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Psychiatric aide supervisor 2

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Job Title: PSYCHIATRIC AIDE SUPERVISOR 2
Agency: DVA-NE LA War Veterans Home
Opening Date: Wed. 05/21/14
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 05/26/14 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $10.15 - $21.36 hourly
$811.85 - $1,708.62 biweekly
$1,759.00 - $3,702.00 monthly
$21,108.00 - $44,424.00 annually
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Promotion
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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QualificationsBenefitsSupplemental Questions
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Four years experience in psychiatric patient care or in providing care, guidance or training to the mentally retarded, physically disabled, or chemically dependent. Three years of this experience must have been at the journeyman level or above.
SUBSTITUTIONS:
College training with at least six semester hours per year in education, psychology, counseling, social work, sociology, child guidance, or nursing may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
A Mental Health Aide Diploma from a vocational technical college with an approved curriculum from the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will substitute for six months of the required general experience.
NOTE:
Most vacancies will be filled by promotion. Completion of an in-service training program administered by the department may be required.
Supplemental Information:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSTING IS ONLY OPEN TO THE PERMANENT CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF THE NORTHEAST LOUISIANA WAR VETERANS HOME
This posting will be used to fill a vacancy on the Evening Shift (2:45 p. m. to 11:15 p. m.)
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Tina Hill Conley, Human Resources Specialist
or
Chauncey J. Strange, Human Resources Analyst C
Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home
6700 Highway 165 North
Monroe, LA 71203
Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To provide supervision to subordinate paraprofessional healthcare staff on a service consisting of a number of wards.
Level of Work:
Supervisor.
Supervision Received:
General from a higher-level healthcare professional.
Supervision Exercised:
Direct over lower-level paraprofessional healthcare staff, including supervisory positions.
Location of Work:
State healthcare facilities and rehabilitation centers.
Job Distinctions:
Differs from Psychiatric Aide Supervisor 1 by the presence of supervisory responsibilities over several wards. Psychiatric Aide Supervisor 2 positions serve as second-line supervisors.
Differs from the Psychiatric Aide Training Instructor by the lack of responsibility for assisting the professional staff with the instruction of formalized comprehensive training programs for psychiatric aides and by the presence of direct-line supervisory responsibilities over psychiatric aides.
Examples of Work:
Supervises and manages a patient care service consisting of a number of wards during an assigned shift; prepares work schedules and follows-up on assignments as designated.
Participates in formalized training programs for lower-level psychiatric aides and provides guidance in clinical work.
Instructs and supervises subordinate personnel in the proper care and supervision of patients and therapeutic intervention.
Makes rounds of inspection, reviews records, and monitors the environment to ensure ward safety and sanitary conditions.
Prepares reports as required by policies of the facility.
Assists professional personnel in developing programs on therapeutic techniques with patients, such as re-motivation, rehabilitation, and re-socialization.
Works with groups of patients in therapeutic activities.
Performs duties of any lower level psychiatric aide as necessary.

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