HCT I (Work Program Assistant)
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wayne County, NC

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Cherry Hospital, a State Psychiatric Hospital serving the eastern region of North Carolina, is now accepting applications for a Health Care Technician I position to serve as a Work Program Assistant. This position will provide work task demonstration, instruction, and assistance to patients in a work setting. Also, position will provide guidance and support to patients in order to improve work site specific skills and general knowledge required to secure and maintain employment in the community. Work programs may be offered in a variety of locations, including but not limited to the treatment mall workshop, library, housekeeping, canteen, and dining room. This position may also assist with other special activities on evenings and weekends. Work hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and evenings/weekends/holidays as scheduled.

**Pending Vacancy

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

*General knowledge of vocational programs and their applications in a psychiatric setting.

*Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

*Ability to interact courteously with staff and patients.

*Ability to train and instruct others.

*Ability to exercise sound judgment.

*Ability to demonstrate competencies in providing age and population specific programming for a mental health setting.

*Ability to withstand light to moderate physical activities.

*Ability to monitor and accurately document patient information.

*A willingness to learn and develop new skills and adjust to change.

*A compassion for working with mentally ill people and desire to make a difference.

**Management prefers: Experience working in a psychiatric setting.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

High School or General Educational Development Diploma; some work experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

***Pre-employment drug testing and criminal background checks are required.

***As a condition for continued employment: must successfully pass all required parts of CPI’s Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Course.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

**** Please follow instructions to apply on-line (www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs) .

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. Degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

*Pre-employment drug testing and criminal background checks are required for all positions at Cherry Hospital.

*Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference for employment with State Government must attach either Form DD-214 or discharge orders.

*The work experience section on the application must be completed ~~ resume in lieu of work experience will not be accepted.

*The following question must be answered on the application in order to be considered: # 8. Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law other than a minor traffic violation?


Susan Walls

201 Stevens Mill Road

Goldsboro , NC 27530