MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1

  • State of Nevada
  • Sparks, Nevada
  • Jun 15, 2021
Public Health
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description

Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division: DHHS - DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES

Business Unit: HR-NO NEV CHILD & ADLSCNT SVCS

Work Type: PERMANENT

Pay Grade: GRADE 23

Salary Range: $31,403.52 - $45,142.56

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time

Recruiter: JONI M ABRAHAM

Phone: 702 486-2900

Email: jabraham@admin.nv.gov

Position Description

The Division of Child and Family Services is recruiting for Mental Health Technician I underfilling Mental Health Technician III at Enterprise, located in Reno, Nevada. Mental Health Technicians provide direct care services, basic skills training, psychosocial training, and case management to youth in a residential setting. The incumbent will work directly with youth ages 12 through 17 with mental health and behavioral health issues. Incumbents work directly with youth individually, in a group setting, and with families. Incumbents work with youth in crisis, complete safety checks, run precautions, complete safety protocols, and respond to emergency situations according to policy and procedures. Incumbents assist in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment as well as provide all direct care and living needs to clients including transportation. Incumbents will be responsible for shift supervision by providing initial and ongoing trainings, ensure employees submit daily documentation, create emergency charts, documentation for audits, and monitor and organize program materials. This position requires basic knowledge and understanding of Microsoft products including Word/Excel/Outlook, and an ability to learn and master electronic clinical information systems including the State's AVATAR computerized Client Charting System.

This position is located at PRTF North. Incumbents will work as part of a team of mental health professionals with an emphasis on collaboration. The mission of PRTF North is to maintain a positive and safe treatment environment, to prevent & reduce the use of seclusion and restraint, and to provide youth with the opportunity to facilitate the process of recovery and establish skills commensurate with their physical, social, emotional, behavioral, educational, and moral development. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Mental Health Technicians supplement the work of mental health professionals, health specialists, and nursing staff in providing direct client care for clients in a mental health facility.

This is a full-time position with an anticipated variable work schedule, which includes a variable work agreement with overtime after 40 hours per week. DCFS also encourages education by providing on-going trainings and paid release time for staff to obtain CEU's. Some positions may also be eligible for an additional 5% Shift Differential pay. The State of Nevada and DCFS offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), accrual of 15 days of annual and 15 days of sick leave, 11 paid holidays and no city, county, state, or social security tax!

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-10_0/

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of experience involving public contact which may have included providing care or guidance for children, elders or others; volunteer work in providing respite to caregivers; or leading youth groups; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

Special Requirements
  • A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant at the cost of the applicant.
  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  • Working evenings, weekends, and/or holidays is required.


This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

Job Address

Sparks, Nevada United States View Map