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Mental Health Technician - (5371)

Universal Health Services


Date:
11/21/2017
2017-11-212017-12-20
Job Code:
5371
Universal Health Services
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Mental Health Technician - (5371)

Facility Name
Willow Springs Center
Location
RENO, NV 89502 US (Primary)
Career Area
Nursing
Category
Support Staff
Job Description

Mental Health Technicians work as members of the treatment team alongside other mental health professionals, therapists and nurses. MHTs work in the residential treatment setting and in Outpatient Services. They assist in observing patient behavior on an ongoing basis to monitor the effectiveness of treatment plans and document progress in patient charts. Techs assist with programs, activities of daily living, recreational opportunities and meals.

Mental Health Technicians act as a role model for our patients (aged 5-18 years) by demonstrating appropriate behavior and applying active listening techniques. They also establish therapeutic interpersonal relationships with assigned patients through one-on-one interactions in order to accomplish treatment plan goals.

Our MHTs protect patients’ rights by demonstrating appropriate professional and personal behavior,
reporting observed violations of patients’ rights and suspected or known instances of client abuse or neglect. Techs are called to respond to safety and security issues according to established procedures and will transport patients to and from scheduled appointments and outings using company vehicles. Mental Health Technicians who engage in psycho-social rehabilitation programs may go into the child’s home to provide skill building sessions with children and families. As a MHT working in the Inpatient and Outpatient program, employees could be exposed to verbal and physical assault by patients.

 

Located in the heart of the Sierras, Reno, Nevada provides a destination location where employees can live, work and play. The location itself is a benefit; not to mention Nevada has no state income tax. 


Working at Willow Springs Center means building a career that is dynamic and satisfying; having the opportunity to work and learn from some of Nevada’s leading mental health professionals; and being a part of something meaningful that changes the world, one child at a time.

Work at Willow Springs Center is a life path.

At Willow Springs Center, we seek high performing, compassionate professionals dedicated to impacting the lives of youth ages 5 to 17 years. If you have a desire to make a difference through the work that you do, Willow Springs may be the place for you.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year in mental health arena; experience in an inpatient or outpatient psychiatry preferred.

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