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Psychiatric Technician - SWITC

Company: State of Idaho
Location: Nampa
Posted on: May 2, 2021

Job Description:

If you want to make a difference in people's lives, share in their growth and development, and know at the end of the day, every day, you have made a positive impact, then our Psychiatric Technician position might be for you!-- In additional to providing an opportunity for you to make a difference in another person's life, we also offer excellent benefits to eligible employees which includes medical, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start; ten paid holidays a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple savings plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities; and more. General Information: * SWITC is an IFC/ID residential facility for the intellectually and developmentally disabled. * Incumbents in this position will be expected to be able to provide training and support to individuals with challenging behaviors and be able to physically intervene when needed to provide safety. * Incumbents will be expected to lift and transfer clients and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. * This position also requires applicants to become certified in CPR and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and certified to pass medications to clients. This announcement may be used to fill--permanent, temporary, and/or part-time vacancies as they occur.-- Applications will be good for 90 days.-- If you are still interested in this position after 90 days, you must reapply. This is an on-going announcement which means at the time applicants apply, we may or may not have an opening.-- Those applicants that take and pass the exam to show they meet the minimum qualifications will be place on the eligibility list.-- When a position becomes available, a hiring/referred list will be created from the qualified applicants on the eligibility list.-- A hiring supervisor will then directly contact those applicants they wish to interview. The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. Additionally, applicants will be required to pass a background investigation after a conditional offer of employment. * Provide social skills training, calming techniques, and other coping strategies to individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illness who may behave violently and aggressively toward you and others. * Intervene in crisis or potentially harmful situations by using specific early intervention techniques and/or physical restraining techniques. * Pass medications to clients. * Provide training and support to complete all activities of daily living (dressing, grooming, cooking, cleaning, etc.). * Interact with clients to model and encourage appropriate behavior and to address aggressive behavior. * Conduct well-defined therapeutic training sessions on a one-to-one and group basis. * Maintain the safety of clients, including involvement in emergencies such as fire evacuations. * Interact with clients to encourage appropriate behavior and to control aggressive behavior. * Interact with clients to provide social skills training in areas such as: social interaction; leisure time activities; planning and decision making; and money management. * Identify and report changes in client behavior and health. * Take, record, and report sleep patterns, diet information, behaviors and training progress. * Maintain client progress records. * Engage in physical activities (exercise and sports) with clients for up to an hour at a time. * Participate in on and off campus training.-- * Assist and/or support unsteady, ambulatory adults of varying weights. * Lift and transfer clients; lift and carry items weighing approximately 50 pounds. * Respond to emergency situations such as fire evacuation or the administration of first aid and/or CPR. * Monitor and assess safety and security of clients and facilities within their environment, and take action in crisis situations. * Maintain the environment by performing basic housekeeping duties. * Frequently perform tasks that require you to bend, push and pull wheeled and other items, twist and squat, use both left and right arms, use right and left hands and wrists, and reach above your shoulders. In addition, you must be able to lift up to 50 pounds while performing the above mentioned tasks, and you may be required to pursue clients to ensure safety. You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. Please make sure your resume supports your answers. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position. * Some knowledge of human services to include psychology, nursing, or social work.-- * Experience with behavior management for individuals diagnosed with mental illness and developmental disabilities. -- DEDICATED TO STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND INDEPENDENCE OF IDAHOANS -- People Making A Difference! ---- VISIT US ONLINE --Learn About a Career with DHW ---- -- For all Idaho state government jobs: ---- ---- * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you have questions, please contact us at: -- TROUBLE APPLYING: --1-855-524-5627-- (Monday through Friday, 6am ---5pm, Pacific Time) -- EMAIL: (answered Monday through Friday during business hours MST) Email is the quickest way to get an answer to your questions. -- PHONE: (208) 334-0681 (answered Monday through Friday during business hours MST) ---- * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EEO/AA/Veteran Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263. -- Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Keywords: State of Idaho, Nampa , Psychiatric Technician - SWITC, Healthcare , Nampa, Idaho

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