Mental Retardation Aide Job Description Sample
Mental Health Treatment Aide
With approximately 55,000 admissions per year and an average daily population of 10,000, the NYC jail system is one of the largest in the nation. NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Service (CHS) is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the justice-involved population and, with PAGNY’s active support, aspires to the highest standards of care with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community. Reporting to the Mental Health Treatment Aide Supervisor on one of the specialty housing units for individuals with serious mental illness and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, the Mental Health Treatment Aide will perform crisis and/or de-escalation interventions, therapeutic observations, conducts groups, conducts patient supervision and other behavioral health related duties.
Orients patients to the unit policies, procedures, rules, regulations and routine schedule
Utilizes crisis and/or de-escalation intervention practices, when necessary and appropriate, with patient whose behavior cannot be otherwise supported without such interventions
Identifies patient characteristics and environmental variables that may trigger agitated behavior(s) and communicates such information to the treatment team
Performs patient’s checks/rounds as required
Report observations, interactions and patient activity and charts in the EHR
Communicates clinical matters to assigned Mental Health/DOC or other professional staff as required; reports any unusual findings or changes in physical/medical or emotional conditions to their supervisor that may affect the patient or the therapeutic milieu
Escorts patient to groups or other required locations as directed
Participates in staff, departmental and team/committee meetings
Performs 1:1 monitoring of patients for behavioral management/modification purposes
Participates in departmental and/or DOC training as required
May lead or co-lead groups/activities in areas such as anger management techniques and practices, and appropriately documents group activities
Responds appropriately to patient emergencies and cooperates with DOC staff when necessary to support the safety of the unit
Demonstrates a professional appearance and demeanor at all times
Administers first aid/CPR as needed
Performs other appropriate mental health duties as directed by team leaders or supervisors
May perform suicide watch 1:1
Ability to carry out written and oral instructions
Ability to establish successful interpersonal relationships with patients and co-workers INTERFACE WITH DOC STAFF:
Engage DOC staff when there is any incident of violence on the unit or when contraband is found on the unit or there is suspicion of contraband
Prior to each tour, debrief DOC custodial staff regarding problematic patients or issues on the unit
An Associate degree in criminal justice, social services or health related area:
A High School diploma or a GED and two years of full-time experience in nursing, behavioral health or other related field
Or any combination of 1 and 2 above EOE M/F/D/V ID: 2017-2885 Department: Allied Health External Company Name: Physician Affiliate Group of New York External Company URL: http://pagny.org/
Mental Health Aide
Equal Opportunity Employer.
- The primary function of the Mental Health Aide is to supervise clients with chronic or acute mental disorders during the sleeping hours in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
- Conducts random /unpredictable head counts/bed checks (minimum of once every twelve minutes) to ensure client location.
- Conducts outside building security checks.
- Complete security calls to Night Supervisor.
- Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
- Ensures compliance with policies and procedure for the program/facility i.e. curfew, lights out, fire/safety, cleanliness, control, and supply inventory.
- Provides for physical safety and security of clients while under staff member supervision..
- Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
- Assists with the mentoring and training of new level staff members.
- Reports significant client changes in behavior, attitude, or physical condition to higher-level staff members.
- Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency situations such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.
- Assists with suppressing and controlling problems that occur within the program/facility.
- Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices and meet guidelines as outlined by outside referral and licensing agencies.
- Ensures compliance with federal, state, local licensing, and reporting requirements.
- Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
- Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Mental Health Aide
Location: Carnegie, PA
Mental Health Aide
Join our team committed to providing compassionate support to people facing behavioral health challenges in one of our innovative and unique residential facilities. Our residential programs value excellence, flexibility and person centered care. This position is responsible for monitoring and assisting residents in activities of daily living.
Chartiers Center’s Mental Health Aids are critical members of a multidisciplinary team and are responsible for assisting residents with daily living under the guidance of the Program Director. You will be provided the opportunity to learn from experienced staff to allow you to open the door to an exciting career of possibilities.
Certified Peer Specialist OR Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) OR High School Diploma/GED and (2) years experience. Valid PA Drivers License.
