MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATE
Stonington Institute - North Stonington, CT

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Stonington Institute began serving recovering
alcoholics in 1957 as Starlight Farms, a working farm where adults in
recovery were introduced to the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Today, we are the longest continually operating, free-standing,
voluntary treatment facility in New England. Our main campus is
located in North Stonington, CT, in its original private and peaceful
rural setting. We have additional clinical sites in Groton, CT.
Transportation and off-campus housing assistance make our programs
and services accessible to a statewide clientele. Those programs
include: medical detoxification, rehabilitation/residential
treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient treatment
(both day and evening), ambulatory detoxification, and residential
substance abuse treatment for military servicemembers and their
dependents. The Institute accepts private insurance,
state-funded plans and self pay arrangements.

The Mental Health Associate is responsible for
providing direct client care under the supervision of an RN to
clients in the unit. Participates as an interdisciplinary treatment
team member and carries out the daily routines of client care,
participates in client activities and provides for client safety in
support and maintenance of therapeutic milieu.

Includes taking vital signs of patients,
coordinate medical and psychiatric appointments, managing the
medication orders procedure, and serving as liaison with the
pharmacy. Completes paperwork in association with policy regarding
client supervision, lab work, admissions, telephone screening
procedures, and patient transfers.

Part-time and per diem openings.

Requirements

Associate’s degree preferred; minimum of High
School Diploma/GED plus two (2) years related experience
required; or CNA, CMA, EMT, paramedic or graduate of
medical assistant training program. Minimum one year experience with
mental health, substance abuse and/or psychiatric populations
required. One year experience with psychiatric clients preferred.
Requires good written and verbal communication skills as well as the
ability to organize and to facilitate recreation, arts and other
group activities.

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