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Mental Health Technician, (3-11 shift) KIDS UNIT at Coastal Harbor Treatment Center in Savannah, Georgia

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Participates in the development and implementation of clients' treatment plan by providing care and close supervision of facility clients and documenting behavior, by developing positive relationships with clients and co-workers and following facility policies and procedures, by implementing treatment plans and providing crisis intervention as necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

____1. Contributes to the effective implementation of individual treatment plans of clients through "line of sight" supervision, positive interaction and role modeling, appropriate recording of observed behaviors, and appropriate consequences or limit setting based on behaviors and program definition.

____2. Maintains safety and security of the facility through close observation and monitoring of the clients, maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene.

____3. Promotes development of clients' daily living skills through appropriate assignment, instruction, and supervision of tasks.

____4. Stimulates clients' interest and cooperation in various individual and group activities and programs through positive interaction, instruction, supervision, feedback and encouragement.

____5. Completes accurate and timely documentation on client's behavior as outlined by policy, reports observations to relevant staff and makes recommendations based on observations. Assists in preparation of other behavioral reports and daily activities log as required.

____6. Develops counseling skill methods and techniques under the supervision of program treatment professionals to facilitate psychoeducational groups, i.e. life skill groups and current event groups. Provides one-to-one contact with clients focusing on social development.

____7. Ensures compliance with all company policies and procedures and regulatory requirements, reporting any known or suspected violations to his/her supervisor or through other means identified in company policy.

____8. Assesses and ensures the needs of the clients are being met in relation to clothing, linens, and personal hygiene supplies. Supervises personal hygiene tasks.

____9. Escorts clients to work, mealtime, outdoor/indoor recreation, and education activities and participates in their supervision and instruction as needed. Transports residents to and from medical appointments or other activities as directed.

___10. Consistently meets facility and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory meetings and staff training sessions as required.

___11. Assures cleanliness and orderliness of the assigned work area/unit and proactively assists in all security, maintenance, and safety functions as required for the overall facility.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will:

* Possess a minimum of a High School Diploma with 3 years experience in behavioral or mental health. Bachelor's degree in mental health counseling, psychology or social services strongly preferred and encouraged.

* Have a strong understanding of adult mental and behavioral health

* Be flexible

* A healthy dose of patience

* Demonstrated customer service abilities

All employment at UHS is with one of the subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc., including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. Universal Health Services is a holding company.

UHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, openly supports and fully commits to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.