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 a 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
Available Shifts:7am-3:30pm, 3pm-11:30pm, 11pm-7:30am
Payrates: $17.00-$19.63/hr (based on experience and education)
Sign On Bonus: FT=$1,000/PT=$500
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), residential treatment (RTF), 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.
What is Devereux doing to support and protect the health and safety of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Devereux is committed to the health and safety of our staff. All Devereux centers have formal infectious-disease and emergency-management plans tailored to specifically address the unique aspects of communicable disease prevention including COVID-19. Learn More: #covid .
Keywords: Mental health, behavioral health, psychology, social work, psychiatric, DPACS