Mental Health Worker I

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Mental Health Worker I

Bangor , Maine , United States | Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center | Full-time Apply by: Sept. 16, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Job Class Code: 4015

Grade: 11

Salary: $17.71 – $21.75/Hourly*

*This range includes a $1.00/hr Direct Care stipend, as well as a $1.00/hr Salary Adjustment. This range does not include overtime, shift or weekend stipends, all of which may be available. Applicants with Certified Nursing Assistant (“CNA”) certificates, and who are on the State’s CNA register, will be paid an additional 50 cents/hour.


Open: September 8, 2021

Close: September 16, 2021 or Until Filled

Position Number: 03211-1971/Chamberlain/6:45p – 7:15a w/ 10:45p – 7:15a short shift

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (DDPC) is a 69-bed psychiatric hospital serving the entire State of Maine that provides services for people with severe mental illness. As a member of a statewide community of care givers, DDPC collaborates with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, their community and personal supports, to provide recovery-oriented, respectful, compassionate, and effective psychiatric care and treatment in the least restrictive, safest, and most therapeutic environment we can create.

Job duties:

As DDPC’s newest Mental Health Worker I, you will provide paraprofessional support work involving the direct care, and rehabilitation of patients in DDPC. Responsibilities include implementing programs in the care, treatment and education of those with severe and persistent mental illness, providing direct patient care, and maintaining safety of assigned areas. Work is performed under general supervision.


High School diploma or equivalent. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in mental health and who are registered on the State of Maine’s CNA register.


For additional information about this position, please contact Erin Dudar, Recruiter at 207-941-4046 or email

To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter.

*In your cover letter, explain what prior education and/or experience you have had working directly with the mentally ill, if any. To request a paper application, please contact Theresa Peppard at

To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter. To request a paper application, please contact Theresa Peppard at



Benefits are vital to your health and well-being. We get it. Here’s what the State of Maine offers:

+ growth – build your career

+ health, dental, and vision insurance – take care of yourself

+ retirement savings – financially independent, even after you stop working

+ flexible spending accounts – manage out-of-pocket healthcare and/or daycare costs

+ Living Resources(employee assistance program) – overcome difficult situations with support

+ paid holidays – twelve each year

+ federal public loan forgiveness program- for qualifying loans and payments

+ statewide locations – from Kittery to Madawaska

+ training – develop knowledge, skills, and understanding

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 14.11% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($400.34) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in theHealth Premium Credit Programcan decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC192003890

Posted On: Sep 10, 2021

Updated On: Sep 18, 2021