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!

Recovery Specialist/Case Manager (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 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@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

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 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

Outpatient Therapist - Mobile Crisis Response Team

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has a full-time opening for a Mobile Crisis Team Outpatient Therapist. Our patients 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: The Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) Therapist is part a larger team that responds to acute mental health and related crises in the community to prevent crises from becoming emergencies.  The overall goal of the team is to reduce use of emergency rooms, inpatient hospital stays, and other harmful behaviors. The position will require the ability to work a flexible schedule which includes after hours work and be expected to respond to critical incidents and work with community partners as needed. Travel will be required.

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: Colby, KS

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 beth.christians@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.

Branch Office Support Staff: Osborne, KS

High Plains Mental Health Center currently has an opening for a full-time Branch Office Support Staff at our Osborne Branch Office.

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

HOURS: Mondays; 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Excellent Paid Time Off (18 days per year),
  • Additional Extended Illness Time
  • +7 paid Holidays
  • KPERS Plan (Kansas Public Retirement System)
  • 403(b) w/ match
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Aflac Supplemental Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Friendly Work Environment and a Great Team!

Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in modern office practices and procedures, or one year of experience performing comparable duties.
  • Must demonstrate competency in the use of technology including computers, various software applications, printers, scanners, telephones, etc.
  • Must handle multi-line phone system, and data entry.
  • Must also demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, to include understanding and application of technology.
  • Must have a valid 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.

    Interested applicants should email CAREERS@HPMH.COM for more information. 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: $16.93 per hour

    Certified Peer Specialist

    Ready to make a difference? Want to use your own personal story and experiences to help others?

    High Plains Mental Health Center is looking for our next full time Certified Peer Specialist at the Woodhaven Office in Hays, KS.

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

    Benefits:

    • Monday-Friday 8:00AM – 5:00 PM with flexible working hours
    • No Weekends
    • Excellent Paid Time Off (24 days per year)
    • Additional Extended Illness Time
    • +7 paid holidays
    • KPERS retirement plan
    • Life Insurance
    • Long term disability
    • 403b Retirement w/ Match
    • Benefits including medical, vision, dental Insurance
    • HPMHC offers great team dynamics and a friendly work environment

    Qualifications:

    • Must self identify as a present or former primary consumer of mental health services.
    • Must have a BA/BS Degree OR be equivalently qualified by a combination of education and work experience in a human service field.
    • Possess demonstrated interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness
    • Must demonstrate competency in the use of technology including computers
    • Have a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record (no alcohol-related incidents within the last five years).
    • Must also be able to successfully pass an intensive background check.

    Summary:

    • Provide services to clients through a rehabilitation and recovery focus designed to promote skills for coping with and managing psychiatric symptoms.
    • Assist consumers with identifying, effectively responding to, or avoiding triggers that result in functional impairments.
    • Assist clients through the provision of structured and scheduled activities.
    • Assist in creating a knowledge base to maintain active involvement in their treatment.

    INTERESTED?

    Apply on Indeed or Send the following to Careers@hpmh.com

    • Resume
    • Letter of interest
    • 3 professional references (must be supervisory)
    • Official college transcripts

    Applications will be 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.

    Pay: $21.50 per hour

    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 beth.christians@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.

    Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Hays Main Office

    High Plains Mental Health Center is currently looking for a full-time in-person APRN, PMHNP (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner).

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

    Salary based on experience. Starting at $100,000.

    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.

    Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm (in-person services)

    BENEFITS

    • No working weekends or holidays
    • Excellent PTO – 24 days/year
    • Additional Extended Illness Time
    • +7 paid holidays
    • +5 paid Continuing Education days
    • 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:

    • Master’s Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
    • Currently licensed or able to become licensed in the state of KS (KS licensing must be established before the start date)
    • Must have APRN licensure with the State of Kansas as a Psychiatric nurse practitioner
    • 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 (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 psychopharmacological services, including the prescription of medication with written protocols
    • Consults and/or refers to the physician as indicated
    • Monitors for symptom reduction as well as side effects of medication
    • Provides psychiatric and physical assessment, history-taking, and differential diagnosis as indicated
    • Develops and maintains current working knowledge of psychopharmacology and mental health disorders
    • Provides other nursing services within scope of training and licensure as assigned

    Please email CAREERS@HPMH.COM for more information.

    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.

    Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Remote

    High Plains Mental Health Center is currently looking for a full-time APRN, PMHNP (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) to provide fully remote telehealth services.

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

    Salary based on experience. Starting at $100,000.

    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.

    Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm CT 

    BENEFITS

    • No working weekends or holidays
    • Excellent PTO – 24 days/year
    • Additional Extended Illness Time
    • +7 paid holidays
    • +5 paid Continuing Education days
    • 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:

    • Master’s Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
    • Currently licensed or able to become licensed in the state of KS (KS licensing must be established before the start date).
    • Must have APRN licensure with the State of Kansas as a Psychiatric nurse practitioner
    • 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 (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 psychopharmacological services, including the prescription of medication with written protocols
    • Consults and/or refers to the physician as indicated
    • Monitors for symptom reduction as well as side effects of medication
    • Provides psychiatric and physical assessment, history-taking, and differential diagnosis as indicated
    • Develops and maintains current working knowledge of psychopharmacology and mental health disorders
    • Provides other nursing services within scope of training and licensure as assigned

    Please email CAREERS@HPMH.COM for more information.

    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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