North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Burke County, NC

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To provide training/programming to the SPMI (Severe Persistent Mental Illness) adult population at Broughton Hospital through the pet farm/work therapy. Them employee is responsible for feeding, bathing and general upkeep of the farm animals, facility, supplies and the safety of patients/animals participating in the program. Requires flexible hours on weekends, holidays to care for animals. Normal hours are Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Management prefers experience with working and caring for domestic (dogs, cats, etc.) and larger farm animals (goats, horses) and experience working with the SPMI (Severe Persistent Mental Illness) population. Physical Requirements (ADA): Able to care for domestic/large farm animals.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from high school or equivalent and two years of experience at the Health Care Technician I level that requires some instruction, observation, and documentation, or as an aide in a classroom setting; or instructional experience in a community human services program; or associate degree in mental health or child development program which includes a six-month practicum/internship in a similar setting (one year of the above experience may be substituted for the practicum) - applicants for vocational rehabilitation must be familiar with the area of work through hobbies or paid work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
Applicants must document on the application their knowledge skills and abilities as well as all related work experience to the position for which they apply. Resumes may be attached but will not be used to qualify experience and/or education. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Pre-Employment Drug Testing and Criminal Record Checks are required. On line applications must be submitted to the appropriate Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214. Applicants seeking reduction in force priority should attach a copy of their letter of notification to receive this priority. Ilene F. Dellinger Recruitment Coordinator
Broughton Hospital