Looking for a career that impacts the lives of others but don't have a degree?  We want you on our team!  We provide on-the-job training to prepare you to assist in providing direct patient care to persons with mental illness while working with dedicated professionals.


All opportunities are State jobs with State benefits: longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment; very low-cost insurance; defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns); 12 paid holidays; 1 personal leave day accrued each January; 13 sick leave days and 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.

We are looking for applicants who desire a meaningful career, have the desire to better the lives of others, and the strength of character to do what that takes.  ADMH strives to be at the forefront of the mental healthcare industry, guided by our mission to Serve, Empower, and Support individuals with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders.

We are hiring Mental Health Worker Trainees at three state psychiatric facilities in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Minimum starting salary of $22,827.60 (+2% cost of living increase will go into effect October 1, 2021).  Earning potential can increase based on overtime hours worked.  Probationary increases and time-in-class promotions every six months during the first 18 months of employment.  (Potential 25% salary increase during this period); annual increases after that.

Overtime required.  Weekend and Holiday work required on a rotational basis.  Employees who are required to work a holiday will accrue that day for later use.  Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.

Current Mental Health Worker Trainee Job Announcement:
Mental Health Worker Trainee

How to Apply

Complete an Application for Examination Form available online; at the State of Alabama, Personnel Department, 64 North Union Street, Montgomery, AL 36130-4100, or any Alabama Career Center Office.

Application for this class may be submitted directly to any of the ADMH Facilities (Bryce Hospital, Mary Starke Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Center or Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility) in person, by mail, or by fax.

Other promotional opportunities available with time-in-class or on an open-competitive basis:
Mental Health Worker
Mental Health Worker Senior
Mental Health Worker Lead
Mental Health Worker Supervisor