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Psychiatric Technician III

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*LIST ALL PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE.* To be considered for this position, you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov. State application must be filled out completely. There should be no unexplained gaps of employment. Please include all previous employers along with their telephone numbers. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will not be accepted. There is a shift differential of $.50/hr for Weekday Evenings and Weekend Evenings as well as Weekend Nights. CSH only accepts online applications. *Please read carefully and fully complete all items on the State Application Form.* *Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.* This posting will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days. Central State Hospital offers a comprehensive benefit package to include your choice of four health insurance plans, paid life insurance and retirement plans, 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave. Central State Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities are open to all regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-524-7111 for assistance. This posting will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days. CSH is a tobacco-free campus.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Psychiatric Technician III
Role Title Direct Service Associate III - 49053
Job Open Date 09/12/2017
Job Close Date 09/22/2017
Open Until Filled No
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range To commensurate with experience up to $30,467
Agency Central State Hospital (703)
Agency Website www.csh.dbhds.virginia.gov
Location Petersburg - 730
Sublocation
Position Number 17PT9
Job Posting Number 1029136
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 03
Job Description

Central State Hospital is currently seeking qualified individuals who possess the motivation and initiative necessary to assist psychiatric patients in a variety of activities and work in a Forensic Environment. Patients admitted to this unit are court ordered from the Criminal Justice System and are placed here for psychiatric evaluation and/or treatment. These positions work directly with patients to achieve therapeutic goals through activities of daily living, attend to patients’ problems and concerns, encourage patients in activities, provide intervention for behavior problems and crisis situations, and promote patients’ awareness and coping skills to deal with realities of judicial controls.

These positions require working with patients that may become verbally and/or physically aggressive. Consequently, the Psychiatric Technician is responsible for understanding and using the least restrictive interventions per hospital policy and to successfully avoid the use of seclusion and restraint, whenever possible.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess: a valid Virginia driver’s license; HS Diploma or GED, Experience providing direct care to individuals with mental illness, substance abuse issues, and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities or current enrollment or completion of a degree program in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Health Care Major.

The ability to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate client behavior through observing, conversing and listening, interact with clients in a therapeutic manner, and the ability to monitor and report changes in patients’ medical and psychiatric status is required.

The ability to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.). The ability to walk and/or stand a minimum of 75% of time while on shift; bend at the waist and knees, use upper extremities (hands) to hold, grasp and manipulate work materials, and the ability to administer CPR is also required. Successful candidates MUST have the ability to work ANY shift, weekends and overtime hours.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience providing direct care to individuals with mental illness, substance abuse issues, and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities or current enrollment or completion of a degree program in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Health Care Major or related education/training is preferred.

Bilingual applicants are preferred.

Special Requirements

An extensive criminal history background investigation, employment references and drug testing will be conducted.

Special Instructions to Applicants

LIST ALL PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE.
To be considered for this position, you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov. State application must be filled out completely. There should be no unexplained gaps of employment. Please include all previous employers along with their telephone numbers. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.

There is a shift differential of $.50/hr for Weekday Evenings and Weekend Evenings as well as Weekend Nights. CSH only accepts online applications. Please read carefully and fully complete all items on the State Application Form.

Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position. This posting will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days.

Central State Hospital offers a comprehensive benefit package to include your choice of four health insurance plans, paid life insurance and retirement plans, 12 paid holidays, annual and sick leave.

Central State Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities are open to all regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-524-7111 for assistance.

This posting will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days.

CSH is a tobacco-free campus.

Contact Information

Name Human Resources
Phone 804-524-7111
Fax 804-524-7562
Email employment@csh.dbhds.virginia.gov
Address

Human Resource Department
P. O. Box 4030,
Bldg. 113
Petersburg, VA 23803

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED? The position you are applying for requires that you have your high school diploma or GED. The information must be included on your application under Educational Information.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you willing to work on any shift including overtime?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have a current Virginia driver's license? The position you are applying for requires that you already have a current driver's license. Your driver's license number must be included on your application under Licenses.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Can you perform the physical demands of this position (lifting, walking, standing, bending, and using upper extremities to manipulate work materials)?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Describe your education, training and/or direct care experience as it relates to a Psychiatric Technician III.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Based upon the population served, what skills do you believe a Psychiatric Technician III should have? Name 4.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents