The Mental Health Specialist (MHS) provides direct care for patients in the psychiatric milieu by interacting with patients individually and in groups with a focus on assessment and monitoring of symptoms and behaviors, implementation of behavioral interventions, and enhancing coping strategies.
The MHS utilizes a variety of modalities for milieu therapy and milieu management to assist in providing an environment of intensive therapeutic programming for patients.
The MHS is also responsible for continuously monitoring for safety in the milieu, and assessing for safety risks associated with patient behaviors and then
Bachelor's Degree in a Behavioral Science
Minimum of one year experience in a mental health care setting for children/ adolescents
Effective interpersonal and communication skills
CPI Training within 90 days of hire
Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or another healthcare or mental health field
Additional experience providing direct health care services to children/ adolescents