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Mental Health Worker II

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Comply with all Agency and Program policies, procedures, and protocols in a professional and ethical manner. Includes the entire policies and procedures manual and policies of note.

Meets specific training requirements as outlined by CHOY, MCO’s, DHS, and COA and procedures of note, including but not limited to Medication Administration, CPR and First Aid, Fire Drills and Saftey Procedures, Facility Inspections.

Abides by all expectations outlined by licensing bodies, including (but not limited to) COA, DPW, OMHSAS, and Managed Care Organizations.

Work to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of both clients and fellow staff at all times. Adheres to the seven commitments of the Sanctuary Model: non-violence, emotional intelligence, social learning, shared governance, open communication, social responsibility, growth, and change. Appropriately perform Safe Crisis Management Techniques, including both physical and nonphysical interventions.

Maintains the clean and sanitary conditions of the building and agency property

Is knowledgeable of and implements ISP and client goals, program level protocols, and the clinical direction of the therapists with a trauma-informed care approach

Facilitates clients groups effectively

Prepare and complete required reports and documentation as well as perform other required administrative tasks assigned. All documentation submitted in a timely manner as per program expectations and protocol, completes incident reports prior to the end of the shift. Completes Life Space Interviews appropriately. Maintains clear and appropriate group notes, daily logs, medication logs, and progress reports. Records accurate information in breakfast, lunch, and snack logs.

Interacts with outside agencies and other stakeholders in a professional manner

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
Physical ability to perform all aspects of safe crisis management, including physical interventions.
Ability to intermittently stand and sit.
Pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying as required.
Must be able to describe and articulate events in both written and spoken English.
Must be able to read and comprehend reports written in English.
Ability to provide awake supervision of clients at all times.
Ability to provide vehicular transportation for clients.
Has the mental and emotional capacity to work in a highly stressful environment.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors degree in psychology, sociology, behavioral science, or related field required
One year of direct care experience working with children/youth in a residential treatment setting or other relevant experience preferred with an approved degree in a related field
Good written and verbal communication skills
21 years of age or older
Be sensitive to and comfortable with working in an agency that provides services to a culturally diverse population