The Mental Health Associate is responsible for providing constant supervision and ensuring safety of children and adolescents
receiving therapeutic crisis respite services in a home based center environment at all times. Assures program schedule is
consistently implemented including conducting scheduled therapeutic recreational activities. Consistently and accurately writes
clinical and administrative documentation as directed. Implements patient treatment plan strategies as directed by clinical
protocols and under the supervision of clinical staff. Continually communicates with co-workers, supervisors and other staff
regarding patient care and safety. Safely and consistently manages difficult behaviors of the youth in care. Provides
transportation if necessary. Monitors and documents medication administration assistance. The person in this position serves as
a role model for all youth in regards to appearance, interaction, problem solving methodology, personal accountability and
demonstration of respect for others, self and property. This is a new program that will continue to evolve; duties and
responsibilities may change over time.
This position is ideal for students of human service/social science degree programs.
**Work Schedule:Sunday-Tuesday 8am-4pm.
Education and Work Experience Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED
Preferred: At least 6 months of experience working with children who experience emotional / behavioral disturbances and / or experience in the Mental Health field
Skills and Abilities:
Possess good communication skills
Ability to type, maintain records and communicate clearly in speech and writing
Ability to maintain confidentiality of youth and facility information
Ability to understand and demonstrate appropriate boundaries between self and youth.
Conditions of Employment:
Successful completion of CPR and Physical Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB).
Ability to work various shifts and programs as needed; evening night, day and on-call coverage may also be required.
Candidate must be mentally and emotionally stable
Walk, talk, hear, use hands to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms
Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent federal, state and local standards, including
meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with federal, state and local standards
Able to push, pull, lift, and/or carry over 20 pounds
Able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone