Mental Health Worker

Telecare Corporation

Part Time
Mission Viejo, CA
Posted 10 months ago

Job Description:

This is a SHORT-HOUR position which means you are guaranteed two (2) days per week (Friday/Saturday) for the PM shift (3:00 pm to 11:30 pm). If an employee is bilingual and passes the bilingual testings, they receive an additional $.50/hour. The hourly rate for this position is: $13-$15.77/hour.There is also a shift differential paid to employees who work the PM shift (3-11:30pm) of 6% of your base rate of pay and for the Noc shift (11pm-7:30am) of 8% of your base rate of pay.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Residential Counselor provides direct and indirect services to both individuals and groups of members served.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School graduation or a G.E.D. equivalent
  • At least one (1) year of direct service experience in a mental health setting
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
  • All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver’s license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates’ Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field
  • Previous experience with population to be served and/or work in a similar program setting
  • Bilingual in Spanish, is helpful

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders
  • Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care
  • Establishes, maintains, and co-facilitates a therapeutic relationship with members served
  • Provides case management, schedules appointments, communicates with conservators and treatment teams, arranges and conducts group outings and activities
  • Provides daily living assistance including promoting and assisting members served in developing self-help skills
  • Orders, logs and distributes medication
  • Maintains the inventory and orders equipment and supplies for activity programs, as directed
  • Drives members served in the Program van/and or own vehicle on outings
  • Completes incident reports and forwards to Supervisor in compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Notifies appropriate agencies of any known or observed incidents of abuse
  • Assists with admissions and discharges
  • Provides medical assistance: takes temperatures, blood pressure, pulse and provides First Aid when needed
  • Observes, records and reports members served behavior as per applicable State, County and Telecare guidelines
  • Reviews and implements members served service plans
  • Actively participates in team meetings and service planning meetings as directed
  • Demonstrates knowledge of management of assaultive behavior techniques
  • Responds to emergency/crisis situations
  • If employed at Inpatient program, must assist with restraint of members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.

SKILLS

  • Ex: cellentcommunication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of psychiatric treatment modalities
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese or Farsi desired

Job Features

Job CategoryHealth and Wellness