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Crisis Team Worker

Company: State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Crisis Team Worker Portland , Maine , United States | Human Services | Full-time Apply by: April 30, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply (/jobs/fk0uttz?apply=true) Mental Health Worker III Opening Date: April 15, 2021Closing Date: April 30, 2021Job Class Code: 4017 Grade: 17 Salary: $18.87/hr. - $ addition to base pay this position is eligible for shift differential, medication pay, and direct care pay. Position Number: 03030-4206 Agency information: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State's population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers. The OADS Crisis Prevention and Intervention team assists individuals, their families, guardians, and community providers before, during, and after, crisis incidents. The Crisis program operates 24 hours per day; which requires Crisis Team staff to work 8, 12 and/or 16-hour shifts on a rotating basis including nights, weekends, overnights and holidays. This position requires frequent travel on an intermittent basis, to varying locations state-wide. Job duties: As a Crisis Team Worker: + You will provide prevention and intervention services in the form of telephone, mobile outreach and in-home support services. + The Crisis Team operates short-term crisis residential services; therefore, you will be assigned rotating shifts in this setting. + You will have regular contact with local hospitals, law enforcement and other community professionals. + You will assist in crisis safety planning, attend meetings, and provide written documentation of all crisis related activity. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Four (4) years of education and/or progressively responsible experience which would provide knowledge and abilities in working with individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and acquired brain injury. This position requires certification to administer medication (CRMA), CPR, and First Aid. Safety Care, or other department approved training in behavioral prevention/intervention techniques is also required. A valid drivers license is required. You must be able to work 8-12 hour rotating shifts (at a minimum) and have rotating days off. Overtime is expected and may, at times, be mandatory. Knowledge of positive behavioral supports is strongly desired. PLEASE SUMMARIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THESE 3 PERFORMANCE AREAS: + Providing direct care support services to individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injury, autism or other individuals. Please describe your previous duties and the population(s) you served. + Working with hospitals, law enforcement and/or other community professionals regarding crisis safety planning for individuals. + Your ability to write and communicate effectively. Please describe your experience with written communication and/or documentation such as reports, notes and/or memos. APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply, please upload a resume, cover letter addressing the 3 performance areas above, and a copy of your transcripts (if required). For questions about this position, please contact Lorrie Mitchell . To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Smith BENEFITS Benefits are vital to your health and well-being. We get it. Heres what the State of Maine offers: + growth build your career + health, dental, and vision insurance take care of yourself + retirement savings financially independent, even after you stop working + flexible spending accounts manage out-of-pocket healthcare and/or daycare costs + Living Resources(employee assistance program) overcome difficult situations with support + paid holidays twelve each year + federal public loan forgiveness program for qualifying loans and payments + statewide locations from Kittery to Madawaska + training develop knowledge, skills, and understanding The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 18.91% of employees pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employees annual pay, at least 85% ($400.34) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in theHealth Premium Credit Programcan decrease the employees cost of health insurance by 5%. 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.

Keywords: State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources, Portland , Crisis Team Worker, Other , Portland, Maine

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