Youth Focus, Inc.
  • 01-Aug-2017 to 30-Sep-2017 (EST)
  • Structured Day
  • Greensboro, NC, USA
  • Up to $14/hr. (DOE)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical,Dental, Vision, LTD plus elective supplemental benefits.


  

SUMMARY

The Mental Health Technician (MHT) must demonstrate the Agency's purpose, philosophy, policies and procedures. The MHT works as a team member and oversees the day-to-day activities and needs of the clients in their care. This position is located in a structured day program and works with at-risk clients in a classroom setting.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 21 years of age.
  • BA/BS Degree, preferred.  Will consider students in the human services majors.
  • The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • The ability to write routine reports and correspondence in a legible manner.
  • The ability to use basic math skills including multiplication, division, understanding units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Must apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Respects the cultural diversity of children in care, and strives to create a positive relationship.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Responds appropriately to each client according to their treatment plan.
  • Restrains aggressive clients in accordance with Youth Focus Policy and Procedure.
  • Monitors client status and documents and/or reports findings to appropriate staff.
  • Assists with educational, therapeutic and recreational components of the program, monitors orderliness of environment and client safety.
  • Serves as client advocate; establishes rapport; is aware of and respects the rights and dignity of all clients.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe physical environment according to established guidelines.
  • Interacts with clients in a therapeutic manner.
  • Must be able to physically restrain and implement a therapeutic hold in accordance with agency policy and procedure.
  • Possesses basic knowledge of group dynamics and can effectively facilitate a community, support or task group.
  • Has completed all required training and demonstrates a proficiency in all areas of the MHT position.
  • Maintains sensitivity to cultural differences with client population.
  • May be assigned other duties as needed.
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