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Mental Health Tech - Inpatient Behavioral Health Program 110

Long Beach, California, United States

Mental Health Tech - Inpatient Behavioral Health Program 110

Long Beach | California | United States

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over108 programs and over 3,500 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

As Part of the Telecare Family La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) is a 16-bedfacility providing acute psychiatric treatment to adults 18 and older.

Employment Status: On Call, Per Diem

Shift: On Call

Days: Varies


POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Mental Health Technician provides resident care and supervision in accordance with the prescribed treatment program. This involves a focus on group leadership and resident interactions.


QUALIFICATIONS

One year experience as a MHW, CNA or the equivalent is preferred. A college degree may be accepted in lieu of years of experience. Completion of the facility training programs for this classification is required. Necessary skills include knowledge of psychology or sociology, knowledge of the care of the mentally ill and the ability to interact with nursing personnel, other members of the health care team, families, clients and visitors. The incumbent must be proficient in reading, speaking and writing English. In sole judgment of management demonstrates ability to perform at a consistently high level as an MHW. Has demonstrated the ability to carry out the duties of a Mental Health Worker in a thorough and professional manner. Has also demonstrated previous leadership, interest and enthusiasm for the role of a Mental Health Worker.

All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply.

QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF WORK

  • Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures.

  • Established and maintains a therapeutic relationship with clients, and acts as a role model, maintaining a hopeful and positive attitude in problem solving and coping with the disabilities associated with mental illness.

  • Assists in the leadership of community meetings and groups.

  • Performs the duties and responsibilities of a MHW with proficiency and expertise.

  • Collects specimens, obtains vital signs and weights and completes assigned tasks and documentation as required.

  • Assists clients at meal times with trays, beverages and feeding as needed.

  • Practices universal precautions at all times.

  • Observes clients for safety according to assigned Level of Observation.

  • Observes and records client behavior daily.

  • Assists in keeping the unit neat and orderly.



EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.