Job Description

MENTAL HEALTH AIDE

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming.  We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.

 

Summary:  

The primary function of the Mental Health Aide is to supervise clients with chronic or acute mental disorders during the sleeping hours in a manner that ensures their safety and security.

 

Essential Functions: 

•    Conducts random /unpredictable head counts/bed checks (minimum of once every twelve minutes) to ensure client location.  

•    Conducts outside building security checks.

•    Complete security calls to Night Supervisor.

•    Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.

•    Ensures compliance with policies and procedure for the program/facility i.e. curfew, lights out, fire/safety, cleanliness, control, and supply inventory.

•    Provides for physical safety and security of clients while under staff member supervision..

•    Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.

•    Assists with the mentoring and training of new level staff members.

•    Reports significant client changes in behavior, attitude, or physical condition to higher-level staff members.

•    Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency situations such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.

•    Assists with suppressing and controlling problems that occur within the program/facility.

•    Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices and meet guidelines as outlined by outside referral and licensing agencies.

•    Ensures compliance with federal, state, local licensing, and reporting requirements.

•    Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.

•    Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

 

Non-Essential Functions: 

•    None

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:  

•    The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

      High School Diploma or GED.

•    Other Qualifications: 

    At least twenty-one (21) years of age.

    Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).

    Non-communicable diseases physical exam.

    Valid driver's license from employee's state of residence.

    Valid registered vehicle insurance.

•    Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer