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Mental Health Program Assistant
ANOKA MN 55303
Category: Other
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  Job posted:   Tue Apr 17, 2018
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Mental Health Program Assistant
Job Summary
## Job Summary
**This announcement will be used to fill multiple permanent full time, part time and intermittent (on-call) vacancies, plus temporary positions when needed. The shifts may be afternoon/evening or rotating (day-evening).**
Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center (AMRTC) has openings for compassionate people to support individuals with mental illness. Operated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, AMRTC is an inpatient psychiatric hospital serving adults with mental illness in a large, campus-based setting. Located just north of the Twin Cities metro area, this modern facility offers person-centered adult mental health care in a pleasant environment enjoyed by patients and employees alike.
At AMRTC, our Mental Health Program Assistants support and mentor staff throughout the program in using appropriate evidence-based practices. They also collaborate with team members to develop and implement individual treatment plans based on the unique needs of each patient, along with serving as role models to promote mutual respect, independence, personal responsibility, and self-control.
## Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify, applicants must have 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
NOTE - 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.
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## 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.
## How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
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## Contact
**If you have questions about these positions, please contact Peg Gronskei at**
If you are applying as a Connect 700 candidate, please email your eligibility certificate to Caroline Dillon at before the position closing date.
If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator for assistance at 651.431.4945.
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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.
*Job Title:* Mental Health Program Assistant
*Location:* Anoka
*Job ID:* 22946
*Regular/Temporary:* Unlimited
*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
*Who May Apply:* Open to all qualified job seekers
*Date Posted:* 04/16/2018
*Closing Date:* 04/25/2018
*Hiring Agency:* Department of Human Services
*Division/Unit:* Direct Care and Treatment Services / Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services
*Work Shift:* Varies
*Work Hours:* Vary
*Days of Work:* Vary
*Travel Required:* No
*Salary Range:* $17.25 - $23.88 /hourly; $36,018 - $49,861 /annually
*Job Class Option:* None
*Classified Status:* Classified

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