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Mental Health Specialist – OC


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As part of the Telecare family, Heritage is a 26 bed acute program. Heritage clients typically stay from 24 hours – 7 days. The treatment philosophy at Heritage is based on the premise that during the acute phase of illness all individuals have the potential to rehabilitate and to make choices about their environments for living, learning, working and socializing. Treatment concentrates on symptom reduction and preparation for discharge. Nursing and support staff join with the medical and social work staff to plan clients’ treatment and assure transition back to the community as quickly as clinically appropriate. POSITION SUMMARY The Mental Health Worker is the treatment team member who is responsible for providing care to meet the physical and psychological needs of clients through providing direct and indirect services. QUALIFICATIONS Two (2) years experience with acute psychiatric clients in an acute-psychiatric setting is required. Knowledge of basic psychiatric and nursing skills, including nursing interventions is essential. Certification as a CNA or its equivalent is acceptable documentation of nursing skills knowledge. A High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required. Effective written and verbal communication skills regarding psychiatric behavior and treatment documentation. Knowledge of emotional and social needs of mentally and emotionally disturbed individuals. Ability to use problem-solving techniques. Ability to interview clients to determine client needs. Incumbents must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and be proficient in reading, speaking and writing English. Applicant must be finger printed and receive clearance from the Department of Justice. Valid California Drivers License. Telecare Corporation is fully committed to a strong equal opportunity program. Telecare prohibits discrimination or harassment against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age or other basis protected by applicable antidiscrimination laws. TMJ Job Location Oakland, California, United States Position Type Part-Time

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