Job Position – Mental Health Technician
Chilton Shelby Group Home- Mental Health Technician – Deaf Services
Mental Health Technician
Deaf Services Group Home
Relief Positions Available
On Day, Evening, and Night Shifts
Candidates must possess proficiency in American Sign Language.
1.Provide personal, direct care for consumers with mental illness diagnosis
who are also deaf or hard-of-hearing.
2.Pass medications under the direction of a Medical Assistance LPN.
3.Provide transportation to day habilitation and/or consumer appointments.
4.Provide basic living skills training and assistance.
5.Provide communication assistance to the consumers through the use of Sign
Language or language of the consumer’s preference. Ensure that consumers
have access to assistance by a qualified interpreter.
6.Maintain policy of confidentiality.
*High School Diploma or equivalent required
*Current AL Driver License and safe driving record
*Fluent in Sign Language as demonstrated through the Sign Language
Proficiency Interview. A score of Intermediate Plus level or greater is
*Prior experience serving clients who are deaf or hard-of-hearing preferred.
*Prior experience working with clients with mental illness or intellectual
*Excellent customer service skills and professionalism required.
Job Position-Deaf Care Worker-Tuscaloosa
Deaf Care Worker-Bryce Hospital
SALARY RANGE: 50 ($21,722.40 – $30,724.80)
- Works primarily in a specialized psychiatric unit providing care,
habilitation, and rehabilitation of deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH)
patients with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and chemical
dependency in a state mental health hospital.
- Performs basic nursing care and assist patients with personal hygiene
and activities of daily living.
- Observes patients closely and documents patients’ physical and mental
- Maintains the security of patients.
- Accompanies patients off unit to hospital activities, functions, and
off hospital grounds to medical appointments and field trips.
- Communicates with D/HH patients in sign language.
- Performs assigned work under supervision of professional nurses and
LPNs with instructions from physicians.
- Performs related work as required.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be 18 years of age.
- Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent.
- Possession of a valid Alabama Driver’s License.
- Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at “native” or near
“native fluency” level of signing skills as measured by a recognized
screening process, such as SLPI/SCPI at the “Advanced” level or higher.
How to apply:
Use an official application for professional employment (exempt classification) which may be obtained from this office.
The application should be returned to Personnel Office, Bryce hospital, 200 university Blvd., Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401 until filled in order to be
considered for this position.
Do not return this application to the state personnel department.
Please have an official copy of transcript (s) forwarded to the personnel department at the above address.
Joint commission accredited/equal opportunity employer.
Steve Hamerdinger, Director
Office of Deaf Services
Alabama Department of Mental Health
Division of Mental Illness and
Substance Abuse Services
PO Box 301410
Montgomery, Al 36130
Phone/VP: (334) 239-3558