The health care that's provided for Army Soldiers and personnel isn't limited to the physical realm. Stress due to combat situations or physical ailments can often have an effect on the mental well-being of Army Soldiers. The Mental Health Specialist, an important member of the Army health care team, assists with the management and treatment of inpatient and outpatient mental health activities.
The Mental Health Specialist is primarily responsible, under the supervision of an Army psychiatrist, social worker, psychiatric nurse or psychologist, for providing mental health treatment to patients.
Some of your duties as a Mental Health Specialist may include:
Collect and record psychosocial and physical data
Assist with care and treatment of psychiatric, drug and alcohol patients
Counsel clients/patients with personal, behavioral or psychological problems
Job training for a Mental Health Specialist requires 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in-patient care. Training length varies depending on specialty.
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The skills you learn as a Mental Health Specialist will help prepare you for a future with civilian hospitals, clinics, nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. With a Mental Health Specialist background, you may consider a career as a psychiatrist's assistant, a medical assistant or a physician's aide.
Also, College tuition paid 100 percent the entire time you are in the service.
Up to $86,536 to go to college AFTER the military with your rent covered by the Military for 4 years. (Can be used by you or split amongst your immediate family members)
Up to $40,000 dollar sign on bonus and/or $50,000 Student Loan Repayment
Free housing (or your rent paid directly) and utilities 100 percent covered for you and your family Free Medical and Dental for you and your family 30 days paid vacation. Free Travel. And much, much more...
You must be:
No Major Law Violations (Sexual Misconducts, Domestics..)
No Major Medical issues (Missing Limbs, Mental Health Issues..)
Be a US Citizen or Hold at least a green card (I-551) High School Diploma/GED holder
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