CSU Mental Health Technician
Company: Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Posted on: January 17, 2020
The Richmond Behavioral Health Authority is currently recruiting
for PRN Mental Health Technicians in our crisis stabilization unit
(CSU), a 16 bed state licensed facility specializing in crisis
stabilization and hospital diversion for mentally ill adults. The
facility is located in our main building the in the City of
General Definition of Work
Mental Health Technicians preform intermediate skilled human
support work maintaining the safety of clients, monitoring clients
with special needs, coordinating meal delivery and serving clients,
facilitating educational groups, teaching clients coping skills,
performing and assisting clients with laundry duties, encouraging
clients to adhere to treatment requirements, and related work as
apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate
supervision of the Lead Mental Health Technician.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Facilitates and leads group activities; engages clients.
Monitors and assists clients with activities of daily living.
Performs customer service duties by meeting and greeting clients
upon arrival for treatment; admits clients to the unit by taking
inventory of belongings; conducts tours and orientation of unit;
cleans and maintains bedrooms.
Maintains the safety and cleanliness of the unit.
Performs laundry duties for unit and client laundry; assists
clients with special needs; serves meals.
Performs filing duties and provides directions.
Prepares and maintains clinical documentation and completes
progress notes; completes shift reports.
Organizes the group room and the kitchens.
Coordinates discharges in full consultation with the case
Faxes meal requisitions listing census counts to the catering
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of community and Authority resources, programs,
and of regional and State sources for the community service
population; general knowledge of interviewing and supportive
counseling techniques; general knowledge of social casework
techniques; some knowledge of human development and behavior; some
knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of individual,
family and group therapy; ability to solve problems within scope of
responsibility; ability to analyze facts and exercise sound
judgment in arriving at conclusions; ability to communicate complex
ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to prepare clear
and concise reports; ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with medical personnel, law enforcement,
clients, associates and the general public.
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology,
rehabilitation counseling or human services - related field from an
accredited college with a least one year experience working with
the seriously mentally ill; must be able to submit official
transcripts; must have evidence of 1,500 hrs of supervised
experience obtained within 5-yr period. Two year's experience
working with dually diagnosed clients preferred. Must qualify has a
QMHP-A. Two years of experience working with dually diagnosed
clients preferred. Assists in providing safe and effective client
care in assigned areas, to include assisting with personal care,
close monitoring, acting as part of multi-disciplinary treatment
team and facilitating psycho-educational groups. Assists with
patient recreational activities. May assist with transporting
patients. Full time position must be able to work all shifts, and
every other weekend.
PLEASE VISIT TO APPLY TODAY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITH OTHER
ENTITIES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AT THIS TIME.
FULL TIME/PART-TIME PRN
OPEN DATE 12/4/2019
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) is licensed by the
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
and is the statutorily established public entity responsible for
providing mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance use
disorders and prevention services to the citizens of the City of
Richmond. Integrated services are available for adults, children
and families through a central intake unit. Services are provided
directly by staff of the Authority and through contracts with
private providers in the community.Mission: RBHA enhances the
quality of life for the people of Richmond by promoting and
providing quality behavioral health and developmental services that
are available, accessible, and cost-effective.
STARTING SALARY RANGE PRN Rate is 21.00/hr
THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.
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