Mental Health Technician I

Recruitment #210921-UNCX-603

Introduction

Application Instructions

Apply at:
https://odmhsas.applytojob.com/apply/QDbqYo3EBQ/Mental-Health-Technician-I

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This job is located in Lawton, OK.

Mental Health Technician, 2655

About the Position:
Make a difference at Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center in Lawton, OK!  Under close supervision, this position provides non-professional direct or indirect care for consumers of behavioral health treatment in an inpatient, outpatient, or residential care setting. This includes participation in de-escalation activities and assuring that consumers are kept safe. This position acts as a role model for consumers, demonstrating effective problem solving and decision-making skills and will assist in providing recreational and therapeutic activities for the consumer, transporting residents to and from medical appointments, and assuring scheduled programming is carried out.

About us:
Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center in Lawton, OK is a community-based center with a primary focus on mental health and substance abuse treatment. The inpatient and outpatient services they provide include special groups and programs for adolescents, persons with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, seniors and older adults, women, men, and criminal justice groups.

Job Type/Salary:
• Ongoing
• Full Time and Part Time/Temp
• Pins: Various
• Annual Salary for full-time positions is $28,288.20 and for temp hourly positions the rate is $13.60/hr. plus shift differentials when working evenings, nights, and weekends.
• Primary Working Hours are vary based on the needs of the facility.
• FLSA Status: Non-Exempt.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
• No experience or education is required.
• Possesses a strong commitment to patient well-being and safety and believes that recovery is possible!

Special Requirements:
• Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of occasionally lifting/carrying 50 pounds and able to push and pull a maximum force of 25 pounds.
• Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill any job-related travel normally associated with this position and as such have a valid driver’s license

Benefit Highlights:
ODMHSAS is proud to provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to support our employees and their dependents.   Our benefits include:

• Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums
• A wide choice of health insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations
• Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses or dependent care
• Employee assistance programs and health and fitness programs
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year
• Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match
• Longevity Bonus for years of service
• Student Loan repayment options
• Training opportunities for CEU requirements

Drug and Alcohol Pre-employment and Pre-placement Testing:  Upon a conditional offer of employment, applicants for safety sensitive positions shall be required to submit to urinalysis to test for drugs. Appointment to a safety sensitive position shall be contingent upon a negative drug test result.

THIS AGENCY REQUIRES COVERAGE 24 HOURS, 7 DAYS PER WEEK. WORK HOURS AND LOCATION MAY VARY DEPENDING ON BUSINESS NECESSITY. EMPLOYEES MAY BE REQUIRED TO WORK WEEKENDS AND OVERTIME.

Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.