Do you have a desire to make a difference in the work you do? 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?
If you answered YES to either of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!
Being a Mental Health Technician 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. This position will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge about psychiatric diagnoses, behavioral interventions, and working with a clinically based treatment team.
Benefits of this role include:
-Specialized training opportunities including PBIS, ABA, TIC, Safe and Positive Approaches, DBT and IEP
-Growth and Development opportunities to include Supervisory training for those qualified and showing leadership potential
-Opportunities to serve on specialized committees and workgroups including PBIS/DBT committees, MERMC (internal safety). Restraint reduction initiatives. Ad Hoc committees by program to address specific program needs.
-Direct interface with all disciplines. Frequent contact with external stakeholders including OCYF, MCOs, local police/fire, parents and many more.
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.
Shift: 7:00am – 3:30pm, 3:00pm – 11:30pm or 11:00pm – 7:30am Monday – Friday. Every other weekend off!!!
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program in an area of human services, which includes sociology, psychology, criminal justice, etc.
OR HS Diploma/GED and two (2) years of experience (paid or unpaid) in human services field. This experience must involve direct contact with the individual receiving services(i.e. coaching, teaching, case management, etc