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MENTAL HEALTH WORKER in Marienville, PA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/20/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/20/2021

Job Description

Facility: ABRAXAS I

Compensation Base: $16.84 an hour - $23.87 an hour

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): $3,000 Sign on Bonus

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

$3,000 Sign on Bonus

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program required; degree in an area of human services preferred.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. 

Summary:  

The primary function of the Mental Health Worker is to provide medically necessary mental health treatment services to children and adolescents experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric problems.  The position provides direct client supervision to those clients with chronic or acute mental disorders who require active treatment.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts scheduled head counts to provide effective people security.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedure for the program/facility i.e. curfew, lights out, fire/safety, cleanliness, control, and supply inventory.
  • Assigns, supervises, and directs clients during programmatic activities.
  • Provides for physical safety, security, and care of clients while under staff member supervision.
  • Provides leadership and serves as a role model to clients in the performance of therapeutic activities
  • Assists with the mentoring and training of new staff members.
  • Reports significant client changes in behavior, attitude, or physical condition to higher-level staff members.
  • Processes intakes and performs non-invasive searches of clients entering and/or returning to program/facility.
  • Assists with suppressing and controlling problems that occur within the program/facility.
  • Evaluates client’s behavioral and emotional issues.
  • Facilitates groups as required and in accordance with the client’s individualized treatment plan.
  • Provides direct supervision of clients and interacts therapeutically.
  • Interacts with educational team as appropriate.
  • Participates in data collection and monitoring and evaluation activities for the program/facility performance improvement program.
  • Develops and maintains a current list of resources, including self-help/support groups to ensure comprehensive services to the clients and their families.
  • 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.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • None

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements: 

The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program required; degree in an area of human services preferred.

Other Qualifications:

  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours.
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period. 

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