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Mental Health Technician
Full Time, Days - 7am-7:30pm
Sellersville, PA 18960

Responsibilities

The Mental Health Technician monitors the therapeutic environment by performing routine safety checks and continually monitors patient status. The Mental Health Technician follows treatment and behavioral health plans as developed by care team. The Mental Health Technician demonstrates competence in de-escalation techniques, both verbal and non-verbal. The essential functions are:

Essential Functions:
  • Monitors the therapeutic environment by performing routine safety checks and 
  • Communicates any changes in patient's condition in a timely manner to assigned nurse or their designee.
  • Utilizes proper chain of command for issues related to working environment.
  • Follows treatment and behavioral health plans as developed by care team.
  • Documents observation and care of patient in electronic medical record.
  • Supports the patient to perform self-care or activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, toileting and eating. Also assists with ambulation as indicated.
  • Demonstrates competence in caring for agitated and violent patients, including use of restraints as indicated/ordered.
  • Demonstrates competence in de-escalation techniques, both verbal and non-verbal.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree in an area of human services, such as sociology, political science, counseling, family therapy, education or criminal justice, required
Or
  • High school diploma/GED and over 1 to 3 years of direct care experience in the human services field involving direct contact with the individuals receiving services required
Or
  • High school diploma/GED and completion of 12 credits in an area of human services or nursing required.
  • Over 1 to 3 years of experience in behavioral health preferred.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills required.
  • Service-oriented required.
  • Self-directed required.
  • Ability to work as part of a team required.
  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality required.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Nursing Assistant, certified upon hire, preferred.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 2 weeks of hire required.

BENEFITS:
  • Medical, free dental, vision insurance for full time and part time
  • 403B
  • Pension plan
  • On-site discounted child care center
  • Tuition reimburment up to $5250 per year
  • Free life insurance
  • Free parking
  • Paid time off
  • Sick time
  • Flexible spending accounts
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