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Mental Health Technician - Per Diem - (9025)

Universal Health Services


Location:
FL, US
Date:
11/16/2017
2017-11-162017-12-15
Job Code:
9025
Universal Health Services
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Mental Health Technician - Per Diem - (9025)

Facility Name
La Amistad Behavioral Health Services
Location
FL US
MAITLAND, FL 32751 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Category
Behavioral Health Support Staff
Job Description

La Amistad Behavioral Health Services

Minutes away from Orlando, La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is set in quiet, residential areas in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida. We treat individuals ranging from children and adolescents to adults. We have treatment programs for psychiatric issues, chemical dependency issues, and dual diagnosis for those suffering from both. The therapeutic environment at La Amistad is serene and homelike, and the semitropical climate of Central Florida allows for year-round activities. The greatest asset at our mental health facility is our staff, comprising highly-qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, professional nurses, social workers, therapists and psychiatric attendants who work as a team to uphold La Amistad’s reputation for excellence in helping patients resolve behavioral health problems.

La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is a leader in the field of behavioral health care, and our experts are committed to providing the highest quality of care in an atmosphere that nurtures healing and growth. La Amistad enjoys full accreditation by The Joint Commission. La Amistad believes in building healthy communities, which start with healthy individuals, linked through sound relationships to their families, friends, neighbors and peers.

 Mental Health Technician

The Mental Health Technician (MHT) works directly with patients to assist them succeed in the milieu program and ensure the patient’s safety while on the unit, at school or participating in an activity.  MHTs have the primary responsibility for running groups on the unit and for ensuring that the daily schedule is followed.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assists and monitors residents with daily living activities. Consistently demonstrates an alert, sensitive and supportive attitude with residents, families, employees, and management.
  • Interacts therapeutically with residents in one-to-one situations, community and group meetings.
  • Acts as residents advocate ensuring that the resident rights, as well as confidentiality, are maintained.
  • Has a basic understanding of Common Psychiatric Diagnoses. Can recognize behaviors associated with and uses proper intervention techniques for Common Psychiatric Diagnoses
  • Evaluates and demonstrates knowledge and understanding of age-specific behaviors, motor skills and psychological norms.

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Job Requirements
  • Education: High school graduate or equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field preferred.
  • Years of experience needed: Prefer experience in a psychiatric hospital setting as a MHT working with children, adolescents and/or adults.
  • License/Certification: Not required.
  • Skills: Demonstrates the ability to communicate verbally and in writing.  Verification of absence of criminal record on local, state and federal levels. 
  • Physical Requirements: Extensive walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs.  Must be able to lift over fifty (50 lbs.) pounds.

This opportunity offers the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

*UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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