MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN 1

  • State of Nevada
  • Sparks, Nevada
  • Oct 31, 2021
Public Health
  • Salary: N/A USD

Job Description

Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division: DHHS - PUBLIC AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Business Unit: HR-NNV ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SVC

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

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. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.

This recruitment will be used to fill multiple positions located with Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services in Sparks. Mental Health Technicians assist in providing direct patient care, including participation in the formulation and implementation of treatment plans for patients in a mental health facility. Employees work in a psychiatric hospital where they may be exposed to verbal and physical assault by patients and assist in observing patient behavior on an ongoing basis to monitor the effectiveness of treatment plans; assist in documenting progress in patient charts; and assist in reporting significant behavioral and/or medical problems to the interdisciplinary team leader, nurses, or other professional clinical staff. Incumbents participate in interdisciplinary team meetings as assigned; discuss patient behavior and provide input and recommendations on changes to the treatment plan in order to optimize patient care; act as a role model for patients by demonstrating appropriate behavior and applying active listening techniques; establish therapeutic interpersonal relationships with assigned patients through one-on-one interactions in order to accomplish treatment plan goals and provide person-centered, trauma-informed care.

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.
  • Some applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment physical and be free of active tuberculosis.


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