Residential Mental Health Associate

12 Jan 2024

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Primary Purpose

Assist in the care and treatment of young adults with psychiatric needs by providing a consistent presence, skills training, and emotional support in a safe and secure manner. Assist young adults with life skills and assistance with obtaining and maintaining employment out in the community. This is a full time position. A night shift schedule could be offered.

Education and Experience

ABA/BS in a Behavioral Science or three years of work experience in Human Service/Mental Health field or a combination of relevant education and experience.

Certified QMHA on the Mental Health & Addictions Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) registry preferred or must meet QMHA registration requirements with MHACBO

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Core Competencies

A. Deliver and coordinate skills training, psychiatric services, and mental health services for young adults within the program and in coordination with community partners.

B. Establish rapport by demonstrating and maintaining clear, consistent, appropriate, and therapeutic boundaries while being present in the home environment of the young adults served.

C. Consistently participate in ongoing education and trainings provided by the agency and through external trainings to promote understanding of the young adult population and best practice in working with the population.

D. Consistently complete all training hours required to maintain certification as a Qualified Mental Health Associate and annually complete the recertification requirements required by the state and the agency.

E. Demonstrate knowledge of and alignment with Trauma Informed Care using a variety of therapeutic approaches, including but not limited to, Collaborative Problem Solving, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, and Integrative. Show competency in utilizing the concepts/approaches in interactions with young adults, families, staff, and community partners.

F. Actively supervise and interact with young adults both in the community and within the therapeutic milieu to maintain safety and provide in the moment psychiatric and mental health services.

G. Demonstrate knowledge of young adults’ development, anticipated differences in development based on diagnosis and history, and group dynamics by adjusting therapeutic approaches for appropriate developmental level for group interactions to allow full group engagement.

H. Provide transportation of young adults, or assistance with transportation, including independent forms of transportation such as navigating public transportation, for appointments and activities.

I. Provide individual and group skills training and coaching within skill areas including, but not limited to, independent living/self-sufficiency, exercise, healthy eating, wellness, education, continuing education, coping skills, navigating the medical community, establishing services, and community living.

J. Provide modeling and lived experience examples to assist youth in problem solving issues related to independent living skills such as: obtaining employment, finding housing, navigating interactions with financial institutions, establishing services with utilities, establishing services with medical providers, and basic home inventory and care.

K. Safely de-escalate young adults, including in crisis situations, by effectively using verbal intervention skills.

L. Concisely and thoroughly document daily clinical information. Provide timely accurate documentation to meet billing requirements. Must adhere to Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and standards of care.

M. Abide by ethical codes, mission, values, and professional standards, including confidentiality.

N. Actively utilize, reference, and follow agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.

O. Present a positive attitude, professional demeanor and demonstrated respect with young adults, families, staff, visitors, and community partners.

P. Perform all work tasks in a proper and safe manner per established policies, procedures, and guidelines to prevent unnecessary injury, time loss and agency expense.

Q. Comply with all federal, state and agency health and safety reporting requirements.

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  • ID: #50857698
  • State: Oregon Medford-ashland 97501 Medford-ashland USA
  • City: Medford-ashland
  • Salary: $19.47/hr - $26.14/hr
  • Job type: Full-time
  • Showed: 2024-01-12
  • Deadline: 2024-03-12
  • Category: Nonprofit