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Mental Health Technician
Job Code:2017-JONES CO-014
County:Jones
City:Laurel
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Education:Bachelor's Degree
  

Summary:
Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources is actively seeking to fill their Mental Health Technician position at WestWay Behavioral Healthcare in Laurel, MS. The Mental Health Technician will work under the general supervision of a registered nurse while assisting consumers according to treatment plans. This position has a significant role in direct consumer care and is a fundamental element in providing a safe and therapeutic environment for consumers. 


For 40 years, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources has served individuals throughout the Pine Belt.  Through an extensive continuum of care, we strive to enable adults with serious mental illnesses, children with serious emotional disturbances, and individuals with an addiction or developmental disability to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities.  Our nine county service area includes Forrest, Jones, Lamar, Covington, Greene, Jeff Davis, Marion, Perry, and Wayne Counties. 

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in behavioral healthcare required
  • Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record required
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills necessary to deal tactfully and effectively with people in crisis situations
  • Demonstrates ability to accept direction and responsibility for the care of consumers under treatment for psychiatric disorders

  • Responsibilities:
  • Accepts emergency/crisis calls. Responds to front-line first responder needs via telephone.
  • Triages calls according to intensity, service needs, critical timing, and assignment of staff.
  • Assists residents in all areas of physical care and hygiene of patients.
  • Documents client behaviors observed during shift and charts into Electronic Medical Records.
  • Participates in activities for clients.
  • Prepares, gives, and participates in instructional training.
     
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