Continuous Open Class Code: M084C Grade: GS03
Agency: Arkansas Dept. of Human Services
Salary Range: $26,034 - $33,844 per year Full time
Background Check: Yes
Contact Info.: DHS Recruitment Phone: 501-682-1001 Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
Summary: The Behavioral Health Aide is responsible for providing care to mental health patients. This position is governed by state and federal laws agency policy.
Typical Functions: Assists in the behavioral modification of emotionally disturbed and mentally ill patients and plans daily activities to meet individual prescribed treatment plan objectives. Receives briefings on patient behavior or incidents from previous shift personnel, participates in treatment planning meetings, documents observation of patient behavior in various circumstances, such as family visits, therapy, or group activities and recommends modification of treatment plan to supervisor, physician, or case manager. Directs patients in activities of daily living personal care skills, escorts patients to recreational activities, and instructs or assists in cleaning patients’ living quarters. Maintains and records patient behavioral observations and charts patients’ progress toward individualized training goals. Provide patients and families with support and instructions in areas of independent living and adaptation to disability or illness. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Abilities & Skills: Knowledge of behavior modification and group dynamics. Ability to plan, demonstrate and oversee patient activities and patient care. Ability to observe and document patient behavior. Ability to recommend modification of treatment plans.
Minimum Education &/or Experience: The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience providing assistive services within a behavioral or mental health facility.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Info.: ?Special Application Information
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Child and Family Development
Counseling (any field)
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Human Development & Family Studies
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
About this company
The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 8,200 employees working in 85 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens.