Georgia Employer MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN II in Atlanta, Georgia
Grady Health System offers many career paths in Behavioral Health. Whether you have many years of experience or are in the early stages on your career, you can find a rewarding position at Grady!SUMMARYThe Mental Health Technician II (MHT) provides services to people who experience serious mental illness. This includes providing group and/or individual training on a variety of topics including social and coping skills and self-management. Provides service coordination and or linkage to community services that meet the needs of the individual patient/consumer and engages in crisis prevention and management as necessary. May work in the hospital, outpatient clinic, or community settings, including support provided in the home, at work/school, or in shelters.ACT TEAMThis position works as a member of an ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Team. Previous work on an ACT Team strongly preferred. Candidates with previous experience providing behavioral health care services in the community strongly preferred. This position is based in a clinic/agency location but services are primarily provided in community locations where individuals need services such as their homes, work sites, shelters and neighborhood health clinics. Employees are required to provide or arrange transportation to these locations via public transportation or personal vehicle (mileage and bus/train fare are reimbursed for required work-related local travel). This position makes up part of a 10-12 person multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of a psychiatrist, nurse, certified peer specialist, behavioral health care clinicians and paraprofessionals who provide comprehensive and intensive behavioral health care services and supports for up to 100 individuals.QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences is requiredIn lieu of degree in Behavioral Science, will accept bachelor's degree in nonrelated field along with six (6) years of comparable job experience with one (1) year experience with the SPMI and/or Addictive Disease population, preferably in a full time status.Minimum of three (3) years of experience, one (1) year with the SPMI and/or Addictive Disease population, preferably in a full-time status s requiredPrefer candidates hold Certification in one of the following:Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) from the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NTRC)Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor CertificationCertified Psychosocial Rehabilitation Professional (CPRP) from the United States Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association (USPRA)EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.