State of Hawaii
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MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST (SR-24) - HAWAII ISLAND
at State of Hawaii
- Recruitment Information
Recruitment Number 218389* - Kona, Island of Hawaii Employment - $4,968 to $6,044 per month (SR-24, Step C to H).
Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.
A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the Civil Service Hawaii State Government Jobs page of our website.
- Duties Summary
Positions in this class provide mental health clinical services to consumers, usually diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), in settings such as, but not limited to, community mental health centers, hospitals, institutional facilities or other public health settings. Work is typically performed as part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), clinical psychologists, social workers, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and/or mental health counselors.
The work performed by positions in this class include mental health assessments; eligibility determinations; diagnoses, treatment including psychotherapy or psychotherapeutic techniques; crisis intervention; consumer-centered advocacy; consultation; and evaluation; and typically falls within the following areas: Clinical Social Work Practice, Marriage and Family Therapy Practice and Mental Health Counseling Practice.
A valid license to practice as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist or Mental Health Counselor, in the State of Hawaii. These licenses are not required but is desired.
- Minimum Qualification Requirements
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor's degree with a minimum of twelve (12) semester credit hours in psychology, social work or other related social/behavior science.
One and one-half (1-1/2) years of responsible professional work experience which required a high degree of analytical skills. Such experience must have involved gathering, evaluating and analyzing facts and other pertinent information required to resolve problems and/or to determine and recommend appropriate courses of action; demonstrated the ability to elicit information orally and in writing; reading, comprehending, interpreting and evaluating technical subjects, analysis or proposals; and applying problem solving methods and techniques, such as defining and analyzing problems, identifying alternative courses of action, using judgment in determining appropriate alternatives; and preparing clear and concise written reports and recommendations for action.
Two (2) years of professional experience providing mental health clinical services to individuals, couples, families and/or groups with mental illness(es). Such experience must have included the provision of mental health assessments and evaluations to determine current level of functioning, strengths and needs identification; development of treatment plan; clinical diagnoses and provision of mental health services to consumers with a wide range of psychiatric and psychosocial behavioral problems.
Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualifications Requirements, will apply.
The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.03427:111516:13:MA
- Other Information
PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans. To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer. For more information, please click: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS
The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.
Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner. In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.
In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in-person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of the application.
The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.
CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.