|Date Opened||5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$48,694* - $65,588/year (*See 'Introduction' below for starting salary information)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||5/29/2019 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Western CT Mental Health Center (WCMHN) seeks qualified individuals for the position of Mental Health Assistant 1 (Position # 99080) for the Torrington Young Adult Services Residential Unit, 249 Winsted Rd, Torrington, CT 06790; 3rd Shift, 12:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. full-time, 40 hours per week, every other weekend and holidays.
Work Schedule will be;
Week 1: Off Saturday and Sunday; Work Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Week 2: Off Friday, Work Saturday and Sunday, Off Monday, Work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
As a Mental Health Assistant 1, you will provide support to the clients residing in the Young Adult Transitional Housing Program, working with young adult ages 18-25 years. You will build and foster therapeutic relationships; participate as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team and participate in the implementation of treatment plans. Using your interpersonal skills, you should be able to follow oral and written communications.
Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your Resume in the 'Resume Tab' of 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 a copy of their valid motor vehicle license.
*New hires to state service shall be paid an hourly rate of $22.25. Upon successful completion of the working test period, effective the payroll period following, the Employee shall be compensated at an hourly rate of $23.32.
Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Deana Fisher, MHA-DMHAS-Recruitment@ct.gov or (860-262-6983.
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; assists client in developing effective strategies for managing internal and external stress; routinely solicits personal goals and preferences; identifies and facilitates use of appropriate support networks; 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 manage client behaviors through verbal communication as needed; performs related duties as required.
COMMUNITY OR PUTPATIENT PROGRAMS: Functions as a member of a case management team or program; participates in assessment, crisis intervention and monitoring of clients in community at large (i.e. emergency rooms, jails, homeless shelters, outpatient programs, etc.); assists client in learning and practicing daily living skills, medication monitoring and/or community adaptation skills; provides individual, group and/or family supportive treatment under appropriate supervision.
INPATIENT WARD OR UNIT: Communicates and interacts with clients; participates in development of nursing care and treatment plans; encourages client to participate in therapeutic activities; observes and records client behavior and prepares pertinent reports; participates in on-going education and training programs; may participate in follow up of client in community based services; may supervise self-administration of oral medication.
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.