The Mental Health Technician functions as an active part of the treatment team, providing continuous patient care, supervision, interaction, and role modeling to patients ranging in age from preschool through geriatrics depending on which unit worked. MHT's work under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
Education: High School Degree or equivalent preferred; or Certified Nursing Assistant preferred;
Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, recreational therapy or appropriate therapeutic discipline.
Experience: One year of related experience, with a knowledge of psychiatric patient care techniques with understanding of mental illness, preferred.
Licensure: Must maintain a valid driver's license in the applicable state.
Additional Requirements: Successful completion CPR certification and CPI training to within 90 days of employment prior to assisting with restraining procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.