Mental Health Technician
The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is currently looking for a Mental Health Technician to join our team of dedicated professionals.
Who We Are
The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is a 156-bed licensed, private psychiatric facility located on 13 acres in Greer, SC, conveniently close to I-85. Specializing in psychiatric programs and substance use treatment, inpatient programs are offered for adolescents, adults and senior adults. There are also intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) for patients with psychiatric and co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. Above all else, we treat every patient with compassion and respect. Using evidence-based treatment approaches and individualized care, we strive to instill hope in our patients, their families and our community.
Who You Are
It’s the opportunity to make a difference that drives you. It’s taking the time to really listen to a patient so you can do your best to help. It’s the camaraderie among professionals who push you further than you ever thought you could go. You are as equally diligent and attentive during quiet times as you are in a crisis situation. You are a highly empathetic individual with a high level of emotional and social intelligence. Your satisfaction comes from a patient’s noticeable progress or a sincere word of thanks from your patient’s family. It’s these experiences that solidify your dedication to helping others.
We are currently seeking a full-time Mental Health Technician who will provide direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu, crisis intervention and assistance with activities of daily living. The Mental Health Technician must demonstrate flexibility for reassignment to units providing care to varied populations including male and female, adolescents and adults as well as dually diagnosed adults.
The Mental Health Technician will also:
· Assist the unit leadership in the overall management of the milieu with an aim toward creating and maintaining the most therapeutic environment possible.
· Maintains safety and security of the patients, visitors and staff through close observation and monitoring of patients, maintaining optimal physical proximity, remaining alert at all times, and using analytical forethought to anticipate potentially volatile or unsafe situations and proactively intervene.
· Observes patient behavior and notifies Unit Director, Therapist and appropriate nursing staff of pertinent information and documents in progress notes.
· Serves as a role model for patients by consistently displaying positive and appropriate attitude, behavior, language, attire and appearance, etc.
· Assists with physical interventions with patients under the direct supervision of the Unit Director and/or lead crisis response team member.
· Documents according to established policies and guidelines.
Challenging and rewarding work environment • Career development opportunities • Competitive Compensation • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan • Generous Paid Time Off
High school diploma or GED.
Certification as a nursing assistant or patient care technician and/or familiarity with medical and psychological terminology preferred. In the absence of any of these qualifications upon hire, employee must demonstrate the ability to learn these concepts and develop these skills within a reasonable time frame via the organization’s orientation and training program.
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