Full time variable schedule position available. Daylight, Evenings, overnights, weekends. Subject to change based on program needs. Chartiers Center offers a competitive hourly wage and benefit package.
- Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability
- Retirement Plan
- 8 Paid Holidays
- Generous PTO (Paid Time Off)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Positive and fulfilling work environment!
Mental Health Aide
The Mental Health Aide is responsible for the direction and supervision of one particular child who, due to his/her handicapping condition, requires one to one assistance in order to participate safely in the program and engage in learning activities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: •The Mental Health Aide works cooperatively with and under the direction of the Master Teacher Title 1 to implement the IEP and Care Plan for the child requiring a Mental Health Aide. •The Mental Health Aide is responsible for orchestrating the movement of select student throughout the school day, including providing crisis intervention as
Healthcare - Mental Health Program Director
The Mental Health Program Director is responsible for coordination and management of programs that specialize in supporting people with challenging behavioral and mental health needs, either in a residential or non-residential setting. The two priority areas of responsibility include hiring and ensuring orientation and ongoing training of high-quality staff and ensuring all aspects of the program are developed, implemented, coordinated and monitored to the highest degree possible. The Mental Health Program Director should have direct communication and access to the director and all supervisors within the organization.
- 4-year degree is required (preferably in a behavioral science field) and 3 years of supervising programs that oversee services for people with behavioral and serious persistent mental health needs or related conditions.
- Must have experience in developing person-centered plans and individualized behavior support plans that identify specific proactive and, if necessary, reactive intervention strategies.
- Ability to train subordinate staff members on all aspects of a person served, including behavioral, annual and functional analysis and other plans either developed by Mental Health Program Director or by outside supports.
- Mental Health Program Director must also posses competency related to behavioral health services in areas related to:
- Effective crisis intervention and treatment plans.
- Reduction/elimination strategies that promote least restrictive approved techniques.
- Data collection, tracking and reporting; demonstrated expertise with populations of mental health and cognitive impairments.
- Selecting intervention strategies to achieve desired outcomes.
- Ethical considerations related to mental health services.
- The program director must meet the requirements of a qualified mental retardation professional, based on four-year degree in a related field, experience and abilities.
- Experience in developing and implementing individual programs, budget implementation and supervising others is desired.
- Must have good decision-making, time management and communication skills and be responsible, mature and flexible.
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Dungarvin is an equal opportunity employer who provides a work environment that is filled with opportunities for personal challenges and rewards. In addition to competitive compensation, benefits and opportunities for growth, we also provide you the chance to make a daily difference in the lives of people with disabilities.
Founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1976, Dungarvin has grown to employ approximately 3,000 people who currently provide supports to over 2,100 individuals across 13 states.
Dungarvin provides a variety of individually tailored services and supports under the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver. Additionally, we provide services in several small homes licensed as Intermediate Care Facilities/Mental Retardation (ICF/MR) in Indiana. Other services provided include day services, supported employment, case management, supported foster care, children's services, respite care, host homes and supports for persons with traumatic brain injury and mental health needs in several states. Our quality services are flexible and responsive to individual needs and choices, while maintaining the fiscal integrity that ensures the long-term stability and security every person expects and deserves.
Human Services, Residential Services, Social Services
Mental Health Technician
MENTAL HEALTH TECH
For Mental Health
Crisis Stabilization Unit
Saturday & Sunday
GENERAL FUNCTION: The person occupying this position provides direct services to clients and creates a safe environment for these clients. Primary responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis intervention and activities of daily living. Participates in recovery focused activities both individually and in groups. Participates in consultation and education activities, provides hope, empowerment and teaches new tools for coping to clients.
QUALIFICATIONS; KNOWLEDGE AND REQUIRED TRAINING: The person occupying this position must have a high school diploma or GED. Any course work or training in the area of mental health, or experience working with a mental health or mental retardation consumer population is preferred. Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a treatment setting dealing with emotionally or socially disturbed individuals. Must possess knowledge of psychiatric group processes, therapeutic relationships processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting and behavior management, crisis management with aggressive behaviors, CPI and CPR training. Must demonstrate an ability to use mature judgment in problem resolution, to function creatively in evolving appropriate treatment strategies for Center clients to operate effectively in a multidisciplinary setting. A valid driver’s license with an F endorsement (or its equivalent) and a good driving record is required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• 1. Observes and monitors behavior provide supervision to all clients admitted for services.
