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Job Title:  MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1 - UNDERFILL

MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1 - 60035990
Posting Close Date:  8/9/2022
Location: 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, US, 89146

Requisition Id:  12445

MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1 - UNDERFILL - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: 8/9/2022 

Geographical Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson  

 

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: $32,343.12 - $46,499.76 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: SUSAN QUINN ASHLEY 

Phone:  775 684-0132 

Email: q.ashley@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/

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

Per NAC 441A, this position has been identified as a position that must enter an institution for vulnerable populations. Department of Health and Human Services new hires, who must enter an institution for vulnerable populations within the normal scope of their employment who are not vaccinated for COVID-19 must receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to the hire’s start date.

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.

 

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

Special Requirements

  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant at the cost of the applicant.
  • 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 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 salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

 

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.

 


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