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Senior Psychiatric Technician (Safety) - Secure Treatment Program

Company: Porterville Developmental Center
Location: Porterville
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

Department of Developmental Services - Porterville Developmental Center


$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 Technician.

Working Conditions
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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Keywords: Porterville Developmental Center, Porterville , Senior Psychiatric Technician (Safety) - Secure Treatment Program, Professions , Porterville, California

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