Mental Health Technician
Wellpath | Pembroke Pines, FL
Our Mental Health Technician provides clinical services under the direction of the Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor, or Mental Health Director and is functioning under the clinical supervision of an approved supervisor while working toward professional licensure.
Education for Mental Health Technician:
- High School Diploma or GED required.
Experience for Mental Health Technician:
- One (1) or more years direct care experience in a mental health setting and/or a certificate in a mental health program preferred.
- Ability to read, write, comprehend medical terminology, to work as a team member, and relate in an intelligent manner to persons served, staff and visitors.
Licenses/Certifications for Mental Health Technician:
CPR training required.
- The Joint Commisson (TJC) knowledge and experience preferred.
ResponsibilitiesAssists licensed nursing personnel in providing direct services to assigned population including health data collection; observations of behaviors and activities of daily living; assistance with activities of daily living including prompting, education and support; specific assignments such as face checks, hall monitoring, one to one's, overall supervision of patients, groups and other direct care duties as assigned; knowledgeable about psychotropic meds.Demonstrates basic knowledge regarding therapeutic communication and role recovery psychiatric rehabilitation skills. Understands the organization's recovery based Patients mission, vision and values and how these guide practice.Continues professional development through inservice education, workshops, conferences and self-study necessary to maintain current knowledge applicable to the position. Compliance in all mandatory Human Resources requirements.Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats patients as an individual, and considers the culture of the patients when providing care and treatment.Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of patients of different ages. Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each patients.Adheres to CCRS Code of Conduct Standards.Performs other duties as assigned.Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.Perform other duties as assigned.
CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer