The Richmond Behavioral Health Authority is currently recruiting for PRN Mental Health Technicians in our crisis stabilization unit (CSU), a 16 bed state licensed facility specializing in crisis stabilization and hospital diversion for mentally ill adults. The facility is located in our main building the in the City of Richmond.
General Definition of Work
Mental Health Technicians preform intermediate skilled human support work maintaining the safety of clients, monitoring clients with special needs, coordinating meal delivery and serving clients, facilitating educational groups, teaching clients coping skills, performing and assisting clients with laundry duties, encouraging clients to adhere to treatment requirements, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Lead Mental Health Technician.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Facilitates and leads group activities; engages clients.
Monitors and assists clients with activities of daily living.
Performs customer service duties by meeting and greeting clients upon arrival for treatment; admits clients to the unit by taking inventory of belongings; conducts tours and orientation of unit; cleans and maintains bedrooms.
Maintains the safety and cleanliness of the unit.
Performs laundry duties for unit and client laundry; assists clients with special needs; serves meals.
Performs filing duties and provides directions.
Prepares and maintains clinical documentation and completes progress notes; completes shift reports.
Organizes the group room and the kitchens.
Coordinates discharges in full consultation with the case management team.
Faxes meal requisitions listing census counts to the catering organization.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of community and Authority resources, programs, and of regional and State sources for the community service population; general knowledge of interviewing and supportive counseling techniques; general knowledge of social casework techniques; some knowledge of human development and behavior; some knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of individual, family and group therapy; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with medical personnel, law enforcement, clients, associates and the general public.