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Date:  Jul 4, 2024
Req ID:  37562

Jonesboro, AR, US, 72404

Anticipated Starting Salary:  26,033.90

Position Number: 22100258 
County: Craighead 
Posting End Date: 7/30/2024 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 26,033.90 


Jonesboro Human Development Center

4701 Colony Drive

Jonesboro, AR 72404



The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Position Information

Class Code: M084C

Grade: GS03


Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00


The Behavioral Health Aide is responsible for providing care to mental health patients. This position is governed by state and federal laws agency/institution policy.


Assists in the behavioral modification of emotionally disturbed and mentally ill patients and plans daily activities to meet individual prescribed treatment plan objectives. Receives briefings on patient behavior or incidents from previous shift personnel, participates in treatment planning meetings, documents observation of patient behavior in various circumstances, such as family visits, therapy, or group activities and recommends modification of treatment plan to supervisor, physician, or case manager. Directs patients in activities of daily living personal care skills, escorts patients to recreational activities, and instructs or assists in cleaning patients' living quarters. Maintains and records patient behavioral observations and charts patients' progress toward individualized training goals. Provide patients and families with support and instructions in areas of independent living and adaptation to disability or illness. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of behavior modification and group dynamics. Ability to plan, demonstrate and oversee patient activities and patient care. Ability to observe and document patient behavior. Ability to recommend modification of treatment plans.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience providing services to the mentally ill. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Jonesboro