MENTAL HEALTH AIDE in Marienville, Pennsylvania, US at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 3/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 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.
  • Ability to work overtime as required. 
  • 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.