|Date Opened||6/15/2018 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$46,946* - $62,757/year (*New State employees)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||6/29/2018 11:59:00 PM|
The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System, seeks qualified individuals for the position of Mental Health Assistant 2 (PCN 025545) in the Hospital Services Division, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit 1 (PICU 1), Inpatient. Location: Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center, 1635 Central Ave., Bridgeport CT, 06610. 4:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., 72-72-80, every other weekend, rotating holidays, full time.
This position will work with clients on an inpatient unit and lead and coordinate paraprofessional staff, while adhering to the specified treatment plan.
Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included a copy of your resume with your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: a copy of their Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Patrick Pathammavong, 860-262-6744 or MHA-DMHAS-Recruitment@ct.gov.
Participates in assigned nursing, clinical and/or rehabilitative interventions to meet client short and long-term needs; advocates for services or resources that meet client needs and preferences; observes and records client behavior; prepares incident and accident reports; monitors client progress; assists client with decision making and problem solving; assists client in learning and utilizing daily living skills, budgeting, medication monitoring and/or community adaptation skills; acts as a role model and instructs staff in crisis intervention techniques; develops goal directed relationships with individuals and/or groups; identifies and facilitates use of appropriate support networks; investigates alternative placement for client; participates in education and training activities to further skill development; participates in admission and discharge planning activities; protects civil rights of client; maintains a safe and healthy environment; may coordinate and direct programs and activities for a group of clients; performs related duties as required.
Community and/or Outpatient Programs: Functions as a team member of a case management or crisis intervention team; participates in assessment crisis, monitoring within facility or community at large (i.e. emergency rooms jails, homeless shelters, outpatients programs, etc.); provides individual, group and/or family supportive treatment under appropriate supervision; identifies and reinforces client skills, strengths, resources and preferences; applies accepted standards of nursing care to clients; participates in community outreach programs that include crisis intervention and family contact in home settings; identifies and accesses wide range of community resources; participates as a liaison to community agencies; makes arrangements for outpatient appointments; consults with care givers in other facilities regarding crisis intervention techniques; manages client behaviors through verbal communication when necessary; may problem solve with clients in community.
Inpatient Ward or Unit: Leads, trains and participates in training and development of Mental Health Assistants and other assigned employees; participates in developing and maintaining a therapeutic milieu; coordinates maintenance of a safe and healthy living environment; participates in meeting psychological and physical needs of client; identifies client strengths and assists in development of treatment plans; orients new client to ward or unit; participates in team nursing activities and development of nursing care and rehabilitation programs; may supervise self-administration of oral medications; may assist with data collection.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.