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!

Case Manager (Hays, Goodland or Colby)

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 clients are our No. 1 priority, 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 benefits, plus 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 208 E. 7th St., Hays, KS 67601 or via email at careers@hpmh.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

High Plains Mental Health Center offers an excellent benefits 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.

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 clients are our No. 1 priority, 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 Baughman by mail to 215 E 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or via email to careers@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.

Outpatient Therapist (Colby or Goodland)

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time opening for an Outpatient Therapist in our Colby Branch Office. Our clients are our No. 1 priority, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care, premier service and positive impact. If you share these values, 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 the 90-day orientation period.

– Excellent vacation benefits plus 7 paid holidays
– KPERS retirement plan & 403 B
– Competitive benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance
– Great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications:  Masters or doctoral degree with active Kansas BSRB license as a: (1) Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Master Level Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist; or (2) Licensed Master Social Worker (clinical track) or Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker; or (3) Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with Mental Health Training track or equivalent mental health experience; or (4) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist.

Summary Description: To help patients meet their psychological, physical, and social needs by providing evaluation, crisis intervention services, psychotherapy, and/or counseling.

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 Beth Christians, 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or via email to careers@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.

Outpatient Therapist: Hays, KS

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time opening for an Outpatient Therapist in our Hays Main Office. Our clients are our No. 1 priority, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care, premier service and positive impact. If you share these values, 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 the 90-day orientation period.

– Excellent vacation benefits plus 7 paid holidays
– KPERS retirement plan & 403 B
– Competitive benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance
– Great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications:  Masters or doctoral degree with active Kansas BSRB license as a: (1) Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Master Level Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist; or (2) Licensed Master Social Worker (clinical track) or Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker; or (3) Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with Mental Health Training track or equivalent mental health experience; or (4) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist.

Summary Description: To help patients meet their psychological, physical, and social needs by providing evaluation, crisis intervention services, psychotherapy, and/or counseling.

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 Beth Christians, 208 East 7th Street, Hays, KS 67601 or via email to careers@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.

Outpatient Therapist - Travel to Colby

High Plains Mental Health Center is currently looking for a full-time Outpatient Therapist – QMHP (Qualified Mental Health Professional) based out of Hays and to travel to Colby/Goodland Branch Offices with a company provided vehicle.

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

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, typically 3 evening hours per week

BENEFITS

  • No working Weekends or Holidays
  • Excellent PTO – 24 days/year
  • Additional Extended Illness Time
  • +7 paid holidays
  • +5 paid Continuing Education days
  • Center pays for BSRB Licensure renewal every 2 years
  • KPERS retirement plan
  • Agency paid basic life insurance
  • Additional group term life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan w/ Match
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Aflac Supplemental Benefits
  • HPMHC offers great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications include:

  • Masters or doctoral degree with Kansas BSRB license as a:
  • (1) Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Master Level Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist;
  • (2) Licensed Master Social Worker (clinical track) or Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker;
  • (3) Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with Mental Health Training track or equivalent mental health experience;
  • (4) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist.
  • 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 have 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.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides psychotherapy and counseling to patients on an individual, marital, family, and/or group therapy basis in accordance with annual service hour expectations.
  • Performs collaboration and other necessary care management work on patients assigned to him/her.
  • To help patients meet their psychological, physical, and social needs by providing evaluation, crisis intervention services, psychotherapy, and/or counseling.

Our patients are our No. 1 priority, 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.

Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to 208 E. 7th St., Hays, KS 67601 or via email at careers@hpmh.com. Applications will be accepted until the 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.

Pay: From $61,748.00 per year

Coordinator of Substance Use Disorder Services

High Plains Mental Health Center has an opening for a Coordinator of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services.

Through the provision of direct services including evaluation, psychotherapy, and counseling, this position helps patients deal with their substance related issues and/or co-occurring behavioral health issues.

