Career Opportunities

High Plains Mental Health Center offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. We have received national recognition three consecutive years for high levels of staff satisfaction. Sign-on bonus now available for new hires.

Contact Us

(785) 628-2871

Main Office

208 E. 7th St.
Hays, KS

Crisis Hotline

(800) 432-0333

Career Opportunities

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90-day

orientation period. We are growing and adding innovative new programs. Come grow with us!

IT Specialist (Hays)

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time position opening for an IT Specialist in our Hays Main Office.

Our patients are our number one concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service and positive impact on their lives. If you would like to join our team, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90-day orientation period.

  • 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
  • Excellent vacation OR 24 days of vacation/year
  • +7 paid holidays
  • KPERS retirement plan & 403 B
  • Benefits including medical, vision, dental Insurance
  • HPMHC offers great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would include two to four years experience in configuring, supporting, and administering Windows networks, MSSQL server, and Exchange Server. Tele-video, Conferencing or Tele-medicine experience is a plus.

Summary Description: Analyzes, operates, administers, maintains, tests, and implements the network interconnection of devices, systems and communication services to meet the functional objectives of the Center. The Information Technology Specialist is as part of a team, responsible for all aspects of the Tele-video network, VOIP telephone system, computer network including internet, and local area network.

Applicant must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol related incidents within the last five years. Must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check. Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Stephen Kuhl by mail to 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or via email at stephen.kuhl@hpmhc.com. Applications accepted until position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefit package including KPERS retirement, and a portfolio of health, dental and vision benefits. High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Job Type: Full-time

 

CBS/CSS Recovery Specialist - Schwaller Center

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time position opening at our Schwaller Crisis Center location for a CBS/CSS Recovery Specialist.

Our patients are our No. 1 concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service and positive impact on their lives. If you would like to join our team, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90-day orientation period.

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 AM –4:00 PM, or as directed by supervisor
  • Excellent vacation OR 24 days of vacation/year
  • +7 paid holidays
  • KPERS retirement plan & 403 B
  • Benefits including medical, vision, dental Insurance
  • HPMHC offers great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications: (1) Have at least a BA/BS degree or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education with one year of experience substituting for one year of education

Summary Description: The CBS/CSS Recovery Specialist’s work focuses on providing patients and their families with a wide array of rehabilitation and other assigned mental health services, including assisting patients in accessing other needed services both within the Center and in the community

Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol related incidents within the last five years. Must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check. Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Lyndsey Baughman 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or via email to lyndsey.baughman@hpmh.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefit package including a portfolio of health, dental and vision benefits. High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Job Type: Full-time

CBS/CSS Recovery Specialist - Travel to Goodland (Hays)

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time position opening at our Woodhaven Location for a CBS/CSS Recovery Specialist (Case Manager). Travel is required to the Goodland, KS area.

Our patients are our number one concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service and positive impact on their lives. If you would like to join our team, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90-day orientation period.

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, or as directed by supervisor
  • No working Weekends or Holidays
  • Excellent vacation OR 24 days of vacation/year
  • +7 paid holidays
  • KPERS retirement plan & 403 B
  • Benefits including medical, vision, dental Insurance
  • HPMHC offers great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications: At least (1) BA/BS degree or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education.

Summary Description: The Recovery Specialist’s work focuses primarily on providing patients and their families with services designed to reduce their symptoms and improve coping and functioning at home and in school.

Applicant must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol related incidents within the last five years. Must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check. Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Jessica Sherfick 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or via email to Jessica.Sherfick@hpmhc.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefit package including a portfolio of health, dental and vision benefits. High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.59 per hour

CBS/CSS Recovery Specialist - Woodhaven (Hays)

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full time position opening at our Woodhaven Location in Hays for a CBS/CSS Recovery Specialist (Case Manager).

Our patients are our number one concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service and positive impact on their lives. If you would like to join our team, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90 day orientation period.

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, or as directed by supervisor
  • No working Weekends or Holidays
  • Excellent vacation OR 24 days of vacation/year
  • +7 paid holidays
  • KPERS retirement plan & 403 B
  • Benefits including medical, vision, dental Insurance
  • HPMHC offers great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications: (1) BA/BS degree or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education.

Summary Description: The Recovery Specialist’s work focuses primarily on providing patients and their families with services designed to reduce their symptoms and improve coping and functioning at home and in school.

Applicant must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol related incidents within the last five years. Must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check. Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Brenda Seaman 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or via email to Brenda.Seaman@hpmhc.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefit package including a portfolio of health, dental and vision benefits. High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Job Type: Full-time

Recovery Specialist (Goodland)

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time position open at our Goodland location for a CBS/CSS Recovery Specialist (Case Manager).

Our patients are our number one concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care, premier services and positive impact on their lives. If you would like to join our team, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90-day orientation period.

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, or as directed by supervisor
  • No working Weekends or Holidays
  • Excellent vacation OR 24 days of vacation/year
  • +7 paid holidays
  • KPERS retirement plan & 403 B
  • Benefits including medical, vision, dental Insurance
  • HPMHC offers great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications: 1) BA/BS degree or 2) be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education.