• 2. Aids clients in the reduction of psychiatric symptoms.
• 3. Participates in the development of individual treatment plans for clients.
• 4. Makes recommendations regarding the treatment of clients.
• 5. Assists peer specialist, clinical and medical staff in planning and conducting recovery and treatment activities provided for clients.
• 6. Evaluates clients’ progress in treatment.
• 7. Participates in discharge planning.
• 8. Participates in case conferences regarding clients.
• 9. When appropriate, makes referrals to other agencies.
• 10. Participates in individual and group counseling utilizing recovery concepts.
• 11. Documents all contact and observation of clients’ behavior and progress.
• 12. Maintains completeness of charts and other documentation.
• 13. Provides follow-up contact after discharge to aid in continuity of care process.
• 14. Performs other related duties as assigned.
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS: In order to appropriately accomplish his/her duties, the person occupying this position will be required to maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of seriously and persistently mentally ill residents, family members, housing representatives, and clinical staff people.
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ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE SERVICES
Human Resources- MH Tech- CAC
2220 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
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Comprehensive Counseling Network, each of which has provided services in the Memphis/Shelby County area for over 40 years. We are proud that our tradition of commitment to serving our community continues today.
Mental Health Worker II
Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center
Mental Health Worker II The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center is seeking a compassionate, skilled caregiver to become a part of a dynamic nursing team.
The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center is a 60 bed inpatient psychiatric facility that provides comprehensive, information and timely forensic evaluations for individuals to determine pre-trial competency and or criminal responsibility. We also provide quality, integrated care to support an individual’s recovery process through ongoing psychiatric treatment and care.
Duties and Responsibilities: (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive) The Mental Health Worker II is an integral part of the treatment team on the inpatient units at the Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center. Serves as a role model for MHW I staff at all times by taking initiative in meeting patient needs, demonstrating professionalism and respect in all interactions and working collaboratively with Registered Nurses, and Mental Health Workers of a higher grade.
Provides direct care services in the skills of daily living by instructing and/or assisting patients any of the following: feeding, bathing, toileting, dressing, cleaning and clothing maintenance, oral and physical hygiene, self-preservation, etc. including taking and reporting vital signs to ensure the daily needs, dignity and human rights of the patients are met. In order to better serve our patients and to promote safety, the Mental Health Worker will make attempts to establish a rapport with all patients; and will also practice the principles of Safety, Hope and Healing. This includes delivering trauma-informed care, utilizing de-escalation techniques and the patients’ Individual Crisis Plans.
Additional duties include providing 15 minute checks and 1:1 or constant observation as ordered; responding efficiently and effectively to emergency situations. Successful candidates will be committed to treating all patients with dignity and respect through interactions which affirm the individual’s needs and preferences and by optimally integrating the patient’s perspective into all facets of care; and will advocate for patients, facilitate timely resolution of patient concerns and assist patients in the exercise of their rights. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills, ability to lift heavy objects or persons and be comfortable working with patients in physical or emotional distress. Schedule: 6:45am
3:15pm Days Off : Week 1: Monday and Saturday.
Week 2 : Sunday and Friday. Preferred Qualification: Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency.
Our Vision: At the Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center we envision an environment that is committed to preventing restraint and seclusion in which leadership and staff model compassion, caring, and hope. An environment where individual's strengths are recognized and these strengths are utilized to foster hope, facilitate self-determination, and promote physical health and well-being so the individual can become more resilient, forge lasting community alliances and supports in order to live a fulfilling life.
Pre-Offer Process :* * A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. 1. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.
For assistance please contact Health Human Resources at 617-626-9255 This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in providing direct care service to the mentally ill, emotionally or physically handicapped, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
Substitutions: I. An Associate's degree or higher with a major in psychology, human services, mental health or retardation may be substituted for the required experience.* *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Organization:Department of Mental Health
Title:Mental Health Worker II
Location:Massachusetts-Boston-85 East Newton Street
Mental Health Practitioner/Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Bilingu
Mental Health Practitioner/Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Bilingual
$6,595 - $7,951/Month
(6% assignment differential paid for Professional License)
Marin County, San Rafael, CA
The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (H&HS) are announcing a recruitment for the position of Mental Health Practitioner/Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, Bilingual. There is currently one full-time position available in Children’s Mental Health Services.
