Psychiatric Technician (SVSP-PIP)

  • California Correctional Health Care Services
  • Soledad, California
  • Sep 08, 2021
Full Time Human and Social Services Public Health Other Entry-Level
  • Salary: $69,720 USD
  • Salary Top: $82,416
  • Apply By: Dec 07, 2021

Job Description

Psychiatric Technician (Safety)

Psychiatric Inpatient Program

$69,720 - $82,416 annual salary


Are you interested in supporting efforts to provide quality mental health care? California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS)/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is seeking dedicated professionals, like you, to provide compassionate care to our diverse mentally and/or developmentally disabled patient population within the Psychiatric Inpatient Program at Salinas Valley State Prison, located in Soledad. 


Working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary setting, you will:

  • Provide a basic level of inpatient psychiatric and general nursing care
  • Observe patients’ physical condition and behavior and report significant changes
  • Participate in the development of treatment plans
  • Update and maintain patients’ medical records
  • Assist rehabilitation therapists with occupational, recreational, vocational, and educational therapy programs


To thrive in this role, you must possess a valid license to practice as a Psychiatric Technician issued by the Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners.


In return for your efforts, CCHCS/CDCR offers a competitive benefits package, including:

  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
  • State of California retirement that vests in 5 years (visit for retirement formulas)
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plan options
  • Robust 401(k) and 457 savings options
  • Reimbursement for license and certificate renewals
  • And much more

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