EHN is proud to have created impactful change in the delivery of mental health, intellectual disability and addiction services in the west Texas region. As the Local Mental Health and IDD Authority in El Paso County, it is our responsibility to meet the needs of our c community and we believe the level of services and quantity of services we provide is unmatched in our area.
As the largest mental health provider in El Paso County, we currently have 19 service locations where we assist a wide array of our population to include adults, children, veterans, the homeless and justice involved individuals. We are confident, that at EHN there is a service area where your expertise and experience can be beneficial. At EHN, we also offer competitive salaries and benefits, with a robust retirement plan and welcome you to be a part of our great team. We are looking for dynamic, positive and experienced individuals to fill the following positions.
Emergence Health Network (EHN) is proud to offer a comprehensive benefit plan for our employees. Full-time employees are eligible to participate in generous medical and dental plans, as well as Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-Term Disability, and Supplemental Life/Accidental Death insurance for themselves and their dependents. Both full-time and part-time employees may also enroll in a variety of plan options through Legal Shield and Aflac.
Company Paid Benefits
Full-time EHN employees have several company paid benefits as part of their employment. Long-term Disability Insurance, Basic Life and Accidental Death Insurance coverage for employees, as well as Basic Life Insurance coverage for eligible spouses and dependents are provided at no cost to our employees.
Full-time employees accrue over two weeks of paid vacation in the first 12 months of employment, which increases with tenure. Generous sick time is also accrued and EHN also observes 12 paid holidays annually. For our military reservists, up to 15 days of paid military leave is also available.
EHN is excited to be a part of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS) as of January 1, 2017. All EHN employees contribute 5% of their earnings to this 401(a) Pension program. In addition to guaranteed annual interest earnings, EHN provides a 150% match. For every $100 an employee contributes to the TCDRS during their career with the organization, EHN contributes $150 into their account upon vesting and retirement. All employees are also eligible to voluntarily contribute to a 403(b) retirement savings plan in addition to the contributions required by our participation in the TCDRS.
Wellness and Discounts
Emergence Health Network is committed to providing a wide range of benefits to meet the diverse needs of our workforce and their families. Employees are encouraged to utilize our EAP (Employee Assistance Program) for free counseling services, as well as discounts at local businesses such as fitness gyms and nutrition stores. At EHN, we understand the importance of mentally and physically healthy choices for our employees, both personally and professionally. EHN has initiated an Employee Wellness Program with an added focus on enhancing our sense of team and community. Having a healthy and engaged workforce increases our ability as an organization to make a positive impact in our community and the lives of those we serve.
Student Loan Forgiveness Program
EHN is part of the National Health Services Corps (NHSC) Student Loan Forgiveness Program for healthcare providers, which means some EHN employees may be eligible to receive financial assistance to pay back medical student loans. Primary care medical, dental and mental/behavioral health clinicians can get up to $50,000 (depending on clinic location) to repay their health profession student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at an approved NHSC site in a high need, underserved area. EHN currently has six sites approved under the program. The payment is free from federal income tax and is made at the beginning of service so you can quickly pay down loans. After completing the initial commitment, employees can apply to extend their service and receive additional loan repayment assistance.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2019 INTERNSHIPS. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 9, 2018.
The Emergence Health Network – Internship in Building Communities (IBC) affords undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to develop collaboration and leadership skills while interning for a dynamic, multicultural academic program. While a student life internship at heart, the greater value of the IBC lies in the broad range of professional skills and experience that interns can acquire in the many mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities diverse fields.
About the Program
The Internship in Building Communities is ideal for growth-oriented, creative college students who are interested in collaborating with others to build and help shape the future of mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Interns hone their communication, leadership, and organizational skills while contributing in such areas as counseling, nursing, assessing and other higher mental health and IDD fields.
In Building Communities with Clinical Internship Practicum and internship in clinical mental health, counseling is designed to enhance students’ professional skills while at Emergence Health Network. Students must apply for placement in the semester prior to the desired enrollment. Faculty will review students’ applications with respect to appropriateness for an internship. If the student is approved, he or she will be allowed to apply to EHN for a placement. In consultation with the Internship Coordinator and the student’s advisor, the student makes interview arrangements with EHN approved supervisors, and completes all necessary paperwork.
The practicum semester requires 100 clock hours to include 40 hours of direct care. The internship experience has a 600-clock-hour requirement that includes 240 hours of direct contact hours.
EHN will conduct interviews to accept 6 interns; 3 teams of 2 students each semester.
Teams will have similar schedules but will be placed in the appropriate track based upon interview and eligibility. Applicants are to be in good standing as they go through a thorough background process to have access to EHN facilities.
University Requirement: 100 clock hours to include 40 clock hours of direct service to clients to include individual, family, and group therapy.
EHN Requirement: 40-hour Seminar prior to seeing clients
Application Openings 10/25/18 – 11/9/18 for Practicum
o Seminar January 7th -8th, 2019
o Practicum January 14th – May 3rd, 2019
Interviews with EHN need to be held (at least) two weeks prior to Seminar Training hours of the Seminar will count towards 60 indirect care hours of practicum
Summary of clinical experience gained from EHN internship
Intern Responsibilities During the Practicum
Throughout the Practicum, interns meet to discuss their experiences, challenges, and accomplishments, adding to their skills and contributing to the development and capabilities of the program.
The interns complete the program with real-world experience in leadership and responsibility and find that their fellow interns have become a valuable network for sharing experiences and support in the future.
In order to apply to IBC you must ensure that your university is within the list of affiliates below: