Crisis Team Worker

Bangor, ME Full-time

Mental Health Worker III

Opening Date:  August 9, 2019

Closing Date:  August, 23. 2019

Job Class Code: 4017
Grade: 17
Salary: $17.65- $22.35hr.* 
* In addition to base pay this position is eligible for shift differential, medication pay and direct care pay.
Position Number: 03910-4721

 

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs; and assists families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, support and well-being of adults throughout Maine.

The OADS’ Crisis Prevention/Intervention team assists individuals and their families, guardians, and community providers during and after crisis incidents. The Crisis program operates 24 hours per day; which requires Crisis Team staff to work 8, 12 and/or 16 hour shifts on a rotating basis including nights, weekends, overnights and holidays.

This position requires frequent travel.

Job duties:

 As a crisis team worker:  

  1. You will provide prevention, telephone, mobile outreach and in-home support services. Additionally, the Crisis Team operates short-term crisis residential services.
  2. You will have regular contact with local hospitals, law enforcement and other community professionals.
  3. You will assist in crisis safety planning, attend meetings and provide written documentation of all crisis related activity.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 Four (4) years of education and/or progressively responsible experience which would provide knowledge and abilities in the treatment of individuals with mental illness, and developmental disabilities. This position requires certification to administer medication, CPR, and First Aid. Safety Care or other department approved training in behavioral prevention/intervention techniques is also required. A valid driver’s license is required. You must be able to work 8-12 hour rotating shifts (at a minimum), and have rotating days off. Overtime can be mandatory in some instances; and thus, you must be available for mandated overtime. 

PLEASE SUMMARIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THESE 3 PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  1. Providing direct care support services to individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injury, autism or other individuals. Be sure to describe your duties and the population you served.
  2. Working with hospitals, law enforcement and/or other community professionals regarding crisis safety planning for individuals. Be sure to describe the crisis situation and efforts to provide the least restrictive intervention(s) possible.
  3. Your ability to write, communicate and document accurately, clearly and effectively. Be sure to describe methods of written communication and/or documentation such as reports, notes and/or memos. Be sure to include any available examples, if you have them.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

To apply, please upload a resume, cover letter addressing the 3 performance areas above, and a copy of your transcripts (if required). For questions about this position, please contact Elizabeth Grant at 532-5045. To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at Ashley.Vigue@Maine.gov

BENEFITS
Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 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, 2019.

 

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.