Department of Administrative Services

Safety Education Instructor (40 Hour) (5552FP)

$29.41-$39.24 Hourly / $2,352.93-$3,139.02 BiWeekly /
$61,411.21-$81,928.16 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for assisting in the development and conduct of safety education programs for staff involved in providing behavioral health treatment and services.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead lower level employees.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Conducts educational and safety programs including behavioral management strategies and techniques for agency clinical and support staff; conducts orientation programs for new employees; implements course objectives and curricula; uses most appropriate educational methods to accomplish course objectives; conducts educational sessions utilizing lectures, role playing, seminars, group discussions and audio visual presentations; recommends changes in educational methods and materials to effect improvements; reviews courses to determine effectiveness and appropriateness of contents; may conduct special sessions for staff involved in providing behavioral health services to individuals in private residential facilities, community training homes and community based treatment settings; may assist with assessment of departmental safety training needs; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles and practices of safety as related to health care environment; knowledge of principles and practices of care, training, habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders; some knowledge of methods and techniques of implementing and evaluating training programs; some knowledge of methods and techniques applicable to adult education; interpersonal skills; oral and written communications skills; psychomotor skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of experience in the care and treatment of persons with mental health, substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been assisting in the conduct of employee safety and/or training programs.
Note: For state employees the Special Experience is interpreted as one (1) year of experience at the level of Mental Health Assistant 1 and Licensed Practical Nurse or higher.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
2. Four (4) years experience as a Mental Health Assistant 2 ( Inpatient) may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. May be required to be certified as an American Red Cross Instructor CPR/AED and First Aid
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(38)-Training

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

FP 19

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Safety Education Instructor in Salary Group HC 19 approved effective August 29, 2003. (Revised to change Salary Group, modify Experience and Training)

EFFECTIVE DATE

9/1/2007

CLASS: 5552FP; EST: 12/18/1998; REV: 9/1/2007;