The Mental Health Practitioner will report to a Children's Mental Health Unit Supervisor who manages the day-to-day operations. Children's Mental Health Services provides outpatient individual and family therapy as well as targeted case management, wraparound support and family partnership/mentoring to Marin County's Medi-Cal children and families. This position assesses children and youth referred to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) and develops diagnostic formulations and treatment plans and maintains ongoing, timely documentation for each client. This position is responsible for carrying a caseload of clients providing individual and family therapy, often at school sites or in the field as well as in the office. This position may also provide consultation to staff, interns and community groups when approved by a supervisor.
To apply or learn more about this position, visit our website: MHP Bilingual Job Posting
Filing Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online at: www.marincounty.org/Jobs or contact Marin County HR Dept, Rm 415, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903 or call (415) 473-6104. EEO/TTY
Mental Health Counselor - Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Need a licensed mental health professional to provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy to voluntary and mandated clients involved in the family, dependency, and criminal court systems. Experience in working with forensic populations is preferred. Especially need a licensed clinician to conduct group therapy on Saturday mornings/ early afternoons. Must be reliable and able to complete work in an expedited and timely manner. The job is part-time only and bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred.
- Establish open lines of communication for individuals with mental or emotional issues
- Offer assistance to individuals with substance abuse issues
- Provide prevention-oriented therapy
- Implement and review treatment plans
- Collaborate with additional treatment providers and placement agencies
- Ensure all documentation is completed in a timely manner
- Previous experience in mental health counseling or other related fields
- Familiarity with community mental health resources
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Ability to build rapport with clients
- Strong leadership qualities
Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Program: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Corps
Position: Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Reports to: Host Site Supervisor
MHFA Corps Program Mission: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
Purpose of Position: AmeriCorps Members will serve as MHFA Aid Instructors, certified to teach the 8-hour MHFA-USA course to members of the public.
• Participate in five day MHFA Instructor Course (Date & Location TBD)
• Disseminate MHFA in communities through organizations such as schools, law enforcement, foster care agencies
• Outreach to local community for course participants, as well as recruit and engage community partners
• Market program through press releases, social media and informational sessions
• Track each participant certified through follow up evaluations
• Submit these evaluations as directed to MHFA-USA nationally and Health360
• Enroll in the MHFA-USA Listserve
• List courses on the National Public "Mental Health First Aid In Your Community" Map: Advertise courses and let the public know you are authorized to provide the program.
• Establish and foster relationships with community mental health agencies as partners and resources
• Serve as a resource to MHFA course participants on an ongoing basis
• Respect the privacy of course participants, colleagues and others, including the responsibility to protect personal information
• Advocate for MHFA by promoting the principles whenever possible
• Grant writing to support MHFA Corps activities
• Participate in AmeriCorps large service project
• Participate in monthly calls held nationally by Health360
• Assist host site with ongoing community initiatives and regional events
• Personal and/ or professional knowledge of mental health topics
• Strong teaching and/ or training skills and experience, especially with adult learners
• Understanding of mental health issues and resources
• Skills and experience facilitating diverse groups and creating/maintaining a positive, effective learning environment
• Knowledge about mental health resources in her/his community and state
• Positive attitudes towards individuals with mental illnesses
• Enthusiasm for reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and addiction disorders
Details and Benefits include:
• Complete a 10 month commitment, specific dates will be determined by the host site coordinator*
• Full-time AmeriCorps position- 1700 service hours- 40 hours per week, 5 holidays, 2.5 personal days
• AmeriCorps members receive a $12,630 stipend for their service - paid biweekly = 22 checks
• $5,815 Education Award upon completion of service commitment (1700 service hours)
• Bachelor's Degree Required
*Term of service is limited to a maximum of 12 months with approval by Health360.
Follow this link to complete an AmeriCorps Application:
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