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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $31,403.52 to  $45,142.56  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: Public and Behavioral Health
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 10.366
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 38895
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/20/2019
Close Date: 12/20/2019
Recruiter:
   JONI ABRAHAM
   Phone: (702)486-2900
   Email: jabraham@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. Lake's Crossing Center, 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 under-fill Forensic Specialist I positions which are the entry level in the Forensic Specialist series. Forensic Specialist positions are sworn positions so selected applicants will be required to meet current Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) requirements established in the Nevada Revised Statutes and Nevada Administrative Code. This includes being a US citizen and 21 years of age at the time of appointment to the Forensic position. 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 when 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. 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. ***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 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.
    Applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment physical and be free of active tuberculosis.
    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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