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Mental Health Staff (Bachelor's Level)


This position is now offering a $500 sign-on bonus after 30 days, $1000 after 3 months, and an additional $1000 after 6 months of successful employment. Our Mental Health Staff (Teacher/Counselor) assists in the developing, implementing, and monitoring of mental health treatment plans and procedures that result in improved functioning and high rates of successful program completing among youth. The Teacher/Counselor resides with assigned youth according to a variable pattern, required by program's schedule.

**Pressley Ridge offers full medical benefits including health, vision, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as a retirement plan and paid vacation & sick time**

Essential Roles and Responsibilities

1. Building Positive Relationships with Youth

  • develops rapport, listens, and engages youth in daily interaction
  • participates with youth in recreational and other daily activities
  • is available and approachable to youth
  • observes and attends to youths' needs
  • demonstrates flexibility, fairness and consistency in setting rules and guidelines.

2. Safety & Well-being

  • provide direct supervision of youth
  • respond to and communicate routine and emergency health care issues
  • assess and respond to dangerous situations and conditions
  • consider the youths' emotional, psychological and physical well being when engaging in activities or interventions. The Teacher/Counselor is responsible to monitor and document youth in self administering medication and ensure dosage timelines are met.

3. Group/Milieu Management

  • manage conflict and facilitate group and individual problem-solving
  • assess and respond to group behavior and dynamics
  • Effectively use group process as opportunities to teach community living skills
  • Plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of daily living routines and activities, including structuring the environment and managing group transitions.

4. Treatment Planning & Implementation

  • participate and collaborate with treatment team members in goal development
  • mental health & behavioral assessments
  • identify and build upon child's strengths
  • implement treatment interventions and services
  • teach and role model pro-social behaviors
  • evaluate the effectiveness of treatment interventions and provide feedback
  • provide ongoing advocacy and support for children
  • participate in clinical supervision and implement clinical recommendations

5. Therapeutic and Educational Activities

  • facilitate Short Range & Long Range planning of activities
  • implement planned activities connecting them to the individual and group treatment goals
  • ensure evaluation occurs for each individual activity and overall evaluation of the plan.

6. Professional Development and Training

  • complete all training requirements as identified
  • participate in ongoing professional development in-service trainings
  • participate in clinical supervision;
  • complete the minimum number of annual professional development training hours
  • achieve professional development goals as identified in performance evaluations.

7. Documentation and Record keeping

  • complete all required paperwork in compliance with program, licensing, Medicaid regulations
  • sign off on various documentation per program, licensing and Medicaid regulations
  • complete written work that is legible, accurate and uses professional language meet timelines for submitting paperwork
  • use written documentation to communicate effectively.

Working Conditions

1. Physical Demands. Requires vision, speech, and hearing and a moderate to high level of physical activity including; sitting, standing, walking lifting and carrying as required. Must be able to meet the demands and complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI).

2. Environmental Factors. Indoors/Outdoors: Residential treatment facility, school, home, community

3. Working Hours. 40 hour week, variable schedule based on program need

Clearances: State Police/FBI per state regulations; Child Protection

Valid driver's license and auto insurance

EducationBachelors (required)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Ona, WV, 25545, US