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Mental Health Tech II - L&c

Job in PA Pennsylvania - USA , 18069
Company: Kids Peace Mesabi Academies
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-11
Job specializations:
  • Child Care/Nannying
  • Nursing
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Location: Orefield
The Mental Health Technician II is responsible for providing direct supervision and direction to emotionally and behaviorally challenged children and adolescents in a compassionate and respectful manner.#This includes requiring an unwavering commitment to the safety of kids and being aware of all ongoing developments and# concerns, on a daily basis, of all children in their care.#This responsibility also includes demonstrating the# ability to distinguish between discipline and punishment as well as seeing past a child#s surface behavior to# recognize the children in need of help.#Additionally, there is an innate desire to build trusting and supportive# relationships with all of our children and recognize this as a prerequisite for implementing individualized# treatment and unit programming. This position is part of our residential female trauma program. The Trauma Care program focuses on the well-being of the individual and the building of strong supportive families, in order to aid in the development of healthy and productive futures for the adolescents and their families. We offer adolescents who have experienced trauma a range of clinical, life skills, education and recreations services and supervision designed to identify protective factors that promote resiliency. # Competencies: High School graduate or equivalent required; Bachelor#s Degree in Mental Health or related field preferred. Experience with acute emotionally challenged children or adolescents preferred. Valid drivers license required. Must possess basic personal computer knowledge and skills. Must pass a Criminal Record History Clearance and a Child Abuse History Clearance which are processed by KidsPeace. Must pass a Physical # Drug Screening # possess the ability to attend and successfully complete all KidsPeace sponsored training. EOE

The Mental Health Technician II is responsible for providing direct supervision and direction to emotionally and behaviorally challenged children and adolescents in a compassionate and respectful manner. This includes

requiring an unwavering commitment to the safety of kids and being aware of all ongoing developments and

concerns, on a daily basis, of all children in their care. This responsibility also includes demonstrating the

ability to distinguish between discipline and punishment as well as seeing past a child's surface behavior to

recognize the children in need of help. Additionally, there is an innate desire to build trusting and supportive

relationships with all of our children and recognize this as a prerequisite for implementing individualized

treatment and unit programming.

This position is part of our residential female trauma program. The Trauma Care program focuses on the well-being of the individual and the building of strong supportive families, in order to aid in the development of healthy and productive futures for the adolescents and their families. We offer adolescents who have experienced trauma a range of clinical, life skills, education and recreations services and supervision designed to identify protective factors that promote resiliency.

Competencies:

High School graduate or equivalent required; Bachelor's Degree in Mental Health or related field preferred.

Experience with acute emotionally challenged children or adolescents preferred.

Valid drivers license required.

Must possess basic personal computer knowledge and skills.

Must pass a Criminal Record History Clearance and a Child Abuse History Clearance which are processed by KidsPeace.

Must pass a Physical & Drug Screening & possess the ability to attend and successfully complete all KidsPeace sponsored training. EOE
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
 
 
 
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