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Mental Health Specialist in Jefferson City, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $13.50 Hourly

POSITION PURPOSE: Responsible for supervision of consumers to ensure their safety and well being. This position is a full-time Monday-Friday evening shift (3 PM-11 PM) position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Reports and records observable changes in resident behavior, attitude and physical condition.

2. Assists with or participates in remotivation, rehabilitation, resocialization, and behavior modification programs.

3. Teaches or assists residents in self-help skills and social behavior based on the level of need and functioning of individual residents.

4. Initiates and participates in group and/or individual activities with residents;

5. Escorts residents to appointments or as assigned.

6. Participates in specialized programs such as adjunctive therapies and individual interaction with residents.
7. Performs basic nursing care such as checking vital signs, applying simple dressings, and providing general daily care of residents.

8. Assists a physician or registered professional nurse with various diagnostic and treatment procedures.

9. Maintains a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment.
10. Assists in the orientation of new residents.

11. Responds to emergency situations as specified by the guidelines of the unit, including assisting residents during emergency situations.

12. Prepares and maintains records and reports.

13. Maintains adequate supplies and equipment.

14. Administers medications to clients once certified as a DMH Level 1 Medication Aide.

15. Obtain CPR certification with in the first 90 days of employment

16. Assist client with transportation as clinically indicated. Driving is an essential function of the position.

17. Other duties as assigned

 

 

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. HS diploma or GED and one (1) or more years of work experience or self-employment
2. Valid driver's license at the time of hire with the ability to obtain and maintain a class E MO driver's license by the end of 60 day introductory period
3. Has a commitment to service and personal excellence
4. Is team oriented and values diversity