Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
Mental Health Worker III (2 positions)
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: March 18, 2013
|| D. Webb
March 29, 2013
| (207) 287-4263
|Location: Bangor and Caribou|
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs; and assists families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. DHHS strives to provide these programs and services while respecting the rights and preferences of individuals and families.
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. The Bangor position requires extensive travel covering Penobscot County and the Caribou position covers 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.
In order to properly evaluate your experience, you must respond to the following three performance areas.
1. Please summarize your experience providing direct care support services to individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injury and autism or other individuals. Be sure to describe your duties and the population you served.
2. Please summarize your experience working with hospitals, law enforcement and/or other community professionals with regard to crisis safety planning for individuals. Be sure to describe crisis situation and efforts to provide the least restrictive intervention possible.
3. Please summarize your ability in written communication and documentation. Be sure to describe types of written communication and/or documentation such as reports, notes and/or memo. Feel free to include samples.
Application and Information
To apply, please forward a completed State of Maine application form, current resume and on a separate sheet of paper address the three (3) performance areas in the requirement section prior to the recruitment closing date.
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.