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Health Care - Medical
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Full Time
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Date Posted:
January 11, 2019

Mental Health Program Assistant


Job Class:   Mental Health Program Assistant
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 01/11/2019
Closing Date: 01/28/2019
Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment Services / Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Work Shift: Rotating (day/evening)
Work Hours: Varies (7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 3 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.)
Days of Work: Varies
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $17.64 - $24.42 /hourly; $36,832 - $50,989 /annually
Job Class Option: None
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

This announcement will be used to fill multiple permanent, full-time vacancies.

Applicants may be eligible for a hiring incentive up to $1,000!

Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC) has opportunities for you to join our team as a State of Minnesota employee. We seek applicants with a positive attitude and strong work ethic, who are ready to share our dedication to the people we serve.

AMRTC is a secure inpatient psychiatric hospital serving adults with mental illness in a large, campus-based setting. The population also includes individuals civilly committed for specialized care, such as competency for criminal court (Rule 20), emergency 48-hour bed holds, and co-occurring mental illness/chemical dependency. Located just 15 minutes north of the Twin Cities metro, this modern facility offers compassionate, person-centered care in a pleasant environment appreciated by patients and employees alike.

In the role of Mental Health Program Assistant at AMRTC, you will collaborate as a member of the multidisciplinary team do develop and implement behavioral treatment plans based on the unique needs of each individual. You will also support and mentor staff throughout the program in using appropriate evidence-based practices to deliver high quality medical and psychiatric care, along with serving as a role model to promote mutual respect, independence, personal responsibility, and self-control.

These team members provide active treatment and support to patients while maintaining a safe environment, which includes critical thinking, behavioral intervention, and crisis negotiation. Our staff take pride in contributing to patient recovery by ensuring all communication and interaction occurs with the utmost respect, integrity and confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify, applicants must possess all of the following:

Knowledge of:

  • Behavior modification theory/techniques sufficient to implement behavior management components of treatment plans.

  • Mental illness sufficient to design and implement individual treatment plans, identify and control aggressive/ violent/ inappropriate behavior.

  • Therapeutic intervention techniques sufficient to control aggressive or violent behavior.

  • Laws, rules, regulations and policies governing treatment of mental illness and vulnerable adults sufficient to protect the rights of clients/residents.

Ability to:
  • Perform basic health care procedures, such as taking vital signs and administering medications.

  • Observe, interpret and document client behaviors sufficient to provide information needed for evaluation and treatment planning.

  • Read, write and speak English sufficient to interpret, implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for mentally ill.

  • Interact with clients sufficient to assist in the delivery of group therapy, teach specialized and vocational skills, and teach recreation and life skills.

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.