Mental Health Associate #292

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Allied Health



Headquartered in the heart of the scenic Texas Hill Country, Hill Country MHDD Centers is a unit of local government with 501 (C)(3) status that answers to its own Board of Trustees. We serve as the Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority for 19 central and west central Texas counties that encompass 23,000 square miles and over 670,000 adults and children.
Quite simply, our goal is to be the best in all we do. We are an organization that believes in and practices teamwork in the belief that we cannot ask our employees to provide the best customer services if they themselves are not afforded the utmost respect and service from management. Our leaders are here to support our personnel so that they in turn may support those who come to us for services. Your Role:
The Mental Health Associate is responsible for providing constant supervision and ensuring safety of children and adolescents receiving therapeutic crisis respite services in a home based center environment at all times. Assures program schedule is consistently implemented including conducting scheduled therapeutic recreational activities. Consistently and accurately writes clinical and administrative documentation as directed. Implements patient treatment plan strategies as directed by clinical protocols and under the supervision of clinical staff. Continually communicates with co-workers, supervisors and other staff regarding patient care and safety. Safely and consistently manages difficult behaviors of the youth in care. Provides transportation if necessary. Monitors and documents medication administration assistance. The person in this position serves as a role model for all youth in regards to appearance, interaction, problem solving methodology, personal accountability and demonstration of respect for others, self and property. This is a new program that will continue to evolve; duties and responsibilities may change over time. This position is ideal for students of human service/social science degree programs.
**Work Schedule: Sunday-Thursday, 4pm-12am (midnight) Job Type : Full Time
Salary : $12.09 per hour Education and Work Experience Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED
Preferred: At least 6 months of experience working with children who experience emotional / behavioral disturbances and / or experience in the Mental Health field Skills and Abilities:
Possess good communication skills
Ability to type, maintain records and communicate clearly in speech and writing
Ability to maintain confidentiality of youth and facility information
Ability to understand and demonstrate appropriate boundaries between self and youth.
Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of CPR and Physical Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB). Ability to work various shifts and programs as needed; evening night, day and on-call coverage may also be required.
Candidate must be mentally and emotionally stable
Physical Requirements: Walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms
Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with federal, state and local standards
Able to push, pull, lift, and/or carry over 20 pounds
Able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone Benefits:
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off

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