Health Assistant

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Vernon , TX 76384

Posted 2 months ago

Health Assistant Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals?

Then the State Hospital System (SHS) may be just the place for you! The SHS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The SHS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission.

The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team.

Performs entry-level psychological work. Work involves assisting in providing psychological services to patients. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Administers, scores, analyzes, and reports results of non-projective and performance tests.

Participates in interpreting psychological methods and procedures. Participates in conferences for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Assists in performing psychological diagnostic and treatment functions.

May assist with psychological research projects and program evaluations. Performs related work as assigned. Actively participates and/or serves in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligation for disaster response and/or recover or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.

Completes Dangerous Review Board Evaluations/Reports as assigned. Knowledge Skills Abilities:


Knowledge of personality theories, of the dynamics of behavior, objective tests, counseling techniques and procedures, and of behavioral research methodology. Knowledge of learning theory and behavioral interventions is a Plus!

Ability to conduct psychological diagnoses, to administer psychological treatment and to communicate effectively. Ability to organize workloads and maintain accurate records. Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary treatment team.Registration or Licensure

Requirements:

Experience in psychological work. Graduation from accredited 4-year college or university with major in psychology.

Additional related work experience can be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis with maximum substitution of two years. Initial Selection Criteria:

Completion of at least a bachelor's degree in psychology, or comparable work experience plus 2 years college. Preferred: good work history, experience working with persons with serious mental illness, knowledge of learning theory and behavioral interventions. Additional Information:

Position is located on the Social Learning Rehabilitation Program (SLRP) within a maximum security forensic setting. Patients committed under 46B.102 as Incompetent to Stand Trial on an Extended Competency Restoration commitment for felony offenses make up the bulk of our patient population. A smaller sample of our population has been found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) for violent felony offenses. Our program treats the vast majority of NGRI acquittees for the State of Texas. Smaller samples of our population are committed under 46B.073, on acute competency restoration commitments for felony offenses or on Extended Mental Health Commitments.The SLRP is staffed with an experienced patient-centered team of professionals. We strive to provide current, evidenced-based treatment for our patients. Because of this commitment to excellence, our staff turnover rate is low which lends itself to consistent practices and overall improved patient care. This position will get an additional 6.8% in hazard duty pay.Req #393666MOS Code:
67D, 230X, 4EHX, 68W

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.



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