Summary Description: The Recovery Specialist’s work focuses primarily on providing patients and their families with services designed to reduce their symptoms and improve coping and functioning at home and in school.

Applicant must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol related incidents within the last five years. Must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check. Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Jessica Sherfick, 208 E. 7th St., Hays, KS 67601 or via email at Jessica.sherfick@hpmhc.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefit package including KPERS retirement, and a portfolio of health, dental and vision benefits. High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Job Type: Full Time

CBS/CSS Recovery Specialist (Colby)

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time position opening at our Colby location for a CBS/CSS Recovery Specialist (Case Manager).

Our patients are our number one concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service and positive impact on their lives. If you would like to join our team, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90-day orientation period.

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, or as directed by supervisor
  • No working Weekends or Holidays
  • Excellent vacation OR 24 days of vacation/year
  • +7 paid holidays
  • KPERS retirement plan & 403 B
  • Benefits including medical, vision, dental Insurance
  • HPMHC offers great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications: (1) BA/BS degree or be equivalently qualified by work experience or a combination of work experience in the human services field and education, with one year of experience substituting for one year of education.

Summary Description: The Recovery Specialist’s work focuses primarily on providing patients and their families with services designed to reduce their symptoms and improve coping and functioning at home and in school.

Applicant must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol-related incidents within the last five years.  Must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check.  Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Jessica Sherfick, 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS  67601 or via email to Jessica.Sherfick@hpmhc.com  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefits package including a portfolio of health, dental and vision benefits.  High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility.  This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Job Type: Full-time

 

Customer Service/Medical Records Assistant (Hays)

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time position opening at our Hays Main Building location for a Customer Service/Medical Records Assistant.

Our patients are our number one concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service and positive impact on their lives. If you would like to join our team, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90-day orientation period.

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with alternating Monday’s of 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • No working Weekends or Holidays
  • Excellent vacation OR 18 days of vacation/year
  • +7 paid holidays
  • KPERS retirement plan & 403 B
  • Benefits including medical, vision, dental Insurance
  • HPMHC offers great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance. Typical qualifications would be completion of the 12th grade, or its equivalent, with additional coursework in modern office practices and procedures, or one year of experience performing comparable duties. General office and computer skills required.

Summary Description: Under supervision, provides a variety of support services for the Hays staff, greets patients and public in a pleasant and courteous manner, provides efficient organization of schedules and activities, follows established procedures to maintain quality patient records, and follows direction from supervisor for coverage and miscellaneous job duties.

Applicant must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol related incidents within the last five years. Must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check. Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Ernie Fink 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or via email to ernest.fink@hpmhc.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefit package including a portfolio of health, dental and vision benefits. High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Job Type: Full-time

Recovery Workers - PRN-As Needed (Hays)

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has PRN-as needed openings at our Schwaller Crisis Center in Hays for Recovery Workers.

Our patients are our number one concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service and positive impact on their lives. If you would like to join our team, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90-day orientation period.

Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and should demonstrate the interpersonal skills and experience to be able work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness.

Summary Description: Recovery Workers help with much of the day-to-day business of caring for clients at High Plains Mental Health Center. Job tasks include providing transportation, helping with children’s groups and working one-on-one with individuals in the 24-hour Schwaller Crisis Center. This is a great job for students who are considering a career in mental health, but it is also an excellent job for retired individuals who are willing to help and make some extra money. Hours are flexible with a limit of 28 hours per week.

Applicants must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol related incidents within the last five years. Must also must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check. Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Lyndsey Gilmore by mail to 215 E 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or via email to Lyndsey.gilmore@hpmhc.com. Applications accepted until position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Job Type: PRN, As Needed

Recovery Workers - Fridays and Sundays (Hays)

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has PRN-as needed (primarily on Fridays and Sundays) openings in Hays for Recovery Workers.

Our patients are our number one concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service and positive impact on their lives. If you would like to join our team, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90-day orientation period.

Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and should demonstrate the interpersonal skills and experience to be able work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness.

Summary Description: Recovery Workers are front line workers who help patients and their families deal with the everyday challenges of living with a mental health diagnosis. This position will assist in transporting children to respite homes from varied locations primarily on Fridays and Sundays or as assigned. Our goal is to help our clients reduce their symptoms and improve their independent functioning at home, school, work, and in the community, and Recovery Workers are a major part of that effort. PRN or “when needed” status allows for flexible scheduling that easily works around a school or second employment schedule.

Applicants must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol related incidents within the last five years. Must also must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check. Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Lyndsey Gilmore by mail to 215 E 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or via email to Lyndsey.gilmore@hpmhc.com. Applications accepted until position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Job Type: PRN, As Needed

Full-Time Recovery Worker - Schwaller

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time position opening at our Schwaller Crisis Center location in Hays for a Full Time Recovery Worker.

Our patients are our number one concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service. If you share these goals, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90-day orientation period.

