Children's Psychiatric Care Supervisor

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Class Number: 
4482
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$26,340.00 – $36,180.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,097.50 – $1,507.50
Pay Grade: 
A13

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Definition

This is supervisory work overseeing direct care staff and treatment program activities in an acute in-patient or residential psychiatric facility for children and youth who have severe emotional disturbances.

Job Duties

Supervises direct care staff that provides treatment services for children and youth who have severe emotional disturbances in an acute in-patient or residential psychiatric facility, ensuring safety, personal conduct of staff and clients, role modeling, and therapeutic staff interactions.

Coordinates program activities including scheduling of events, staff, recreation activities, client work assignments, and program meetings.

Ensures that treatment activities are implemented as planned; reports behavioral status of clients to the treatment team.

Participates as a member of the treatment team in developing treatment goals, planning treatment strategies and intervention techniques, reviewing client progress, and coordinating services with other team members.

Maintains a safe, clean, and therapeutic physical environment for clients.

Counsels clients concerning personal issues and/or refers clients to other treatment team members in accordance with the treatment plan.

Confers with parents, guardians, school officials, and others involved with the client, regarding client status and treatment plans.

Informs other staff daily of significant conditions known about individual clients or a group of clients.

Prepares reports regarding each client's adjustment in the unit and progress toward treatment goals.

Participates in activities with clients including recreation, education, and group therapy sessions.

Receives general supervision from a higher-level supervisor who reviews work for conformance with treatment plans and facility policy and procedures; however, the employee is expected to exercise independent judgment and initiative in supervising activities within the program.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Social Service, Public Welfare & Mental Health; Therapy, Rehabilitation & Related

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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.)

Two or more years of experience as a Psychiatric Aide with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System providing mental health services to children or youth who have severe emotional disturbances; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

OR

60 or more earned credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 6 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or a closely related field.

OR

Two or more years of experience involving treatment and interaction with children or youth who have severe emotional disturbances in a residential care or community-based support program; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(30 earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute for a maximum of one year of the required 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?

Introductory knowledge of individual and group behavior.

Introductory knowledge of child development and the role of the family.

Introductory knowledge of psychiatric illness, emotional disturbances, and appropriate treatment interventions.

Introductory knowledge of the methods and techniques of supervision.

Ability to interact effectively with children and youth who have severe emotional disturbances.

Ability to communicate with clients, family members, and other treatment staff, and to explain client status and progress.

Ability to assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of direct care staff.

Ability to implement crisis intervention techniques and emergency treatment procedures.

Ability to read and understand medical and psychiatric treatment records, progress notes, and related information.

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