES! Please spare us from having to read a lengthy, boring, and antiquated formal cover letter! But ABSOLUTELY do: describe your accomplishments, feature all of your awards, and share with us your proven abilities to exert positive influence with your clients. We’d be delighted to hear a couple of fun filled examples and/or stories of how you brought forward exciting changes, despite the challenges of working with a diverse population or having to work with limited resources.

Northern Nevada HOPES is hiring a behavioral health specialist. The behavioral health specialist will provide behavioral health services in a manner that upholds HOPES’ mission and quality standards and results in better patient outcomes and satisfaction. The behavioral health specialist’s responsibilities will also include participation in organization wide Patient Centered Medical Home activities to enhance patient care and working in an integrated healthcare model.

Here is how HOPES changes lives:

Northern Nevada HOPES is a 501(C)(3) non-profit medical center providing healthcare to medically underserved populations. HOPES is dedicated to building a healthier community by providing coordinated care and support for individual and family wellness through an integrated team model approach to patient care. Our community health center combines primary care, medical specialties, behavioral health and prevention with a team of experienced professionals who are committed to high-quality care and harm reduction. HOPES’ programs help address conditions that often challenge people including stigma and isolation, addiction, mental health, hunger and experiencing homelessness.

Minimum required skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Master’s degree in social work or marriage and family therapy
  • Experience? Preferred 3-5 years’ experience as a clinical therapist (experience is not required)
  • Fully licensed to practice as a Qualified Mental Health Professional Intern in the State of Nevada, with an established primary clinical supervisor.
  • National Provider Identification number please
  • Competency in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions to individuals, families, couples, children, and groups with behavioral health/substance abuse problems in a trauma informed primary care setting
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients and other behavioral health clinicians
  • Develop detailed, individualized treatment plans for Ryan White Part B (RWPB) eligible clients and will provide behavioral health services, including screenings and individual, couples and group treatment.
  • Work with case management to assist with the Housing for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program part-time.
  • Familiarity with Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treat for substance abuse (SBIRT) and evidence based treatment modalities for crisis interventions
  • We need you to understand and respond with appropriate sensitivity to diverse and special populations including LGBTQ, homeless, IDU, Sex Workers, and those defined by race, ethnicity, language, age, sex, etc.

Primary tasks and responsibilities:

  1. BHS will carry a caseload of 10-15 clients. BHS will complete necessary documentation for all clients, regardless of insurance, that is in compliance with CMS requirements.
    • Comprehensive BPS completion after initial session (See Appendix A for example)
    • Complete a treatment plan upon first 30 days of treatment, and have client sign (See Appendix B for example).
    • Complete treatment plan updates every 90 days after initial treatment plan issue.
    • Complete progress notes every session that focus on behavioral outcomes of the intervention.
    • Complete a termination letter upon the final session and mail to client.
  2. BHS will conduct a therapy group based upon therapist and client interest/need.
  3. BHS will collaborate with medical providers and case managers for comprehensive client care.
  4. Coordination of care – Coordinate care of patients with health center staff
  5. Crisis intervention – Provide availability to the health center staff, during working hours, in the event of a crisis
  6. Other duties as assigned


  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred! But not required!

The word on the street is that HOPES is the Best Place To Work in Northern Nevada (and we won an award for it too).  Check out our benefits at nnhopes.org/careers

Employee Benefits

  • 3 weeks Paid Time Off in first year
  • Eleven (11) Paid Holidays
  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
  • 401(k) plan, employer matches up to 4%
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental benefits available
  • Discounted Fitness Membership
  • Continuing Education for Licensed Professionals

Apply Online

  1. Download and complete our Employment Application.
  2. Email your completed Employment Application, Resume, and Cover Letter to Northern Nevada HOPES’ Human Resources department by clicking here, or by faxing to 775-236-0623.

Questions? Call Human Resources at (775) 997-7503.

Contact Us

If you have questions about current job openings or the application process, please contact: Human Resources at (775) 997-7503.