The Recovery Worker provides Attendant Care, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Respite Care and Crisis Intervention services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. These services are intensive consumer-centered, goal directed services provided on a face-to-face basis in the Schwaller Crisis Center and community settings. Also perform basic clerical duties or other miscellaneous duties determined by supervisor.

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 AM to 10:00 AM, or as directed by supervisor

Qualifications for this position include at least (1) Have one year of college course work in the field of human services or one year of experience in the field of human services; or a combination of education and work experience in the field of human services; (2) Be 18 years or older; if consumer is under the age of 18, the Recovery Worker must be at least three years older than the consumer; (3) Have other experience in the provision of services to persons with mental illness or severe emotional disturbance, which may be substituted for one year of education or work experience in the human service field. This includes experience acquired by family members or others about persons with mental illness or SED and includes persons who are themselves recovering from such illness; (4) Possess demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or severe emotional disturbance, and the ability to react effectively in a wide variety of human service situations; (5) Have certification of completion of basic attendant care training within 30 days of employment and additional training within six months of employment according to curriculums approved by the Division of Health Care Policy; (6) Have access to reliable transportation; (7) pass KBI, SRS child abuse check, Adult Abuse Registry and Motor Vehicle screens. Must have a valid Kansas driver license and good driving record (including no alcohol-related incidents in last five years); and (8) Ability to perform basic clerical duties with accuracy such as filing, answering the phone, scheduling, etc. (9) Must demonstrate competency in the use of technology including computers, various software applications, printers, scanners, telephones, etc. Must also demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, to include understanding and application of technology (hardware, software, equipment and processes).

Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol-related incidents within the last five years. Must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check. Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Lyndsey Baughman, 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or at lyndsey.baughman@hpmhc.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefits package including a portfolio of health, dental and vision benefits. High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Branch Office Support Staff Floater - Goodland/Colby

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has an opening for a full-time Branch Office Support Staff floater at our Branch Offices in Goodland and Colby.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of their 90 day orientation period.

Qualified candidate should have good secretarial and office skills, handle multi-line phone system, and data entry. Candidate must also successfully pass a KBI background check. Interested applicants please email your resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to Jean Montgomery at jean.montgomery@hpmhc.com.

High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefits package including KPERS retirement, and a portfolio of health, dental and vision benefits. HPMHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

The Branch Office Support Staff Floater provides a variety of support services for the office staff, greets patients and public in a pleasant and courteous manner, provides efficient organization of schedules and activities, follows established procedures to maintain quality patient records, and follows direction from supervisor for coverage and miscellaneous job duties. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes

Network Administrator/System Engineer

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time position opening available at our Hays Main Building location for a Network Administrator/System Engineer.

Our patients are our number one concern, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service. If you share these goals, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

  • Excellent vacation OR 24 days of vacation/year
  • +7 paid holidays
  • KPERS retirement plan & 403 B
  • Benefits including medical, vision, dental Insurance
  • HPMHC offers great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical minimal qualifications would include four to six years experience in configuring Windows networks, experience administering Exchange Server, Email clients, SQL Server, Active Directory, Televideo Conferencing. Cisco, SonicWall and Apple iOS experience a plus. Must demonstrate competency in the use of technology including computers, various software applications, printers, scanners, telephones, etc.

Summary Description: The Network Administrator/ System Engineer analyzes, administers, maintains and tests all network devices, systems and communication services to meet the functional objectives of the Center. They are also responsible for development, deployment, security and support of the Televideo network, telephone system, computer network including Internet, and local area network.

Applicants must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record with no alcohol-related incidents within the last five years. Must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check including KBI, DCF Child/Adult abuse check and a drug and alcohol screen. Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Stephen Kuhl, 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or via email to stephen.kuhl@hpmh.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefits package including a portfolio of health, dental and vision benefits. High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Human Resources Assistant

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time position opening for a Human Resources Assistant in Hays. If you would like to join our team, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our opening.

New employees will receive a $325 sign-on bonus following successful completion of 90-day orientation period.

  • Monday through Friday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Excellent vacation OR 18 days of vacation/year
  • +7 paid holidays
  • KPERS & 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Benefits including medical, vision, & dental insurance
  • HPMHC offers great team dynamics

Qualifications include a combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance.  Experience in Human Resources is preferred. Qualifications include a high school diploma and three years of secretarial/administrative assistant experience with a proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, office practices and procedures.

Summary Description: Under supervision, assists Director of Human Resources with the administration of day to day operations of HR functions and duties, including but not limited to recruitment, new employee orientations and training, background checks and various reports. 

Candidate must be able to successfully pass an intensive background check. Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to Gloria Mathis by mail to 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or email Gloria.Mathis@hpmh.com. Applications accepted until position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

High Plains Mental Health Center is a Smoke-Free facility. This includes the use of all tobacco, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

Apply Today!

Complete and print the required job application, then send with cover letter and references to Human Resources, 208 E. 7th, Hays, KS 67601. If you would like more information about an open position, call Human Resources at
(785) 628-2871.

Call: 800-432-0333

208 E. 7th, Hays, KS

Our Hours

Monday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tues. to Fri.: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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