Title

Mental Health Worker 


Description

Responsibilities include providing coverage for various shifts and providing direct client care to include:

Assisting with Activities of Daily Living: Assists residents with transportation, laundry, room cleaning, meal preparation, and personal hygiene.

Behavioral Cueing: Reminds residents to complete activities of daily living as listed above.
Medication Observation/Symptom & Medication Response Monitoring: Observes medication self administration; documents ongoing assessment of client symptoms and their response to prescribed medications; support and education to encourage clients to take medications as prescribed; promotes illness self-management skills; and monitors medication side effects and communicates with medical staff as needed.

Documentation: Progress notes are completed according to agency's guidelines, policies and procedures regarding format, content and timeliness. Documents daily contact with residents in log provided for staff communication and updates oncoming staff on resident's progress at shift change.

Cooking: Prepares and serves meals according to the menu and to Department of Health Standards when needed.

Cleaning: Maintains the cleanliness of the residential facilities. Cleaning duties include sweeping, mopping, dusting, wiping walls, washing windows, wiping countertops, cleaning dining and kitchen areas, and cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms.

Crisis Stabilization: Stabilizes crisis situations by engaging appropriate services to maintain the least restrictive environment possible for residents, while assuring the safety and well being of others residing in the facility. Develops and documents appropriate safety plan.

Resident Activities: Organizes and engages residents in activities, both individual and group, to encourage participation in productive and therapeutic activities.

*Please note that each facility has different requirements of staff and the list above is not universal to all residential programs.

About our Programs
All residential programs are co-ed and operate 24 hours a day

Stepping Stone Group Home - Yakima
Stepping Stone is a twelve bed facility that serves adult residents with chronic and/or acute mental illness who need the structure and support of a 24-hour transitional group living situation. Residents are actively involved in the responsibilities of home management including cooking, cleaning, and decision making about house programs and problems. Stepping Stone residents are also taught skills which enable them to seek volunteer or paid positions in the community.

Gleed Orchard Manor - Yakima
Gleed is a twenty nine bed facility that serves adult residents with medical and/or psychiatric conditions that have caused impairments in activities of daily living, communication, cognitive abilities, and/or social functioning. Goals of the program include maintaining control over psychiatric symptoms and maladaptive behaviors, increasing personal care, social skills, and practical living skills, and creating a safe environment for the recovery process.  

Pathways ARTF - Yakima
Pathways is a co-occurring sixteen bed facility that serves residents who have both a mental health and chemical dependency diagnosis.  Professional staff provide treatment groups and individual therapy focusing on stabilization and recovery.

Dependency Health Services Detox - Yakima
The Detox center is a sixteen bed adult facility that monitors clients who are experiencing alcohol and/or drug intoxification and/or withdrawals.  In addition, there are crisis stabilization beds to provide 24 hour monitoring and supervision of client’s behaviors and medications in a safe environment to prevent further client de-compensation and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.

Two Rivers Landing - Yakima
Two Rivers Landing is a new, state of the art, short term, residential place of healing for youth aged 11-17 who are in crisis. The program provides crisis stabilization, evaluation and treatment for up to 16 youth (male or female) utilizing an established, Trauma-Informed, Evidence-Based Model of Care. An integrated team of professionals provides individualized care and a comprehensive discharge plan that emphasizes community resources and family support.

Crossroads ARTF - Sunnyside
Crossroads is a sixteen bed transitional facility that serves adult residents with chronic and/or acute mental illness. Goals of the program include maintaining control over psychiatric symptoms, providing education to enhance activities of daily living, facilitate participation in mental health treatment and rehabilitation, and creating a safe environment for the recovery process.

 

Position Requirements

Education/Experience: Associate's Degree or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Credentials: Eligible for Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration

Other Credentials Required: First Aid/CPR Certification, Food Handler's Permit, Driver's License, Vehicle Liability Insurance

 

Location Sunnyside  

Employment Classification Non-benefited occasional 

Available Shift Various Shifts 

About the Organization Comprehensive is a private, non-profit corporation that provides mental health services for residents of Kittitas, Klickitat and Yakima counties. Since 1972, highly trained and qualified mental health professionals at Comprehensive have provided innovative behavioral health care, services and community education to individuals, families and organizations. Comprehensive is committed to building strong communities through the efforts of its staff, clients and through collaborative partnerships. Primary service locations are in Ellensburg, Sunnyside, White Salmon, Goldendale and Yakima. Our staff is comprised of more than 400 individuals. Our clinicians have backgrounds in psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, education and other fields. Our support staff are also well qualified in their fields--accounting, data processing, medical records, transcription, etc. Comprehensive is accredited by the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations, licensed by the State of Washington as a Community Mental Health Center and is approved as a Drug Treatment Facility, Evaluation and Treatment Facility, Child Placing Agency and more. For more information please visit our website at www.cwcmh.org



This agency is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.



Please contact Human Resources if you need accommodations in order to participate in the application process.



Pre-employment drug screenings required.

 


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