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Job Title:  MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1

MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1 - 60035703
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, US, 89146

Requisition Id:  1306

Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division: DHHS - PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 

Business Unit: HR-SO NEV ADULT MENTAL HEALTH 

Work Type: PERMANENT 

Pay Grade: GRADE 23 

Salary Range: $31,403.52 - $45,142.56

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: JONI M ABRAHAM 

Phone:  702 486-2900 

Email: jabraham@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

Mental Health Technicians supplement the work of mental health professionals, health specialists, and nursing staff in providing direct client care for clients in a mental health facility. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.

 

This position supports SOUTHERN NEVADA ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (SNAMHS) and is assigned to the Rawson-Neal Hospital at 1650 Community College Dr., Las Vegas. This position will provide direct consumer care, such as provide psychosocial rehabilitation, teach basic skills, take vital signs, introduce and support community activities to consumers, will observe and document findings in the electronic record system, facilitate individual or group basic skills training sessions under direct supervision of mental health professionals, and transport clients to and from appointments using state vehicle.

 

As a condition for continued employment Mental Health Technicians are required to comply with NRS 433.279 and become a Certified Mental Health Technician within 2 years from date of hire through completion of required coursework. This certification is a progression requirement (5 credits from Tech I to Tech II and 5 credits from Tech II to Tech III), but it is also the primary clinical training program for technicians. Once certified, the technician must maintain certification by completing 20 hours of continuing education units every two years following the date on which initial certification was issued. This position requires completion of respirator fit testing, completion of certification in Crisis Prevention Institute Training and CPR certification, which will be provided by the agency.


Our Agency's mission is to help adults with mental illness improve their quality of life. Incumbents provide professional, positive, and therapeutic direct care to mentally ill adult clients and severe emotionally disturbed youth. Incumbents receive training in all duties assigned. Will work directly with a team of clinicians, psychiatric nurse, and other mental health professionals. 

 

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-10_0/

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of experience involving public contact which may have included providing care or guidance for children, elders or others; volunteer work in providing respite to caregivers; or leading youth groups; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

Special Requirements

  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  • Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
  • A State of Nevada/FBI fingerprint based background check is required as a condition of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprint is required. Person's offered employment in this position will be required to pay for the fingerprinting.

 

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.


Nearest Major Market: Las Vegas