Mental Health Program Asst
Job Class: Mental Health Program Assistant
Working Title: Mental Health Program Assistant (MHPA)
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 05/14/2020
Closing Date: 05/20/2020
Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment Services / Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Work Shift: Rotating
Work Hours: Varies
Days of Work: Varies
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $18.95 - $24.97/hourly
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
This vacancy is located in Annandale, MN.
Community Behavioral Health Hospitals (CBHH) are 16-bed inpatient psychiatric facilities for adults experiencing a serious mental health episode. The length of stay is usually less than 30 days, during which treatment focuses on stabilization, patient education, and discharge planning involving community support resources, with the overall goal of preventing future episodes.
This position shall assist unit staff of varying levels of expertise in sustaining Evidence Based Practices, including, but not limited to, Person Centeredness, Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT), and Illness Management and Recovery (IM&R) on an inpatient basis to persons with serious and persistent mental illness. Persons in this position will take a lead role in providing support and mentoring to peers on incorporating Evidence Based Practices into daily work. Persons in this position provide quality medical and psychiatric care to patients as specified on individualized treatment plans under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Persons in this position also maintain a safe environment and provide active treatment and social support to patients.
- Behavior modification theory/techniques sufficient to implement behavior management components of treatment plans.
- Mental illness sufficient to design and implement individual treatment plans, identify and control aggressive/ violent/ inappropriate behavior.
- Therapeutic intervention techniques sufficient to control aggressive or violent behavior.
- Laws, rules, regulations and policies governing treatment of mental illness and vulnerable adults sufficient to protect the rights of clients/residents; AND
- Perform basic health care procedures, such as taking vital signs and administering medications.
- Observe, interpret and document client behaviors sufficient to provide information needed for evaluation and treatment planning.
- Interact with clients sufficient to assist in the delivery of group therapy, teach specialized and vocational skills, and teach recreation and life skills.
- Provide ongoing work direction and training to other staff.
- Read, write and speak English sufficient to interpret, implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for mentally ill.
NOTE - To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.
REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
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