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JOB OPENINGS NOW HIRING! DEAF CARE WORKER (Office of Deaf Services) SALARY RANGE: ($21,722.40 - $30,724.80) JOB LOCATION: Department of Mental Health (Tuscaloosa, Bryce Hospital) QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years of age. Possession of a valid Alabama Driver’s License. Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at “native” or near “native fluency” level of signing skills as measured by a recognized screening process, such as SLPI/SCPI at the “Advanced” level or higher. KIND OF WORK: Works primarily in a specialized psychiatric unit providing care, habilitation, and rehabilitation of deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) patients with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and chemical dependency in a state mental health hospital. Performs basic nursing care and assist patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living. Observes patients closely and documents patients’ physical and mental condition. Maintains the security of patients. Accompanies patients off unit to hospital activities, functions, and off hospital grounds to medical appointments and field trips. Communicates with D/HH patients in sign language. Performs assigned work under supervision of professional nurses and LPNs with instructions from physicians. Performs related work as required. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of American Sign Language. Familiarity with cultural and behavioral norms of deaf people. Ability to communicate effectively in ASL, with an Interpreter, and in writing. Ability to read and comprehend documents such as policies and procedures either in written English or a version translated into American Sign Language. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Please request complete announcement mh.alabama.gov/ADHR/ExemptJobs/Search.aspx Questions can be directed to Steve Hamerdinger, Director of Deaf Services. [email protected] or VP (334)239-3558 MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIANS (Birmingham area) ($8.00/hr Part-Time $7.50/hr Relief) QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED. Must have intermediate plus signing skills in American Sign Language (ASL) as measured by a recognized screening process such as the SLPI and have a thorough knowledge of Deaf Culture. Must have a valid Alabama driver’s license and car insurance. For more information about Birmingham positions, contact: Malissa Galliher, MACN Director of Deaf Services JBS Mental Health Authority 604 27th Street South Birmingham, AL 35233 205-380-4367(Voice) 205-623-0361(TTY) [email protected] PSYCHOLOGIST I (Office of Deaf Services) SALARY RANGE: ($52,663.20- $80,287.20) JOB LOCATION: Department of Mental Health (Tuscaloosa Bryce Hospital Complex) QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate degree in Psychology. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of or eligibility for licensure as issued by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology. Proficiency in American Sign Language at “Advanced Plus” or higher level of signing skills as measured by a recognized screening process, such as SLPI. The employee in this position will be responsible for providing clinical services to deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) consumers at our Tuscaloosa facilities and in West Alabama. This position works within the Office of Deaf Services, Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, providing culturally and linguistically appropriate psychological testing and assessment to deaf consumers throughout the state. Works with inter-disciplinary treatment teams in the development, implementation, and review of patient treatment plans. Conducts group, individual, and family therapy. Develops, implements, reviews, and supervises behavioral and milieu treatment programs. Maintains accurate documentation as required by policy as well as departmental and mental health center guidelines. Performs related duties as assigned. Please request complete announcement mh.alabama.gov/ADHR/ExemptJobs/Search.aspx Questions can be directed to Steve Hamerdinger, Director of Deaf Services. [email protected] or VP (334)239-3558) #14-14 A6000 MH Specialist II (Regional Therapist) – Deaf Services Region III – Mobile mh.alabama.gov/Downloads/ADHR/Announcements/Announcement_DS3_14-14.pdf All applications should be returned to the address specified on the announcement under the How to Apply section. Contact Steve Hamerdinger [email protected] for additional information. Mental Health Specialist II (Regional Therapist) JOB CODE: A6000 DATE: 08/08/2014 SALARY RANGE: 74 ($39,290.40 - $59,517.60) PCQ#: 8812779 JOB LOCATION: Administrative Base: Work Location: Deaf Services Region III Office Mobile, Alabama RSA Union Building 100 North Union Street Montgomery, AL 36130-1410 QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in a human services field, plus experience (24 months or more) working with deaf individuals in a human service setting. OR Bachelor’s degree in a human services field, plus considerable experience (48 months or more) working with deaf individuals in a human service setting. NOTE: Preference will be given to individuals with a Master’s Degree in a human services field. Human services field includes the following disciplines: Social Work, Psychology, Criminal/Juvenile Justice, Special Education, Sociology, Speech Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Nursing, Physical or Occupational Therapy, and any related academic disciplines associated with the study of Human Behavior, Human Skill Development, or Basic Human Care Needs. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have near native-level signing skills equal to Advanced Plus level or higher of signing skills in American Sign Language (ASL) as measured by a recognized screening process as the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI). Must have a valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle in the State of Alabama. KIND OF WORK: This is highly responsible professional work within the Office of Deaf Services involving direct clinical services supporting deaf consumers and community mental health programs that have deaf consumers in their caseloads. The person in this position will be responsible for providing direct clinical services to deaf individuals, advocates with other mental health agencies in support of deaf individuals who need services, arranges or supervises the arrangement of interpreter services to support service provision for deaf individuals, and serves as a liaison between the Alabama Department of Mental Health and community service providers located in the Coordinator’s service region. This position will work under the direct supervision of the Director of the Office of Deaf Services. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of mental illness and the effects thereof upon individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). Knowledge of psychotropic medications, their use and side effects. Thorough knowledge of deaf culture. Knowledge of American Sign Language. Knowledge of community mental health and community substance abuse service providers. Ability to utilize computer, internet resources, and various software packages. Ability to communicate effectively both orally (i.e. spoken English or American Sign Language) and in writing. Ability to acquire understanding of visual gestural communication approaches used by consumers who are dysfluent. Ability to establish and maintain contact with other agencies, the general public, and community providers. METHOD OF SELECTION: Applicants will be rated on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, and experience and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above. All relevant information is subject to verification. Drug screenings and security clearance will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment and whose job requires direct contact with clients. HOW TO APPLY: Use an official application for Professional Employment (Exempt Classification) which may be obtained from this office, other Department of Mental Health Facility Personnel Offices, or visit our website at mh.alabama.gov. Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Additional sheets, if needed, should be in the same format as the application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an official application. Applications should be returned to Human Resource Management, Department of Mental Health, P.O. Box 301410, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1410 or RSA Union Building, 100 North Union Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104. Copies of License/Certifications should be forwarded with your application. An official copy of academic transcripts is required and must be forwarded by the school, college, or university to the personnel office at the above address. DEADLINE: UNTIL FILLED
Posted on: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:17:25 +0000

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