Licensed Mental Health Worker - Extra-Help Licensed Mental Health Worker

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Public Health
  • Salary: $4,556.93 - $5,544.93 Monthly USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both full time and Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra-Help pay is up to $31.99 per hour.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Works as a member of a therapeutic team.
  • Monitors behavior and functioning level of patients.
  • Provides psycho-educational materials, information or medication.
  • Maintains clinical records.
  • Prepares progress reports.
  • Administers routine medication orders.
  • Monitors patients' medical needs.
  • May have responsible charge of an intensive in-patient residential treatment facility during an assigned shift.
  • With psychiatric backup, interviews persons to determine need for acute psychiatric treatment.
  • Provides crisis intervention for families and consumers.
  • Makes referrals to other programs.
  • Consults with community agencies regarding clients in crisis.
  • Assists with telephone coverage.
  • Participates in continuing in-service training, supervisory conferences and staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience:
One (1) year of experience providing nursing in a medical or psychiatric setting.

License:
Possession of a valid California license as a Psychiatric Technician, Registered Nurse, or Licensed Vocational Nurse.
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

SOME POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS PURSUANT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECTION 2, B
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions and respond appropriately to situations.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Make presentations
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally liftand move with help objects weighing over100 pounds .
  • The employee shall be physically ableto handle a "take down" procedure (restrain hostile/violent clients in a crisis situation) as warrantedduring the course of perfofrming their assigned duties.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Duties require exposure to patients who may be hostile, violent, mentally ill, and/or who may have infectious diseases.
  • Positions assigned to the Marie Green In-Patient Unit and Crisis Stabilization Unit work shifts and holidays.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.
Knowledge of:
  • Vocational nursing methods and techniques.
  • Scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies.
  • Principles, procedures, and techniques of crisis evaluation.
  • Intervention techniques for mental illness.
  • Psychiatric medication and side effects.
Ability to:
  • Communicate effectively with others in person, in writing, and over the telephone, using tact and diplomacy.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
  • Maintain flexibility in treatment programs and therapeutic interventions.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of client information.
  • Work within a team structure.
  • Use sound judgment in analyzing situations and taking effective courses of action.
  • Maintain responsible charge of an intensive in-patient residential treatment facility during an assigned shift.
  • Evaluate consumers for 5150 evaluation for hospitalization.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES

VACATION

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).

SICK LEAVE

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE

HEALTH INSURANCE


County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.

DISABILITY INSURANCE

State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.

LIFE INSURANCE

$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.

RETIREMENT

DEFERRED COMPENSATION


The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.

For more information log on to members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary


Job Address

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