Monday through Friday – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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

Benefits

  • Excellent vacation 24 days of vacation/year
  • Extended Illness Time
  • +7 paid holidays
  • +5 paid Continuing Education days
  • BSRB license renewal every 2 years
  • KPERS retirement plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • 403(b) Employee Pension w/ match
  • Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • AFLAC Supplemental Benefits
  • Flexible Benefit Program

Qualifications include:

  • Masters or doctoral degree with Kansas BSRB license as a:
  • (1) Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Master Level Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist;
  • (2) Licensed Master Social Worker (clinical track) or Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker;
  • (3) Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with Mental Health Training track or equivalent mental health experience;
  • (4) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist.
  • Must be a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) and/or complete required HPMHC SUD provider training per Center policy.
  • Possess demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to work with persons with serious mental illness, those who experience significant functional impairment.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record (no alcohol-related incidents in the last five years).
  • Successfully pass an intensive background check (KBI, DCF Child/Adult abuse check, and Drug & Alcohol screen).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides psychotherapy and counseling to patients for SUD issues and people with co-occurring needs.
  • Provides collaboration and other necessary case management work on assigned cases.
  • Coordinates program services with MAT team and other Center programs, as directed by the Director of Clinical Programs
  • Assigns workload and caseload of SUD services program staff.
  • Provides clinical supervision of designated SUD Services Program staff.
  • Develops and run SUD treatment Groups.

Our patients are our No. 1 priority, and we are here to exceed their expectations by providing excellent clinical care and premier service.

Do you share these goals?

Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to 208 E. 7th St., Hays, KS 67601 or via email at careers@hpmh.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $61,748.00 per year

Outpatient Therapist - Remote

High Plains Mental Health Center is currently looking for a full-time Remote Outpatient Therapist – QMHP (Qualified Mental Health Professional) to see a wide wage of ages, from elementary school to adults. Also, the ideal candidate will be qualified or willing to become qualified to work with clients with substance use problems.

Must be Kansas-licensed or Kansas-license pending clinical mental health provider.

FULLY – REMOTE: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00PM (CST), typically 3 evening hours per week

Salary: $61,748

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

BENEFITS

  • No working Weekends or Holidays
  • Excellent PTO – 24 days/year
  • Additional Extended Illness Time
  • +7 paid holidays
  • +5 paid Continuing Education days
  • Center pays for BSRB Licensure renewal every 2 years
  • KPERS retirement plan
  • Agency paid basic life insurance
  • Additional group term life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan w/ Match
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Aflac Supplemental Benefits
  • HPMHC offers great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

Qualifications include:

  • Masters or doctoral degree with Kansas BSRB license as a:
  • (1) Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Master Level Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist;
  • (2) Licensed Master Social Worker (clinical track) or Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker;
  • (3) Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with Mental Health Training track or equivalent mental health experience;
  • (4) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist.
  • 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 have 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.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides psychotherapy and counseling to patients on an individual, marital, family, and/or group therapy basis in accordance with annual service hour expectations.
  • Performs collaboration and other necessary care management work on patients assigned to him/her.
  • To help patients meet their psychological, physical, and social needs by providing evaluation, crisis intervention services, psychotherapy, and/or counseling.

Our patients are our number one priority, 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.

Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to 208 E. 7th St., Hays, KS 67601 or via email at careers@hpmh.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

School Liaison

Join Our Team as a School Liaison!

Are you ready to be at the forefront of making a positive impact on the mental health and well-being of youth in our community? High Plains Mental Health Center is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to join our Community Based Services (CBS) team as a School Liaison.

