Mental Health Technician

Public Health Management Corporation Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 3 months ago

The Mental Health Technician reports directly to the Milieu Supervisor and is an individual who has experience in helping to empower women who have been diagnosed with addiction and mental health disorders maintain their recovery. The primary duties of this position are to ensure the smooth flow of the program, assist residents for meal preparation, meals and dinner clean up. Ensure program policies and rules are enforced.

This person will be competent in conflict resolution that may arise during the evening shift and de-escalate potentially unsafe situation. This person is required to have a solid foundation in the principles of the City's Recovery Transformation concepts and the ability to articulate and implement them. Strong communication skills both orally and in writing are required as well as competency in documentation.

Shift is Monday to Friday - 4pm to 12 Midnight

Responsibilities:

  • High School Diploma or GED; Associates Degree in a Related Field Preferred

  • Valid Driver's License Required

  • Familiarity with Recovery Oriented Principles and the 12 Steps

  • Capacity for relating to women in an open and supportive way

  • Awareness of the special needs of women

  • Knowledge of substance use

  • The ability to understand and cope with the problems/issues encountered in a residence composed of women from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • The ability to validate participant feelings, set consistent, fair limits when appropriate, while maintaining a sensitive and supportive attitude in relation to residents.

Skills:

  • The emotional stability and personal adjustment to serve as a role-model

  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Punctuality and reliability

  • Excellent organizational skills

Experience:

  • Minimum one year of experience in a substance use program

Education Requirement:

  • Minimum High School Diploma; Associates Degree preferred

Days & Hours per week:

  • Monday to Friday, 4pm to midnight

Salary:

  • Commensurate with experience
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Mental Health Technician

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