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Mental Health Technician - Swing Shift, Full Time (Sun-Thurs)

Company: Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Sunday - Thursday, 2:30-10:30pm This position is open to both Peer and non-peer applicants. MHTs work with a multi-disciplinary team to provide effective mental healthcare to help clients identify goals that promote recovery and assist them in identifying services and activities to help reach these goals. Assist clients in their recovery from temporary periods of acute symptoms to help them attain or resume their capacity for independent living. Participate in staff review of Treatment Plans, assist in client wake ups (may include help with basic hygiene), engage clients in therapeutically appropriate interactions, help prepare meals, assist with linens, and help create a safe and therapeutic environment for clients. Provide groups in recovery skills, arts and crafts, and leisure activities. Assist with general upkeep of the facility and documentation of the work that is done and of the progress of the clients.Peer Counselors are individuals who have experienced mental illness themselves and are on their own recovery journey. Peer Counselors are well grounded in their own recovery and model competency in ongoing coping skills.To be employed as a Peer Counselor a person must: --- Self-identify as a consumer who is receiving or has received mental health services. --- Demonstrate that they have been well grounded in their own mental health recovery for at least one year at the time of application. --- Pass a WA State criminal background check (no recent serious convictions). --- Be eligible to become a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor after being hired. --- Be or commit to becoming Certified as a Peer Counselor by the State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery within one year of employment, which involves: o Completing specialized training approved by the State of WA - the training is free. o Passing a written and oral State exam - the exam is free. Education and/or Experience: Must be eligible for Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor. Must have First Aid-CPR certificate and Food Handler's card, and TB test annually. Prefer AA degree in social services related field and 1 year experience working with mentally ill clients in a residential setting or inpatient setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer training and experience as a nursing assistant/CNA.

Keywords: Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare, Tacoma , Mental Health Technician - Swing Shift, Full Time (Sun-Thurs), Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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