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Community Reach Center

Job: Mental Health Tech

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Jobing Description

City:
Thornton, CO

Department:
PSR

Mental Health Tech – Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services

Community Reach Center (CRC) is an Integrated Health Care and Trauma Informed Care Community that serves a metropolitan area in Denver, CO. Our 500 employees offer a wide variety of services to individuals and families in schools, day-treatment, residential, hospital, and correctional facilities.

We are seeking a Mental Health Tech to join our PSR team who is committed to enhancing lives every day. CRC wants compassionate candidates to bring their ideas, to help improve, thrive, and connect with the agency and community. Come join us! We will help you grow professionally and celebrate with you in your achievements.

How will a Mental Health Tech be successful in this role?

Mental Health Techs in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PSR) Team provide support services to consumers with mental health diagnoses and co-occurring diagnoses in an outpatient, community or home based environment.  MHTs provide an array of services, rendered in a variety of settings, designed to help clients capitalize on personal strengths, to develop coping strategies and skills to deal with deficits, and to develop a supportive environment in which to function as independently as possible.  The goal of PSR services is to assist an individual with restoring functional capabilities.  This includes the development of community living competencies or activities of daily living (ADL’s). Community Reach Center is a Trauma Informed Community and supports Trauma Informed Care.

Duties: 

  • Establishes a therapeutic relationship with clients and serve as a clinical care coordinator and assist client with the development of their service delivery programming and treatment planning and care coordination.
  • Assist with identifying existing natural supports that will support client goals and recovery program
  • Focus on the development of skills used by clients in living, learning, working and social environments.
  • Promotes and support client engagement in leisure, recreational and community social activities.
  • Plans and facilitates skill building groups at assigned collabortive care team location.
  • Supports planning and development of individualized symptom management plans that address coping skills for mental health symptoms, crisis management and the role medication plays in the stabilization of the individual's well-being.
  • Monitors and assists clients with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as personal care, food preparation, laundry, etc. using teaching, modeling, observing, and coaching to suppot the client in increasing functioning in the community.
  • Provides emergency care measures and crisis interventions per procedures if indicated.
  • Assist clients with medications as directed by Colorado regulations, facility policies and procedures, and physician’s orders. 
  • Coordinates care with client, families of clients, staff, external facilities and agencies to ensure continuity of care.
  • Empowers clients to reach optimum level of achievement.
  • Acts as a role model and positive example.
  • Uses clinical expertise to accomplish goals.
  • Attends group sessions, in-services, training, meetings, events and supervisory sessions.
  • Participates in the review of clinical issues, including treatment team staff meetings.
  • Works with clients as liaison with community resources, referrals, family, and advocacy.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client records per CRC policy.
  • Documents intervention and program activity per CRC policy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of CRC policies and standards.
  • Completes all quarterly/annual productivity standards per CRC policy.
  • Collaborates with all parties in problem solving and working towards solutions.
  • Promotes cooperative and positive working relationships.
  • Assists in the day-to-day operations under the direction of manager.
  • Provides a positive representation of CRC to all customers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of Trauma Informed Care

Schedule and Hours:  Services provided in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services program are offered 7 days per week from 9am-9pm. The schedule for this position would be Tuesday -Saturday.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in behavioral studies or related field required
  • Previous caretaker or residential experience strongly preferred
  • Experience working with the chronically mentally ill (adults) preferred
  • Strong communication and customer service skills required
  • Computer proficiency, organizational and time management skills required
  • Licensed Psychiatric Tech (LPT) preferred
  • Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC1) certification preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish helpful
  • Willing to obtain certification in First Aid, CPR, QMAP and The Mandt System 

Community Reach Center offers paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, potential opportunity for free supervision towards licensure, outstanding benefits package, including medical insurance, health savings accounts, dental, vision, mail-order prescriptions, vision, employer paid short and long-term disability insurance, employer matching 401(k), generous PTO plan, EAP, and flex spending accounts.

Community Reach Center is an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans
Apply at www.communityreachcenter.org/careers/

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