[New Job Opening] Mental Health Therapy Technician job Vacancy in 2600 Center St NE, Salem, OR

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Mental Health Therapy Technician
2600 Center St NE, Salem, OR
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Oregon Health Authority
Salary Range:
2,937.00 – 4,322.00
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Position Title:
Mental Health Therapy Technician (Oregon State Hospital Salem Campus)
Job Description:
The Oregon State Hospital, a division of the Oregon Health Authority , has a fantastic opportunity for multiple MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY TECHNICIANS to join an excellent team working to help people recover from their illness and return to their lives in the community.
What you will do!
Under the supervision of professional staff you will provide physical care, behavioral management, infection control and security activities. In addition, you will participate in the basic care and treatment of, and provide escort service for patients and contribute to the general therapeutic atmosphere of the work unit.
What’s in it for you?
We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans . If you’re driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority is the place for you.
This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill permanent or limited duration positions . Oregon State Hospital has multiple openings for limited duration (approximately 17 months in duration) positions. If hired as a limited duration employee you will have transfer rights into permanent positions and have the opportunity to choose which unit/shift you would like to work by using our internal bid process. These positions are located in Salem, OR (2600 Center St. NE). Oregon State Hospital has multiple vacancies in the Mental Health Therapy Technician classification. We will continue recruiting for this position until all positions have been filled.
These positions are represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
OHA values health equity, service excellence, integrity, leadership, partnership, innovation and transparency. OHA’s health equity definition is “Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances. Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address: the equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.” OHA’s 10-year goal is to eliminate health inequities.
What we are looking for:
Eighteen (18) months of experience providing customer service, public assistance or related work that demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups with differing needs; OR
A current Oregon Certified Nursing Assistant license; OR
An Associates Degree in a related human services field; OR
Any combination of education and experience that is commensurate with the above requirements
Experience with adults/elderly patients in psychiatric setting preferred
Experience in creating and maintaining a work environment that is respectful and accepting of diversity among team members and the people we serve
Preference may be given to applicants with a current, unencumbered Oregon Certified Nursing Assistant license. Multi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
How to apply:
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Please ensure you’ve provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment. For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.
Need Help?
If you need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act contact Michael Lewis at (503) 945-2816 or michael.b.lewis@state.or.us . All relay calls are accepted.
Additional Information
Please monitor your Workday account, as all communication will be sent to your Workday account. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply
If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process
We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time – unless specifically noted. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States
If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment
Candidates who are offered employment at the Oregon State Hospital must satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug test
Please only attach documents that are related to the position. Additional documents that are attached will not be reviewed
Employees at the Oregon State Hospital may be exposed to the handling, administration, waste and spill cleanup of hazardous medications, which may result in health impacts to the employee
Applicants can review the Oregon State Hospital’s anti-retaliation notice at www.oregon.gov/oha/OSH/Documents/SB469.pdf
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The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here .
The Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position. (critical elements of process).
The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity and anti-racism .
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