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Mental Health Worker (PRN)

We are currently seeking a qualified individual desiring experience in a wide range of human service roles. The PRN role is a full-time position filling in where we need assistance for vacations, extended leave, or to assist with staffing fluctuations. This individual must be flexible in their schedule and willing to jump into casework in adoption or foster care, mental health support, youth counseling, or school support. This is a dynamic opportunity to get a well-rounded experience in human service, someone seeking a broad background, or a college graduate discovering career choices. This position would be in a role for several weeks before being moved around to experience something new.

The Children’s Home of York was established in 1865 to provide services to the orphans of the York County community and we continue to be unwavering in our commitment to improving the lives of children and their families through support, guidance, and education. We are fully licensed and accredited agency. The Children’s Home of York provides permanency services to Pennsylvania, maintains residential treatment and independent living programs and other services that directly affect the lives of children for the better. Our mission is to empower children to thrive, strengthen families, and enrich communities.

GOALS OF THE POSITION:

  • Ensure that all clients have basic needs met to thrive
  • Provide oversight of milieu and ensure that all residents complete daily personal hygiene and maintain the cleaning of their clothing and living space.
  • Comply with all Agency and Program policies, procedures, and protocols in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Work to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of both clients and fellow staff at all times.
  • Prepare and complete required reports and documentation as well as perform other required administrative tasks assigned.
  • Participate in or facilitate group meetings and activities specific to program implementation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Comply with all Agency and Program policies, procedures, and protocols in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Meets specific training requirements as outlined by MCO’s, DPW, and COA
  • Medication administration
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Fire Drills
  • Facility Inspections
  • Adheres to the seven commitments of the Sanctuary Model
  • Appropriately performs Safe Crisis Management intervention techniques
  • Includes both physical and nonphysical interventions
  • Maintains the clean and sanitary conditions of the building and agency property
  • Is knowledgeable of and implements ISP and client goals, program level protocols, and the clinical direction of the therapists with a trauma-informed care approach
  • Facilitates clients groups effectively
  • Completes all required documentation and administrative tasks in an appropriate and timely fashion.
  • Completes incident reports prior to end of shift
  • Completes Life Space Interviews appropriately
  • Maintains clear and appropriate group notes, daily logs, medication logs, and progress reports
  • Interacts with outside agencies in a professional manner

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

  • Physical ability to perform all aspects of safe crisis management, including physical interventions.
  • Ability to intermittently stand and sit.
  • Pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying as required.
  • Must be able to describe and articulate events in both written and spoken English.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend reports written in English.
  • Ability to provide awake supervision of clients at all times.
  • Ability to provide vehicular transportation of clients.
  • Has the mental and emotional capacity to work in a highly stressful environment.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • One year experience working with children/youth in a residential treatment setting or one year experience in social work or case management
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Must pass all relevant background checks
  • Be sensitive to and comfortable with working in an agency that provides psychiatric residential treatment services to a culturally diverse population

BENEFITS:

  • $1.00/hour shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shift employees at our girls center
  • Free medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee coverage
  • Free life and accidental death insurance and long-term disability coverage
  • 403B Retirement plan with 5% employer contribution after one year
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Time off benefits (sick, vacation)

An application may also be found at our website if you would like immediate consideration and submitted following the instructions provided on the site. Please provide your salary requirements .

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