General Summary :
T he Associate Mental Health Professional provides direct supervision to individuals of varying ages in a variety of clinical or educational settings. The Associate Mental Health Professional manages therapeutic milieu activities. This professional functions under the supervision of the shift supervisor. Works well within multidisciplinary teams. Provides ongoing direct care including: observation, monitoring, behavioral interventions, and supportive therapy. The Associate Mental Health Professional is a primary contributor to the quality of the therapeutic milieu.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities :
§ Participates in the development of the milieu
§ Manages therapeutic milieu activities
§ Observes, reports and documents behaviors
§ Provides opportunities to strengthen appropriate behavior and alter problematic behavior
§ Manages maladaptive behavior
§ Provides supervision and direct care to individuals
§ Participates in the development of treatment goals or plans
§ Implements psycho-education treatment or lesson plans
§ Engages individuals in therapeutic relationships
§ Supports individuals’ goals within the program
§ Enhances motivation for change
§ Functions under the supervision of the immediate supervisor of the respective program, i.e., charge nurse, teacher, principal, manager or coordinator.
§ Effectively utilizes and documents in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) as appropriate
Job Specifications :
Bachelors Degree in human services: counseling, education, psychology or social work.
Prefer 2 years experience in behavioral health or education field
Centra Health - 8 months ago