Mental Health Aide/CNA (Part Time) (Temporary) @ South Dakota State Government - Yankton, SD

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4 months ago

Mental Health Aide/CNA (Part Time) (Temporary)

South Dakota State Government - Yankton, SD

Job ID: 16626
Temporary / Seasonal Position - Mental Health Aide/CAN – Part Time
Agency: Department of Social Services/South Dakota Human Services Center/Yankton, SD
Salary: $14.90 per hour plus $1.00 per hour shift pay for pm shift and $1.50 per hour shift pay for night shift and $1.00 per hour alternate rate of pay for Geriatrics plus $1.50 per hour weekend pay
Work type: Temporary
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a temporary part-time position with the Department of Social Services at the South Dakota Human Services Center, Yankton, SD. For more information on the Department of Social Services, please visit https://dss.sd.gov/.

These positions perform personal care services by completing patient care assignments, providing an atmosphere conducive to treatment and supporting patients with mental health and chemical dependency issues in an effort to meet the patients’ needs.

The Human Services Center provides a comprehensive employee orientation including completion of the Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.) certification.

Please note this is a temporary or seasonal, non-benefited position, exempt from civil service.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Knowledge of:

  • mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and chemical dependency;
  • patient safety procedures;
  • patient rights and confidentiality;
  • CPR and first aid;
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Techniques.

Ability to:

  • accurately observe, recognize, report, and record physical symptoms and significant behavioral characteristics of patients;
  • carry out individual program plans for treatment of patients;
  • relate to and work constructively with patients;
  • detect significant or unusual patient behavior;
  • verbalize the needs of patients;
  • provide personal care services to patients;
  • follow oral and written instructions;
  • follow established policies and procedures;
  • listen and be empathetic with patients;
  • assist in lifting and transferring of patients;
  • lift 75 pounds;
  • work with patients displaying aggressive behavior;
  • communicate information clearly and concisely.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

How to Apply:
Applicants have the option to fill out the online application at https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=EN9 or fill out the State of South Dakota Seasonal/Temporary Application form - https://bhr.sd.gov/files/seas-tempapp.pdf and email or mail it to the address listed below. Paper applications can be obtained at any South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office.

Applications can be emailed or mailed to:

Email to: [email protected]

Or mail to:
HR Office
SD Human Services Center
PO Box 7600
Yankton, SD 57078

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"




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