Psychiatric Technician
Porter-Starke Main Office
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The Psychiatric Technician provides a safe and therapeutic environment for the client’s learning, as well as facilitating improvement in functioning level in an Inpatient Care Center operated by a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC).  Enforces program rules and expectations. 

This position is full-time and will work the midnight shift from 11:00 PM to 7:30 AM. 

$500.00 sign on bonus and loan repayment program available! Inquire for further details.

Porter-Starke Services, Inc. is a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) based in Valparaiso and serves northwest Indiana with additional offices in Portage, Knox, and LaPorte.  Porter-Starke also operates Marram Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with two offices in Gary and Hebron. 

COVID-19 considerations: Per Federal CMS COVID-19 vaccine requirements, all Porter-Starke Services employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or request and be approved for a valid religious or medical exemption before they can begin employment. 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

  • 401K w/ 20% company matching
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Competitive wages
  • Generous PTO
  • Employee discounts (cell phone service & YMCA)
  • Employee referral program
  • HSA/FSA accounts
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Tuition assistance and loan repayments
  • Casual Fridays 
  • Company paid life insurance policy
  • Company paid long term disability
  • Optional insurances (short term disability)
  • Employee recognition events
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free health screenings

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts structured therapeutic group activities and discussions
  • Monitors behavior modifications, i.e. timeouts, physical intervention, one-to-one, etc.
  • Reports and confers with supervisor on decisions regarding family crisis, changes in behavior modification system and treatment plans
  • Prepares paperwork and other documentation, i.e. points, graphs behavior, redline charts, etc.
  • Assists in emergency special treatment procedures and provides safe care for the client in seclusion and/or mechanical restraints
  • Provides coverage during group activities
  • Attends team meetings
  • Assesses the client’s strengths and mental health needs accurately and objectively
  • Communicates and documents critical incidents to supervisors regarding either employees or clients
  • Implements, evaluates and document specific interventions that are utilized to provide client care
  • Provides selected therapeutic communication to clients
  • Assists clients with personal hygiene
  • Maintains and assures client confidentiality
  • Interacts in a supportive manner to family members and visitors
  • Assists in chart auditing and files paper and documents in chart binders
  • Performs other duties as assigned

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field (BA, BS, BSW, BSC/BSP) preferred; candidates with an Associate’s degree and relevant professional experience may also be considered.

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:

ANSA/NOMS certification.  CPR and CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) are required; organization will provide if not already attained.

 

Learn more about Porter-Starke Services, Inc. by visiting our website- https://www.porterstarke.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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