FORENSIC SPECIALIST 1 - OPTION A: MENTAL HEALTH

  • State of Nevada
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Nov 14, 2019
Full Time Criminology and Forensics Human and Social Services Public Health Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $41,572 - $61,011 per yr

Job Description

Forensic Specialists perform a combination of security and client/inmate care duties in a high security mental health facility. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Lake's Crossing Center (LCC), a maximum-security forensic facility/Psychiatric Hospital for Mentally Disordered Offenders in Sparks, Nevada is recruiting for several Forensic Specialist I positions. The Forensic Specialist I position is the entry level in the Forensic Specialist series. Progression to Forensic Specialist II and III will automatically occur with the recommendation of the appointing authority, when minimum qualifications are met, and incumbent is performing satisfactorily. Forensic Specialists at LCC perform mental health and security duties with an emphasis on providing therapeutic treatment for clients in order to evaluate and attain competency to stand trial for criminal charges. The Forensic Specialists also prepare clients for competency hearings and facilitate groups regarding legal processes; assist clients in understanding the nature and seriousness of charges that have been filed; assist assigned clients with eating, bathing, shaving, oral hygiene, grooming, dressing and other basic activities of daily living; assist in transportation, movement and ambulation; and perform other duties as assigned. ***The facility is recruiting for three different shifts: Day shift (6:45am - 3:15pm), Swing shift (2:45pm - 11:15pm), and NOC/Graveyard shift (10:45pm - 7:15am). Working weekends and/or holidays is required and the positions are subject to call-back. ***Individuals with general knowledge of behaviors associated with mental illness, assaultive behavior interventions to include self-defense and non-violent control of aggression as well as regulations and policies related to client rights are encouraged to apply. 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. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***
Closing Date/Time: 12/13/2019

Additional Information

RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 38834
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/13/2019
Close Date: 12/13/2019
Recruiter:
DARRELL MORLAN
Phone: (775)684-0126
Email: darrell.morlan@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another 8 Days 18 Hrs 53 Mins