Mental Health Worker I

Augusta, Maine, United States | Human Services | Full-time

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Job Class Code: 4015

Grade: Range 11

Salary: $17.26-$20.99/Hourly

Shift 7p-7a available


Agency information:

Riverview Psychiatric Center, in collaboration with the community, is a center for best practice, treatment, education and research, for individuals with serious, persistent mental illness, and co-occurring substance use disorders. Hospital leaders have worked hard to implement changes and establish quality measures of distinction. To continue our goal of becoming a leader within the Behavioral Health field, we are looking for candidates who work well in a team and are enthusiastic and dedicated to providing compassionate care. We hold accreditation's by CMS and the Joint Commission.

Job duties:

Riverview Psychiatric Center is seeking Mental Health Workers to provide paraprofessional support work involving the direct care, rehabilitation, and behavior modification of patients in state institutions. Responsibilities include implementing programs int he treatment of education of the mentally ill, providing direct patient care, and maintaining resident areas. Employees may act as group leader of primary aide over an assigned group of patients. Work is performed under general supervision.


High School diploma or equivalent. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in mental health.


For additional information about this position please contact Gayle Nelson at 624-4660. To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter. To request a paper application, please contact Gayle Nelson via email to .


Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:
 18.91% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $470.99 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $447.44 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $423.89 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $00.34 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)

*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2020.

The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.