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Resident Treatment Worker

Company: Iowa Department of Administrative Services
Location: Cherokee
Posted on: January 22, 2023

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Resident Treatment Worker

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Resident Treatment Worker

Salary

$36,254.40 - $52,977.60 Annually

Location

Cherokee - 51012 - Cherokee County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

407 Dept of Human Services - Mental Health Inst (Cherokee)

Job Number

23-00186

Closing

1/19/2023 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Dawn Bobzien, dbobzie@dhs.state.ia.us

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Job Description

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) merged on July 1, 2022, to form one agency, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). We are seeking a Resident Treatment Worker (RTW) to join the team at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute (CMHI). This is a full-time position with an available shift differential of $0.90 per hour for second shift and $1.00 per hour for third shift, and a strong opportunity for advancement, growth, and development.

A Resident Treatment Worker provides direct care to patients and routinely escorts patients to activities off the ward as needed for meals, medical appointments, recreation and other activities within the institution. Specialized duties may be assigned by the shift supervisor and other responsibilities covering a variety of practical tasks essential for operation of the unit in order to maintain an efficient, clean, and safe environment for patients and staff may be assigned as well.

An RTW performs essential safety functions including but not limited to being present on and observing the patient wards, monitoring the tone and milieu of each area to assist in maintaining a calm and therapeutic environment, identifying potential situations that need to be addressed, utilizing de- escalation techniques as needed, responding to and participating in emergency codes and conducting observation and/or security checks. The RTW is a role model for patients so should also exhibit respectable skills in language, behavior, attitude and personal interactions.

In addition, RTWs work with the Nursing/Staff Development Department to schedule and teach hospital-wide trainings including Professional Assault Crisis Training (Pro-Act) for new employees, annual recertification and quarterly reviews. RTW team members also provide instruction and feedback to staff based on their observation of Pro-Act techniques used in patient interactions.

CMHI provides active inpatient treatment to adults, adolescents and children in need of acute psychiatric care. The facility provides several services including individualized treatment plans. Support for children and adolescent patients to continue their education is provided, and individuals are encouraged to collaborate with staff members in formulating their own plan. Medication, group counseling and activities therapies may be included as well.

We have a great total compensation package, including:

+ Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)

+ Retirement Investors Club (RIC) (Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan)

+ Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

+ Vacation Leave

+ Sick Leave

+ Paid Holidays (9 days/year)

+ Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Life Insurance

+ Long-Term Disability Insurance

For additional information on benefits click here (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/Benefits\_at\_a\_Glance.pdf) .

Please Note: Under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services new vaccine mandate for healthcare workers (published on November 5, 2021 and affirmed by the United States Supreme Court on January 13, 2022), all potential employees of this facility must have received, at a minimum, the first dose of a primary series or a single dose vaccine OR have an approved religious or medical exemption (as determined by the agency) OR have documentation reflecting a temporary delay in vaccination (as determined by the agency in accordance with CDC allowances), prior to the start date. Candidates shall coordinate with agency staff to ensure all requirements are met before the individual provides any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients.

Cherokee Highlights

CMHI is located in Cherokee, Iowa, a city of approximately 5,000 located in the beautiful Little Sioux River Valley in Northwest Iowa. Enjoy fishing and canoeing on the Little Sioux River that winds through town, providing a backdrop to a well-developed parks and trails system. In addition, Cherokee has over 1,000 acres of land devoted to parks for things like camping, hiking, and horseback riding. Cherokee is the home of the first accredited museum and planetarium in Iowa, Sandford Museum and Planetarium, established in 1951. Cherokee may be the smallest town in the world to have its own symphony orchestra! This 60-member orchestra has been referred to as the "best kept secret in Northwest Iowa."

Cherokee is 1 hour from Sioux City, 2 hours from Omaha, and 2 - hours from Des Moines. Des Moines is home to Wells Fargo Arena (host site of NCAA Basketball and premier concerts), and Lauridsen Skatepark, the nation's largest public skate venue. Additionally, Des Moines has one of the nation's finest State Fairs and is home to professional sports teams the Iowa Cubs and Iowa Wolves. Check out these10 Reasons to Move to Iowa (https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/iowa/10-reasons-move-to-ia/) .

The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer

HHS values those with "lived experience" and encourages foster youth, foster parents, and/or parents who were in the HHS system to apply. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply (Hearing and Speech Impaired - Relay Iowa 1-800-735-2942 TDD).

Our agency uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visitwww.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

No specific education or experience is required.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class\_and\_pay/JobClassDescriptions/ResidentTreatmentWorker-03201.pdf) .

Additional Qualification Requirements

Designated positions in this job class require applicants to obtain the required Commercial Drivers License or Chauffeurs License and endorsements within a period of time as determined by the appointing authority at the time of hire.

Join Us!

Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website (http://goo.gl/rHiarg) .

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/employment/Benefits\_Beyond\_the\_Paycheck.pdf) .

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State of Iowa

Agency

407 Dept of Human Services - Mental Health Inst (Cherokee)

Address

1251 W Cedar LoopCherokee, Iowa, 51012

Website

http://dhs.iowa.gov/mhds/mental-health/in-patient/mental-health-institutes/cherokee

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