Residential Mental Health Technician 2nd shift

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. - Independence, MO2.1

30+ days ago
JOB SUMMARY

In accordance with agency Mission, Vision, Values and Goals, the Mental Health Technician serves as support staff assisting residents with the achievement of treatment goals by insuring a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment within the program. This position includes conducting interaction with clients at any time outside of completing assigned tasks. The person holding this position is expected to present as a model mental health technician for this program in fulfilling duties as well as showing self-initiative, professionalism, and positive leadership skills.

SCHEDULE

Monday through Friday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

Provides direct support/monitoring and develops supportive therapeutic relationship with residents in order to meet treatment plan goals in accordance with the policies of the facility and as agreed upon by the individual resident.
Monitors and intervenes with clients at all times and ensures appropriate/acceptable behaviors are exhibited, physical and emotional security is assured.
Assists in the process of client admissions as outlined by supervisor, or lead mental health tech, and per the needs of the assigned program.
Monitors and documents daily chore completion as designated by lead mental health tech and/or shift assignment, ensuring cleanliness of facility.
Reports and documents observation accurately and completely in client chart in regards to client behavior or physical status
Participates in and meets ethical standards regarding all treatment and documentation practices, Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement procedures, utilization management, and program/client outcomes.
Follows policies/procedures, including emergency procedures.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

Works well as a team member.
Regularly attends staff meetings.
Regularly attends in-service education.
Serves as group educator in groups commensurate with skill and training.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Mental Health Technician must minimally possess:

Education: A high school diploma, equivalency or life experience equivalency.
A minimum of one year experience in working with clients with severe mental illness
Special Skills: Excellent Listening/communication/written. Dependable. Organizational/time management

REQUIREMENTS:
Self-Initiative
Positive role model
Establishing rapport in professional relationships
Crisis Intervention
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Medication Aide, CPR, First Aid, Non Violent Crisis Intervention
Providers must meet requirements regarding experience and training when delivering services to specific age groups and treatment populations. The following criteria apply:

Mental Health :
Provider must maintain agency required trainings in seriously mental illness, dual diagnosis, or other related issues.

Cultural Diversity Training:
All providers must obtain a minimum of 6 hours, over a 2-year period, of professional development in the area of cultural diversity.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR):
Certification is maintained.

Non- Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI):
Certification is maintained.

Medication Aid:
Certification is maintained.

First Aid:
Certification is maintained