Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
Mental Health Worker III
CODE: 4017 RANGE: 17 SALARY: $14.13 - $18.38/hr. Additional $1.00 Direct Care;
.53/hr medication premium
Applicable shift differential
Value of State-paid Health & Dental Insurance: $359.27 biweekly (base salary < $30,000.01)
Value of State-paid Health & Dental Insurance: $341.08 biweekly (base salary $30,000.01 - $79,999.99)
Value of State's share of employee's retirement: 16.54% of pay.
Opening Date: October 12, 2012
|| D. Webb
October 25, 2012
| (207) 287-4263
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services which protect the public health and assist our customers and caregivers in meeting their needs; and that assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. The Office of Aging & Disability Services (OADS) within DHHS oversees a broad range of community services for older persons and persons with disabilities; home and community-based services; long term care services; a comprehensive system of support for individuals with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities; brain injury services; consumer-directed services; quality assurance and quality improvement services including independent assessment services; adult protective services; and public guardianship and/or conservatorship services for individuals who are incapacitated and least restrictive alternatives are not available. The OADS is designated as the state unit on aging for planning purposes and administration of programs under the Older Americans Act. OADS fulfills its mission through: Prevention, Intervention, Care Management, Community Partnerships, Policy and Information Services.
The Office of Aging & Disability Services‚€™ crisis program provides health care and social services to Maine's citizens. The Crisis Prevention/Intervention team provides assistance to individuals, families, guardians, and community providers to maximize opportunities to remain in their homes and local communities during and after crisis incidents.
The crisis worker will be responsible for providing prevention services; telephone services, mobile outreach services, in-home support services, and operate short-term crisis residential services, on a rotating schedule. The candidate will have regular contact with local hospitals, law enforcement and other community professionals, assist in crisis safety planning, attend meetings, and provide written documentation of all crisis related activity. Knowledge of positive behavioral supports and is strongly desired. This position requires extensive travel covering Aroostook County.
Four (4) years of education and/or progressively responsible experience which would provide knowledge and abilities in the treatment of individuals with mental illness, autism and developmental disabilities. This position requires certification to administer medication, CPR, First Aide, valid driver's license, and the ability to work changing shifts, have rotating days off, and be available for overtime. MANDT or other department approved training in behavioral prevention/intervention techniques is also required.
Application and Information
To apply, please submit a State of Maine Direct Hire application AND recent resume prior to the recruitment closing date to:
DHHS Personnel Division
221 State Street, #11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
The Department of Health and Human Services is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.