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Security Aide II (Psychiatric)

  • Security Aide II (Psychiatric)
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$31,468.00 – $49,948.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,311.00 – $2,082.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is mid-level psychiatric and nursing assistant work in the care, treatment, and/or security of forensic psychiatric and/or sex offender clients in maximum and intermediate security areas within Missouri Department of Mental Health facilities.

Job Duties

Serves as a supervisor and/or mentor for lower-level Security Aides on an assigned shift; assists in the instruction and orientation of new Security Aides regarding their duties in the care, treatment, and/or security of clients; prepares work assignments and provides direction and feedback on performance of duties; and coordinates with other shifts to maintain adequate coverage.

Serves as an assistant to a Registered Nurse or Security Aide III (Psychiatric)

Performs basic nursing care such as checking vital signs, applying simple dressings, and providing general daily care.

Administers and charts prescribed medications if licensed as a practical nurse; works under the supervision of a registered nurse in accordance with physician orders.

Assists a physician or registered nurse with various diagnostic and treatment procedures.

Provides coverage in the absence of a Security Aide III (Psychiatric).

Performs regular rounds of building or wards to ensure a safe and secure environment.

Responds to emergency or crisis situations and intervenes as authorized.

Reports rule violations, client and/or staff complaints, and related incidents; uses extreme caution in dealing with agitated clients; prepares reports and recommendations for supervisor’s review.

Reports and records observable changes in client behavior, attitude, and physical condition.

Plans, initiates, and participates in special programs for clients such as self-help and social behavior skills, remotivation, rehabilitation, resocialization, and behavior modification; oversees lower-level aides in such programs.

Participates in the continued in-service training and practical instruction of staff.

Maintains a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment.

Reviews and approves requisitions for supplies and repairs.

Prepares and/or directs the preparation of records and reports.

Performs duties without detailed instructions; receives general supervision from a higher-level Security Aide or other staff member.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience as a Security Aide I (Psychiatric) with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.


Two or more years of experience as a Psychiatric Technician I, II, and/or III with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.


Two or more years of experience providing direct care to forensic psychiatric or sexual offender clients in a maximum or intermediate security area within a mental health facility; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(30 or more earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the stated experience.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of persons with mental illness.

Intermediate knowledge of the general care and treatment of forensic psychiatric and/or sex offender clients including basic nursing, first aid, emergency treatments, and security skills.

Intermediate knowledge of facility and forensic unit practices, rules, and regulations.

Introductory knowledge of the principles of supervision.

Ability to instruct staff in the care and treatment of clients.

Ability to supervise, review, and evaluate the work of staff.

Ability to recognize and respond to the emotional and physical needs of persons with mental illness.

Ability to effectively and efficiently respond to medical emergencies, manage aggressive behaviors, and monitor security of the ward or unit.

Ability to learn and effectively use approved crisis intervention techniques.

Ability to administer first aid, provide basic nursing care, and perform emergency treatments as instructed.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, supervisors, and the general public.

Ability to accurately report and record observations.

Ability to understand and follow directions.

Ability to accept and adapt to changing assignments, policies, and procedures.

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