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Mental Health Technician

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY


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.


QUALIFICATIONS


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 Management of Aggressive Behavior training to within 90 days of employment prior to assisting with restraining procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.


Job Requirements

Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-Waukegan
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Lake Behavioral Hospital

Lake Behavioral Hospital offers comprehensive, specialized mental health programs for adults. After an initial evaluation, we develop an individualized treatment plan that may involve inpatient, partial hospitalization and / or intensive outpatient treatment. Our compassionate and experienced team of psychiatrists, licensed therapists, nurses and support staff are here to create an atmosphere of health, hope and healing. Lake Behavioral Hospital has a very clear goal: to help people live healthier lives. Since a mental health crisis can severely impact everyday life, we help our patients and families regain their balance. We treat patients who experience thoughts of suicide, grief, depression, anxiety and addiction, and help them maneuver through the crisis and into recovery. We work to restore a positive emotional state and health by teaching communication, coping skills and self-awareness. Learn More

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US-IL-Waukegan
Snapshot
Lake Behavioral Hospital
Company:
US-IL-Waukegan
Location:
Full-Time/Part-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY


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.


QUALIFICATIONS


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 Management of Aggressive Behavior training to within 90 days of employment prior to assisting with restraining procedures. May be required to work overtime and flexible hours.


Job Requirements

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