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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $26,413.20 to  $37,646.64  PAY GRADE: 20
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Public and Behavioral Health
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 10.341
Announcement Number: 32849
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/08/2017
Close Date: 11/22/2017
   Phone: (775)687-0222
   Email: flincoln@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Consumer Services Assistants assist professional staff by performing advocacy and service improvement activities on behalf of clients in mental health service agencies.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
Consumer Services Assistants (CSA) are adults with a mental illness who are employed to provide advocacy, peer support, and modeling of recovery-oriented behaviors for other consumers at Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health (NNAMHS). CSA's provide a number of supportive services to consumers including staffing the Peer Resource Center, making home visits, and providing peer mentoring support groups. CSA's are certified as peer mentors; act as liaison among staff, community and consumers; model positive behaviors; and provide powerful affirmation that recovery is possible. Currently NNAMHS is seeking a Consumer Services Assistant who would be assigned a variety of duties, including some duties in the Peer Resource Center. The best candidate will be a team player with positive attitude and willingness to share their own recovery success with NNAMHS consumers. CSA's are willing to work as a team to support consumers, fellow CSA's, fellow employees and the agency. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Ability to read and write standard business correspondence and one year of mental health consumer advocacy experience, six months of which included working for a mental health service delivery system which included monitoring and reporting to professional staff on client progress, providing client perspective to service providers, and providing peer support such as assisting clients to present complaints and resolve problems, complete forms, and adjust to changes in levels of care; OR six months experience as a Consumer Services Assistant I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
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.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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