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Mental Health Technician (FT/PT)

Springfield, Ohio
$13.06 to $14.56 Per Hour
Job Type
23 Sep 2022
Oesterlen Services for Youth, is seeking both full-time and part-time Mental Health Technicians to join their organization in Springfield Ohio! Oesterlen is a mental health treatment and social services agency that has been serving youth and families since 1903. They are looking for someone who can serve as a member of a multi-disciplined treatment team, providing 24 hour residential care to emotionally troubled clients.

Responsibilities and Duties
Participate in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training and successfully pass both the written and physical test.
Be physically capable of successfully performing a physical restraint without injuring the client, yourself or other staff members.
Have the stamina and endurance to keep up with a group of very active adolescents, both physically and emotionally for an eight hour shift.
Use self in a professional manner with the goal being to help clients and cottage groups to achieve success needed to re-enter community living.
Be responsible for the direct supervision of all clients assigned to you.
Attend requested cottage and campus meetings as well as specified in-service training sessions.
Oversee self-administration of medication by clients as outlined in the policy and procedure manual.
Observe and record client behavior for the purpose of information, evaluation, and treatment.
Teach clients good grooming and hygiene practices, as well as housekeeping functions and care of property.
Per Supervisor's direction, do light maintenance and cleaning, as needed, to provide a safe and comfortable cottage environment.

Qualifications and Skills
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Must be 21 years of age
Past experience working with children/adolescents preferred
Successful completion of approved Basic Child Care course within first year of employment expected.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions : Aspects of this position will include:
Standing, walking, running, lifting, pulling and pushing heavy loads and sitting.
Being mentally and physically capable of working in an environment with very aggressive adolescent clients who may attempt to physically attack and/or intimidate staff members.
The capability of being physically active for an eight hour shift
A physical abilities test is required to ensure the Youth Leader is physically capable of performing a successful physical restraint within the guidelines specified by Cornell University's TCI Training Course and without injuring the client, him/her self, or other staff members, and to ensure the Youth Leader has the stamina and endurance to be physically active over an eight hour work shift.
Work pressure results ranges from moderate to stressful.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $13.06 - $14.56 per hour

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Vision insurance
8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:
Springfield, OH 45503: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Driver's License (Preferred)

Shift availability:
Day Shift (Preferred)
Night Shift (Preferred)
Overnight Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location
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  • Job Reference: 719184580-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: HRinsiders
  • Location: Springfield, Ohio
  • Salary: $13.06 to $14.56 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent