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Deltek Talent Management - Mental Health Specialist - (7989)

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Mental Health Specialist - (7989)

Facility Name
Liberty Point Behavioral Healthcare
STAUNTON, VA 24401 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Behavioral Health - Support Staff
Job Description

Mental Health Specialists are direct care workers who are directly responsible for the supervision and care with regard to all activities of daily living for adolescent males diagnosed with an intellectual disability as well as a mental health illness.  This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills for both working with the residents as well as interdepartmentally.  This position also maintains professionalism as well as role model behavior at all times.  Skills related to problem solving, time management, choices within limits, crisis prevention intervention, and verbal de-escalation are required.

Job Requirements

Successful candidates must also be able to:

1. Lift and carry up to 50 pounds

2. Effectively use the full range of body motion

3. Successfully complete and pass all components of Handle with Care/Verbal De-escalation Crisis Intervention Training

4. Effectively perform facility approved First Aid and CPR techniques

5. Have a high school diploma or GED

6. Must be at least 21 years old.

A valid driver's license and favorable driving record is preferred.

This is a full-time position for night shift. The candidate will work a combination of 2 8-hour days (10:00p-6:30a) and 2 12-hour days (6:00p-6:30a) in each Sunday-Saturday work week with 4 day weekends off every other week.

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