|Date Opened||6/24/2020 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$45,642 - $61,477/year* (*See 'Introduction' below for salary information)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||7/1/2020 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.
Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) has one current full-time job opportunity for a Mental Health Assistant 1 position within the General Psychiatry Division, Battell 2 South. Battell 2 South is a co-ed unit with 22 clients. This unit specializes in a gamut of serious persistent mental illnesses and symptoms on this general psychiatric unit located at 1000 Silver Street, Middletown, CT 06457. The schedule is 3rd shift, 11:15 PM - 7:15 AM, every other weekend, 72-72-80, 35 hours weekly. The position number is 117629
State of Connecticut employees participate in competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off.
*New hires to the classification of Mental Health Assistant 1 shall be paid an hourly rate of $23.84. Upon successful completion of the working test period, effective the payroll period following, the Employee shall be compensated at an hourly rate of $24.99. Employees who have previously completed a working test period in an 1199-covered direct-care position shall not be subject to this reduced training rate upon transfer or promotion.
At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.
Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Christine.Martin@ct.gov or please call Christine Martin at (860) 262-7198.
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 OUTPATIENT 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.