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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1 - Underfilling a Mental Health Technician 3 - DWTC - Las Vegas
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $30,484.80 to  $43,827.12  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: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.366
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 36448
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 02/07/2019
Close Date: 02/13/2019
Recruiter:
   DARRELL MORLAN
   Phone: (775)684-0150
   Email: darrell.morlan@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.
Mental Health Technicians provide direct client care for children at Desert Willow Treatment Center (DWTC) located in Las Vegas, NV. DWTC is a secure 20 bed psychiatric hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations that provides mental health treatment for children ages 12 to 17. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
Mental Health Technicians I work under immediate and direct supervision. Incumbents will work with a team of psychiatric nurses, clinicians, and other mental health professionals at Desert Willow Treatment Center to provide direct patient care to youth with severe emotional disturbances (SED). Mental Health Technicians instruct, assist and oversee patients in their daily living skills, implement social and therapeutic interventions with patients, and facilitate or co-facilitate individual or group basic skills training sessions under direct supervision of mental health professionals. Mental Health Technicians monitor patients to promptly identify and prevent self harm activities and conduct suicide prevention watches by checking on clients at specified intervals. Mental Health Technicians participate in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings and make recommendations on patients' mental health care. Mental Health Technicians may transport patients to and from appointments, using state vehicles, if they possess a valid driver's license. Mental Health Technicians collect and maintain data, client files, and complete incident/accident reports and enter information into a database. Shifts include days, evenings, and weekends to support the 7 days per week, 24-hour staffing requirements. Applicants must be available to work any shift. *** 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)
    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 Notes
    CPR certification is required within six months of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
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.
    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.
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868


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