Position is located in a Youth Regional Treatment Center. The
YRTC provides residential substance abuse and alcohol treatment to
eligible American Indian and Alaska Native youth in order to find
healthy directions in life. The purpose of the position is to
provide non-professional care for those patients with mental
conditions under the supervision of the Clinical Director. The
technician utilizes scientific and technical expertise, and manual
skills to provide care and training for patients.
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Functions as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.
Under the leadership of the Clinical Psychologist, assists in the
treatment of patients with adjustment disorders, oppositional and
non-compliant behavior, attention deficit disorders, anxiety
disorders and phobias, eating disorders, elimination disorders,
school-related problems, developmental delay, pervasive
developmental disorders, childhood psychosis and affective
disorders, abuse and other trauma, and supports the psychological
management of medical problems. Prepares and administers prescribed
medications orally and intramuscularly per physician's orders.
Recognizes emergency situations, responds promptly, and institutes
appropriate action (initiates resuscitation measures in the event
of cardio-pulmonary arrest). Provides month end, or ad hoc, reports
and all other mandatory reports to the Clinical Director and the
Health Systems Administrator. Responsible for integrating all
client information and updating the Master Treatment Plan for
clients. Document clients' progress in the chart using notation and
format designated in the YRTC policies and procedures, ensuring
entries are made on completion of assessment, and upon
implementation of the treatment plan.
0640 Health Aid And Technician
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this
requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these
positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere
or guilty to certain crimes.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunization required for selectees
born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for
civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health
Service health care facilities.
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain any
licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or
maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to
adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy,
you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background
investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation
documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your
employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the
outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the
sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find
that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If
you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin
work. If you make a false statement in any part of your
application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin
work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject
to a credit check as a part of the background investigation
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient
experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific
position for which you are applying.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace
Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;
philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will
receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer
and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and
responsibilities in each position held and the total number of
hours per week.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of
specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade
level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or
public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:
Performing variety of therapies, such as small group therapy,
one-to-one therapy, and/or large group therapy using standardized
therapeutic resident care. Preparing and administering prescribed
medications. Taking vital signs. Monitoring patients' behavioral
and mental conditions. Admitting and discharging patients.
Selective Placement Factor
Position(s) requires to have knowledge of anatomy, physiology,
nursing fundamentals, nutrition, pharmacology, psychiatric
diagnoses, developmental disabilities, and psychotropic
medications, evidenced by a certification as a licensed psychiatric
Time In Grade
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to
the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates
must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade
level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted
Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of
the closing date of the announcement.
GS-7: One full year of graduate education meets the requirements