Mental Health Support Specialist (3Rd Shift, 10:45Pm-7:15Am)

Universal Health Services Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 3 weeks ago


Laurel Heights Hospital is an intensive psychiatric residential treatment facility for children and adolescents. We are seeking MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT SPECIALIST (3rd Shift: 10:45pm-7:15am and work overy other weekend) in a hospital/psychiatric setting, prefer experience with children and adolescents Autism or other neurodevelopmental disabilities, including those who are moderately to severely affected by Autism.

Candidate should have a basic knowledge of child growth and development, mental health and developmental disorders. EOE.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. An individual must be able to perform the duties in a positive work mode and serve as a positive role model and influence for youth and peers.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Bachelor's Degree from a four year accredited institution is preferred.

However, a minimal of High School Diploma or GED and five (5) years experience working in the mental health service capacity. Experience in a residential and or acute setting is required. In some cases, years of work experience can be substituted for education.

Valid State Drivers License with appropriate Endorsements. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and policy/procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, and document client behavior.

Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees of organization. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. The work environment for this position is a residential facility setting.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to clients who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and sexually explicit phrases, make insulting remarks or threats regarding appearance, age, sex, or race, and exhibit defiance, dishonesty, and assaultive or self-destructive behaviors. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, and may be subject to occasional local travel as required by facility needs. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Acts as a liaison between all departments. Responsible for the management of the milieu and patient overall supervision.

Responsible for evaluating the tone and activity of each wing throughout the building on a daily basis. Intervenes to ensure safety and security of staff and clients. Ensures that staffing levels change with increased acuity and that assigned staff are present and completing their duties.

A role model in both de-escalation skills and positive staff relationships. Assist the DON, Nurse Manager, Therapist and Senior Counselor in providing supervision of employees during every shift. The Milieu Manager will be available to all levels of MHA employees for supervision.

Campus Supervisor is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of their program. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsible for employee safety by ensuring employees utilize CHHS hazard communication program including access to the material safety data sheets (MSDS).

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Mental Health Support Specialist (3Rd Shift, 10:45Pm-7:15Am)

Universal Health Services