Behavioral Health Technician I
State of Mississippi - Rankin, MS

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This is responsible technical work at the trainee level in a hospital or similar institution. Incumbents in this classification receive technical training on the job. The work is performed under the direct supervision of Psychologists. Incumbents in this classification are required to work in close cooperation with nurses, doctors, and clerical personnel who are responsible for residents and must exercise close person to person relationships with residents to establish confidence.

Examples of Work:

Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Conducts direct resident observations and data collection to be reported to the appropriate personnel.

Assists in administering and scoring a variety of intelligence, personality, aptitude tests and rating scales based on institutional needs.

Engages in group psycho-educational counseling and/or skills training.

Assists in research (data collection and computer analysis).

Attends continuing education/in-service training.

Acts as liaison between resident and treatment team, providing case management.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.


A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four year college or university in psychology.

Documentation Required:

Applicants must attach a valid copy of his/her transcript or other evidence to verify completion of degree required.

Essential Functions:

Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Assists in providing psychological services, such as monitoring and recording behavior, implementing written behavioral and therapeutic programs providing group and individual psycho-education or skills training to individuals served by the agency. Such duties and/or assignments will be performed under appropriate psychological supervision.

2. Provides direct client observation, data collection and reports to appropriate personnel.

3. Performs miscellaneous duties such as participating on treatment teams or other programs and attending in-service training.

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