Mental Health Prog Asst, Willmar, Minnesota

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Created 01/12/2019
Reference 11332933
Job type Part Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Willmar
Zip 56201
Job Class: Mental Health Program Assistant
Working Title: Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 01/10/2019

Closing Date: 02/13/2019

Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services

Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment Services / Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Work Shift: Rotating

Work Hours: Varies

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $17.64 - $24.42 /hourly

Job Class Option: Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker

Classified Status: Classified

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary
This position will perform specific tasks to improve functional skills of residents in providing short-term safe, quality and supportive residential services to Serious and Persistent Mentally Ill consumers. This position will also participate as an active member of the treatment team under the direction of the mental health practitioner and clinical supervisor.

Primary responsibilities include:
__Utilize the Illness Management and Recovery model and person-centered approach to assist consumers with the provision of reintegration and placement into the community to promote independence, autonomy, personal responsibility, and personal control.
_Participate actively in on-going professional growth and development, maintain appropriate professional behavior and utilize professional supervision.
_On-duty time is managed so that work is completed and goals/objectives of the treatment team are met.
_Provide transportation to consumers to achieve the goals of the service plan and proper utilization of a state vehicle when assigned to a designated site.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of mental illness sufficient to design and implement individual treatment plans, identify and control aggressive/ violent/ inappropriate behavior.
  • Knowledge of behavior modification theory/techniques sufficient to implement behavior management components of treatment plans.
  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and policies governing treatment of mental illness and vulnerable adults sufficient to protect the rights of clients/residents.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic intervention techniques sufficient to control aggressive or violent behavior.
  • Ability to perform basic health care procedures, such as taking vital signs. Ability to provide ongoing work direction and training to other staff.
  • Ability to observe, interpret and document client behaviors sufficient to provide information needed for evaluation and treatment planning.
  • Ability to interact with clients sufficient to assist in the delivery of group therapy and teach recreation and life skills.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English sufficient to interpret, implement and evaluate individual treatment plans for mentally ill.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants must meet the following criteria specified in MS 245.462, subd. 17 for a Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker.

To qualify as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker in this Intensive Residential Rule 36 program, applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a High School diploma or equivalent, and have successfully completed 30 hours of training during the past two years in all of the following areas; recipient rights, recipient-centered individual treatment planning, behavioral terminology, mental illness, co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse, psychotropic medications and side effects, functional assessment, local community resources, adult vulnerability, receipt confidentiality.

Applicants must also satisfy the qualifications described in (A) or (B):
--Has an associate of arts degree in one of the behavioral sciences or human services, or
--is a registered nurse without a bachelor's degree, or
--who within the previous ten years has acquired:
(1) three years of personal life experience with serious and persistent mental illness; or
(2) three years of life experience as a primary caregiver to an adult with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury; or
(3) 4,000 hours of supervised paid work experience in the delivery of mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury;

(1) is fluent in the non-English language or competent in the culture of the ethnic group to which at least 20 percent of the mental health rehabilitation worker's clients belong;
(2) receives during the first 2,000 hours of work, monthly documented individual clinical supervision by a mental health professional;
(3) has 18 hours of documented field supervision by a mental health professional or practitioner during the first 160 hours of contact work with recipients, and at least six hours of field supervision quarterly during the following year;
(4) has review and co signature of charting of recipient contacts during field supervision by a mental health professional or practitioner; and
(5) has 40 hours of additional continuing education on mental health topics during the first year of employment.
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 Please indicate what assistance you need.
Employer Minnesota Department of Human Services

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