Characteristics of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is paraprofessional work in the care, supervision, and training of consumers at a state mental health/mental retardation facility. Employees assist consumers in all areas of physical care and assume total responsibility for the hygiene of consumers who are unable to independently perform such tasks.
Other duties include assisting with carrying out prescribed programming for consumers, participating in social and recreational activities for the consumers, writing nontechnical reports on consumer behavior and activity, general housekeeping assignments and teaching vocational training skills in specific trades, including demonstrating proper techniques in the use of materials, tools, and equipment of the trade, including safety practices and devices. Incumbents generally work under the supervision of an administrative superior.
Examples of Work:Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
Checks and records consumer conditions such as vital signs and weight.
Administers basic life saving techniques.
Performs or assists in the performance of activities of daily living including but not limited to bathing, shaving, and brushing teeth.
Turns and positions non-ambulatory consumers.
Writes nontechnical reports documenting patient behavior and activity and progress towards habilitation/treatment plan goals.
Directs and participates in recreational and social activities for consumers in accordance with written programs and habilitation plans.
Accompanies consumers to activities and programs outside the facility.
Prepares instructional materials and schedules and develops instructional material and aids for use in training consumers.
Gives individual and group classroom instructions in the principles and practices common to specific trades.
Gives individual and group classroom instructions in the proper techniques and use of the materials, tools and equipment of the trade, including safety practices, devices, applicable underwriter codes and government regulations.
Evaluates the vocational training program of the consumers and gives special help and instructions to individuals needing such help.
Attends and participates in all related in-service training sessions.
Uses appropriate behavioral management techniques when interacting with consumers.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing , identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
Successful passage of thirty (30) semester hours of junior or senior college course
Essential Functions:Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
1.Assists residents in all areas of physical care and hygiene of consumers.
2.Writes nontechnical reports.
3.Participates in activities for consumers.
4.Prepares, gives, and participates in instructional training.
State Of Mississippi