Looking for a career that impacts the lives of others? We want you on our team!
We are currently hiring Mental Health Worker Trainees at all three state psychiatric facilities listed below.
DIRECT PATIENT CARE POSITION
The Mental Health Worker Trainee is a permanent full-time position with the Alabama Department of Mental Health. No examination is required. This is beginning-level work in training for the care, habilitation, and rehabilitation of persons with mental illness. Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or GED. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY and on-the-job training is provided. Overtime required. Weekend and Holiday work is 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 are required.
MINIMUM PAY AT APPOINTMENT:
$13.64/$15.64 depending on the shift worked*
MINIMUM PAY AFTER SIX (6) MONTHS:
$14.55/$16.55 depending on shift worked*
MINIMUM PAY AFTER TWELVE (12) MONTHS:
$15.50/$17.50 depending on shift worked*
ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE BONUS:
Eligible for attendance bonus after six (6) months of employment.
$500.00 per quarter for a total of $2,000 per year.
- 12 paid holidays.
- 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
- 13 sick leave days.
- 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
- Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
- Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board effective upon hire.
- Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.
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
Questions about Employment?
Mary Starke Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Center
115 Harper Court, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility
1301 Jack Warner Parkway NE, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
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Applications will be accepted and appointments made on an equal opportunity basis without regard to gender, race, age, religion, disability, or color.