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Mental Health Worker I (Full-Time AM) - Behavioral Health Organization 109

Long Beach, California, United States

Mental Health Worker I (Full-Time AM) - Behavioral Health Organization 109

Long Beach | California | United States

TELECARE CORPORATION

POSITION DESCRIPTION


MENTAL HEALTH WORKER ISTATEMENT OF PURPOSE

We exist to help people with mental impairments realize their full potential.


MISSION STATEMENT

Telecare will deliver and manage excellent services and systems of care for persons with serious mental illness.

Employment Status: Full-Time

Shift: AM, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Days: Varies as needed

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Mental Health Worker I performs a variety of duties on the inpatient unit involving patient management and care under the guidance of the MHW II staff.


QUALIFICATIONS

One (1) year of experience working with the severely and persistently mentally ill population, and demonstrated ability to perform at a consistently high level as a Mental Health Worker is required. Current enrollment in a related school program can substitute for the one year work experience. High school graduation or a G.E.D. equivalent are also required, as is current CPR certification. Necessary skills include, knowledge of the care of the mentally ill and the ability to interact with nursing personnel, other members of the health care team, patients, family members and visitors. The ability to read, write and speak English is crucial. Applicant must receive clearance from the Department of Justice.


KEY RESULT AREAS

MISSION, VALUES AND BELIEFS

  • Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with clients, the public and other staff members.


QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF WORK

  • Under the guidance of the MHW II position, provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with clients and acts as a role model in maintaining a hopeful and positive attitude in problem-solving and coping with the disabilities associated with mental illness.
  • Attends and participates in community meetings and groups.
  • Under the guidance of the Rehab Therapy staff, participates, assists and facilitates rehabilitation therapy groups and activities.
  • Admits and discharges clients as assigned, including completing associated documentation.
  • Collects stool, urine and other specimens, as requested, on assigned clients.
  • Obtains client vital signs and weights, as assigned. Completes tasks and required documentation as assigned.
  • Assists clients at mealtime by distributing meal trays, pouring beverages, and/or feeding clients in need of assistance.


TEAM MEMBER PARTICIPATION

  • Participates as a team member and provides input via reporting observations, concerns and asking appropriate questions.
  • Reviews and implements client treatment plans.
  • Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and treatment planning meetings.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Professional Assault Response Training (PART) principles and uses PART concepts to manage aggressive behavior.
  • Participates in and assists clients during group outings.


ASSESSMENT

  • Observes, records and reports client social and psychiatric behavior.
  • Completes the following assessment activities:
  • Reviews admission documentation.
  • Assists in client reviews and assessment of client care plans.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize changes in client milieu and make modifications in care-giving methods.

  • JUDGMENT, DECISION MAKING AND INITIATIVE

    • Demonstrates knowledge and proper use of equipment and supplies.
    • Promotes and assists clients in developing self-help skills.
    • Explains policies and procedures to clients and their families.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of nursing policies and procedures as they relate to direct and indirect client care.


    RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

    • Demonstrates a good rapport and cooperative working relationships with all members of the team; responds to co-workers with concern and promotes group morale.
    • Maintains an effective and courteous working relationship with clients and other staff members through the use of appropriate interpersonal skills.
    • Protects the confidentiality of employee and client information.


    QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

    • Continually focuses on assigned tasks and seeks and implements improvements as necessary.
    • Understands and demonstrates the safety program in all activities.
    • Protects clients from behavior that could damage themselves or others.
    • Practices universal precautions at all times.


    CUSTOMER AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

    • Demonstrates a knowledge of Telecare’s customers including clients, families and governmental agencies in all interactions and conduct.
    • Acts in a professional manner, always demonstrating respect and understanding of the community and neighborhood when representing Telecare in the community.


    PLANNING AND TIME UTILIZATION

    • Completes and follows through with tasks and assignments, meeting expected deadlines.


    ATTENDANCE AND RELIABILITY

    • Understands and demonstrates knowledge of all policies associated with attendance.


    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    • Attends all assigned in-service education classes.
    • Role models excellent professional practice.
    • Always dresses appropriately and professionally.


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    See below.


    Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.

    POSITION PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    ACTIVITY

    (Hours per day)

    NEVER

    0 hours

    OCCASIONALLY

    up to 3 hours

    FREQUENTLY

    3 - 6 HOURS


    CONSTANTLY

    6 - 8+ HOURS

    Sitting


    X



    Walking



    X


    Standing



    X


    Bending (neck)


    X



    Bending (waist)



    X


    Squatting


    X



    Climbing

    X




    Kneeling


    X



    Crawling

    X




    Twisting (neck)


    X



    Twisting (waist)


    X



    Hand Use: Dominant hand Right--- Left---





    Is repetitive use of hand required? YES


    X



    Simple Grasping (right hand)



    X


    Simple Grasping (left hand)



    X


    Power Grasping (right hand)


    X



    Power Grasping (left hand)


    X



    Fine Manipulation (right hand)


    X



    Fine Manipulation (left hand)


    X



    Pushing & Pulling (right hand)


    X



    Pushing and Pulling (left hand)


    X



    Reaching (above shoulder level)



    X


    Reaching (below shoulder level)



    X



    LIFTING
    CARRYING


    Never

    0 hrs.

    Occasionally

    up to 3 hrs.

    Frequently

    3 - 6 hrs.

    Constantly

    6 - 8+ hrs.


    Never

    0 hrs.

    Occasionally

    up to 3 hrs.

    Frequently

    3 -6 hrs.

    Constantly

    6 - 8+ hrs.


    0-10 lbs.


    X





    X




    11-25 lbs.


    X





    X




    26-50 lbs.


    X





    X




    51-75 lbs.


    X





    X




    76-100 lbs.

    X





    X





    100+ lbs.

    X





    X








    OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    YES

    NO

    a.

    Driving cars, trucks, forklifts, and other equipment?


    X

    b.

    Working around equipment and machinery?


    X

    c.

    Walking on uneven ground?


    X

    d.

    Exposure to excessive noise?


    X

    e.

    Exposure to extremes of temperature, humidity or wetness?


    X

    f.

    Exposure to dust, gas, fumes, or chemicals?


    X

    g.

    Working at heights?


    X

    h.

    Operation of foot controls or repetitive foot movement?


    X

    i.

    Use of special visual or auditory protective equipment?


    X

    j.

    Working with bio-hazards such as: blood borne pathogens,

    X



    sewage, hospital waste, etc.



    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.