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Mental Health Worker TEMP (Full-Time NOC) - Behavioral Health 115

Oakland, California, United States

Mental Health Worker TEMP (Full-Time NOC) - Behavioral Health 115

Oakland | California | United States

TELECARE CORPORATION

POSITION DESCRIPTION


MENTAL HEALTH WORKER 2021


STATEMENT 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 TEMP

Shift: NOC, 11:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Days: Varies as needed

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Mental Health Worker is the treatment team member who is responsible for providing care to meet the physical and psychological needs of clients through providing direct and indirect services.


QUALIFICATIONS

One (1) year of experience with nursing an/or psychiatric clients in a clinic, hospital or a long-term care facility is preferred. Knowledge of basic psychiatric and nursing skills, including nursing interventions is essential. Certification as a CNA or its equivalent is acceptable documentation of nursing skills knowledge. A High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required. Good communication skills and a desire to work with severely mentally impaired adults is crucial. Incumbents must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and be proficient in reading, speaking and writing English. Applicant must be finger printed, sign under penalty of perjury that there has been no conviction of any crime, other than minor traffic offenses, and 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

  • Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Establishes and maintains and co-facilitates a therapeutic relationship with clients and acts as a role model in maintaining a hopeful and positive attitude in problem solving and coping with t he disabilities associated with mental illness.
  • Attends and participates in community meetings and groups.
  • Documents client activities of daily living, response to interventions, and significant behavior changes as appropriate.
  • Admits and discharges patients as assigned, this includes completing associated documentation.
  • Collects stool, urine and other specimens, as requested, on assigned clients.
  • Obtains client vital signs and weights, as assigned.
  • Assists clients at mealtime by distributing meal trays, pouring beverages and/or feeding clients in need of assistance.
  • Provides client monitoring including but not limited to rounds, seclusion and restraint supervision and smoke breaks.
  • Commitment to teamwork via questions and cooperation.
  • Assist in client outings and/or driving.
    • Practices body substance precautions at all times.


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 PART principles and techniques.
  • Informs the charge nurse of client behavior and condition, particularly changes in mental and/or physical condition.
  • Participates in and assists clients during group outings.


ASSESSMENT

  • Observes, records and reports client social, psychiatric and physical 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.
    • Acts in a professional manner, always demonstrating respect and understanding of the community and neighborhood when representing Telecare in the community.

    CUSTOMER AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

    • Demonstrates a knowledge of Telecare’s customers including clients/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 and tardiness.


    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    See below for requirements.

    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


    Repetitive Hand Use:





    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

    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.



    • Normal or corrected near and far vision, in addition to non-inhibiting color vision.
    • May read constantly for short durations throughout the day
    • Constant talking and hearing throughout the work day. Must be alert to patient condition and environmental situations.

    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.