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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1 - DCFS - ATC - Sparks
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $29,586.96 to  $42,553.44  PAY GRADE: 23
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.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Division of Child and Family Services
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 10.366
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 33684
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 03/01/2018
Close Date: 03/15/2018
Recruiter:
   CAROL PION
   Phone: **None**
   Email: cpion@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
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 RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***
The Division of Child and Family Services is recruiting for Mental Health Technicians that will be located in Sparks, NV at the Adolescent Treatment Center (ATC). Mental Health Technicians provide direct care services, basic skills training, psychosocial training, and case management to youth in a residential setting. The incumbent will work directly with youth ages 12 through 17 with mental health and behavioral health issues. Incumbents work directly with youth individually, in a group setting, and with families. Incumbents work with youth in crisis, complete safety checks, run precautions, complete safety protocols, and respond to emergency situations according to policy and procedures. Incumbents assist in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment as well as provide all direct care and living needs to clients including transportation. Incumbents will be responsible for shift supervision by providing initial and ongoing trainings, ensure employees submit daily documentation, create emergency charts, documentation for audits, and monitor and organize program materials. This position requires basic knowledge and understanding of Microsoft products including Word/Excel/Outlook, and an ability to learn and master electronic clinical information systems including the State's AVATAR computerized Client Charting System. Incumbents will work as part of a team of mental health professionals with an emphasis on collaboration. The mission of Adolescent Treatment Center is to maintain a positive and safe treatment environment, to prevent & reduce the use of seclusion and restraint, and to provide youth with the opportunity to facilitate the process of recovery and establish skills commensurate with their physical, social, emotional, behavioral, educational, and moral development. This is a full time position with an anticipated variable work schedule. It includes a variable work agreement with overtime after 40 hours per week.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (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.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
    Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Skills Required
    Microsoft Office Suite
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.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
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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