Mental Health Technician

Position Summary

We have an opening for a Mental Health Technician in our Columbia County Community Support Program! The Mental Health Technician (MHT) position is responsible for providing a wide array of culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, trauma sensitive, direct clinical services provided in conjunction with other staff. Services provided by this position may include assessment, treatment planning, referrals and case management. The MHT’s primary duties include delivering and observing medications, money, assisting with activities of daily living, assessing mental health status and symptoms, sharing observations with team members, and clinical documentation. Other duties may be assigned by the Columbia County Community Support Program Clinical Team Manager or Program Coordinator.

Essential Qualifications

Education
High School degree or equivalent required; post High School degree education in behavioral health preferred.

Experience

  • Experience in the behavioral health field.
  • Commitment to work toward improving cultural sensitivity as demonstrated by valuing diversity, recognizing personal limitations in one’s competencies and having the desire to improve.
  • Strong commitment to principles of recovery and to facilitating consumer participation in treatment/service planning and provision.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices for treatment of mental health and co-occurring disorders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing).
  • Ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team with a positive and creative attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and remain organized and efficient.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow medication protocols
  • Superior ethics and interpersonal boundaries as evidenced by experience in community-based work with related professional references.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, a favorable driving record, adequate insurance (per WI law) and access to a vehicle with willingness to use it for work (i.e. transporting consumers.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or submission of ongoing PCR test results required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in community-based mental health and substance abuse assessment, case management, treatment planning and crisis resolution.
  • Bi-lingual, and/or bi-cultural (Spanish/Hmong/Cambodian).
  • Fluent in American Sign Language.
  • Experience with use of evidence-based practices in mental health, and substance abuse.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Provision of Clinical Services

  1. Performs accurate assessments to initially evaluate mental health, as well as alcohol and other drug use issues in a culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, trauma sensitive manner.
  2. Provides a range of clinical services in conjunction with program staff including outreach, assessment, treatment planning, referral, and case management in a context that is supportive of the consumer’s culture, values, and perspectives.
  3. Completes accurate clinical records including intakes, assessments, treatment plans and updates, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other information in a timely manner.

B. Program and JMHC Participation

  1. Attends staff meetings, in-services and other program activities as requested.
  2. Participates in JMHC committees, trainings and activities as directed and/or approved.

 

Organization: Journey Mental Health Center

Job Location: Madison, WI

 

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