Your Mission:

As School Liaisons at High Plains Mental Health Center, you’ll be a champion for the mental health and well-being of youth in our community. You will play a crucial role in coordinating with area school systems to identify, refer, and monitor youth in need of mental health services. Your dedication to building strong partnerships with school systems, empowering families, and supporting treatment teams will ensure timely access to mental health services for youth experiencing severe emotional disturbance. Through collaboration, education, and advocacy, you will break down barriers and facilitate the highest level of functioning for youth in the school, home, and community settings. Together, we are all committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those we serve, fostering resilience, and promoting healthy futures for our youth.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with school systems
  • Coordinating with schools to ensure early identification of youth in need of mental health services
  • Providing training and support for key school staff regarding agency referral processes
  • Facilitating timely referrals of identified youth through coordination with schools and clinical supervisors
  • Engaging with families to educate them about available services and options
  • Collaborating with schools, families, and treatment teams to monitor youth progress and ensure appropriate service delivery
  • Completing accurate and timely documentation, tracking, and reporting
  • Delivering CBS/Waiver services as needed, including targeted case management and psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships with colleagues
  • Accepting supervision and utilizing feedback for continuous improvement

Why Choose High Plains Mental Health Center?

At High Plains Mental Health Center, we’re not just a community mental health center — we’re building a brighter future for those in need. You’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of individuals and families facing mental health challenges, all while working alongside a passionate and supportive team. Your work on building partnerships with school systems, empowering families, and supporting treatment teams will further our mission as a CMHC and CCBHC while extending our motto of ‘We’re Here for You’ for generations to come.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the School Liaison position at High Plains Mental Health Center will possess a Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) or equivalent work experience in human services, coupled with a proven track record of building positive relationships with school systems and community partners. Experience working with youth experiencing severe emotional disturbance and their families is essential, as is proficiency in technology use, including various software applications. Our team values a commitment to continuous improvement and professional development, alongside compliance with CMHC licensing standards and screening requirements.

Ready to Make an Impact?

If you’re passionate about empowering youth and promoting mental health in our community, we want to hear from you! Interested applicants should send their resume, transcript, three professional references and a letter of interest to 208 E. 7th St., Hays, KS 67601 or via email at careers@hpmh.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Apply now by emailing careers@hpmh.com to join our dedicated team as a School Liaison. Together, we can make a difference.

Supported Employment Specialist

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time position open at our Woodhaven location in Hays for a full-time Supported Employment Specialist.

Our clients are our No. 1 priority, 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 benefits, plus 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;

(2) 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;

(3) Meet the specifications outlined in the CMHC licensing standards in regard to any ongoing requirements (as in completion of training requirements according to a curriculum approved by the Division of Health Care Policy); and

(4) Pass KBI, DCF Child Abuse Check, Adult Abuse Registry and motor vehicle screens.

Summary Description: The Supported Employment Specialist’s work focuses on delivering Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services for individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and other assigned patients requiring employment services. The Employment Specialist develops employment opportunities thru the establishment of partnerships with local businesses and DCF Vocational Rehabilitation.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Carries out all phases of IPS Supported Employment service, including intake, engagement, assessment, job placement, job coaching, and follow-along supports before step down to less intensive employment support.

2. Assist all supported persons in identifying interest, skills, and abilities through the implementation of a well-structured assessment process.

3. Assist supported persons in a rapid search for competitive employment.

4. Engagement of supported persons in their homes and employment settings.

5. Engage and building professional working relationships with prospective employers. Frequent contact with employers is required.

6. Counsels and/or teaches individuals or groups on techniques for obtaining and maintaining employment.

7. Actively participates in mental health treatment team meetings that discuss supported persons and their employment goals with shared decision-making.

8. Delivers assigned services designated in supported persons’ treatment plans and in accordance with annual service hour expectations.

9. An essential function of the position calls for the ability to provide transportation to clients, as well as have the ability to be able to travel to deliver services, respond to emergencies, and travel to the assigned office as needed. Therefore, the Supported Employment Specialist must maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record consistent with reasonable insurability (no alcohol-related incidents in the last five years). Loss of driver’s license or reasonable driving insurability may be cause for immediate personnel action, up to and including termination of employment.

Starting Pay: $21.50/hour

Apply NOW by emailing Careers@hpmh.com the following;

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 Supervisory References
  • Official College Transcripts

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