Mental Health Tech -Full-Time (Meridell)

Universal Health Services Austin , TX 78719

Posted 1 week ago

Meridell Achievement Center is a nationally recognized 134-bed private residential treatment facility that specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioral and neurobehavioral problems. Meridell has been providing exceptional care for our patients for over 55 years.

Meridell is a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, that operates through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 85,000 employees. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion

The Mental Health Tech (MHT) provides direct care and supervision for assigned patients. The MHT is involved in all aspects of the patient's care, from getting up in the morning to getting ready for bed at night and continual monitoring while the patient sleeps. The MHT assures patients are safe, are aware of basic rules and expectation, provides guidance with self-help skills required for everyday life. The MHT is a role model for patients, demonstrating effective problem solving and decision-making skills. Assists with recreational and therapeutic activities, transports patients to and from medical appointments, assures that patient's participate in scheduled treatment programming, and provides assistance in school. The MHT is the backbone of the treatment staff at Meridell. Become a member of a team of caring mental health professionals. Work for one of the largest, financially secure, health care organizations in the world. Free Meals while working with patients, Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Accidental Death, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401 K Retirement Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off (PTO), Extended Leave Bank (ELB), Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Job Requirements


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Education: High school graduate or equivalent required; college preferred. 2.

Experience: Experience working with children and/or adolescents is preferred. 3. License/Certification: Valid Driver License. 4.

Skills: Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to work under stress. Must exhibit professional conduct, honor boundaries, be able to set limits and maintain patient confidentiality. 5. Essential physical


Must be able to meet physical demands of lifting and moving over 50 pounds, walking and standing for long periods of time, running for short periods of time. Must be able to perform required SAMA techniques to safely manage patients.


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