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Job Title:  MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1/FORENSIC SPECIALIST 1 UNDERFILL

MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1 - 60036854
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

SPARKS, NEVADA, US, 89431

Requisition Id:  8406

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

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Reno, Sparks  

 

Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division: DHHS - PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 

Business Unit: HR-FAC FOR MENTAL OFFENDER 

Work Type: PERMANENT 

*Pay Grade: GRADE 23 

Salary Range: $32,343.12 - $46,499.76 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: JONI M ABRAHAM 

Phone:  702 486-2900 

Email: jabraham@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

Lake's Crossing Center (LCC), a maximum-security forensic facility/psychiatric hospital for mentally disordered offenders in Sparks, Nevada is recruiting for several Mental Health Technician 1 positions.   The Mental Health Technicians will underfill Forensic Specialist I positions which are the entry-level in the Forensic Specialist series. Forensic Specialists are sworn peace officers. Applicants in this series will be required to attend P.O.S.T. certification training. Progression to Forensic Specialist I will occur with the recommendation of the appointing authority when minimum qualifications are met; eligibility requirements for appointment as a peace officer as established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code are met, and the incumbent is performing satisfactorily.  Under immediate supervision of forensic staff, Mental Health Technician 1 positions at LCC will perform mental health and security/safety duties with an emphasis on providing therapeutic treatment for clients. Additionally, the positions will prepare clients for competency hearings and facilitate groups regarding legal processes; assist clients in understanding the nature and seriousness of charges that have been filed; assist assigned clients with eating, bathing, shaving, oral hygiene, grooming, dressing, and other basic activities of daily living; assist in movement and ambulation, and perform other duties as assigned.

 

The facility is recruiting for three different shifts: Day shift (6:45am – 3:15pm), Swing shift (2:45pm – 11:15pm), and NOC/Graveyard shift (10:45pm – 7:15am). Working weekends and/or holidays is required and the positions are subject to call-back. 

Individuals with general knowledge of behaviors associated with mental illness, assaultive behavior interventions to include self-defense and non-violent control of aggression as well as regulations and policies related to client rights are encouraged to apply

 

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.

 

  • Please note: in order to obtain P.O.S.T certification, you must be at least 21 years of age. 

Special Notes

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 first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to the hire’s start date and must receive all necessary doses of the COVID-19 vaccine necessary to become fully vaccinated to maintain employment.

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.
  • Some applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment physical and be free of active tuberculosis.
  • A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
  • Positions are subject to call-out or call-back.

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.

 


Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe