Licensed Mental Health Worker - Extra-Help Licensed Mental Health Worker

County Of Merced Merced , CA 95343

Posted 5 days ago

Examples of Duties

This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both Full-Time and Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra-Help pay is $27.62-$33.60 per hour.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Works as a member of a therapeutic team.

  • Monitors behavior and functioning level of patients.

  • Provides psycho-educational materials, information or medication.

  • Maintains clinical records.

  • Prepares progress reports.

  • Administers routine medication orders.

  • Monitors patients' medical needs.

  • May have responsible charge of an intensive in-patient residential treatment facility during an assigned shift.

  • With psychiatric backup, interviews persons to determine need for acute psychiatric treatment.

  • Provides crisis intervention for families and consumers.

  • Makes referrals to other programs.

  • Consults with community agencies regarding clients in crisis.

  • Assists with telephone coverage.

  • Participates in continuing in-service training, supervisory conferences and staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications


One (1) year of experience providing nursing in a medical or psychiatric setting.


Possession of a valid California license as a Psychiatric Technician, Registered Nurse, or Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.


Essential Functions


  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.

  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.

  • Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.

  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions and respond appropriately to situations.

  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.

  • Make presentations.

  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.

  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.

  • Occasionally kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.

  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.

  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.

  • Occasionally lift and move with help objects weighing over 100 pounds.

  • The employee shall be physically able to handle a "take down" procedure (restrain hostile/violent clients in a crisis situation) as warranted during the course of perfofrming their assigned duties.

  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.

  • Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.

  • Duties require exposure to patients who may be hostile, violent, mentally ill, and/or who may have infectious diseases.

  • Positions assigned to the Marie Green In-Patient Unit and Crisis Stabilization Unit work shifts and holidays.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of:

  • Vocational nursing methods and techniques.

  • Scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies.

  • Principles, procedures, and techniques of crisis evaluation.

  • Intervention techniques for mental illness.

  • Psychiatric medication and side effects.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with others in person, in writing, and over the telephone, using tact and diplomacy.

  • Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

  • Maintain flexibility in treatment programs and therapeutic interventions.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of client information.

  • Work within a team structure.

  • Use sound judgment in analyzing situations and taking effective courses of action.

  • Maintain responsible charge of an intensive in-patient residential treatment facility during an assigned shift.

  • Evaluate consumers for 5150 evaluation for hospitalization.

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