Virginia State Government Psychiatric Technician III in Petersburg, Virginia

Position Information

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. A full and complete on-line application is required for all positions; the application should include all work history beginning after the completion of high school or the equivalent (GED). It should include all work and volunteer experience regardless of type of work or location of work (state/country). The application must be completed in its entirety please do not leave any section blank. A resume is not a substitute for a fully completed state application. Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. This review is based on the actual narrative provided by the applicant, not on the basis of job titles listed. Therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section and provide descriptive information on the application prior to submitting it for consideration. CSH does not accept paper applications

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 804-786-0000 for assistance. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply EEO/AA/TYY

Previous applicants need not re-apply. Unless reapply with substantially different work history or education 90 days or 180 days.

There is a shift differential of $.50/hr. for weekday evenings, weekday nights & weekend days as well as weekend evenings and weekend nights.

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

Working Title: Psychiatric Technician III

Role Title: Direct Service Associate III - 49053

Job Open Date: 04/17/2018

Job Close Date: 04/23/2018

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

Position Number: 4PT18

Job Posting Number: 1036828

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