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Mental Health Technician- 2nd shift

**Description**

Do you have a desire to make a difference in the lives of children & youth? Are you interested in working in a clinically based environment and gaining knowledge/experience with children in the field of psychiatric and mental health services?

At Devereux, as a **Mental Health Technician** you will impact the individuals you are working with by unlocking their full potential on a daily basis by developing independent living skill and social skills to improve interactions in their daily lives.

**Being Mental Health Technician (MHT) has its Advantages!**

As a Mental Health Technician at Devereux Children’s Behavioral Health Center (DCBHC) Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer an environment that is supportive, educational and clinically focused. Devereux Children’s Behavioral Health Center (DCBHC) provides programs and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis within a safe and compassionate inpatient environment. Located in Malvern, PA this position is responsible for establishing and maintaining a therapeutic rapport with adolescents while assisting, supporting and instructing individuals in self-help, coping skills and positive behavioral interventions outlined in a clinical treatment plan.

Every day as a Mental Health Technician (MHT) you will…

+ Ensure the individuals you are working with are safe.

+ Engage in daily activities such as Recreational and Social Activities that enhance social skill development.

+ Address and redirect inappropriate behavior of individuals you are working with.

+ Implement treatment plan goals and objectives.

You will be offered:

+ Opportunities to learn and grow in the behavioral health and human services fields.

+ Specialized training opportunities including PBIS, ABA, TIC, Safe and Positive Approaches, DBT and IEP.

+ Opportunities to teach youth valuable life skills and be a positive role model.

+ Quality Low-Cost Benefits, student loan debt assistance and 30-day benefit eligibility waiting period.

+ ASCEND- Career Accelerator Program

+ Rate of $18.00-20.52 an hour

+ **Available Shift:**

+ 3pm - 11:30pm

+ must be available every other weekend

**Sign On Bonus:** FT=$1,000 (for external applicants only)

**Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services (DPACS)** center serves children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral, emotional and psychiatric challenges and disorders. Located in West Chester and Malvern Pennsylvania, services provided include psychiatric residential treatment (PRTF), acute inpatient psychiatric hospital (AIP), assessment services, community-based mental health services, community-based employment training and social skills training, and approved private school educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges often associated with experiencing some level of trauma in their lives.

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**Qualifications**

**EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:** High school diploma and two year’s direct care experience or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with at least twelve credit hours in a human services disciplineto include but not limited to psychology, sociology, social work, education, pastoral counseling, political science, heath, recreation, criminal justice, counseling.

**Physical Requirements:** Significant amounts of walking, sitting, and standing. Some lifting and/or managing resistance required related to applying physical intervention techniques upwards of 75-100 lbs. or more. Some repetitive wrist/hand movements, normal hearing and vision. Occasional use of computers and office equipment. Occasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Ability to meet 100% mastery of Safe and Positive Approaches.

Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.

**Posted Date** _1 month ago_ _(5/24/2024 1:41 PM)_

**_Requisition ID_** _2024-37578_

**_Category_** _Direct Care_

**_Position Type_** _Full-Time_

**_Remote_** _No_

The employment policies of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.


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