Psychiatric Technician PRN
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.

Full-time and PRN positions available.

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. 

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.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Previous experience working in the mental health field is preferred.

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION:

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

 

Please visit www.porterstarke.org to learn more about our organization and job opportunities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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701 Wall St, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
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