Senior Psychiatric Technician (Safety) - Secure Treatment Program
Company: Porterville Developmental Center
Posted on: April 30, 2021
Department of Developmental Services - Porterville Developmental
SENIOR PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN (SAFETY)
$5,956.00 - $7,244.00 per Month
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Job Description and Duties
On an assigned shift, directs and/or provides for the care,
treatment, and training of clients following established standards
and procedures. A Senior Psychiatric Technician must have the
ability to work extended hours and various shifts and must float to
all work areas within the facility if called upon to do so. Must
maintain required license to practice as a Licensed Psychiatric
Typical Working Conditions: Regular interaction with clients and
staff in monitoring provision of direct services, and other
conditions common to on and off residence training environments.
Being responsible for staff who perform security tasks such as
accounting for utensils to prevent the use as a weapon; inspecting
the facility to identify security breaches that could lead to the
escape of forensic client; responsible for staff that include
escorting forensic client in and out of the facility; and observing
and intervening in forensic client behavior that may injure people,
damage property or signal impending escape attempts. Exposure to
communicable diseases, and other conditions common to a
clinical/nursing environment. Participation in meetings and
conferences and other conditions common to an office environment.
Effective use of equipment for report writing and data collection.
Working different residences within the Facility may also be
mandatory. Typical physical demands: Must possess and maintain
sufficient strenght, agility, endurance and sensory ability during
mentally and emotionally stressful and emergency situations
encountered on the job in order to not endanger their own health
and well-being or that of their fellow employees, forensic clients,
non-forensic clients, or the public and be able to perform the
duties contained in this duty statement. Must be able to lift 50
pounds without assistance. May be required to escort clients to
different areas on/off campus to apppointments/scheduled trips.
Must be able to stand for periods of time in different areas of the
residence or training sites and respond to all behavioral/medical
interventions as required and participate in client containment,
intervention or restraint.
As a state employee working for the Department of Developmental
Services, you and your family will have access to excellent
medical, dental and vision insurance benefits in addition to
retirement benefits .
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