Mental Health Worker - Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry Unit
Sheppard Pratt Health System - Baltimore, MD

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The Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiarty Unit is a unique inpatient program, consisting of 11 beds, and designed to serve psychiatric disorders in developmentally disabled youngsters ages 6 to 18. The Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry Unit is appropriate for patients whose intensity and/or frequency of maladaptive behaviors make them unsafe to self or others. Clinically appropriate patients will have sub-normal IQ's (< 70) or diagnoses of neurological illness or syndromes such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Down's Syndrome, Prader-Willie Syndrome, Joubert's Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Turner's Syndrome, Lesch-Nyham Syndrome and Tuberous Sclerosis with or without mental retardation. Geared to an average length of stay of several weeks, the milieu includes a multidisciplinary treatment team and individualized behavioral treatment.

The Mental Health Worker, under the supervision of a licensed nurse, participates in the planning and evaluation of patient needs based on patient behaviors. Provides direct patient care services in accordance with the treatment plan and under the direction of a professional nurse. Communicates with patients based on an understanding of the developmental needs of children. Assists in providing a safe and therapeutic environment according to established policies and procedures.

HS Diploma or GED required. Past Mental Health Worker experience strongly preferred. Hourly rate is between $11-$13.20 depending on experience and education.

  • Must be available to work every other weekend.
**Must be able to complete required seven day initial orientation, Thursday, Friday and the following Monday through Friday from 8:30-4:30.

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Sheppard Pratt Health System is a private, non-profit behavioral health organization that provides a full range of services in a variety of...